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Midpeninsula celebrates Independence Day

Original post made on Jul 3, 2019

Locals can explore numerous Fourth of July festivities this week, including the traditional parade sponsored by the city of Menlo Park, a rodeo in Woodside, an art festival in Redwood City, and a concert and fireworks in Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 5:00 PM

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Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

BOYCOTT ANIMAL CRUELTY! Nearly EVERY animal welfare organization in the country condemns rodeos due to their inherent cruelty. The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) outlawed rodeos back in 1934.

Yet the Woodside Jr. Rodeo continues, with civic support, and the usual abusive rodeo events, plus the nonsensical "pig scrambles," in which terrified piglets are chased, jumped on and dragged by mobs os screaming children.

Parents and promoters alike should be cited for both animal abuse and child endangerment.

Should be noted that California Education Code 60042 mandates that "compassion and kindness to animals" be taught in the public schools, K-12. These "scrambles" would seem to be a violation of that mandate, not to mention a terrible message to send to impressionable young children about the proper treatment of animals. Woodside is better than this. Aren't you? A county ordinance is in order to fix this.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

I would like to hear people's favorite portions of the July 4 event.

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