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County Commission Upholds Ban on Roping Horse's Legs

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LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the county ordinance the same for horse roping.

The proposed change would have allowed events where contestants rope the legs of a horse without actually tripping the animal.

Horse tripping is where riders rope a horse's legs but actually tighten the rope, forcing the animal to trip and fall. The practice has been banned for several years. However, animal advocates say the practice still goes on in unregulated rodeos.

The state Legislature passed a law this year banning the practice around the state, but it did allow events where the animal is roped by the legs and released, if the country government approves a permit.

The decision Tuesday would stop any kind of horse roping where animals are caught by their legs.


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