Fiesta will be here soon with its dancing, singing, great food and beautiful parade. Once again, the rodeo will be leaving its ugly stain on an otherwise joyous celebration. Hasn’t this community suffered enough violence? We question why someone could take a gun and shoot somebody they don’t even know, and then we desensitize our families to the suffering of animals at the rodeo. We show our children by example that tormenting sentient beings is not only condoned but cheered. As the old saying goes, the show will be over when the audience leaves. If the city will not pull the plug on this outdated and horrific event, then perhaps they will stop when it is no longer profitable. I urge all citizens and visitors alike to boycott the Fiesta Days Rodeo.