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LGBTs Gather Near San Francisco to Torment Animals in Gay Rodeo

September 11, 2014 by Leave a Comment


The News

At the Gay Rodeo near San Francisco this weekend, hundreds of LGBTs will applaud and cheer as their gay brothers and sisters wrestle terrified cows to the ground and then twist their necks in an event called “chute dogging.”

In a statement to San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter, The International Gay Rodeo Association defends chute dogging, bucking, goat dressing and other abusive events that celebrate the “traditional western lifestyle” by saying, “The animals of gay rodeo are well cared for and loved.”

Andrew Zollman of LBGT Compassion, a San Francisco-based group that protests the rodeo, compares the abuse of these animals to anti-gay bullying: “Instead of becoming oppressors and abusers of others who are also different and powerless, we should show compassion and empathy for them. The least we can do for farm animals is to not subject them to additional suffering and torment for the gratuitous purpose of our own entertainment.”

Your Turn

1. Learn more about rodeo cruelty at LGBT Compassion

2. Submit a letter to the Bay Area Reporter (news@ebar.com) expressing your point of view. Write “letter to the editor” in the subject line, and include an address and phone number.

3. Post a comment on the Facebook wall and/or email the International Gay Rodeo Association: askigra@igra.com



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  1. nancy kuba says:

    It’s disgusting & I’m afraid it will be an ongoing event like gay pride & Dinah Shore weekend. The longer it goes on, the harder it will be to stop this. It’ll become too popular. What a bad way to represent the gay community. I’m gay & to celebrate a rodeo is just like bull fighting. It serves no purpose except to boost men’s ego. The Nazis also had that proudness that they had power over defenseless beings. They truly don’t know they look like assholes out there.

  2. vicki reagan says:

    bad bad bad……poor animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jared says:

    Andrew Zollman sounds like a smart individual. People without compassion are of all sexual orientations and seem to be able to justify anything. Thanks Their Turn for letting us know about this.

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