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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

Press Release

CBS GLORIFIES CRUELTY - CHALLENGED TO TELL THE TRUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
KILEY BLACKMAN
ADOW@ADOW.ORG
WWW.ADOW.ORG  

NEW YORK, NY On December 27, 2001 members of ANIMAL DEFENDERS OF WESTCHESTER (ADOW) will demonstrate in front of CBS Headquarters at 51 West 52nd street, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., to protest an upcoming segment of "48 Hours" entitled DYING TO BE A HERO, which glorifies rodeos.

We are requesting that "48 Hours" do concise investigative journalism on this topic to show ALL aspects of rodeo - electric prods and spurs used on horses and bulls, the tight flank strap that makes domesticated animals appear 'wild' and the fact that unwilling animal victims die in rodeos: Recently the audience at a Wyoming rodeo was told a dead calf was "being taken to the hospital" when he was killed during an event. Several counties have already banned rodeos and the brutal implements associated with them.

Kiley Blackman, organizer of this event, said "Rodeo is like slavery, part of the past that we should want to put behind us. It celebrates the pathetic side of the 'wild west' when bored men had nothing to do but abuse their animals in the evening. It should be illegal to force animals to suffer in these enactments."

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