Sunday, November 5, 2017

Forsyths in Texas

Joy and Austin Forsyth are enjoying married life. They recently took a trip down to Texas, the state where Austin lived before moving to Arkansas with his family about 15 years ago. The newlyweds watched a rodeo, which runs ever Friday and Saturday evening at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Have you ever been to a rodeo?

Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Austin Forsyth

Photo courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth

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  1. I NEVER BEEN IN A REDO EVER I SEEN COMMERCIALS OF ON TV BEFORE. I HOPE JOY & AUSTIN FORSTYH HAVE A GIRL WHEN JILL WAS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD ISRAEL I WAS HOPING GIRL THEN FEW MONTHS LATER JILL & DEREK ANNOUNCED BOY. LETS HOPE JOY HAS A GIRL AS A FIRST CHILD. BUT LOOKING AT THIS PHOTO AUSTIN & JOY HAD FUN IN THE REDO.

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    1. Why all capital letters? Do you realize that that implies yelling?

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    2. Neddy, I love to read your comments. They are always so positive and uplifting. But it's a lot easier to read if you don't use all capital letters. Thanks.

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    3. Maybe the original poster has poor eyesight...

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    4. If Neddy wants to use caps, that's up to her. Who cares? Go for it, Neddy.

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  2. Yes! I live in Dallas so I have been to that very same rodeo! It’s awesome!

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  3. They are so cute together i have never been to a rodeo i want to i live down in San Antonio im also only 13 but i hope to someday go with family!Hope Joy is doing good with her pregnancy praying for her!

    C.L.S

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  4. Never have been to a rodeo; nor will I ever attend one! Rodeos are cruel to animals.

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    1. Agree, 2:08. Ringling Brothers learned that the hard way for their circus, too.

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    2. I would encourage you to learn more about rodeos and, maybe, even visit one! Rodeos are not cruel to animals; incredible safeguards are put into place to protect those animal athletes. Any professionally done rodeo will have: a vet on site in case an animal gets injured, rules regarding how often an animal can be taken to a rodeo (so that the animals are given breaks from going to rodeos) and rules outlining punishments for people who abuse animals, among other safeguards (these are just a few examples). The rules for those found abusing animals are often an outright, lifetime ban for owners of livestock or competitors who are found to be abusing an animal. Also, rodeo animals are incredibly expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousand of dollars. So if for no other reason other than money, people who compete at rodeos and people who own rodeo livestock will take good care of their animals. They can't compete if their animals are sick or injured and, without competition, they don't make money. Cowboys in the rodeo as well as the owners of the livestock rely on these animals to live. But most people involved in rodeo care far more about their animals than for just the monetary value because they aren't cold or heartless. Finally, rodeo (or at least professional rodeos) reflect an idea of animal welfare; that is, if we are going to use these animals, then they always must be provided with the best care. I would also encourage you to check out this link:
      http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2014/8/bulls-go-swimming-to-rehab-and-condition.aspx
      It shows a rehabilitation and conditioning center for bulls used in bull riding. These animal athletes deserve the absolute best care and they do receive it! If you have any more comments or questions, please reply to my comment, especially about any other practices in the rodeo. I have worked representing rodeos before so I have a good bit of knowledge and experience around them.

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    3. @11:25.. Do these animal have any choice in the matter? No, they do not. No matter how much the owners care about their animals, no matter how much they make.. it is still abuse.

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    4. Read up on the Animal Defense League and what stresses, torture, pain are induced in the name of sport. Animals were not placed on this earth for humans to manipulate to perform horrendous acts.

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    5. These two think killing animals is fun; so, going to a rodeo is also their idea of entertainment. Not mine.Ever.

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    6. Thanks for the info, but usually blog posts are short.

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    7. @8:11 Actually God DID put animals on this earth for mans benefit. To do with as he sees fit. but i take it that you are vegan. because as you said, we shouldn't be cruel enough to even take away a chickens egg, because in its natural environment it would be allowed to keep it and hatch it. or who are we to force the cow to give us milk by squeezing it to death! Lol!

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    8. "Doing with as he sees fit" should not include physically harming the animal for your entertainment. The other uses of animal products you mentioned are not in the same category.

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  5. No I have never been to a rodeo but I would like to hope y'all had a great time

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  6. Yes in fact I use to compete in rodeos. Love Barell racing. Sounds like you went to a fun rodeo continue good times in your married life .

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    1. Cool! i also love barrel racing!

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  7. Rodeos should be banned. Animal abuse is disgusting.

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    1. As long as you have someone who will pay to watch it happen, someone's going to want to organize a rodeo. When people refuse to go, on animal rigts grounds, that's when rodeos will be a thing of the past.

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    2. I would encourage you to learn more about rodeos and, maybe, even visit one! Rodeos are not cruel to animals; incredible safeguards are put into place to protect those animal athletes. Any professionally done rodeo will have: a vet on site in case an animal gets injured, rules regarding how often an animal can be taken to a rodeo (so that the animals are given breaks from going to rodeos) and rules outlining punishments for people who abuse animals, among other safeguards (these are just a few examples). The rules for those found abusing animals are often an outright, lifetime ban for owners of livestock or competitors who are found to be abusing an animal. Also, rodeo animals are incredibly expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousand of dollars. So if for no other reason other than money, people who compete at rodeos and people who own rodeo livestock will take good care of their animals. They can't compete if their animals are sick or injured and, without competition, they don't make money. Cowboys in the rodeo as well as the owners of the livestock rely on these animals to live. But most people involved in rodeo care far more about their animals than for just the monetary value because they aren't cold or heartless. Finally, rodeo (or at least professional rodeos) reflect an idea of animal welfare; that is, if we are going to use these animals, then they always must be provided with the best care. I would also encourage you to check out this link:
      http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2014/8/bulls-go-swimming-to-rehab-and-condition.aspx
      It shows a rehabilitation and conditioning center for bulls used in bull riding. These animal athletes deserve the absolute best care and they do receive it! If you have any more comments or questions, please reply to my comment, especially about any other practices in the rodeo. I have worked representing rodeos before so I have a good bit of knowledge and experience around them.

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    3. I second that a million times over!!! How can anyone call that "fun" or entertaining watching an animal in pain hop around?

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    4. First off have you ever even been around horses or ridden one? Didn't think so......do not judge something you have NO clue about....

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    5. To the long-answer responder. You will never convince me that those animals enjoy this sort of activity. This is a man-made event, for man's selfish purposes. How is poking and roping and throwing animals down ever considered good ideas? I don't believe that anyone is doing that nicely, and with such regard for the animals. It's a money-making business, plain and simple, and people and animals get hurt in the process. It needs to stop.

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    6. Rodeo events are not cruel. Women do barrel racing. Horses love to canter and gallop around and the horses are very well treated. My friend is a barrel racer and also a nurse. Her horses are very healthy and happy.

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    7. We're not talking about trotting around on a horse. We're talking putting ropes on animals and throwing them to the ground. Inflicting pain so the animal bucks more. That sort of rodeo action.

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  8. Iam happy for all of these young people striking out on their own and making it work.

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  9. Joy=Anna and Austin.....move on and don't stay in Arkanses. You are young and need to explore the world even tho you are going to be parents way too soon. Wish you could have gotten to "know" each other as a married couple before you have children, but it is your life.....so young and probably think you know it all. Best wishes to you and the new little one.

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    1. I BET THEY ARE SO GLAD TO READ SUCH A RIDICULOUSLY PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE COMMENT

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    2. I don't know why people think you can't travel with friends. There is a family I know who had their first child when they were both 19, and they now have 4 kids, (ages 2-8) and they travel EVERYWHERE with all of their kids. I'm talking Ecuador, Hawaii, a cruise, a beach house, all just this past summer. Obviously everyone can't travel like this, they're a very well off family, but my point is, kids don't prevent you from traveling, if anything they make it more fun.

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    3. This is 9:45, I have no clue why it says friends, it should say kids.

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  10. Just wondering if Joy and Austin saw Jeremy and Jinger since they live in Texas while they were there visiting?

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    1. You do know that Texas is a HUGE State right?

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    2. No need to be sarcastic. The person was just wondering. I wondered that too since family is so important to them.

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    3. Hmmmm Anon 8:24 that was unnecessary! I was wondering if they visited them too Anon 5:30

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    4. Yes, Texas is a huge state, but when visiting a state, wouldn't you want to see relatives there?

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    5. 10:24, I think you need to look up the meaning of the word sarcastic.

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    6. And as it turns out, Joy and Austin DID meet up with Jinger and Jeremy!

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  11. I do not go to rodeos or watch them on television. I see no pleasure in watching animals being use this way...Jane

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    1. Hi Jane! I would encourage you to learn more about rodeos and, maybe, even visit one! Rodeos are not cruel to animals; incredible safeguards are put into place to protect those animal athletes. Any professionally done rodeo will have: a vet on site in case an animal gets injured, rules regarding how often an animal can be taken to a rodeo (so that the animals are given breaks from going to rodeos) and rules outlining punishments for people who abuse animals, among other safeguards (these are just a few examples). The rules for those found abusing animals are often an outright, lifetime ban for owners of livestock or competitors who are found to be abusing an animal. Also, rodeo animals are incredibly expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousand of dollars. So if for no other reason other than money, people who compete at rodeos and people who own rodeo livestock will take good care of their animals. They can't compete if their animals are sick or injured and, without competition, they don't make money. Cowboys in the rodeo as well as the owners of the livestock rely on these animals to live. But most people involved in rodeo care far more about their animals than for just the monetary value because they aren't cold or heartless. Finally, rodeo (or at least professional rodeos) reflect an idea of animal welfare; that is, if we are going to use these animals, then they always must be provided with the best care. I would also encourage you to check out this link:
      http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2014/8/bulls-go-swimming-to-rehab-and-condition.aspx
      It shows a rehabilitation and conditioning center for bulls used in bull riding. These animal athletes deserve the absolute best care and they do receive it! If you have any more comments or questions, please reply to my comment, especially about any other practices in the rodeo. I have worked representing rodeos before so I have a good bit of knowledge and experience around them.

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    2. Someone needs to get off their high horse and realize that slamming animals around for fun is not right. If it were so safe, why would vets have to be on site?

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    3. Safeguards are in place to protect the animals? Which are then cinched, roped, and thrown to the ground in a series of barbaric moves? The best safeguard would be to ban all people from the ring and plant grass to graze on instead. You could sell tickets to watch the cattle graze. (And yes, I'm a vegetarian who doesn't buy leather products and donates to the SPCA, so that angle won't work.)

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  12. Never been to one. Will never go to one. I don't believe in animal cruelty.

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    1. I would encourage you to learn more about rodeos and, maybe, even visit one! Rodeos are not cruel to animals; incredible safeguards are put into place to protect those animal athletes. Any professionally done rodeo will have: a vet on site in case an animal gets injured, rules regarding how often an animal can be taken to a rodeo (so that the animals are given breaks from going to rodeos) and rules outlining punishments for people who abuse animals, among other safeguards (these are just a few examples). The rules for those found abusing animals are often an outright, lifetime ban for owners of livestock or competitors who are found to be abusing an animal. Also, rodeo animals are incredibly expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousand of dollars. So if for no other reason other than money, people who compete at rodeos and people who own rodeo livestock will take good care of their animals. They can't compete if their animals are sick or injured and, without competition, they don't make money. Cowboys in the rodeo as well as the owners of the livestock rely on these animals to live. But most people involved in rodeo care far more about their animals than for just the monetary value because they aren't cold or heartless. Finally, rodeo (or at least professional rodeos) reflect an idea of animal welfare; that is, if we are going to use these animals, then they always must be provided with the best care. I would also encourage you to check out this link:
      http://www.pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2014/8/bulls-go-swimming-to-rehab-and-condition.aspx
      It shows a rehabilitation and conditioning center for bulls used in bull riding. These animal athletes deserve the absolute best care and they do receive it! If you have any more comments or questions, please reply to my comment, especially about any other practices in the rodeo. I have worked representing rodeos before so I have a good bit of knowledge and experience around them.

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    2. The day animals VOLUNTEER to be put through this ordeal is the day I'll believe that rodeos aren't cruel.

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    3. How many times did you have to repeat this, 11:27?

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    4. If you think rodeos are cruel, I hope you have never eaten any meat and don't wear any leather or have any type of animal product in your home. Honestly, rodeo animals are well-cared for and reflect the skills needed to run a ranch. Most humans on this planet use animal products for food and make-up and clothes and home items. Most people who work with animals treat them well.

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    5. Ranching is one thing. Throwing animals to the ground and riding them while they're mad or in pain - and charging people to watch - is quite another.

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    6. Animals do not ask to be put in these dangerous competitions. Humans put this upon them. Animals are not here for your entertainment!

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  13. Looks like fun! Wish we could see it on the show - but TLC is showing once again they care nothing about their conservative and Christian viewers by pulling Counting On. Don't forget to keep the emails to TLC going - let them know we want the Duggars back on television.

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    1. TLC hasn't said that they're pulling Counting On yet.

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    2. TLC cares about one thing, $$$$$.

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    3. TLC has not said they are pulling the show. The season ended and they have not announced the next one. I read that filming continues, so expect an announcement regarding the next season at some point. I do think they need to avoid controversy if they want to stay on tv.

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    4. Betty, if they cancel it might have something to do with not making any $!!!

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  14. Sure have, they are always a great time. My good friend in highschool's father is one of the biggest ranchers in Texas, so we went with them to stock shows and rodeos quite a bit. Great people, great food, and always a great time.

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  15. How cute! I live in Houston so end up going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo annually. Everything’s bigger in Texas. :)

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  16. It has been a long time since I've been to one! We used to go to a kids rodeo when I lived in Missouri as a child. I'll have to take my 6 kiddos one day. What a great picture of them. Excited to see what God holds for them in the future ♡♡♡♡

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  17. Praying for First Baptist church victims. Hope Austin and Joy are safe while they are in Texas. May God bless you.

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    1. Not everything in life is about the Duggars. Please do not drag them into this horrific tragedy when you know they weren't there and pray for the people who are there.

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    2. Anon 7:49. How in the world is that person "dragging them into a horrific tragedy" by saying they hope they are safe? They were in Texas. Good grief lighten up there.

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    3. I agree with Anin 7:49. When someone mentions the mass shooting in Texas, our minds should immediately go to the friends and family of the victims. It's weird that someone would think, "Gee, I hope the Duggars are safe." It's like a dismissal of anything non-Duggar. There's something about that mind set that just doesn't sound right. If they had been in the church that would have been different. But just because they are in the same state. My goodness!!!

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    4. I'm praying, too. 7:49 -- not necessary.

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    5. Thank you! stop judging people just because they are saying they hope the Duggars are safe its so absurd leave the duggars alone!!!!!!
      praying for all thats happened this year!!!

      C.L.S

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    6. Anon 6:11 - what a strange think to add. Of course the Forsyths are safe in Texas. Just because one Mentally unstable, evil person did something terrible there, does not mean you have to beware of Texans.

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    7. Praying is a start but that's not going to fix the problem. We need sensible gun control. Until it affects each of us individually we will quickly forget about this massacre until another one happens next week or next month. When will it be the right time to start the discussion? We need action. Now!

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    8. The comment was a passive aggressive way of condemning those of us who are posting on the blog and not mentioning the tragedy. I hope we are all praying for the victims and their families....it’s ok to take a break from all the negative news to enjoy your life.

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    9. In this case, 8:28, sensible gun control didn't work. The murderer wasn't supposed to be allowed to buy guns, but he didn't get put on the list banning him from buying guns like he was supposed to be because of his history.

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    10. Then the loopholes need to be closed so an evil maniac doesnt have the ability to buy assault weapons. We cant just sit back and say there's nothing that we can do.

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    11. We need more good people with guns! Don't get rid of our right to 2nd ammendment! Trump is right about that.

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    12. 4:56, Do you want to turn this country into one big gunfight at the OK Corral? Because I don't want to be caught in the cross-fire when all the armed "good people" start shooting. Or when the gun in their holster or purse accidentally goes off, causing everyone to panic. More guns is not the answer.

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    13. To November 6,2017 @ 6:11,

      Here's a mental picture to help you out on realizing what the probability of any of the Duggars being in danger in that particular incident.
      Sutherland Springs is near San Antonio which is South of Dallas/Fort Worth, approximately 4 hours away. The Forsythes and Vuolos were attending a wedding I Dallas, the shooting was in Sutherland Springs, a good 4 hours away.
      As a native Texan I take offense when people hear something negative and then size the entire state up based on that one incident. When the hurricane hit I had to tell many of my friends that have never been here that I was never in danger from that particular storm and why.
      Our prayers should be for those families affected and for stricter him laws and reporting laws for service people discharged of duty four less than honorable reasons.

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    14. There were plenty of gun controls in place. The shooter should not have had guns, but the Air Force of the prior administration dropped the ball and did not report something they should have reported, so it did not come up on the background check. THANK GOD the man who chased down the guy did have a gun and knew how to shoot.

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  18. Plesae start posting monthly pictures of pregnancy.

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    1. Big kite, you know with all the haters in this blog, I don't blame her for not doing it ( posting pictures of her pregnancy) remember how awful some of the comments were when she first announced her pregnancy? Hope she's having a healthy and safe pregnancy!

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    2. Big Kite- Why?

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  19. Last rodeo I went to I saw a horse break her neck and die right in front of me. So sad. The announcers said, "We have the best vets on staff. They will do all they can for her." Not a whole lot you can do with dead.

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    1. I'm sure we'll have people leave messages on here about how wonderfully the animals are treated at these shows. But it's not natural animal activity, and things like what 8:59 described do happen. We've even seen it happen at horse races. Forcing animals to "perform" for human entertainment is not right.

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    2. Incidents like this are the exact reason why I hate rodeos and think they should be banned. How horrible to have to witness that. That poor horse!

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    3. So sad. Sorry that happened and that you had to see such a human-caused, senseless waste of one of God's creatures.

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    4. It is incredibly unfortunate when an animal athlete at a rodeo is injured or dies. Thankfully, these circumstance are rare and more and more safeguards are being put in place to help prevent such circumstances.

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    5. Oh, that's horrible. So sorry you had to see that. I have never been to a rodeo and this makes me not want to go.

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    6. Any time a horse gets injured, it's horrible, but horses can break their necks while their standing in their stalls. In fact, a TON of horse injuries occur in stalls. Should we not keep horses in stalls now?

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    7. We don't need to add to the horse danger by making them do unnatural moves for entertainment purposes (racing or rodeos or whatever).

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  20. Last time I went to a rodeo.... was last August? Sometime last Summer. ;P Joy and Austin are so cute together!!

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  21. I've been to one in Houston. Alan Jackson played after the rodeo

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  22. Ban rodeos and go vegetarian! Be kind to animals! Meat is murder! Rodeos are abuse!

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    1. Meat is not murder, please go be a vegan somewhere else.

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    2. You believe that meat is murder? Do you mind if I ask how you feel about humans having abortion?

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    3. what? utter nonsense.

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    4. Meat is yummy! Did you know that God killed the first animal? Look it up! :)

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    5. Are we supposed to tell carniverous animals to go vegan?

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    6. It's a little misleading to imply that God's ok with killing animals because He killed the first one. Context is everything. It was a very visual object lesson to Adam after God had to put them out of the Garden of Eden because they sinned. Adam and Eve needed no clothing in the Garden because they lacked nothing living under His Care. It was Adam and Eve's responsibility to care for all the animals and the Garden. God showed both love and tender mercy in clothing Adam and Eve, in spite of what they'd done. The lesson was that sin results in death and loss; the secondary lesson was that anytime we're only concerned with meeting our needs and what pleases us (self-centered, selfishness), we're always going to cause pain and harm to someone else, as well as ourselves.

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    7. RIGHT ON, 5:48!!!

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  23. Before anyone discounts rodeo, go and see one. Learn more about them, especially about measures taken to protect animals. Talk to people who are familiar with this way of life.
    Rodeos are history come to life; seeing a rodeo is getting a glimpse into the past. Rodeos originally came from 18th century western cowboys. Now, it is important to keep this history alive, to not forget it and to use it to inspire future generations. The western spirit that existed when rodeo first started is still alive today!

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  24. EH, forget all the rodeo stuff, and look at them!!! Their eyes are soooo full of happiness, that it is wonderful to see, I hope JOY, you'er taking good care of yourself, and YES I LOVE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!

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  25. What kind of ad was so bad that they had to blur it out on the back wall there?

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    1. Based on random images of the inside of the rodeo arena, it looks like an ad for a beer company.

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  26. To the person defending rodeos with an extra long blog response: once is enough. We understand your point. You are surely entitled to your opinion. But, Please don't repeat it everytime someone says they don't care for rodeos.

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  27. I guess a family who thinks it's funny to almost run over a cat with a sled would get a lot of pleasure out of watching an event like this.

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  28. my husband really likes rodeos and I've gone twice with him one in Mexico and other in California, both experience very traumatizing for me! In one the rider got hit by either the bull's head or horn on his forehead while riding, blood all over his face I don't know how this young man (20yrs) managed to stay on that huge animal and win 1st place! It took my husband 16yrs to convinced me to go with him again, and this time the rider fell off the bull and the animal stepped on what I thought was the rider's head and I thought he was dead cause the biggest silent ever and he was unconscious when they took him away, and I just started crying, thankfully later on they announced this young man had recover conscious, yeah very traumatic for me if you ask me! And a very dangerous sport no doubt about it!!

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  29. For all those shouting "animal abuse," y'all need to realize that rodeos are not synonymous with abuse. The vast majority of rodeos take super good care of their animals before, during, and after their performance. Sure, you may have the rare rodeo where laws are being broken and regulations are not being adhered to, but that happens with every situation in life! Besides, barrel-racing horses, for instance, truly LOVE barrel racing. Yeah, you have to teach them, but you don't FORCE them. People are too quick to slap down the "abuse" label without knowing the facts.

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    1. The fact that a vet has to be on the premise at all times proves that there is a high probability that an animal will be hurt or killed. When you rope an animal around the neck who is running with all his might to escape you and he is then slammed to the ground and tied, that animal is experiencing horror and pain. Outside of that rodeo ring if you did that to an animal you would be charged with animal abuse. It should be called abuse in that ring too. It is absolutely shameful what they are doing.

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  30. Yes I have been to a rodeo. They are so much fun. Our rodeo goes once a year in July the first night they have a battle of states which is extremely exciting. I have also been to others all over Australia.

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  31. Animal cruelty discussion aside, Joy looks tired! Wonder how her pregnancy and their house renovations are going.

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  32. Maybe they didn't see Jinger and Jeremy....maybe they were out of town....
    Maybe Forsyth last minute trip and the weren't close to Loredo....
    Doesn't matter,,,,now does it ? .?

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  33. I love love love PBR. Glad Austin and Joy are enjoying married life, just like Jinger and Jeremy. God bless xx

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  34. Taking issue here with the term "animal athletes", as the animals in question were neither asked nor gave their consent to training to participate in what is being termed a sport. Let's be honest here, using those terms is an attempt to justify the behavior of those using the animals for entertainment purposes and those profiting from their abuse. It makes it sound a lot better and makes the user feel better about participating, as either an owner/trainer or as a spectator. Changing the words is an attempt to change the perception, to persuade.

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  35. Yeah rodeo's are fun. Not much on the music. My cousin use to ride in them.

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