Catch-it contests of chasing, catchin...

Catch-it contests of chasing, catching animals annual tradition

There are 2 comments on the Brush News-Tribune story from Aug 8, 2014, titled Catch-it contests of chasing, catching animals annual tradition. In it, Brush News-Tribune reports that:

Reid Ernst hauls in the beef cow he snagged during the Catch-It contest Wednesday night at the 2014 Morgan County Fair.

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Eric Mills

Fort Bragg, CA

#1 Aug 8, 2014
What in God's name is the matter with these people?

This is ANIMAL ABUSE, impure and simple. How long before a kid gets a pig's hoof in the eye? The animals are all highly-stressed and terrified. Many will be dragged, stepped on, injured, crippled and/or man-handled.

Any parents who would allow/force their kid to take part in this abuse should be cited for both animal cruelty and child endangerment. What a terrible message to send to impressionable young children (not to mention insensitive adults) about the proper treatment of animals.

Where's the local religious community on this issue? Animal Control? The SPCA? School teachers? Anyone with a conscience?
Al Stein

Palm Springs, CA

#2 Aug 9, 2014
Lots of sick folks in Colorado. First the Marijuana fiascos and now, even worse this treatment of animals,surely another poor lesson for the kids.

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