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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, September 4, 1973 IDGE HERALD Tuesnay, sepiemuer U.S. group claims rodeos are 'cruel and inhumane WASHINGTON (AP) A two-year investigation of rodeos "documented visible injuries to a significant number of ani- the Humane Society of the United States says. The society also said it is non- sense to regard rodeo events as carrying on the traditions of the Old West. "Most of the events have been developed solely for the purpose of entertainment." It advised members to protest if a rodeo is scheduled for their community and to use the re- port as documentation to public officials "of the cruelties of ro- deo." Public officials should be asked to prohibit "perform- ances of rodeos that permit rop- ing of animals and the use of devices to make animals react violently." The society said that "under direction of a veterinarian, in- vestigators attended rodeos in Montana, Wyoming and Colo- rado over a two-year period." GETS EXPERT HELP "Technical data and assist- ance for the study were pro- vided by veterinary medical students, a former rodeo per- former, clinical specialists in bovine and equine veterinary medicine, ranchers, large feed- lot operators, a former faculty adviser to a collegiate rodeo team, a veterinary medical pa- thologist, a gross anatomist, a neuroanatomist and a physi- the report said. It said the study showed that a calf is travelling 27 miles an hour when roped according to rodeo rules and suffers injures that result in neck hemorrhag- ing, ruptured blood vessels in ths trachea and acute inflama- tion of the larynx. "Anyone who has ever re- ceived even a minor blow the 'Adams apple' or voice box knows how painful such a blow can the report added. Steer busting is even more in- humane, since "it is to the con- testant's advantage to have the steer momentarily knocked un- conscious when he hits the the report said. The investigators reported ob- serving "visible injuries to as many as 11 to 12 per cent of the animals. As for bucking broncos, the study concluded that rodeo horses and bulls buck because of pressure of "a heavy leather strap cinched tightly around the animal's flanks, applying pres- sure to sensitive lumbar nerves and the digging into the an- imal's flesh by the cowboy's spurs." A spokesman for the rival American Humane Association with headquarters in Denver, challenged the validity of the report. "After years of work with us, I'd say the rodeos protect their animals just about better than anyone else dealing with ani- said Milt Searle, direc- tor of animal protection serv- ices for the AHA, "Our statistics over the last 15 years disagree almost com- pletely with everything the Hu- mane Society of the United States is Searle said. He described the Humane Society of the United States as "just a radical offshoot of our group." ou were in 'he 3 4 You won't be penalized because you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You gain the opportunity to apply during a period of relaxed rules. You could qualify to become a landed _ immigrant if you meet any one of the following criteria- if you have a job or the prospect of a job -if you have close family relationships in Canada -if you have made an effort to improve your qualifications or, if you can present any other evidence that you can adapt to life in Canada. If you don't make it, even under the easy rules, you retain your important right to appeal the decision to an independent appeal board. If you make it, you will eventually have the right to apply for Canadian citizenship, which gives yov the vote. seaie status October 2 3 4 5 6 You lose the right to appeal a future deportation order to an independent appeal board. You may lose the chance of coming back to Canada if you visit your homeland again. Which means that you might have seen your friends and relatives in Canada for the last time. You will never have the right to vote in Canada. Once you become a citizen, you may travel throughout the world on a Canadian passport. As soon as you are landed, you may claim all the rights of a permanent Canadian resident, and will have chance to work towards better job opportunities. You gain freedom from the constant fear of discovery, and need no longer look over your shoulder everywhere you go, or think twice about everything you do. You gain the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the country. You may lose chances for job advancement, because you can't take the risk that someone will find out about you. You may be exploited by unscrupulous employers, and kept at an unfair wage level because you can't afford to complain. You lose your peace of mind, because after midnight, October you will again be subject to prosecution if you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You lose the opportunities that should be open lo all in this rich and growing country. We want you to have all these tilings. Until midnight October 15, we're going to make it easy for you to make our country your country. For further information, phone, write, or visit your nearest Canada Immigration Centre, or, if there isn't one near you, your nearest Canada Manpower Centre. (Services given by Canadian Immigration Officers are free.) Canada Immigration Centres are open to receive applications weekdays from am to pm and Saturdays from am to pm, and from am to midnight Monday, October 15. Manpower and Immigration Robert Andras, Minister Main-d'oeuvre et Immigration Robert Andras, ministre VB85O Your Horoscope By Clyde Bostic Predictions for Sept. 1973 All signs (LIBRA) SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Sep- tember will be a good month financially, although your creative projects, popularity will rise this month. You will meet someone born under your own sign unexpectedly, this will result into a romance, but it will be terminated shortly. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. In September Jupiter will in- troduce luck with oil your untried artistic, inventive and creative skills will come to the fore-front before mid- month. September is one of your better months of the year and you may have to watch VOLT diet and avoid excessive drinking. You may be attra- cted to a Pisces this month and a romance is possible. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. Your sign indicates in early September there will be situation; with relatives and friends due to a money dis- pute. You could run into sit- uations as Mars transits your your sign. All financial risks, speculation and gambling are unfavourable. You will be at- tracted to a Pisces of the op- posite sex that can be very reliable. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. In September you will gain financially if you decide to entertain associates and employers in your home, they can be easily persuaded to your way of thinking. Ail favors that are asked at this time will be granted. You may be attracted to someone of the opposite sex born un- der Libra. Avoid marriage this month regardless how ex- citing it may seem, otherwise it will be terminated. ___ AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. TsT: In September inventers, artists and politicians, success will be unlimited. You may have to use your creative skills and ambitions as to achieve your goals in life. You will neglect your home, family and business this month. Cau- tion is recommended on the highways, you are accident prone. Yet this will be a good month. You will be attracted to someone of the opposite sex born Pisces. PISCES (FEB. 19-MAR. During September you may be planning a trip overseas good luck 'his month is very favourable for holidays. Cau- tion is recommended if you drink alcohol because you will be accident prone at this time. You will be attracted to someone born under Scor- pio and there can be a deep understanding between you and such a mysterious per- son. Set up a budget, Saturn will put a damper on all your financial resources. ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. In September there are several planets that will bring more responsibilty and mental anxiety. If you supervised any commercial project your profits will definitely rise this month. Money will be your definite goal this month al- though it will come from all angles from a previous real estate settlement or new as- sociates may be on vaca- tion. TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY If you can organize your thinking, all of your creative projects will rise this month. Success will be within reach. You may have to watch your health this month against ner- vous tension. Your physical energies may be depleted during this cycle. Promotion will be unlimited in your career this month, you may be urged to switch jobs etc. All aspects will be fruitful. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE Jupiter in relation to your sun sign opportunities in gal- ore, business partnership, so- cial expansion, romantic ven- tures and creative endeav- ors all will be fruitful except if you allow your negative traits day dreaming or lying on the job to seize -these opportunities than can solid- ify your position in life. Try to realise your potential and September will be a turning point in your life. CANCER (JUNE 21-JU1Y From this month on you will be aware of your financial resources until the year end. All romantic and new crea- tive projects can cause lots of difficulty in September al- this cycle will be complicated, you wiii be at- tracted to a Pisces of the op- posite sex with a mysterious understanding. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. Sep- tember wiii be a good month although old and new ro- mances will gain a new per- spective this month. Many changes will influence your I life this month in your horo- scope. Caution your life will be unsettled, yet you will be attracted to someone of the opposite sex born Libra. Your creative or inventive talents will get recognition now. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. In September Jupiter will intro- duce luck and prosperity in reaching your goals. The creative Virgos education, in- ventors, romantic relation- ships all will be fruitful as you hope. Caution advice from relatives or friends can be misleading near the mid- Idle of the month. All charts and predictions I Wrifa to Inter- planetary Inc., P.O. Box 1043 Uthbridge, Alberta. ;