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Cruel Horse Tripping DOES Happen in Nevada

(The News As We See It) by R.T. Fitch ~ Author/Director of HfH Advisory Council

Help Nevada Animals‘ Releases Shocking Video

Warning: this video displays cruelty that will offend most if not everyone who views it!

While the likes of Dave Duquette and Sue Wallis waved their out-of-state banners and declared that Horse Tripping does not exist in Nevada the cruel and inhumane practice was occurring right under their upturned, pig-like noses.

“Help Nevada Animals” has released a shocking video captured at the Winnemucca Annual Charreada on April 30, 2011. Not only shows horse tripping to be alive and well in a state that claims to not have it, but also that horses are downed, injured, prodded with electric cattle prods, used over and over in repeated events, and are not given water throughout an entire day of events. Blatant abuse to these horses, which are obvious domestics, is in no way in the spirit of a true rodeo and rodeo sportsmanship.

Once again Duquette, Wallis and their bogus United Horsemen.org are shown to be perpetrators of equine cruelty and an embarrassment to the sane and civil equine community.  Meanwhile, Nevada’s legislators need to follow through with outlawing Horse Tripping within their state and disregard the chatter from the horse eaters to the north, the clanking of their butcher cleavers fall upon deaf ears.

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  1. I would like nothing better than to chase these asshats around for several hours and withhold water and the bathroom!!

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  2. This is nothing but sadistic torture of innocent horses. Surely there is a speial place in hell for those cowards who did this.

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  3. How can people sit and watch this and so nothing??? Then these same horses go off to slaughter just like the horses from the Cheyenne Stampede Frontier Days. They are there for entertainment and then they go off to the horrors of the slaughter house. Why do people support these activities? People must stop going and supporting the torture of animals for entertainment.

    We need to hold the people and the legislature of Nevada accountable for the torture of animals. These are despicable acts of violence against animals and they need to stop!

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    • They have no Idea what is happening to these horses, they are not aware that the horses have been altered ……………………This soring is ultimately painful , it has got to stop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The reason they do it is Ultimate Greed………………….They have no conscience they know that it is very painful for the horse yet they still do kit, it is up to us to put an end to it……………………..

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  4. Lyn is right. NV needs to be held accountable. Best way to affect people like that, is in their pocket. Vegas is sin city. Go somewhere else to gamble. Don’t spend a penny in that state!

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    • I too agree with Lyn, “Debbie.” Well said, Lyn.

      So nice to see one more “Debbie” on the horses’ side, and the horses sure need all the help they can get! Lord knows how many sincere folks are needed; so sadly, many are insincere.

      War Horse
      yet another Debbie LOL

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  5. This is beyond abusive !! This is blatant out-and-out cruel and deliberate criminal torture !! I submit that those who sit and watch this are equally guilty !!! And, AND
    to add insult to injury, read the excerpt from:
    http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20110424/OPINION/110429866

    “National horse tripping bill needs to be voted on
    It was a sad for horses, the people of Nevada, and the democratic process. I am a lifelong rodeo supporter and horse owner.

    On April 15, the Senate Natural Resources Committee let die SB 364 without even taking a vote. The bill would have outlawed the brutal practice of horse tripping, a standard event of the Mexican-style rodeo called charreada. Only Senators Mark Manendo and David Parks supported the bill. Senators Dean Rhoads, Michael Roberson and John Lee opposed it, despite overwhelming evidence of the need for the measure.

    Charreada features nine events, three of which involve the roping of running horses by the legs, either front (manganas), or rear (piales.) Can you spell insanity? This is not a standard ranching practice anywhere in the U.S., nor is it sanctioned by any American-style rodeo association. Horse tripping is already banned in eight states: California, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nebraska, Illinois, Maine and Florida.

    Reportedly, Sen. Rhoads and the rodeo/ranching community, in their paranoia, lobbied heavily to kill this bill, claiming it was a first step toward outlawing all of rodeo. Nonsense! All the horse pucky is obviously not in the arena. The bill had nothing to do with sanctioned rodeo events.

    Some media coverage might have made the difference. Maybe next session. Meanwhile, there’s to be a charreada in Winnemucca at 11 a.m. April 30-May 1, No. 50 Winnemucca Blvd. Check it out. And please, take a legislator with you.

    Linda Frame
    Anaheim, Calif. “

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  6. I didn’t watch the video, I didn’t need to. What is wrong with people? We are supposed to be a civilized society… aren’t we? But again so are the Spanish (and Mexican) people who take their children to watch the horrible torture and mutilation of bulls. When is man going to evolve in to a truly decent creature?

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    • Oh Laura, it really breaks my heart to hear you say that… we must continue to hope and pray. Remember when Elvis sang; If I can dream? That song is my mantra, I sing it at the top of my lungs when ever I feel like giving up.

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    • Dear KAschaaf(kasohio) I woul;d like to address what you said about Mexico and the Bull Fight , I was in cancun several years ago, I had no idea that they kill the Bull, I went there , much to my dismay, When the Matador killed the Bull, I passed out, I had to be hospitalized……………When he stabbed the Bull , which he did it right in his head the poor thing fell to his knees and let out the most horrible cry I have ever heard, I will never forget that cry….. It still to today if I think about it my stomach turns……………………….. And i will start to cry, the cruelty was unforgetable……. and unforgiveable………..How anyone could cheer when that took place to me was the height of human ignorance………………….From that day forth i i will never be the same……………………….

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  7. It’s hard to find ANYTHING positive, BUT, there is one thing….it is much harder to hide these kind of things today. They have probably gone on for years. Now, the spotlight is being shown on those who perpetrate and profit from animal cruelty. No longer can it be hidden in the dark corners.

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  8. There is one human trait that endures in some people…..just tell them that they CAN’T and watch what happens. Tell them that they CAN’T document. Tell them that they CAN’T visit the privately owned Wild Horse concentration camps. Tell them that they CAN’T fight City Hall…and WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. The Human Spirit endures. It’s like trying to keep a ping pong ball under water.

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  9. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. And that’s suppose to be humane…

    Here’s a question. If horse tripping is suppose to be so humane–how about we have a human equivalent. We send SS in running for all she’s worth–and roping and yanking her legs right out from underneath her. Let her fall flat on her face. Send her off to the hospital and let her all the MRI’s she wants. Then have those come back and tell us what they said. She falls on her backside–she rupture discs. She falls flat on her face–she’ll probably have some knee injuries.

    How in heavens name is this responsible or even humane? Deliberately making a horse fall–they are big animals who get hurt very easily.

    If I had the money and the resources I’d go find that poor horse and buy him. And then I’d try my best to give him the life he deserved. One that is respectful and full of love. And I wouldn’t forget the carrots!

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  10. Margaret, you hit on a good point. There seems to be a thirst for violence in some humans. When it’s done for the sake of entertainment, it is especially abhorrent.
    There are human events that satisfy that need and the playing field is level….the participants are there voluntarily. Boxing, Kick Boxing, Football…all of the contact sports. From what I understand, Paint Ball is very popular. The animals should be left out of it.

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    • Lisa, your link is to United Horsemen’s Association, an African-American group headquartered in Fredricksburg, PA. I have no information about their position on equine welfare or slaughter. One of their main missions is working with children and youth. BTW, their CMN event was on May 14th.

      Dave Duquette and Slaughterhouse Sue’s organization is United Horsemen’s Front, but it comes up when you search for “United Horsemen”, and the URLs are similar.

      I think it’s time we start finding out about as many organizations as possible re: their positions on equine welfare and slaughter. Breed associations, individual breeders, animal welfare advocates, etc., and, yes, equine rescues.

      If any are unwilling to take a stand against slaughter, or say they’re “neutral”, ask them why they feel that way. If they say slaughter is one option to address the “unwanted horse” situation, ask if and how they’re working to identify and support alternatives.

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  11. I don’t wear my hat in public anymore..It is now a symbol of shame.. to me.. Anyone who can call themselves a cowboy; now; is openly admitting most of their outlook at horses and other animals.. is they are just livestock.. there for the cowboys needs only and if it means abuse to the horse to GITTER DONE.. So be it..I see it even at kids events; seen as ok; that horse needs a whip to be handled; to make it work at it’s top potential.. And the grandstands are full of sicko’s who paid out good money to watch the animals get abused, beaten and crushed ..Now there’s a nice quiet horse is some people’s remarks..Actually fact;broken and crushed; knows it’s place or the beatings will start again..Our sociaty is a doomed bunch of sick minded people..We all say; they will pay for the cruelity..Yes, they will; someday..But meanwhile still here on this orb known as earth; they make hundreds of animals pay, Lots with their lives..to entertain the sicko’s and the preverted..And lots of them wear boots and hats.. In public like a badge of pride..Look at me .. I’m a cowboy..I’d like the hat band to read I abuse animals for sick people..If he’s got a silver/gold buckle then so should the hat band be inlaid.in red.. to signafy the blood that the animals paid with to allow him to win that buckle..EH ??

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  12. In my fantasies, sometimes I think if only we could round up all those who participate, by watching or doing, in any animal cruelty. And then, gladiator-like, put them in an arena with a bunch of hungry lions, tigers and bears – Oh, My!! But then I remember that even that kind of thinking really makes me no better than those I rail against…the work of rescue on any level so often feels like Sisyphus and the endless rolling of the heavy stone, only to have it fall back again – yet, the alternative, to do nothing, is not an option. . . the only thing needed for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing… Hence, in the words of Winston Churchill, we must “never, never, never give up!!”

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    • True words Beth true words..when we give up it’s only admission to the sickos that what they do is all rite..Just makes my mind sad beyond words.. so much to do for the suffering; so little time to do it in..

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  13. This is just unsciounable(sp). I know what I would like to do to them. And, it wouldn’t be pretty. This is animal cruelty and anyone that likes to see is sicko. What has the human race become that they would like to see this done to this gorgeous animal. Gosh, I wish I had the means and there would not be a horse or donkey that wouldn’t have a home. Their home would be with me to have love and shelter, medical need when necessary, and the affection that all these animals deserve and so often does not get. I cry when I think how mean the human race has become and I only hope that get what’s coming to them when they take their last breath.

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  14. FUEL THAT ANGER INTO ACTION!

    Call all your Nevada state legislators (see the website of the Nevada State Legislature for contact info), and raise hell. Esp. the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, where AB 364 (Copening) died last month. That bill would have banned horse tripping. Insist that these abused horses get some respite NOW, not in the next legislative session, which is two years away.

    It is rumored that Senator Dean Rhoads lobbied heavily behind the scenes to kill this bill, along with his cronies from the ranching, rodeo and farm bureau community. Shame! And Winnemucca is in his district.

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    • Tis needs to be resurrected… get that bill back and show the harm done… they lied and tried to say this was about skill… ropes burn, cut and break legs. Horses are big and heavy and falling is something they do not do for fun naturally!! Why do you think movies banned this?? Horses had to be put down because they were harmed! It is cruelty. If someone did that to a horse of mine that rope would be around their legs in no time! You think if my skill level is high enough you won’t get hurt??? Ludicrous! Liars!! BLM lies in court all the time… these people lied. Bring back the bill!! Stuff it down their throats!! Then do a National End Horse Tripping Bill!!

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  15. Why do people think that maiming a horse is entertainment? How can we stop this. I’m calling the White House again 202-456-1111 to stop this barbaric practice? This is not to be justified by any means.

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  16. The Nevada Legislature recently blew a chance to fix this disgraceful problem through legislation. They turned a blind eye. Didn’t want the cultural “fallout.” They are as much to blame as anyone. Hold them accountable, Nevada!

    cg

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  17. I wonder if the Feds could step in under The Horse Protection Act of 1970. I’ve done some reading, and I think what seem to be “narrow” definitions could be applied by extension – the same way the Supreme Court used a dictionary definition as part of its ruling that corporations are “persons”.

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  18. This is just too cruel for words – those poor horses! It seems that any animal life is not
    deemed worthwhile by some “people”. I hope these abusers remember that they will
    answer to God for their deeds – weren’t we told we are responsible for all animals welfare? Well, guess where they are going!!!

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  19. After watching the horse tripping, I went to try to find FTC where they might step in. Anyway, here’s Nevada’s animal cruelty laws.

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-574.html

    It seems like anyone could contact the local police and state initially that there is animal cruelty going on and they are willing to ‘press charges.’

    That might get the constabulary out to investigate. A long time ago a detective told me that most often people aren’t willing to ‘press charges’ and that is why in some cases things never get pursued.

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    • From the link, above: (State of Nevada)

      NRS 574.050 Definitions. As used in NRS 574.050 to 574.200, inclusive:
      1. “Animal” does not include the human race, but includes every other living creature.
      2. “First responder” means a person who has successfully completed the national standard course for first responders.
      3. “Police animal” means an animal which is owned or used by a state or local governmental agency and which is used by a peace officer in performing his or her duties as a peace officer.
      4. “Torture” or “cruelty” includes every act, omission or neglect, whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted.
      [1:178:1919; 1919 RL p. 3393; NCL § 10569]—(NRS A 1999, 2517; 2001, 997; 2007, 1926)

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    • There has been quite a response and these people know what they have done. If this happens again I would be surprised. But then, maybe they will do it again as they think they are Right!! Gee… and the vet said the horse was uninjured?? Go walk that horse around in front of a video camera and show us!! I bet it was already sold to a kill buyer!!

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      • All you need is one other person in an authority position to take interest and watch what happens!

        “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness”

        — Chinese Proverb

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  20. White Pages says this is the number for the non-emergency Winnemucca Police.

    Police Depts Non Emergencies

    Serving the Winnemucca area
    Winnemucca, NV 89445
    (775) 623-6423

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  21. This breaks my heart that someone would purposely inflict pain and suffering for entertainment. The next step is to have this outlawed completely! What actions can we do to get this done?

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  22. What am I missing here?

    C A L L T H E P O L I C E
    AND H A V E THEM GO O U T THERE TO

    I N V E S T I GA T E

    A N I M AL C R U E L T Y

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  23. I am not great with a computer – can someone start a Boycott Nevada For Animal Cruelty/Horse Tripping Facebook page? Petition?

    Most of the Mexicans are probably illegal immigrants 😉 How about we call call Immigration to have them go clean up Winnemucca and charro club? 😉

    http://www.unitedstatesimmigration.info/nevada.html

    Complaining to Nevada tourism offices might help too. Since the wallet is God these days, the only way to get anything done is to hit them where it hurts.

    http://travelnevada.biz/

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  24. There are probably enough vehicle violations involved that the police wouldn’t have to get past the parking lots for everyone to be cited for something vehicular.

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  25. I just don’t understand why the person taking the video didn’t do anything to help the animals or prevent any abuse she thought was happening. She sat there for two days yet claims that no water or feed was provided. Even though that is not true, she did not make an attempt to check or provide anything. If I see a child or person in danger, I intervene even if my personal safety is jeopardized. I also take a stand when members violate Charro or animal welfare rules and laws. I live in California and was not at the event. We have confirmed that a Veterinarian was on site and reports were taken. Water and feed was adequately available. Mynews4 did a follow up with the great news that the felled horse did not sustain any injuries. This was one accident out of 67+ ropings. The accidental fall was regretful but it was an isolated incident. Everything will be done to help prevent accidental falls and sanctions and fines will be carried out against the participants who offended Charro and animal welfare rules and laws. the link is below.
    I am only sharing information. I will not reply to offensive remarks. Nor do I expect to change your minds. http://www.mynews4.com/story.php?id=42556

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    • TD, I suppose you do not believe that roping a horse’s legs and causing the horse to fall, heavily, is not Horse Tripping?? “Tripping’ is like the word Gather. It does not have the right feel to the violence unleashed upon the terrified animal. I have heard that this was not all that was done to the horse and in the video hot shotting is done liberally to get the horse frightened, no, terrified- so it will run all out. This is all unnecessary and unsportsmanlike. This is not a sport but a cruel, stupid and ugly attack. Do you claim it ‘shows off a skill in roping’? I say; like hell it does!!

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      • You must have me mixed up with randy..my websites ae http://www.charros federationusa.com and the soon to be up http://www.charrosfederationusa.org .

        This is an official authorized statement from Charros Federation USA and FMCH,two sanctioning bodies for Charreria in the U.S.. Tripping or pulling of rope in manganas to intentionally trip a horse is heavily fined and carries other penalties as well. $1,000 dollars in fines were collected from the organizer and Charro team that violated our rules regarding animal welfare and competition safety. That amount will be donated to a worthy and neutral Animal Control agency in Winnemucca.

        The views and opinions of Randy Jannsen in his videos and writings are strictly his own and do not reflect the opinion and stance of our organizations. The videos he uses are from Mexico and not the United States.

        Cassandra Duvall did an excellent job following up on the story. She spoke to the onsite Veterinarian and is happy to inform us that the horses is doing just fine. You could watch the story ” what’s next for alleged horsetripping/manganas on the my news 4 website.

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    • Toby, one of the main arguments made against the bill was that horse tripping didn’t occur in Nevada, so there was no need for passage. The Winnamucca event certainly blew that assertion all to hell! And it happened so soon after the bill was defeated I consider it a “raspberry” to both legislators and the general public by those who do indeed support it, even though they weren’t willing to SAY so at the Nevada meetings.

      So here’s a few questions for you, along with my answers:

      Would a ban on tripping impact any legitimate sanctioned events? NO!
      Would a state wide-ban on tripping help local agencies police horse events? YES! FYI, several Nevada counties have already banned the practice.
      Would a ban on tripping affect any other rodeo or equine events? NO … despite some people’s feigned “paranoia”!
      Would a ban on tripping affect normal ranching, veterinary or training activities? NO!
      Would a ban on tripping enhance Nevada’s image with respect to the fact that the state strives to run reasonable safe equine and livestock events that would be appropriate for families of all ages to attend? YES!

      The vet checked the horses AT THE EVENT. I’d like to know what shape they were in over the next few days. That is if any could be located … which I doubt!

      I’ve read pro-tripping comments that some horses being tripped “actually seem to enjoy it” as an opportunity to “outwit the charros”. How does a horse “outwit” so many ropers? Did the horse that was being tripped look like it was “enjoying” the experience to you? What about these:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4WAneaBQUc If you have examples of this “enjoyment”, I’d be interested to see them.

      And “Everything will be done to help prevent accidental falls …”??? Isn’t seeing a horse fall repeatedly the whole point? “The crowd goes wild!!!” … which they DO whenever a charro fells a horse. If you have examples of horses NOT brought down during their entire “run”, please put them up. Hopefully, the videos have sound, so we can monitor the audience reaction.

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      • Here are the videos you requested. No horses are ever intentionally tripped and accidental falls are very rare . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CYS2CJ_2co .

        The comments and videos Randy Jannsen puts up are from Mexico, and Randy is not a representative of offical Charreria. I just wanted to make sure yu saw these.. “horse tripping” incidents.
        This is an official authorized statement from Charros Federation USA and FMCH,two sanctioning bodies for Charreria in the U.S.. Tripping or pulling of rope in manganas to intentionally trip a horse is heavily fined and carries other penalties as well. $1,000 dollars in fines were collected from the organizer and Charro team that violated our rules regarding animal welfare and competition safety. That amount will be donated to a worthy and neutral Animal Control agency in Winnemucca.

        The views and opinions of Randy Jannsen in his videos and writings are strictly his own and do not reflect the opinion and stance of our organizations. The videos he uses are from Mexico and not the United States.

        Cassandra Duvall did an excellent job following up on the story. She spoke to the onsite Veterinarian and is happy to inform us that the horses is doing just fine. You could watch the story ” what’s next for alleged horsetripping/manganas on the my news 4 website.

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    • Tody- I hope you experience an “accidental fall” someday soon, all in the name of fun. Maybe someone will lasso your legs and send you sprawling to the ground in a cloud of dirt! Woohoo now that would be worth shouting about! Remember though…. no legal action, no complaining… after all it was regretful but it was an isolated incident.

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  26. TD, one horse subjected to any cruel act is one to many, and no matter how you spin it roping a horses legs while he is running is tripping in any ones book. Your article states it is part of a culture and a family event. If your culture needs to have this sick and illegal CULTURAL activity then they should stay in mexico, NOT here in America. We civilized Americans do not believe in it.

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  27. There has been alot of discussion on horse tripping this week.

    Joe from TB Friends takes in a lot of these horses. California was the first state to outlaw horse tripping but does not enforce it.

    Here is Joe’s website, email address and phone number:

    http://www.tbfriends.com/index.php
    tbfriends@aol.com
    530-383-2120

    Joe does not save his blogs so I would suggest you email or call him and he will give you some real horror stories! He doesn’t write over the weekends.

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  28. I also want to say thank you to Jim Tourangeau for his post.

    Also cowboy Bob.

    Good to see some real cowboys speak up!!

    Thank you, Marge

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  29. Where did that picture on the article you linked come from.

    Why is the grass only green in the vicinity of the horse? How strange; wherever they keep that horse must have unusual rain patterns.

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  30. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson signed a bill into law banning the intentional tripping of horses for entertainment or sport in California.

    The bill was supported by numerous groups including the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Horse Protection Association, the California Council of Police and Sheriffs, the California District Attorney’s Association, the Great American Cowboy Association, and breeding and racing associations.

    Hispanic organizations also endorsed the California legislation including the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce.

    Horse tripping is so cruel it has been banned in other U.S. states: Florida, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and most recently, Nebraska in 2008.

    The practice has also been banned in film and TV production, by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

    Sadly, horse tripping has spread to Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado (where it has become a part of their state fair rodeo program) and the eastern region of Washington state.

    Outlawing horse slaughter would not only protect horses from entering the slaughter pipeline, but also remove them as a major source of horses for charreada events, striking a significant blow to this cruel and disgusting practice.

    Go to the Fund for Horses for more info!

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  31. The video says that this family cultural activity of abusing horses keeps your children off the streets and away from drive by shootings, BULL CRAP, 28,000 Mexicans murdered in Mexico last year, your program really works in your own country. Whats your next excuse of horse abuse in this country?

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  32. This is an official authorized statement from Charros Federation USA and FMCH,two sanctioning bodies for Charreria in the U.S.. Tripping or pulling of rope in manganas to intentionally trip a horse is heavily fined and carries other penalties as well. $1,000 dollars in fines were collected from the organizer and Charro team that violated our rules regarding animal welfare and competition safety. That amount will be donated to a worthy and neutral Animal Control agency in Winnemucca.

    The views and opinions of Randy Jannsen in his videos and writings are strictly his own and do not reflect the opinion and stance of our organizations. The videos he uses are from Mexico and not the United States.

    Cassandra Duvall did an excellent job following up on the story. She spoke to the onsite Veterinarian and is happy to inform us that the horses is doing just fine. You could watch the story ” what’s next for alleged horsetripping/manganas on the my news 4 website.

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  33. I meant to post this comment about a week ago, and then things got a little crazy! First, thank you so much for this blog and for this post. AWESOME! Second, I wanted to give an update on this issue. Because of the video and the subsequent embarrassment of having irrefutable evidence that false testimony was given and believed at the Senate Natural Resources Committee Meeting, this bill may be resurrected. Senator Mark Manendo, a real friend to animals, has been working tirelessly to not allow this issue to die. We’re keeping the pressure on, and will be sure to post updates!
    Thank you again,
    HelpAnimalsNV

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      • What I saw was a whole lot of cowboys chasing one horse around an arena. The man with the lasso was very talented the way he handles his lariat, nice demonstration. He could have just as easily proved his prowess by roping a person running around the arena. Fortunately THAT horse did not panic when it was hit or caught with the rope, except a little at the end. But SOME horses do panic. People who abuse the system and do not follow the rules to prevent animals in rodeos, etc from being abused and tormented have ruined it for the rest. This happens all the time in every ‘industry’. The government is forced to step in regulate and make sure abuse does not occur and or continue. People have forgotten the Golden Rule. The ‘human’ race has forgotten to use good sense and common decency.

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  34. Don’t know were you want to go with this ~ whole different animals, refer to main video ~ horses legs roped out from under him, falls down on it’s back, legs in the air shaking in obvious pain——-Still TRIPPING in my book.

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  35. All those “tripping”-horses… just so beautiful… so cruelly treated for heartless “entertainment”…

    Whoever is involved in this bloody Charreada is yet another ugly DISGRACE to the human race! =(

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  36. I have rarely seen such a heartless monstrous description of a sport.

    One can only wonder at the life history that created the sorry sickened souls they have become.

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  37. Congratulations Marge, You and comments and opinions like yours are exactly why we oppose bills that are sponsored by unreasonable people that want to impose their narrow beliefs on the taxpayers and general public, tying up our honorable legislators and justice system with nothing but biased opinions without regard to or economy.

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  38. Comments and opinions ~ sponsored by unreasonalble people ~ who want to impose their narrow minded beliefs on taxpayers and the general public ~ and tie up the justice system. This is a free America we are entitled to our opinions and we do pay the taxes and we can tie up our justice system any time we wish, with the things we see as Un-American and abusive and offensive. I said it before and will say it again-American cowboys do not practice tripping ~ sounds to me as though you are trying to shove your culture down our throats. Watched your videos and did not see anyone their but Mexicans in the stands, not like the Americans you see at an American rodeo. You can spin it anyway you want but if I walk past you and you stick your foot out and I fall YOU TRIPPED ME ~ if a horse runs past you and you rope his legs and he falls YOU TRIPPED HIM and you are not changing our minds or our opinions. PROUD TO BE OF THE AMERICAN CULTURE we don’t impose our culture on Mexico.

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    • Our group has been circulating the horse tripping video and 134 people so far cancelled their travel plans to the Nevada casinos. The list is growing by the hour!

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  39. Every culture, neighborhood, school room, church, campground, laundromat, hospice and flower shop have two kinds of people:

    those who value animal welfare and those who don’t, for whatever reasons.

    You don’t have to be of any culture or nationality to be callous toward animal fear or pain.

    This inability to feel compassion toward other creatures is found in all cultures and nationalities.

    There is none so deaf as he who will NOT hear, as the saying goes.

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  40. I have a rescued gelding who was brutalized by horse tripping events. He has broken vertebras in his neck, rope burns around his legs, scars on the side of his face where he slid face-down in the dirt, hip and hock problems and if all that wasn’t bad enough, he tried to leap out of the corral and impaled himself on a stake (or was gored by a bull..this part is still unknown). I’ve been able to gentle him up using Parelli Natural Horsemanship but he will never be whole again. He was brutalized to the point of insanity. He is safe and happy with me now but he is unrideable due to his extreme reactions to pressure…he feels he has to fight for his life. I’m teaching him voice commands since he can’t fight with words. This horse is the love of my life but he is so, so damaged. Please bid on horses like mine at the Fallon Livestock Auction (slaughter auction) so the mexican killers don’t get them. I love my horse.

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    • Dear Cathrine, what a beautiful soul your are, you have given him back what he needed, he will never forget your kindnesses, and reward you everyday of his life……………………………..

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  41. I’m almost 36 and I remember many years ago seeing a TV special/documentary about Charros and how they did this very thing. The horses were shown breaking their necks, slamming against the walls to the point their body ripped open and their insides came spilling out. They also showed a man and a young boy standing next to a horse and the boy reached up and socked the horse in the face. There was nothing more I would’ve loved than to beat that boy silly. I get tired of hearing about our “innocent, helpless children” and how we must protect them but these aren’t ones I want to expend my care on and these children are already poisoned by their disgusting parents and/or peers to have no regard whatsoever for animals and probably not all that much for other people. What a sick excuse to say that it’s a cultural thing to justify animal abuse and for entertainment no less. I hate to say it but I wish all these cruel sick people got washed away in a tsunami. I would not lose a wink of sleep to know these filthy lowlifes are no more. And Sue Wallis should just keel her fat a## over after eating the horse meat she so diligently promoted to have slaughtered legally. Being the wishful thinker I was, I had hoped horse tripping had died out or banned since seeing that on TV.

    Reasons like these is why I can’t wait for this world to end, yes I know how dramatic that sounds but I can’t stand to see any animal suffer at the hands of our fellow “species.” The human race is a deplorable, heartless savage and the good works people are doing to better this world will never catch up to the perpetual mess people continue to make. The more and more I see stuff like this, the less and less compassion I have for people in general. Not that i would ever hurt or kill anybody, except in selfdefense. All I can say is that I hope there is a special place in hell for animal abusers and I’m furious that Obama reneged on his promise to ban horseslaughter. Horse exporting should also be outlawed for that matter.

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    • Dear Sirarone, You are correct on many counts except for one very important one and that is Faith, If there is anything the Horse teaches so eliqueintly it is Faith , he believes in us, and waits for us to help him , he has Faith, never gives up therefore Honor him and have Faith that WE HIS CARETAKER CAN AND WILL HELP HIM AS HE HAS HELPED US NEVER LOSING FAITH IN US THAT WILL INFACT HELP HIM .., In this all they have perseverance , , so lets all show that we have learned well from him…………………………… Lets give back to him what he has won for us many times over FREEDOM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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