United Horsemen, an organization that promotes horse slaughter, is taking its fight against the Humane Society of the United States to a new extreme. Not only does this group oppose legislation that benefits the welfare of horses, but it also tries to garner support with scare tactics.
The latest attack, made under the guise of a property rights issue, is against a proposed ban on “horse tripping” in Nevada. Horse tripping is a deadly and sadistic event which has found its way into the US from third world “Charro” rodeos. Horse tripping involves roping the legs of a running horse. The event commonly causes fatal injuries or permanent lameness to the animal.
“They are misleading the public with false information and trying to scare people into opposing the legislation. This is not an attack on rodeos or a first step to anything. It is a bill designed to end the cruel, dangerous treatment of horses as was the ban on horse soring.” stated Vicki Tobin of the Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA).
When Oregon tried to pass similar legislation earlier this year, the group claimed the law would weaken existing laws and although that is false, they are making the same claims for Nevada.
The Equine Welfare Alliance is calling on Nevada residents to support the legislation to ban horse tripping to ensure this cruel practice is never tolerated.
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