Horse tripping stays banned following commission vote
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Animal activists in Nevada are celebrating a victory.
City leaders have sided with them regarding the so-called, Horse Tripping Ordinance.
"It's a very dangerous and risky situation. Anytime you rope any horse that's galloping, there's always that risk of them falling. The injuries are severe. They can break their legs, their necks. Often, they have to be euthanized," said Stacia Newman, Nevada Political Action for Animals.
On Tuesday, the Clark County Commission voted in favor of keeping the existing ordinance, which would ban horse tripping.
People spoke out on both sides of the issue, but ultimately, the commission decided the act is cruel to animals.
Rodeo organizers said based on Tuesday's vote, they may have to move their events to other locations.
"We're just gonna go and look into other options that are available. There's other counties. There's other venues. There's other cities. That's an option," said Alejandro Galindo, Mexican Federation of Charreria.
Horse tripping is already banned in other Nevada counties, and in several states.