Texas State Lawmakers: Make donkey roping illegal and classify it as animal abuse
  • Petitioned Joe Straus

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Speaker of the House
Joe Straus
Texas Governor
Texas State Senate
Texas State House

Texas State Lawmakers: Make donkey roping illegal and classify it as animal abuse

    1. Sarah Mazzocchi
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Mazzocchi

      Eustace, TX

Donkey roping is torture. Not only does it inflict serious damage to donkeys physically, but also causes mental trauma. Physical damage includes rope burns to the legs and neck, crushed tracheae, broken legs and death. Donkeys often become difficult to handle and extremely fearful of people after being roped. This terrible practice needs to be stopped in Texas. The only way to do that is to show the support of the people to stop it!

To:
Joe Straus, Speaker of the House
Texas Governor
Texas State Senate
Texas State House
Make donkey roping illegal and classify it as animal abuse

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      • 2 months ago

      There is never a good reason to do something unpleasant to any animal and label it "entertainment". When it leaves the animal(s) involved with injuries more often than not, then I see no justification for the activity. Bucking horses are well cared for on average, and work few hours in a month. Cattle are rotated, and wear horn guards, and are necessary to train ranch horses to do their jobs. But donkeys? Sorry, now we are talking nonsense and cruelty and abuse.

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

      Mahatma Gandhi

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 3 months ago

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

      Mahatma Gandhi

      Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen,

      wie sie ihre Tiere behandeln.

      Mahatma Gandhi

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    • Marlene Sharpe HOSTON, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Abuse is abuse regardless of the species it is inflicted on. Donkeys are much more intelligent, sensitive, intuitive and loyal animals than dogs, and are much more easily trained than dogs or even horses. It is physical and psychological abuse to substitute donkeys for calves whether for entertainment or for training roping horses. Calves are not repeatedly roped over and over the way donkeys are. I have a rescued roping donkey. It takes very little contact with donkeys to realize how cruel it is to subject them to this abusive treatment.

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    • Janet Gebauer SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Serious mental and physical abuse to animals is never acceptable. This should never be legal!

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    • Jane Norling MOUND, MN
      • 5 months ago

      This should automatically be illegal under current federal laws. It is abuse.

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