United Poultry Concerns October 3, 2000
Protest Chicken Roping, Sunday, October 15th.

The "chicken roping" is part of the 11th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.

The roping consists of a "chicken dropper" dropping a hen or a rooster onto the arena ground. Then the bird is chased around by a "header" and a "heeler." The header uses a rope to lasso the chicken around the neck. The heeler lassoes the bird by the legs. The goal is to tie up the bird by his or her neck and feet like a sack of meal. A bird may be used more than once.

Please demand cancellation of this cruel and degrading "entertainment."


  1. The Cowboy Symposium is sponsored by:

    Bruce Eldredge, President
    The Hubbard Museum of the American West
    PO Box 40
    Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
    Ph: 505-378-4142
    Fax: 505-378-4166

  2. The Chicken Roping is sponsored by:

    Joe Rhodes
    Joe's Boot Shop
    106 East American Blvd
    Muleshoe, TX 79347
    Ph: 806-272-7504

    Please Write Today. Thank You!

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    United Poultry Concerns. October 3, 2000

    United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
    PO Box 150
    Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
    FAX: 757-678-5070

    (Action Alert - Protest Chicken Roping, Sunday, October 15th.)