Cowboy Hate Mail
Below are some of the emails we have received from defensive cowboys and cowgirls. They have been cut and pasted from the original messages sent. The only alterations that have been made are the deletions of obscenities. The many misspellings and grotesque grammatical errors were made by the authors themselves. These are the kinds of people Campbell has chosen to support.
Date: May 25, 2005 9:55:52 AM PDT
Subject: [ www.sharkonline.org ] you
you sure don't know what your talking about a hot shot don't hurt the animal just makes them move and most of the time it is for thier own good. and fast runs are better than slow runs so the steers can't remember it. so go burn in hell.
the team roper
From: "Nickolas Wyatt" email@example.com
Date: April 29, 2005 1:55:02 PM PDT
You all are stupid! Idiotic Freaks!!! You would rather save an animal over a human... or give an animal more rights to live than humans... YOU HYPOCRITES!
Date: March 18, 2005 6:07:02 PM PST
Subject: (no subject)
Hey ya'll need to but out of calf roping, obviously, you don't know what you're talking about, if you don't know what you're talking about you don't need to be telling people this stuff, if you don't like the way rodeos do things then stay away from them, it's there animals. calf roping is harmless. and everything...i mean everything that you see at a rodeo took place in the old west and thats a fact....so just leave the rodeo people alone before you get in trouble for video taping them without permission...dumb ass......and you call yourselves smart....Thanks for your time..Dewayne, oh and i am located in Alabama.....
Date: March 7, 2005 8:30:04 PM PST
Subject: hey tree hugger
First off you people dont know what in the hell you are talking about. Why cant you people find something else to bitch about. I personally enjoy jumping off a running horse onto a steers neck and wrestling it to the ground. You people act like we intend on killing the animals, well nothing could be further from the truth. I think you people are jealous because you dont have the talent and the heart to be a cowboy.
Sincerly John Wayne
Date: March 7, 2005 8:38:16 PM PST
Subject: what are u talkin about
For one thing u people need to get your facts strait you don't know the first thing about rodeo. I personally have never herd of a steer getting its neck broke in steer wrestling and i do it and if there has been on u have to be a bad son of a bitch to break a steers neck with your bare hands and if some on did break a steers neck with his bare hand i don't think i would mess with him
From: "Chorum, Levi" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: March 8, 2005 11:28:40 AM PST
Subject: thousands of volt?
voltage doesnt make a diffrence current does this is why u guys are boguss. duh
From: Becky Evers email@example.com
Date: February 22, 2005 10:03:44 AM PST
Subject: PRCA rodeo
You people really make me mad. Where do you get off trying to ruin a great organization by telling lies and propaganda! I have grown up in a rodeo family and have both attended rodeos and participated for years. This so called animal abuse is ludicrous!
What really makes me angry is the fact that you don't take the time to come out and really see what goes on and how the animals are really treated. They are better taken care of than most dogs! I'm sure you don't know the head from the butt of a horse or bull.
I don't sit around and force my views down your throat, why are you trying to force your shit down our throats? If it were up to stinkin liberals like you, our entire world would be filled with people sitting around smoking weed and saying "peace brother." Yep that would accomplish alot! Just know that the lies you tell regarding the PRCA will not be taken lightly and Shark will be exposed just as PETA has been!
I invite you to come out west and actually see what takes place on a real working cattle ranch and how that has evolved into the sport of rodeo. I can also take you to visit several stock contractors and show you the wonderful lives these horses and bulls lead. The majority of their lives are spent running free on thousands of acres, just as God intended!
WBRA, IEBRA, & Pro West Rodeo.
Date: February 18, 2005 12:04:10 PM PST
ou are so (expletive deleted) ignorant to the facts about abuse to rodeo animals.
They the animals receive the best of care,they get the best of feed and water and health care.
So before you spout off about rodeo being a cruel sport have the facts,not phony BS made up to make rodeo look bad.Your the ones looking bad for lying about the PRCA and rodeo.I am so glad Campbell's more or less told you to stick it and mind your own business.
A big Rodeo fan.
Allen A. Salveson
From: "Mikey J" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 16, 2005 3:47:55 PM PST
Subject: Re: (expletive deleted)
Listen up (misspelled expletive deleted), i will be attending most CPRA sanctioned rodeos so make yourself a cute little sign signalling who you are so i can direct me (expletive deleted) kicking too you, hope you eat (expletive deleted) and die
From: connie ross email@example.com
Date: February 13, 2005 4:50:53 PM PST
A good name for the org.--( SHARK) A blood thirsty
animal that will attack it's own species to get what
Date: February 12, 2005 9:41:39 PM PST
ow dumb can you be and what inflated egotistical people you are! You had nothing at all to do with the PRCA's problems.hatchell was a fool who overextended the budgets trying to compete with Randy Bernard of the PBR.Too much spent on the wrong things! As a reporter i saw what really went down adnd neither you nor Peta had a thing to do with this.You don't know animals either.There are not enough natural predators today to keep wildlife in check.You would rather the animals become diseased and starve becaus eof over population rather than be culle dout by hunters who feed people with their kill! How dumb? As it is White tail deer for example have overpopulated many places and due to this various diseses are surfacing among their numbers.
As for rodeo again a lack of common sense.If you owned an animal worth over $100,000 are you going to treat it badly?These stock contractors feed special diets to these animals to keep them healthy;spend millions on surgeries and rehabilitation for injured animals.You do not know the real truth.They are treated better than humans. And as for bucking they are bred for it! Just as some horses are bred for riding abilities bucking stock is bred for their desire to buck and compete.I guess you do as you do jus tto be in the public eye .Otherwise you would forget this nonsense and go after the real perpetrators of animal cruelty that are not in the limelight as the state of Montana and its vendetta against the Buffalo.ranchers who want to anihilate Wolves,Bears and Buffalo; cattle stockyards where prods are used rather than riders on horseback to move the livestock.Killer buyers who take healthy horses and buy them for slaughter at horse sales and throw them into cattle or hog possum belly trailers where they get injured and suffer in pain as they take them to slaughter.Why aren't you taking care of the real issues animal lovers need help with.I don't see you aiding defenders of wildlife to protect the wolves from air hunts ,trapping,etc or the Buffalo.Or the Sharks who are being killed for their fins! Bull Fighting! In this country bull fighting is not an activity that injures the animals.The rodeo "clowns" get injured sometimes but its a competition where these rodeo bull fighters side step the animals and show their courage much like the old American Indian counting of coup.No harm done .In Mexico yes.I am against their practices and also those in Spain. Rodeo's animals are pampered.beef cattle are treated worse.If you own a bull and he lames up he becomes hamburger.If a stock contractor's bucking bull lames up he gets MRIs and gets treated like any pro athlete.If surgery is needed he receives it at the best veterinary facilities and he gets rehab treatment too.
As for electric prods believe me you do not want to make a 2000 bull angry. Anyone caught using those normally is fired on the spot or if a contractor is fined and suspended.I have seen bulls at stock yards becom e out of control and take gates down when they got stung.Go after stockyards like that. Before you go of fabout things you need to learn about the facts.Again if you eliminate the hunter you over populate the animal population and cause many diseases including rabies to develope aside from starvation.
Leave the hunters and rodeos alone and do something useful.Help save the Buffalo,the wolf, the shark.Stop stores from selling exotic snakes. They are disrupting the balance of nature in the everglades and other places.Stop the corp from straightening out rivers and ruining natural habitats.If you are serious about protecting animals you would do this but these things are not high enough profile for you.Oh,and help the ASPCA!
Cherokee Wolf Ranch
From: "allen & pauline salveson" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 11, 2005 9:49:48 AM PST
Subject: CAMPBELLS SOUP
YOU SOUND LIKE A (expletive deleted)SALESMAN WITH A MOUTH FULL OF SAMPLES.
KNOW YOUR FACTS THE PRCA DOES NOT ABUSE ANIMALS NOR ALLOWS ANIMALS TO BE ABUSED.
A FAN OF RODEO.
ALLEN A. SALVESON
From: "susie mcconaghie" email@example.com
Date: February 11, 2005 6:41:55 PM PST
Thank you so much for posting the CEO of Campbells contact info. I as well as MANY of my co PRCA competiters have contacted them to Thank them for everything they have done and continue to do for OUR GREAT SPORT. Again thank you .
From: "Hipshire, Clay A" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 11, 2005 12:49:11 PM PST
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to know where your organization receives it information from? Obivously not Cowboys! "Steer Busting" has ALWAYS been known as "Steer Tripping/Steer Roping"! I really hardily disagree with your "attempts" to disbar Pro Rodeo! Rodeo and the life the Sport has evolved from has quite a bit longer than SHARK has.
Clay A. Hipshire
Date: February 10, 2005 1:41:05 PM PST
Subject: Rodeo Mafia
Attn: Steve Hindi
I have looked over your entire website and I am quite appalled at all the inaccuracy's in your articles about rodeo. I am a rodeo stock contractor and I look after my animals way better then they would get anywhere else due to the fact they are my livelihood and I can not afford to be without them. Your suggestion that a prod is used to make bulls buck is totally ridiculous. They either want to buck or they do not it is as simple as that. I see you have a challenge to anyone to take a shock from a stock prod, well I will accept your challenge on the condition that you accept mine. For every shock you give me I will give you one back and we will see who is laying in a puddle first crying like a baby. I have shocked myself accidently many times and if it is as bad as you say I should have dead long ago from electrocution. Then I would challenge you to come and get on one of my bulls and try and ride him, then tell me who has the advantage a 150 pound cowboy or a 2000 pound bull.
Look forward to hearing if you have the balls as you told Ty Murray in your letter to him to accept my challenge.
Date: February 10, 2005 1:40:20 PM PST
Subject: rodeo cruelty
If you are so informed then you must actually have the stats on how many bulls are hurt or the fact of how much money the breeders and contractors spend a yr. to keep them sound and healthy!!! These animals have more money spent on their health such as meds, feed, supplements, etc. in a year than most PPLE. spend on themselves or their own children for an entire lifetime!!! They also have better shelter than a lot of pple. do and are treated like royalty more than some mere animal! Let's see, don't pple. like you believe in abortion of human babies? Ya want to talk about who's worse, believe that would be ya'll. One more thing, before you start spewing your garbage, you might ought to actually get some facts. I also would love to see ya'll go up to a pasture and get in there with some of these beautiful, intelligent, talented animals and tell THEM that they are being mistreated. Guarantee you, they sure wouldn't listen to you for very long.
From: "Art Hanson" email@example.com
Date: February 9, 2005 5:40:56 PM PST
Subject: out of your mind
Man you guys are out of your mind, if we abuse these animals then they don't preform for us. I'm sure you guys are the same people that say we shouldn't graze on public lands but then complain about the price of beef at the store!!
From: cowgirl jane firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 15:19:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Recent Media Coverage of Animal Abuser
Hye dude my whole family rodeos my brother is a bullfighter, bullrider and broncrider so go (expletive deleted)off! oh yeah and we all hunt were i come from so leave me the hell alone ok bye
Rodeo will always live on the true American heritage
The west wasnt tamed by bunny huggers so leave it alone you will never win!!!!
Date: 5/16/2004 9:34:06 PM Central Daylight Time
Subject: Subscription Request
listen buddy. first of all you have no idea who your messing with. second i don't deal with faggot tree huggers in a public debate. I deal with them with my fists. plus i got almost all the people in the south to back me up. How about that you damn nerd. you must of been on the debate team in high school. you know what i did to people on the debate team? You may beat Ty Murray or Steve Hatchell in a debate. But that will only make people hate your little cult more. And then you would have a big ass kicking afterwords. But see, us cowboys actually have a life. We don't sit around behind computers whining about animal cruelty. You should be more worried about people squishing bugs. they actually die. Whats the difference between insects and bulls? wheres your headquarters? I'm gonna come down there personally and find you. Then you'll see what im talking about. that was a big mistake to give me your name buddy.
I'll see you tree huggers protesting the next rodeo. i'll show you what im all about.
From: "rodeo man" email@example.com
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 10:40:30 -0600
What is your (expletive deleted)) problem. you guys can't find anything else to bitch about so you try and ruin peoples lives. People depend on rodeo as a sourse of income. Not only is it a source of income but it is a way of life. It is the only thing that they know. so quit your (expletive deleted) bitching.
Date: 2/12/2004 6:09:51 PM Central Standard Time
Subject: wow i never knew
I would just like to say bravo. You could be the dumbest mother (expletive deleted)in the entire world. You make bogus statements about the animals, athletes and rodeo as a whole. You had better get your facts right before you go posting them all over the internet. If you need some help pulling your head out of your ass, you let me know.
Date: 1/18/2004 7:50:16 PM Central Standard Time
you guy are nuts sorry but cattle busting is fun as hell...will do it over and over...i raise cattle they are very stong even just when they are born...so little advise don't get into something u can't handle
Date: 1/5/2004 7:13:04 PM Central Standard Time
Subject: calf roping
You folks need to learn cattle do get hurt some times but these are cows going to be killed to eat soon any way that's why they are on earth to eat.