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You may personally disagree with the way animals are treated at a rodeo. Nothing you can say will change my mind, and vice-versa, so let's not see a bunch of nasty comments, okay?
Parts of it bother me, too, but I must say that tradition is something that should be respected.
Here in South Texas, rodeo is a tradition that keeps us in touch with our roots, and with the hardships faced by the early inhabitants.
Life wasn't pretty then, and it isn't pretty now.
Several million dollars in college scholarship funds were raised this year. Education is good.
Some of the program was quite beautiful to watch, like this couple who have long practiced the skills of the Charreada.