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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704


"Rodeo is a way of life"

We received this pro-rodeo letter on Feb. 9 - our response is below:

You guys are a bunch of idiots.Rodeo has been around longer than any of you.Its not cruel its a way of life.And no matter how hard you try it will never stop.


Dear Lorrie:

You're wrong on two counts, we have stopped rodeos in three venues, which we are very proud of; and just because something is 'a way of life' doesn't make it acceptable or 'not cruel'.

Concentration camps and slavery were 'a way of life' as well, till someone put a stop to them.

And really, the name-calling doesn't help you make a persuasive argument.


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