Saturday, 18 September 2021

Leach: Condemnation for rodeos and mutton busting

I am sending this letter on behalf of Animal Place to inform Lake County and Lake County News that we are disappointed to see “mutton busting” take place at this weekend's rodeo.

The rodeo's "mutton busting" event is cruel and dangerous for both children and sheep.

In 2019 Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned “mutton busting” because it is a cruel and unnecessary practice.

This event was even dropped from rodeos across New Zealand at the recommendation from the New Zealand Veterinary Association. They deemed sheep “not built to carry this weight”. In addition to the weight on their backs this is an incredibly stressful and terrifying event and environment for the animals.

We condemn rodeos and the act of “mutton busting.” We encourage Lake County to follow Alameda Counties lead and ban the practice.

Please take these steps to make this world, and your county, a more compassionate world for animals and people.

Kelcie Leach is program director for the Animal Place in Grass Valley, California.

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09.18.2021 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
‘Hunters of the Skies’
09.19.2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Big Valley Small Farms Tour
09.20.2021 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting
09.21.2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake County Farmers’ Finest Tuesday market
09.22.2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake and Mendocino Stand Down and Resource Fair
09.23.2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Savings Bank drive-up shred event
09.23.2021 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Community Horse Park planning meeting
09.24.2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clear Lake State Park Visitor Center tour
09.25.2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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