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Fourth of July celebrations return in person to the Peninsula

Original post made on Jun 30, 2022

Events across the Peninsula will be taking place in person this year to mark Independence Day. From concerts to fireworks, there are a variety of ways to enjoy Fourth of July festivities over the course of the holiday weekend.

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Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2022 at 6:50 pm

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Please join Humanity Through Education this July 4th in educating Woodside Rodeo patrons that animal abuse is not acceptable and should not be considered entertainment.

The foundation of Rodeo "entertainment" is causing animals fear and pain and making sport of their reaction and desire to escape. Tools the rodeo uses to inflict pain on animals and cause fear include bucking straps, spurs, ropes and electric prods. Without these cruel tools the rodeo could ot exist because animals would never willingly participate. Bulls and horses only buck from pain caused by the bucking strap, and calves – baby cows - only run from fear of being away from their mother and pain caused by having their tails twisted in the chute. Please stand with us against this cruelty.

Woodside Rodeo also has the cruel "pig scramble" event in which pigs are manhandled by adults and children.

WHERE: The Mounted Patrol Grounds, 521 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside, CA

WHEN: July 4, 2022-10:00 AM to 12:30p

Leaflets and signs will be provided.

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim." --Elie Wiesel

Pat Cuviello
Humanity Through Education

Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2022 at 11:23 am

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A telling quote from an 18-year-old Oregon rodeo queen:

"What me and my rodeo friends really hate are Democrats, environmentalists and gays." (--in the book, "Rodeo Queens and the American Dream," by Prof. Joan Burbick)

Be aware that EVERY animal welfare organization in North America condemns rodeo due to its inherent cruelty. Rodeo is not a "sport"--it's a macho exercise in DOMINATION, and it needs to end. The United Kingdom outlawed rodeos back in 1934. Can the U.S. be far behind? Rodeo has had its brutal day and now--like those Confederate statues--belongs in the Dustbin of History.

Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2022 at 4:48 pm

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LET THE PENINSULA HUMANE SOCIETY HEAR FROM YOU! This cruelty needs to be outlawed state-wide. Woodside would be a good start.

Anthony Tansimore, CEO, email -
Board of Directors email -
PHS Humane Officers, email -

Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2022 at 10:05 am

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Thank you so much for your email. The Board asked me, as President, to respond.

To put it simply, PHS/SPCA considers the pig scramble a horrific “event” that in no way should be passed off as an entertainment for children. It is inhumane and it is animal abuse. While this event does not violate State anti-cruelty laws, we believe it is well past time to shut down this and other such events involving animals. We have for years encouraged our local and state representatives to carefully consider banning pig scrambles from our State. Further, as the organization that provides animal control services throughout San Mateo County, we will have animal control officers onsite to monitor the activity this July 4th.

Thank you for being a strong voice and advocate for the humane treatment of all animals.


Anthony Tansimore | President - email -

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Board, email -

1450 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-340-7022 ext. 309 |

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