We're all guilty of thinking the animal-rights movement is so extreme in some of its views that it can't possibly be taken serious. But Vancouver, British Columbia, last week outlawed rodeos in an initiative backed extensively by the Vancouver Humane Society.

One could compare Vancouver to San Francisco, Berkley or Boulder, but it's impossible to ignore the financing and intense campaign that the animal rights community continues to wage, continuing to chip away until radical thought becomes mainstream.
-- Troy Marshall