Rodeo people claim to be good Christian, patriotic folk, with "rodeo family values." Listen to their own words, then let us know what you think!
WARNING: The obscenities, racism, homophobia and generally repulsive behavior in these calls is sadly, in our experience, pretty typical of the average rodeo supporter.
These calls were left on SHARK's answering machine. SHARK thinks rodeo supporters should be able to voice their opinion too, so we're giving everyone a chance to hear some of these calls right here.
Rodeo supporters like to spout a lot of talk about how they reflect the heart of America and are part of a “wholesome and honorable tradition” and “positive family values.” See for yourself how quickly they drop this façade and show their true colors when threatened by people who expose the sad reality behind the rodeo “sport.”
Below is but a sampling of actual emails SHARK has received from rodeo supporters. The comments here are representative of what we receive from Rodeo Thugs.
The “heroes” of rodeo are real macho when they are brutalizing tame, domesticated animals, but they turn downright wimpy when they come up against SHARK. Watch these "tough" guys (and gals) run from the truth for all they’re worth!
by Merritt Clifton
Editor, ANIMAL PEOPLE
My ancestors lived, worked, settled, unsettled, and died on the Old West frontier, on both sides of my family and both sides of the law. There are not many Old West roles that some of them didn't play. They were sodbusters, carpenters, mechanics, horsebrokers, outlaws, lawmen, some of the first corn-growers in Iowa, wheat-growers in Montana, and "Okies" driven out of the Depression-era dustbowl.
One of my ancestors bested Frank James--with Jesse James as referee--in a bareknuckled brawl to keep his prized horse, near Lenox, Iowa, during the aftermath of the infamous Northfield Raid.