Horses in Nevada need you. Senate Bill 364 could be resurrected tomorrow (June 3) with your help. This bill bans horse tripping, a barbaric event where a horse is released into a pen and the participant ropes the horse’s legs and brings him to the ground. It often causes fatal injuries.
According to my friend Laura Allen who writes the blog Animal Law Coalition, the legislative session ends this Friday, June 3. “But, if Senator Steven Horsford (D-Las Vegas), Senate Majority Leader, and Assembly member John Oceguera (D-Las Vegas), Speaker of the Assembly, both sign a waiver to resurrect SB 364, the committee can vote on the bill,” she explains. “If it passes, the bill could then be voted on by the full Senate and the Assembly.”
You Don’t Have to Live in Nevada to Help
Contact Senator Steven Horsford by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 775/684-1429; and contact Assembly member John Oceguera at email@example.com or 775/684-8595.
Ask them to “Please sign the waiver to resurrect SB364. Emphasize that this bill would not affect American-style rodeo, and that nine other states have already passed similar legislation. It’s time for Nevada to follow suit.”
For more on horse tripping, S.B. 364, and others in Nevada to contact to help with this bill, read Animal Law Coalition’s original report.