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Reporter's Notebook: Respect for the cows and the horses, but the pigs? No.

Original post made on Aug 4, 2014

Respect seemed the order of the day at the junior rodeo in Woodside. If the cows and horses were stressed, they weren't showing it with their voices. No bawling, no whinnying. What, then, was passing through the minds of the pigs?

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Posted by Patricia Arthur
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Aug 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I think the Pig Scramble is a very bad example to set for young children.The poor things have no clue what these screaming children are doing and no wonder the pigs scream.My daughter has 2 large pot belly pigs who sleep in the house and are grateful for kindness.I think they should rethink this stupid event.

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Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

This nonsense was banned at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo grounds in Castro Valley back in 1986.

Woodside needs to follow suit, along with the rest of California

In my less-than-humble opinion any parents who would allow/encourage their kids to participate in this abuse should be cited for both animal cruelty and child endangerment. How long before a kid gets a pig's hoof in the eye?

Such events send a terrible message to impressionable young children (not to mention insensitive adults) about the proper treatment of other animals. They (and we) deserve better.

Eric Mills, coordinator

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