URGENT ACTION: Horse Tripping!

TAKE ACTION TO STOP HORSE TRIPPING IN NEVADA!

Horse Tripping happens in Nevada!

Horse Tripping happens in Nevada!

A hearing on the 12th in the Nevada Legislature Committee of Natural Resources brought forth a Bill and a resolution. This post focuses on ACTION we need you to take NOW on the Bill to BAN horse tripping (SB72) in the State of Nevada.

Last session this Bill FAILED because it became a sensationalized debate on culture, animal rights going after ranching and all rodeo, and several peripheral debates including a flat out LIE that it does NOT happen in Nevada. The Bill was held until this session as it was proven that it happens in Nevada by video and photos from an event in Winnemucca (video below). WHE’s president Laura Leigh shot the video and gave testimony at the hearing.

This session the Bill may DIE again. Opposers to the Bill are AGAIN making claim that it no longer happens in Nevada and that Winnemucca was an “accident!”

WE NEED YOU!

PLEASE use the SAMPLE letter below to create a response and email DIRECT to the following recipient:

Senate Committee on Natural Resources. 
Chair:Aaron D. Ford mailto:Aaron.Ford@sen.state.nv.us
Vice Chair:Mark A. Manendo mailto:Mark.Manendo@sen.state.nv.us
Member:Tick Segerblom mailto:tsegerblom@sen.state.nv.us
Member:James A. Settelmeyer mailto:James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us
Member:Pete Goicoechea mailto:Pete.Goicoechea@sen.state.nv.us

If you feel uncomfortable sending emails direct you can use the comment link on the SEnate webpage that we have been using for the last month: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/77th2013/A/

Or you can use a FAX and address one to each Committee member: Senate FAX 775/684-6500

A petition with over 1400 signatures was given to Legislators today by the opposition. PLEASE comment in whatever form you like, BUT COMMENT!

If you like also sign petition HERE

SAMPLE LETTER WITH COMMENTS RELEVANT TO TODAYS DISCUSSION!

Dear Senator,

My letter to you is in reference to Bill SB 72 before you now in committee. I am in support of this Bill passing.

Last session claims were made that these events do not occur in Nevada. Those claims were proven to be blatantly false.

Again it appears that the Legislature is focused on a debate of “it doesn’t happen NOW in Nevada.” This debate is irrelevant to passing laws to protect horses from potentially fatal or life debilitating actions in the name of entertainment. An offensive action must only be “reasonable to occur again” to justify the passage of this Bill. The conduct in question is “reasonable” to assume will occur again in the state. This standard of “reasonable” is more than met as the identical opposers to the Bill that made the assertion that the conduct does not occur in Nevada the last time and were proven false, are the same making that assertion today.

The conduct in question (asserted to be intentional or accidental) must only have a “reasonable expectation to cause” harm in order to be valid in this debate. The conduct in question, throwing a rope to lasso the legs of a running horse, has a reasonable expectation to cause harm.

I ask that you pass SB72 and amend the following language:

Remove:

A person shall not:

(a) Intentionally engage in horse tripping or steer tailing for sport, entertainment, competition or practice; accidental tripping is exempt.

Be replaced with:

(a) throw a rope, pole or any object that has a reasonable expectation to cause a horse to trip and fall for sport, entertainment, competition or practice.

I ask the aforementioned with all due respect and with a sincere knowledge that the conduct in question is likely to occur, cause harm to the animals and cause further harm to the reputation of the state of Nevada and it’s citizens.

Thank you.

insert name and contact info

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PLEASE SHARE THIS ALERT WIDELY. IF YOU ARE NOT FROM NEVADA PLEASE POINT TO TOURISM (YOU WILL NOT VISIT NEVADA). THOSE OPPOSING THE BILL CLAIM IT CREATES REVENUE FOR THE STATE.

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Help keep us in the field and the courtroom!

Help keep us in the field and the courtroom!

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36 thoughts on “URGENT ACTION: Horse Tripping!

  1. When do we the American public cater to sadistic cruel sporting? When we allow this to happen on our state, country. Turning a blind eye is like giving consent to this sadistic cruel sport. Haha… calling it a sport makes me sick.

  2. I am DISGUSTED and very angry that Our Government does not stop the cruel and inappropriate abusive behavior, THIS BETTER STOP.. We have all had enough with the abuse, slaughter, permits to kill so much of our wildlife.. We are all appalled – Get Loud people.. where are these events….??? and who would go watch this? I mean really…Traggic

    • I couldn’t bear to watch it. How could anyone consider this entertaining in ANY sense of the word? Now, let’s do a bit of role reversal utilizing the benefit of a horse, take everyone of these bastards, let us on horseback and do the same to those (humans?). Now I would pay money to participate to put those responsible thru worse and make them agonize & suffer for days with NO medical assistance before taking them out permanently. What good do they offer the world? NOTHING. Good-Bye, and I would have absolutely no guilt in doing so.

  3. I couldnt watch the whole film ! I cried when I saw the poor horse looking for help……
    Stop this now please !!!!! From Sweden.

  4. So flippin’ disgusting! There are parts of this human race that I have NO desire to EVER know and those people engaging in such acts are proof of my opinion! Why don’t they just do this to each other instead?!

  5. How cruel & senseless!! The most noble creature is the horse! Horses have done a lot for us in the past, present, & hopefully future. Why would anyone in their right mind want to do this to an animal?!? And, who has the gull to watch it?!?

      • I admire your work Laura!!! I believe huge petition is the way to win!!!! nobody in EU have idea What is going on in Nevada, when I talk about it people can not believe that, believe me!… there is this small group which are acting as huligans killing for pleasure or some money and we here can not follow how your officials do not Forbid them doing further What they do by punishing them in any possible way… they are destroying the beautiness and proudness of the nature there. only and only world petition Will help you reach your goal!!! Use all sort of possibilities, Internet is a golden one!!!! i wish you success from the bottom of my heart!!!

  6. Sharing.

    Seems like a no-brainer. Why should we have to legislate this? We did, however, here in Arizona, and it successfully passed!

  7. Hmmm, ask a hurdler who trips over a hurdle at full speed how they feel. Now, add to that a horse can’t bring arms up to protect themselves from taking a header……at 20+ mph.
    Jackasses : /

  8. What in the world is wrong with the people of Nevada! Stop this horrible, horrible “event” from ever happening. Would these same people show up to see their own children tripped? Why would this have ever attracted an audience? This hideous non-humane behavior needs to be against the law in every part of this world.

  9. I i really really cant watch this sick inhumane treatment of these horses…why are people not arrested for this stuff…I live on the east coast..you would do prison time for cruelty to animals…why is the humane society not stepping in and removing these horses….I cant believe this shit is going on in our western states…only child molesters enjoy harming animals and those who seek pleasure going to these events….sickos………….sickos….

  10. This is heartbreaking. I cannot believe that someone would dream up such a sport. I think that all of these people involved should be treated just as these horses are. They should be made to run for their lives & then be tripped up to the point of being constantly injured. Then they should have these electric prods used on their faces & all over their bodies too just as they are doing it to these poor horses. Once all of these people are put through all of this, without water or help for their injuries day in & day out, then & maybe then, there may be some justice for these horses. God Speed to all these horses; they all need our prayers.

  11. This made my heartbreak and angry at the same time that horses are being treated so cruelly this needs to stop!!!…..shared

  12. This is the first I’ve heard of this ridiculous behavior. Like fighting dogs and chickens, this should be illegal and those participating should be prosecuted and imprisoned so they can no longer harm the defenseless! Makes me sick!

  13. Well AZ passed a horse tripping law and it still goes on. The law has to be enforced in the areas where it happens. Law is only first step.

  14. HOW CAN YOU ALL ALLOW THIS AT ALL SO YOU THINK THIS IS OK GOD MADE THEM FOR US TO LOVE AND RIDE FOR JOY AND LOVE AND THIS NEEDS TO BE STOP NOW AND HORSE SLAUGHTERING GOD SAID DO NOT EAT ROUNDED FOOT ANIAMLS, BIBLE DONT CHANGE

  15. If It was truly a non issue why would anyone take the time and effort to object to this bill being passed?? (Petition signed and every senator emailed individualy and with custom wording- and shared… ) Thank you for the updates, sample letter and contact details WHE!!! Thank you for fighting so hard! You have my continued support and gratitude!

  16. It’s beyond belief that any human could be so monstrous as to condone horse tripping! We’ve seen first hand the suffering and misery caused by this evil and inhumane activity! They are truly monsters!

  17. This is so cruel and needs to stop. The people who do this and enjoy watching this have be sick in the head. I have signed and shared.

  18. I cannot in my wildest dreams justify this cruel treatment of Nevada’s (or any) horses. It is sickening to the majority of Americans and a betrayal of our trust in our gov. to protect an animal that we Americans have believed were protected since the 70’s.

  19. Only a monster could engage in such activities! We have dealt with the results of the emotional and physical damage to horses caused by the monsters who condone this! Signed and shared on my page TWICE today … but someone or something keeps removing it! WTH !

  20. This situation is urgent. Please sign and send and expand the level of awareness to all corners of the country!

    “There is a 5 member committee and only one yes vote right now and that is ME! Ty so much!”

    Mark Manendo

    Nevada State Senator—District 21

    Chairman—Senate Transportation Committee

    3400 E. Cabana Dr. # 2039

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89122

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/Current/21

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  21. It should NEVER be OK to hurt any animal, be it on
    personal property or at any kind of event. If one can hurt an animal, one can hurt a human. They should be fined hugely.

  22. This is absolutley horrible and this animalabuse has go to stop EVERYWHERE! they are living breathing Gods creatures and should be treated with love and respect.

    • I agree Shannon, I thought animal abuse was illegal. If it is Why does it continue? These animal abusers need to be super duper fined. Get them in the pocket book, make them care for injured animals ( of course closely supervised). Why do some think animals are on earth to hurt, did their parents teach them that.I don’t understand.

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