Ban Tie-Down/Calf Roping in Glens Falls, NY

Ban Tie-Down/Calf Roping in Glens Falls, NY

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Coalition of Animal Rights Enthusiasts started this petition to Glens Falls Common Council

Imagine being surrounded by thousands of people in a strange arena, forced to run your hardest - only to get lassoed around the neck, thrown to the ground and tied up to the cheering of a noisy crowd.

It would be frightening, painful, and stressful! Potentially you could get hurt, injuring your neck or back.

This is the reality for 2 to 3 month old calves used in the tie-down roping event at the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo each November.
In tie-down roping, also called calf roping, a person on horseback lassoes a calf by his or her neck at a high speed, and then restrains the animal by tying three of the calf’s legs together.

While the act of roping the calf in the timed event does entail some risk for the human participant, the calf doesn’t have a choice.

We, at the Glens Falls based Coalition of Animal Rights Enthusiasts, oppose tie-down roping and want to see it banned - as it has been in some other cities and municipalities throughout the world.

Treating a dog or cat this way would result in charges of abuse, but calves are not seen as worthy of the same care.

Calf-roping is banned in Germany and some places in the U.S., including Rhode Island and Baltimore County, MD, among other places. Rodeos are banned altogether in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, in Australia’s Capitol Territories, and in Napa County, CA, Vancouver, Canada, Fort Wayne, IN, St. Petersburg, FL, and on Greenburgh, NY, town property.

Please sign this petition if you agree that this “entertainment” event is harmful and unnecessary. Several members of CARE will be bringing this petition to the Glens Falls Common Council as part of its case against calf roping.

Thank you.

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