Last year I remember New Times had an article about some controversy concerning the Cal Poly Rodeo. I must admit at the time I was leaning more toward the side of the rodeo folk. I guess I trusted that it was all in good fun and the animals were taken good care of. In a flash after attending the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, my position has changed. I will never attend or support a rodeo again. What I saw at the rodeo was not entertaining but cruelty. I found myself watching people more than the rodeo. It’s hard to believe that they can sit around watching this and consider this amusement. Maybe that’s why many of the sponsors are beer companies!