I received a flyer in the Castro this weekend about animals being abused at the Gay Rodeo. I'm boycotting this event because of what I learned.

Would you attend?

In a letter to the editor in this week's Bay Area Reporter, Andrew Zollman writes: "In the bucking events, bucking straps are tightly cinched around the animals' abdomens. The irritation causes the animals to buck violently. The flank strap, when paired with spurring, causes the animals to buck even more violently, often resulting in serious injuries."