Schumacher has another tough ride at Rodeo de Santa Fe

Photo: B.J. Schumacher of Hillsboro, Wis., the 2006 National Finals Rodeo bull-riding champion, rides Space Cowboy during the 60th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe on Wednesday at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds. Full Story
vegard

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jun 25, 2009
Honk If You Love Animals: Sorry, but I can’t get too teary-eyed about Schumacher. While this macho wannabe animal tormenter was trying to get away from the unfortunate “weak” bull (likely from being drugged), a group of courageous rodeo protesters ranging in age from 17 to 70-something was garnering a lot of attention, thumbs ups, and honks of approval as well as dirty looks and rude gestures and comments at the entrance to the rodeo grounds. These stalwart individuals were there to encourage people not to attend the opening night of the 60th anniversary of Santa Fe’s annual animal abuse extravaganza.

Flyers documenting rodeo abuse were handed out. Posters stated:“Which animal would Jesus Torment?”(the runaway favorite); “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sesenta Años de Crueldad a los Animales”; “Buck the Rodeo: The Animals Always Lose”; “Blood Sport”; “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sixtieth Anniversary of Animal Cruelty”; and “Cowboys Get Awards, Animals Get Tortured”. There was also a listing of tricks of the rodeo trade, including the terrible injuries and death that these animals routinely suffer, for the benefit of those who just don’t realize what rodeo animals go through in the name of entertainment, and for those who do know but choose to ignore the sheer inhumanity of it.

By all counts the protest was a success. A few would-be audience members changed their minds after reading the posters, turned around and left (thumbs up to you guys!). As for the rest, nobody with a conscience could possibly ignore the message the protesters were sending.

Here’s how all of you animal lovers can participate in a continuous rodeo protest until the last show on Saturday: Whenever you drive by the rodeo grounds, no matter what the time of day or night, honk if you love animals and hate what the rodeo does to them. Thanks!
Rodeo Fan

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jun 25, 2009
vegard wrote:
Honk If You Love Animals: Sorry, but I can’t get too teary-eyed about Schumacher. While this macho wannabe animal tormenter was trying to get away from the unfortunate “weak” bull (likely from being drugged), a group of courageous rodeo protesters ranging in age from 17 to 70-something was garnering a lot of attention, thumbs ups, and honks of approval as well as dirty looks and rude gestures and comments at the entrance to the rodeo grounds. These stalwart individuals were there to encourage people not to attend the opening night of the 60th anniversary of Santa Fe’s annual animal abuse extravaganza.
Flyers documenting rodeo abuse were handed out. Posters stated:“Which animal would Jesus Torment?”(the runaway favorite); “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sesenta Años de Crueldad a los Animales”; “Buck the Rodeo: The Animals Always Lose”; “Blood Sport”; “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sixtieth Anniversary of Animal Cruelty”; and “Cowboys Get Awards, Animals Get Tortured”. There was also a listing of tricks of the rodeo trade, including the terrible injuries and death that these animals routinely suffer, for the benefit of those who just don’t realize what rodeo animals go through in the name of entertainment, and for those who do know but choose to ignore the sheer inhumanity of it.
By all counts the protest was a success. A few would-be audience members changed their minds after reading the posters, turned around and left (thumbs up to you guys!). As for the rest, nobody with a conscience could possibly ignore the message the protesters were sending.
Here’s how all of you animal lovers can participate in a continuous rodeo protest until the last show on Saturday: Whenever you drive by the rodeo grounds, no matter what the time of day or night, honk if you love animals and hate what the rodeo does to them. Thanks!
My gosh, what a loser you must be. Nobody left because of some silly little protesters.

I wish I could go to the Rodeo de Santa Fe. I'd love to see all my friends there. Have a nice big burger and cold one for me.
agree

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jun 25, 2009
Rodeo Fan wrote:
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My gosh, what a loser you must be. Nobody left because of some silly little protesters.
I wish I could go to the Rodeo de Santa Fe. I'd love to see all my friends there. Have a nice big burger and cold one for me.
They're better off bein roped than being dinner, right? ha. It could ALWAYS be worse. My fiance rodeos and I am always more concerned about HIM rather than the bronc he's on. They can withstand ALOT...people can't.:)
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#4 Jun 25, 2009
I say let Vegard get in with the Bulls and give them a big hug!
some dude

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Jun 25, 2009
vegard wrote:
Honk If You Love Animals: Sorry, but I can’t get too teary-eyed about Schumacher. While this macho wannabe animal tormenter was trying to get away from the unfortunate “weak” bull (likely from being drugged), a group of courageous rodeo protesters ranging in age from 17 to 70-something was garnering a lot of attention, thumbs ups, and honks of approval as well as dirty looks and rude gestures and comments at the entrance to the rodeo grounds. These stalwart individuals were there to encourage people not to attend the opening night of the 60th anniversary of Santa Fe’s annual animal abuse extravaganza.
Flyers documenting rodeo abuse were handed out. Posters stated:“Which animal would Jesus Torment?”(the runaway favorite); “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sesenta Años de Crueldad a los Animales”; “Buck the Rodeo: The Animals Always Lose”; “Blood Sport”; “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sixtieth Anniversary of Animal Cruelty”; and “Cowboys Get Awards, Animals Get Tortured”. There was also a listing of tricks of the rodeo trade, including the terrible injuries and death that these animals routinely suffer, for the benefit of those who just don’t realize what rodeo animals go through in the name of entertainment, and for those who do know but choose to ignore the sheer inhumanity of it.
By all counts the protest was a success. A few would-be audience members changed their minds after reading the posters, turned around and left (thumbs up to you guys!). As for the rest, nobody with a conscience could possibly ignore the message the protesters were sending.
Here’s how all of you animal lovers can participate in a continuous rodeo protest until the last show on Saturday: Whenever you drive by the rodeo grounds, no matter what the time of day or night, honk if you love animals and hate what the rodeo does to them. Thanks!
Vegard you should get your facts straight before you open your salad shooter. the bull was not drugged like you think they cannot be drugged it is against the rules. and as far as rodeo being cruelty to animals? what animals are being tormented or mistreated? have you ever talked to a stock contractor these animals are breed to buck thats what they love to do even if we put them on a fluffy pasture with nothing but salad they would still buck so i guess it i cruel to let a cow or horse do what they want to do instead of eating them or making them glue! honk if you think Vegard is dumb! HONK HONK!
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#6 Jun 25, 2009
HONK! HONK!
Make Mine Rare

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jun 25, 2009
Honk!! Honk!! Honk!!!
Some

United States

#8 Jun 25, 2009
agree wrote:
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They're better off bein roped than being dinner, right? ha. It could ALWAYS be worse. My fiance rodeos and I am always more concerned about HIM rather than the bronc he's on. They can withstand ALOT...people can't.:)
people would complain if they was hung with a brand new rope.
dusti

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Feb 27, 2012
vegard wrote:
Honk If You Love Animals: Sorry, but I can’t get too teary-eyed about Schumacher. While this macho wannabe animal tormenter was trying to get away from the unfortunate “weak” bull (likely from being drugged), a group of courageous rodeo protesters ranging in age from 17 to 70-something was garnering a lot of attention, thumbs ups, and honks of approval as well as dirty looks and rude gestures and comments at the entrance to the rodeo grounds. These stalwart individuals were there to encourage people not to attend the opening night of the 60th anniversary of Santa Fe’s annual animal abuse extravaganza.
Flyers documenting rodeo abuse were handed out. Posters stated:“Which animal would Jesus Torment?”(the runaway favorite); “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sesenta Años de Crueldad a los Animales”; “Buck the Rodeo: The Animals Always Lose”; “Blood Sport”; “Rodeo de Santa Fe: Sixtieth Anniversary of Animal Cruelty”; and “Cowboys Get Awards, Animals Get Tortured”. There was also a listing of tricks of the rodeo trade, including the terrible injuries and death that these animals routinely suffer, for the benefit of those who just don’t realize what rodeo animals go through in the name of entertainment, and for those who do know but choose to ignore the sheer inhumanity of it.
By all counts the protest was a success. A few would-be audience members changed their minds after reading the posters, turned around and left (thumbs up to you guys!). As for the rest, nobody with a conscience could possibly ignore the message the protesters were sending.
Here’s how all of you animal lovers can participate in a continuous rodeo protest until the last show on Saturday: Whenever you drive by the rodeo grounds, no matter what the time of day or night, honk if you love animals and hate what the rodeo does to them. Thanks!
I'm totally late, but if you're still out there, THANK YOU FOR STICKING UP FOR ANIMALS.

Watching animals be terrorized is not supposed to be fun.

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