Our email to Radio NZ regarding recent developments from the anti-Rodeo activists. Thoughts?
Dear Radio NZ
Mammals have evolved with a stress reaction that needs some exercise. They are designed to be able run away from a ‘predator’ and to buck and shake off a ‘predator’ on their backs. Their bodies are capable of running, being attacked and tackled. Some experience of such activity is likely to enhance their lives. The animal rights people appear to believe that a life of quiet grazing in a paddock is somehow better for these animals, but they are mistaken.
Although many women enjoy rodeos and some participate as competitors, rodeos are based essentially on male instinctual interests. Maclennan’s report can only be expected to reflect her femicentric arrogance and endless criticism of men.