Colo. lawmakers decline to ban some rodeo events

DENVER — Two rodeo events some consider cruel to animals appear unlikely to come under a state ban this year.

A Colorado House committee voted today not to ban steer-tailing and horse-tripping. Both events are sometimes performed in Mexican-style rodeos called charreadas.

Horse-tripping is when running horses are lassoed by the legs. It can cause fatal leg-breaks in horses. Steer-tailing is an event in which cowboys ride alongside steers and attempt to grab their tails, sometimes ripping the animal’s skin.

Lawmakers on the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee voted 8-5 against the ban. Some lawmakers said the events are cruel but should be banned by cities and counties, not the state.

Read House Bill 39: http://goo.gl/ZOsCf


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Ft Receptionist

    for busy specialty practice. Must be professional, have great communi...

  • Class A Cdl Drivers

    DRIVERSClass A CDL Driver w/Tanker endorsement. 1 year experience + m...

  • Ft Medical Assistant

    Orthopedic practiceis look for a to assist in the back office. Th...

  • Delivery Route

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYWould you like to deliver newspapers as an

  • Web Press Operator

    The Sheridan Press is accepting applications for a . The Sheridan Pre...

  • Cna, Lpn, Rn

    Join our dynamic team of clinical providers atCourtyard Care Center,

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy