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Mon, Apr 14 | By Pet Pulse Staff Reports | 134

PHOENIX – Nearly two months ago the Arizona House of Representatives’ Water and Agriculture Committee introduced a bill that would ban horse tripping to the House floor. Now, HB 2539 was approved with a 54-2 vote on March 31 and move… more ›

Ariz. House Approves Horse Tripping Ban, Bill Moves to Senate
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Kelly B.
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Kelly B.
5 years ago

Even if some of these representatives think this is a "silly bill," what could it hurt to go ahead and pass it?? I'd rather be safe than sorry if/when this turns into a much bigger problem.

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Marissa F.
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Marissa F.
5 years ago

Oh gosh...that should be banned!

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Elizabeth W.
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Elizabeth W.
5 years ago

That is a lot of weight to fall. Sounds painful I hope it is banned.

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Susan
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Susan
5 years ago

A "civilized" world doesn't torture any animals, especially in this way. People who do this to horses are MONSTERS!!!

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

All types of rodeo should be banned!

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

I looked this bill up -- it didn't pass the Senate. I hope it's introduced again. Never give up on pushing positive animal legislation, I say.

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

Wow, this is the most twisted thing I've heard today. Definitely needs to be banned!

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Lisa A.
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Lisa A.
5 years ago

this should be banned everywhere if it hurts the horses that much. I lived in Az for 8 yrs. in a small town that thrives off their rodeo's and never saw or heard of this before!

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

Horse tripping doesn't sound humane to me...and should be banned.

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Dstrykr
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Dstrykr
5 years ago

"I’ve been around horses my whole life, I’ve rodeoed my whole life, and I don’t know of anyone going around tripping horses. I think it’s just a silly bill. ”Rep. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa)

That's because it happens in the "under ground world" there Senator cowboy.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

Let me get this straight, "the deliberate roping of a horse’s legs" is a sport in some part of the world? What the heck is wrong with people? It does seem, though, that this would fall into the cruelty realm so it should be prosecuted as such.

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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
5 years ago

I could not believe it when I read that horse tripping was allowed in the United States!!! I read of this before this article. Omg! I thought countries that are not "animal friendly," such as Mexico, China did this! And Japan. Horse tripping is NOT A SPORT! Nor is horse fighting entertainment. Frightening it is in the U.S....and LEGAL!

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Why in the world would any one want to do this? I want to right more about this topic except tat the only that comes to my mind is "Why would any one want to do this? Hopefully, this type of animal abuse is illegal now in all 50 states.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

I am stunned this still exists too. I have never been to a rodeo and I don't think I want to go.

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DDRau
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DDRau
5 years ago

Hard to believe this still exists. Sure rodeos are a part of the old west culture but aren't we beyond that?

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Judy A.
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Judy A.
5 years ago

Where ever this is happening stop it, stop it, stop it! I don't like almost everything at rodeos.

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Linda T.
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Linda T.
5 years ago

This needs to stop and NOW!!!!

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Lallyke
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Lallyke
5 years ago

I truly hope this bill passes in the Senate. This is an awful "sport" that effects so many horses.

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Matt J.
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Matt J.
5 years ago

This needs to be passed. It doesn't take a genius to see how cruel this sport is.

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Maureen B.
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Maureen B.
5 years ago

It amazes me how some Republican government officials always have something negative to say about any bill that protects animals. Today, in our country, horses are in danger whether they are wild or domesticated. To some the solution is to ship them to Canada and Mexico where they are cruelly slaughtered for food for European rich. The BLM wants to euthanize wild horses because they claim they can't afford to feed them anymore; euthanasia vs. setting them free to run our public lands as they were meant to. Rescue ranches are financially strapped and cannot feed their charges, so those horses are sent to slaughter. Where does it end? I'm glad this bill passed and I salute the courage of those government officials that stood up for the rights of our horses!!!!!

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Ashley C.
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Ashley C.
5 years ago

Horse Tripping always disgusted me, I'm glad they are working on a bill to ban it. I know that if I had ever seen someone do that I'd be taking the poor thing in or at least paying to have it humanely P.T.S.

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Andrea l.
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Andrea l.
5 years ago

Wow...I never knew people did this. I hope it passes as well because it definitely would cause horses serious injuries because their legs, relative to their bodies, are so fragile. It suprises me though that basically the same sport is done with cows in rodeos...it does not cause as many injuries but it is the same principle....

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Marie C.
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Marie C.
5 years ago

I hope this passes. they should include cow tipping too!

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PJ W.
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PJ W.
5 years ago

Score one of the animal!!
I think any event or action should be subject to animal cruelty laws. Nobody and nothing should be exempt. Those 2 idiots ....

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Melissa G.
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Melissa G.
5 years ago

Sounds like a couple of legislators need tripped. How do we keep electing idiots like this to office?

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Divaspaw
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Divaspaw
5 years ago

It sounds like alot of animal lovers need to write, email and phone the two Representatives that think that horse tripping is ok. What in the world are they thinking?

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Janie P.
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Janie P.
6 years ago

My only question is - What if they were made to run at full speed and someone roped their legs and they fell down. I am sure they would not think it was okay then. Animals can't tell you when they hurt.

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Berrypatch573
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Berrypatch573
6 years ago

Problems brought about by cultural differences fascinate me. It's hard to understand how any culture could develop, foster, perpetuate, and enjoy such an activity. But it happens, and if we have to legislate against it, it's the least we can do to protect our animals.

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Stephanie W.
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Stephanie W.
6 years ago

I am glad that they are concerned about the horses. but I dont agree with Jessica I rodeo and I know that in the total 5 seconds those calves are down they are not hurt. I know this because I have lived on a farm my entire life and it takes alot to hurt a cow or calf. However it doesnt take much to harm a horse.

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

what about the calves, i hate going to rodeos and seeing them doing it to the calves

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Angelina H.
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Angelina H.
6 years ago

I can't believe that someone voted no because they considered this a "silly" bill! I find it unfortunate that there are people out there who would participate in such a "sport" (ironically, I do not find it all sporting). Obviously, there are such people in the world, and we need these "silly" laws to protect the animals.

I had not heard of horse tripping until I read this article. Thank you Pet Pulse for informing me that such a thing existed.

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Kathleen
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Kathleen
6 years ago

I don't know why people would find such a thing as entertaining.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

i don't think that anything [bills] that is intended to help save any amimal from any kind of abuse is "silly"

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Janet V.
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Janet V.
6 years ago

Glad someone is looking out for the horses!

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Teresa C.
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Teresa C.
6 years ago

Doesn't sound like "sport" to me. Glad the bill has moved forward.

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
6 years ago

This is stupid! Why would anyone want to do this to a perfectly sound animal?

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Bfyorkies
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Bfyorkies
6 years ago

I hope they ban this> I dont know how this is any different than dog fighting or cock fighting it is cruelty to animal no matter how you look at it!!

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Horse tripping may seem particularly vile to most Zootoo members, but rodeos are quite simply an inherent animal cruelty and should be banned. This so-called "sport" causes the deaths and injuries of countless animals. Mysteriously, rodeo fans do not know that animals are being brutalized for their entertainment and that thousands are hurt every year, some fatally. Let's all hope that one day soon we will see an end to all this macho barbarism!

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Jessica L.
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Jessica L.
6 years ago

I agree this should be banned, But if the animal cruelty act provides an escape route for members of a rodeo, then how will anyone ever be prosecuted for the crime?

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Kittypassion
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Kittypassion
6 years ago

Horse tripping is definitely animal cruelty and must be banned in the entire USA. It's like dogfighting in that it is hidden from the public, but it happens. People should be prosecuted. Shame on the two republicans that didn't vote for the ban.

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wendy T.
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wendy T.
6 years ago

i really hope this is banned

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tsmackley
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tsmackley
6 years ago

I agree it should be against the law! However I had never heard of it before and did not know anyone did such a thing. It definitely should not be allowed.

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Amanda R.
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Amanda R.
6 years ago

I'm against rodeos completely. I have nothing against farming and ranching but to continuously subject calves to roping and so on , for sport is bs. I've never heard of this horse tripping, what would be the practical use of that?? Bullriding is terrible , they sench a leather strap around the poor bulls nether regions to make it buck...same thing for bronco riding.

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Shirla S.
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Shirla S.
6 years ago

I know that this type of thing has been going on for many generations in rodeo events. I truly have always thought it was awful that someone would hurt any animal including bulls and cows, dogs or what ever the case may be. Its totolly un called for. A rodeo event does not have to show cruelty. maybe there intentions are not ment to hurt the animal. but you know as humans what it feels like to trip and fall or be tripped in a high run. And people have been know to break a bone too. so what makes them think. oh well its just an animal. they have feelings to and they shouldn't suffer no more then we as humans. They are Gods creation and where put on this earth for a reason. Not to be hurt or treated like _____. You get my drift....

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Theranddav
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Theranddav
6 years ago

I am very happy that the bill made it this far. Hopefully it will pass completely and the last few states allowing this deplorable sport will follow suite.

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parker e.
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parker e.
6 years ago

i really hope this is banned

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Marilyn D.
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Marilyn D.
6 years ago

I wasn't even aware of this. I have watched rodeos at county fairs and never saw this practiced. It's crazy that two people voted nay. Deliberate tripping of a horse is not a sport.

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debbie w.
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debbie w.
6 years ago

What dirt bags! and they think of it as a sport? How can some people sleep at night with the visions of a beautiful horse going down and breaking its neck? It just sickens me.

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Brenda R.
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Brenda R.
6 years ago

I can think of two representatives that deserve to be tripped.

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Corey A.
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Corey A.
6 years ago

These sports still exist because men in general still feel the need to prove their manliness and strength by taking down an animal that is bigger and stronger than them. The unfairness is something men just don't accept. Sure, it's okay to take down an animal that doesn't have ropes and other devices other than it's own body to fight back. In a fair world, the men would have nothing except their bodies to use to fight a bigger stronger animal.

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Acedogg2001
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Acedogg2001
6 years ago

I completely agree! Those people are ridiculous. Why do you have to hurt an animal to feel better about themselves. I also love it when those people get hurt. I actually have a lot of joy in it. They always injure the animal and then try to take it down. How is that fair?

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