Horse Tripping WILL continue and other items

Horse tripping WILL continue in the state of Nevada even if the current Bill against it passes. Yes, you read that right.

At the Senate committee hearing all was going well. The serious nature of the issue was being presented and it was confirmed that it is happening in Nevada. And then one of the advocate presenters actually said that what happened in Winnemucca was an accident! Yes, you read that right as well.

It has been downhill since then.

The Bill was rewritten to allow what happened in Winnemucca to happen again. After all it was just an “accident.”

Click Image to see full text of amended bill

Click Image to see full text of amended bill

The Oregon state Senate just passed a BAN on horse tripping that moves into the House. If it passes Oregon will be added to the growing list of states that actually have BANS on horse tripping. Those states include the state of Texas that has the biggest traditional rodeo in the world in Houston… and it was NOT impacted by the bans.

But Nevada just can’t do it.

“Something” is not better than “nothing.” This Bill would now “approve” of what you see in that video. It would make it legal and above reproach. It is not forward but backward!

There is a real fear that those that proposed this legislation will allow this bill to pass in Assembly. IF it passes there will be no reintroduction of legislation that would actually DO SOMETHING. IF this bill passes all it does is “pass” responsibility to local jurisdictions… in other words it does nothing!

Edited to add: There is talk that this is a sensible “compromise” and that all bills must “compromise.” This bill was compromised even before the public had an opportunity to comment on it at the Senate committee hearing. Steer tailing and hotshot use were removed entirely in a compromise to appease the Nevada livestock commission. This bill has been so compromised now that it means nothing. There is a claim that it will police the “underground.” A reminder that no one from the underground, neighborhoods where it does occur, would come forward at the hearing… there was real fear. This bill leaves it entirely to local jurisdictions to sanction any event. That means local ordinances would need to pass to ban it. Three counties in Nevada have bans and one has already moved to remove the ban.

EDIT: WE were asked to PLEASE withdraw our opposition. We worked with Legislature to remove some of the loopholes. The bill still has very little actual prohibitions in it. But we withdrew our opposition and stand ready to address this bill again next session as more video is gained.

ALL efforts to get sane language (illegal to engage in activities for entertainment that have a reasonable expectation to cause a horse to fall) have failed. Horse tripping has either the front or rear legs of a galloping horse lassoed. The intent is to release before the horse falls.

Free Wild Horse and Burro Rally Kits

This time of year many people attend rallies and functions where they set up tables to educate the public to the issues surrounding wild horses and burros in the US. We have had several requests to provide information. In response we created a “Rally Kit.” Most of the items you can download and print from home or save in pdf and have printed at a local office supply store. In addition we added t-shirts, stickers and even a mylar balloon to our cafepress store to help complete any rally table.

Let’s reach more people and get them to “Speak Out!”

Click Image to go to the "Rally Kit" page!

Click Image to go to the “Rally Kit” page!

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16 thoughts on “Horse Tripping WILL continue and other items

  1. Stuff like this is better addressed at the county level and with local communities. Find out whether there’s a betting pool, money laundering, any drug trafficking, local or other bribes, etc. etc. Psychopaths are all the same, their habits are very predictable and follow predictable behaviors and patterns. They also all fall into the same cesspool: drug trafficking, human trafficking, pedophilia, porn, alcoholism, usually wife and child battering, gambling addictions, organized crime. Laws unfortunately don’t stop most of them, since most are either government-subsidized and government-enabled grown up brats who pay their political “mommies” with favors to give them what they want. Oh, and good luck finding an honest brand inspector, LOL!

  2. How about this one…… Today my daughter and I were threatened to be stabbed with a knife for feeding dumped dogs and giving carrot and apple treats to the horses. We were told we should feed poor people – not animals!! I plan to take a pic of this male species and go to the police station and file a report. Laura…..keep the faith and keep on fighting for the horses. I am not going to stop what I am doing!! God Bless

    • USDA approved that shithole in Roswell, NM:

      http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/business/horse-slaughterhouse-passes-usda-check

      Please pass along. Boycott websites are a good way to pass the word – petition sites to send to the New Mexico Dept. of Ag, governor Susana Martinez, Roswell Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico Tourism, Roswell businesses and hotels, trade centers, etc. A lot of Roswell residents are opposed to the slaughter plant, they’ve been ignored too.

      Sorry to be off-topic, but I wanted to put this out asap, Laura.

  3. I wonder how many of these people go to church? humm, if they do I have to ask where is the preacher’s sermons on this stuff? why arent they preaching against cruelty and teaching that Jehovah does’t approve of cruelty for sport or any reason to people or animals?, oh yea I forgot they commited fornication (spiritual as well as morally) with the kings of the earth (per revelation) and sold out the sheep, animals and this beautiful planet we call earth for power and profit. shame on them,no wonder hte apostle paul calls them the man of lawlessness (collectivly)

  4. YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND AMAZING — IS THAT ,WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KEEP PUTTING THE SAME OLD POLITICIAN’S IN POWER AND OFFICE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING US AND OUR BEST INTEREST’S AND THEN WE BELLY ACHE UNTIL WE ARE BLUE IN THE FACEABOUT IT,AND THEN WHAT DO WE DO–WE PUT THE VERY SAME IDIOT’S BACK IN OFFICE, THE VERY SAME ONE’S THAT IGNORE OUR PLEAS AND SUPPORT HORSE SLAUGHTER AND SUPPORT AND WAGE WAR ON OUR WILDLIFE.
    UNTIL WE UNITE,BAND TOGETHER AND STOP BICKERING AMONGST EACHOTHER AS WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADVOCATES OR WILDLIFE ADVOCATE’S THEN AND ONLY THEN ,MAYBE,JUST MAYBE ,WE WILL START WINNING SOME OF THESE BATTLE’S TO SAVE NOT ONLY OUR WILD HORSE’S AND BURRO’S,BUT OUR OTHER WILDLIFE THAT ARE BEING TRAPPED,HUNTED,SLAUGHTERED AND KILLED.
    WE MUST REMIND THESE POLITICIAN’S THAT THEY WORK FOR US,WE PUT THEM IN OFFICE,AND WE CAN TAKE THEM OUT.
    AND IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO THEY’RE JOB AND DO THE JOB THAT WE THE PEOPLE ELECTED THEM TO DO, THEN LET’S GET THEM THE HELL OUT OF OFFICE.
    WE MUST PROTEST,BOYCOTT, BRING NEWS MEDIA ATTENTION TO THEM EVERY CHANCE WE GET AND EXPOSE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE,CALL FOR INVESTIGATION’S, CALL FOR RECALL’S, PROTEST IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME’S,BUSINESS’S, HAUNT THEM DAY AND NIGHT.
    AND FOR THE GOOD POLITICIAN’S LIKE ( SENATOR MARK MANENDO OF NEVADA THAT SUPPORT US AND OUR CAUSE, WE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO SUPPORT AND BACK THEM, AND MAKE DAM SURE THAT WE ELECT THEM AND PUT THEM IN POWER AGAIN.!
    THANK YOU SENATOR MANENDO FOR SUPPORTING THE HORSE’S AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE BEAR’S IN NEVADA.
    WE OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO YOU, SOMEHOW, THE WORD’S “THANK YOU “JUST DOES’NT SEEM TO BE ENOUGH .
    SINCERELY,
    RANDAL MASSARO
    “UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE FOR “UNION MEMBER’S FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE”
    FACEBOOK–RANDAL MASSARO
    PHONE–760-245-3635
    WEBSITE: http://WWW.WILDLIFEKEEPERS.ORG

  5. OOP’S SORRY, I APOLOGIZE FOR WRITING IN ALL CAP’S.
    I FORGOT TO EXPLAIN THAT FOR MANY OF US IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY,MILITARY,AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ( MANY OR MOST OF US WRITE IN ALL CAP’S—MEANING NO DISRESPECT IN ANY WAY,FASHION OR FORM ).
    BUT ANOTHER REASON IS THAT FOR MANY OF US THAT SUFFER OR ARE VISION IMPAIRED JUST MAKE’S IT EASIER TO READ, WRITE , AND COMMUNICATE.
    HAVING A HANDICAP ISNT AN EXCUSE, BUT IS CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE IN THE SCHOOL’S OF COMMON ETTIQUETTE, AND MY SINCERE APOLOGIE’S FOR SOME OF YOU THAT MAY NOT UNDERSTAND OR BE FAMILIAR WITH PROPER ETIQUETTE, OBVIOUSLY NOT IN HARMONY WITH COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY.
    THANK YOU ALL FOR DOING YOUR PART IN THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE LAST OF OUR REMAINING WILDLIFE WE HAVE LEFT.
    EXTINCTION MEAN’S FOREVER !
    RANDAL MASSARO

  6. Its absolutely ridiculous to have horse tripping in anyway legal. Why is this a sport? Why is it entertainment to see a poor animal being tripped and have bones being broken or. Them not being able to get up. They smash their heads on impact when they get tripped. And that’s entertainment?hows this for entertainment. Take the people who are doing this and lasso them and trip them while the horse runs them over. Now that’s entertainment. See how they like it. Its cruel.

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