If you love horses, you must know that roping them, causing them to trip while they gallop, is abuse. Plain and simple – anyone with half a brain can figure out that a thousand pounds at 20+ mph being stopped and dropped on a dime means major damage — if it were a vehicle being “dropped”, the damage would require thousands to repair. In this case, when it’s a living, breathing, feeling being, a horse, it means maiming to the extent they are forever crippled or even must be destroyed due to major extensive crippling injuries. That description is of a sport, a Mexican Rodeo “sport”, unbelievably, called “horse tripping”.
Horse Tripping is what the fringe extremists, Sue and Dave, are now supporting – the “right” for Nevadans to continue to abuse horses in Nevada in this way, the “freedom” to continue to engage in horse tripping — for the fun of it. The two miserable malevolent mental midgets are spearheading a lobbying effort to stop the Nevada bill now moving through the NV legislature to specifically outlaw such atrocities.
This is not the 19th century, Americans have spoken loudly and clearly in a growing voice over the past century stating that we do not condone willful injury to animals in the name of “culture” and “sport”. This sickening “tradition” of maiming and sometimes fatally injuring horses for the fun of it, “horse tripping”, in illegal in numerous states all over the US because it is cruel and inhumane.
The American Horse Defense Fund describes the legal background this way:
On August 26, 1994, California Governor Pete Wilson signed into law a bill banning the intentional tripping of horses for entertainment or sport. 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 breeder and racing associations. Hispanic organizations also endorsed the legislation. The banning of intentional horse tripping for entertainment does not end the Mexican charreada tradition, merely the 3 events involving an act which inflicts needless suffering on animals.
Horse-tripping is so cruel that it has been banned in other U.S. states, California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, in film and TV production, by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and by the American Quarter Horse Association.
Since that was written, Arizona and Nebraska have also banned horse tripping. According to In Defense of Animals, the film and TV industry banned this over 50 years ago. And both the AQHA and the PRCA — organizations which ironically have vigorously supported the same ugly pro-slaughter position as these two horse hating dim bulbs, Wallis and Duquette — have also banned horse tripping years ago. In other words, all the mainstream groups are against this cruel inhumane “sport”, even many of Sue and Dave’s biggest pro-slaughter buddies, yet these two vicious horse haters want to be sure no one takes away their right to abuse, maim and kill more horses.
One has to wonder what their buddy, Tim Amlaw, VP of American Humane Association, (AHA) thinks of their latest antics in supporting inhumane horse tripping. Not to give any kudos to AHA – after all they sent old VP Tim to the Slaughter Summit in Law Vegas earlier this year as a featured speaker. We hear he had nothing but glowing remarks supporting horse slaughter. But the real irony is that AHA is the same organization which oversees animal welfare in Hollywood. You know, those notices you see on every movie which claims no animals were harmed in the making of the movie? AHA states on their website they have been protecting animals in film since 1940. Hmmmm……. as long as they support slaughter, we won’t support AHA but we wonder if they know about this clear conflict of interest with Sue and Dave’s ever-changing, ever-sinking agenda for the abuse and killing of horses ?
Can you imagine the shame Sue and Dave bring to their families? The shame they bring to their cities and the states they live in? Somewhat like having your very own, very vocal, cockfighters or dogfighters within your circle (think unsavory backwoods characters here as you might have seen in the movie Deliverance) that are nearly impossible to distance yourself from…. shudder….
Americans have moved into the 21st century but apparently from every observation, these two knuckle-draggers were born far too late. Seems they would have fit right into the caveman era, clubbing everything that moved over the head, chomping on big greasy bones and believing humans are the only ones who have a nervous system. How else to explain the purely vicious intent behind this lobbying effort?
We think we’ll go throw up now…. but you can bet we’ll let Nevada know that we support their bill to outlaw horse tripping first.