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URGENT: Stop Horse Abuse in Utah

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Last November, Box Elder County in Utah hosted an event in which participants forced horses to run at high speeds under threat of a whip only to throw a rope around their legs causing them to crash to the ground. This cruel event is known as "horse tripping" and often causes severe injuries from torn ligaments to broken bones.

This practice is banned in California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It is also prohibited in film and television production, and has even been banned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

One attendee from the November event says "One by one, a foal was chased from a chute at the north end of the indoor arena by a man with a whip. Once roped, the colt was then dragged out of the arena by its neck."

Officials have scheduled yet another horse tripping event on January 18, 2014. Please join the Global Conservation Group in politely urging the Box Elder County officials below to cancel the event:

-The Honorable Ryan Tingey
Box Elder County Commission Chair

-The Honorable LuAnn Adams
Box Elder County Commissioner

-The Honorable Stan Summers
Box Elder County Commissioner

UPDATE: This event was canceled. Thanks for taking action!



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