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EDEN TX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: STOP BURRO ROPING EVENT 10-13-12 IN EDEN TEXAS, rescheduled from 9-29-12
Burros and donkeys are equine, like horses, their physical makeup – anatomy, is not like a cow. Their joints articulate differently. They have a long cervical spine (neck) easily broken when being roped and stretched between two horses who weigh 3-6 times as much as a burro or donkey. Roping or lassoing is a fine art and has to be performed in a particular manner having parts of the rope land in correct locations ON CATTLE. These specific locations on a cow are different that on a burro or donkey or don’t exist at all. This event in Eden Tx is being presented by the Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church Team Roping Here is their ORIGINAL posting: I have underlined the OPEN BURRO ROPING. they have since removed the word BURRO from their ad. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE EVENT IS CANCELLED just because they removed the word! Sep 29, 2012 9:00 AM Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church Team Roping Books open @ 9 am, Rope @ 10 am - #10 Draw Pot Roping (Capped @ #5), 3 Head Progressive After One, #12 Draw Pot Roping (Capped at #6), 3 Head Progressive After One, Open Burro Roping - All ropings are enter once, draw 3 or enter open draw 4 for $100. May enter twice in each roping (Head and/or Heal). Buckles awarded in ech roping to average winners. FMI Buzzy Bierschwale, 830-459-7958, Steve Belote 325-245-3425 or Dan Tomlinson 325-869-5206 No Checks Please! AS OF 9-18-12 NOON PST TEAMROPER.COM HAS REMOVED FROM THEIR WEBSITE THE AD FROM EDEN TX CONTAINING THE BURRO ROPING. THEY HAVE PROMISED TO KEEP A CLOSE ON ANY FUTURE ADS CONTAINING DONKEY AND OR BURRO EVENTS. MANY THANKS TO CONNIE AT TEAMROPER.COM When I worked on the other petition I contacted several ROPING ORGANIZATIONS, including TEAM ROPER. Below is their response to donkey/burro roping: Hello Diana: Teamroper.com does not have a formal policy regarding the roping of donkeys as we’re not familiar with such a practice. We neither produce such events nor are we aware of any advertisers on our site promoting such events. Our site caters to the team roping industry in which cattle are used exclusively in any event I’m aware of. I hope this information is helpful to you. Thanks, Connie Lamirand Teamroper.com Advertising OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING IS AMISS HERE. HERE ARE PEOPLE TO CONTACT THAT I HAVE NOT YET FOUND AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR, WHICH I NEED TO MAKE THEM TARGETS OF THE PETITION: PROMOTERS: HALLELUJAH TRAIL COWBOY CHURCHCONTACT PASTOR STEVE 325-245-3425 Buzzy Bierschwale 830-459-7958, Steve Belote 325-245-3425 Dan Tomlinson 325-869-5206 ALSO PLEASE NOTE: this event is the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches it's toll free number is 888-611-2651. Kevin Lane of Bois D'Arc Community church of Bonham Tx is the President. And their statement of Purpose is the Baptist Faith and Message of 1963. http://www.baptiststart.com/print/1963_baptist_faith_message.html If they put on the Burro Roping event, they will be violating Section XV of their beliefs, because burros are helpless. OTHER CONTACTS: Chamber of Commerce: 409 West Blanchard Street Eden, TX 76837 (325) 869-3336, firstname.lastname@example.org Sheriff's Office: 109 E Broadway St , Eden, TX 76837 (325) 869-4941 Eden Echo Newspaper: 135 Market, Eden, TX 76837 325-869-3561, email@example.com KNEL Radio Brady 95.3FM/1490AM: 325-597-2119 PO Box 630 Brady, TX, 76825 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Texas Attorney General - email@example.com REMEMBER TO PLEASE BE CIVIL, YOU CATCH MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN VINEGAR.