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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 'holiday' in Arizona

We received this letter from an Arizona parent who was shocked that her child's school was closed for 'rodeo' day but not for 'President's Day; our response is below:

I was shocked to see that my son was not off on Presidents Day and the reason for that is here in Arizona we do not respect the Presidents Day.  They respect cruelty to Animals.  For my son is off from school for the Rodeo.  He can home with a report due on what he knows about the Rodeo.  I'm sure his teacher will be shocked when she reads what has written.  For I told my son the TRUTH.  The torture of these animals is down right out shameful and I don't understand why this abuse continues to this day.  WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMAL.

We wrote back:

Thank you for contacting us.  I am very sorry to hear this story, but thankfully people like you are willing to speak up with the truth.  Please consider writing to your local newspaper, as well as complaining to the school officials, local government, etc.  You might also contact SHARK for more information; SHARK sometimes travels into your area as well.

Please feel free to contact us at any time, and all best luck with your efforts.


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