Stop the Burro Roping Competition scheduled for 9/29/2012!
  • Petitioned Steve Belote

This petition was delivered to:

Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church
Steve Belote
President, Eden, TX Chamber of Commerce
Keith Hall
Mayor of Eden, TX
Eugene Spann
Eden, TX City Administrator
Celina Hemmeter

Stop the Burro Roping Competition scheduled for 9/29/2012!

    1. Kris Murphy
    2. Petition by

      Kris Murphy

      Cedar Creek, TX

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Donkeys are forced to run by being shocked with a cattle prod, headed (roped around the neck) and heeled (roped around the feet) and literally strung up between two horses. The body of a donkey cannot withstand this without injury to the neck and windpipe, often crushing it, and bones in the legs are often broken in heeling. Donkeys are NOT cattle - no horns to rope! It does terrible things to their disposition, as well, that they carry with them for life. They are such gentle, intelligent creatures. Please stop this!

Please also stop the Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Burro Ranch Rodeo which is scheduled for 10/27/2012! Being held at the same location and organized by the same people. 3-man teams compete in sorting, branding and burro dressing.

The individuals from Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church who are planning the competition:

BUZZY BIERSCHWALE 830-459-7958
STEVE BELOTE 325-245-3425
DAN TOMLINSON 325-869-5206

 

Please contact: 

Celina Hemmeter
Eden, Texas City Secretary/Administrator
(325)869-2211
cityadmin@edentexas.com 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Another Burro Event by the Same Folks!

      Kris Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Burro Ranch Rodeo which is scheduled for 10/27/2012! Being held at the same location and organized by the same people. 3-man teams compete in sorting, branding and burro dressing.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. More Contacts!

      Kris Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Chamber of Commerce: 409 West Blanchard Street Eden, TX 76837 (325) 869-3336, edenchamber@verizon.net

      Sheriff's Office: 109 E Broadway St , Eden, TX 76837
      (325) 869-4941

      Eden Echo Newspaper: 135 Market, Eden, TX 76837
      325-869-3561, econdev@edentexas.com

      KNEL Radio Brady 95.3FM/1490AM: 325-597-2119 PO Box 630
      Brady, TX, 76825 or email to knel@airmail.net

      Texas Attorney General - greg.abbott@texasattorneygeneral.gov

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Sundance - former roping donkey

      Kris Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      The pic shown is of Sundance, rescued on August 17, 2011, by Edgewood Longears Safehouse from a life of roping practice. He is still the most elusive of the four. He seems to have suffered more than his companions from the roping practice he was used for, and one of his ears is broken - probably due to those silly steer helmets that they sometimes use when they rope donkeys at rodeos.

    7. Reached 10 signatures
    8. Phone numbers to call

      Kris Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Tommy Owens Productions @ 432-693-2591 or Ray Dockery @ 325-456-9368.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Allred SHERRILLS FORD, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Please stop the "sport" against these wonderful creatures.....nothing on this earth should be subjected to this type of treatment....burro, cow, horse etc... Please stop the cruelty NOW. Place your resources with rescue and rehab for all the donkeys, mules, burros and horses that were left with NOTHING after the drought and fires in Texas. We equine folks from all over the US and Canada sent good, hard earned money to help with hay and grain during the hard times in Texas. Now show some respect for these animals....and do it NOW!!!

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    • Sheila Searby NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      No animal should go through anything like this

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    • Anne Carter COLLEGE STATION,, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is extremely cruel treatment that burros cannot stand. they can be severely injured both in their neck and wind pipe and in their legs as they are strung out. Us cattle if you feel you need this competition .

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    • Pam Wurtz GRANBURY, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is extremely inhumane treatment to the burros. They were not created to be mistreated or injured in any way. Someone needs to stop this immediately. I don't know who is running this church, but they are not Godly people and they need to think of something other than injuring donkeys for their pleasure and pasttime.

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    • CHRISTINA HENDRICKS HEARNE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      In humane treatment of donkeys. I Know many wonderful donkeys .

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