Include horse tripping under the "End Animal Cruelty & Fighting Campaign."
  • Petitioned Wayne Pacelle, President of the HSUS

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Wayne Pacelle, President of the HSUS

Include horse tripping under the "End Animal Cruelty & Fighting Campaign."

    1. Pamela Towne
    2. Petition by

      Pamela Towne

      Milton, VT

A Charreada rodeo event, horse tripping or, piales en lienzo, involves using electric prods and other horses to force a horse to gallop at full speed around an enclosure. The object is for one Charro to rope one of the horse's legs sending it crashing to the ground. If the horse is able to rise, the whole hideous process repeats over and over. Ultimately the horse will suffer terrible, traumatic injuries such as broken bones, internal injuries, deep rope burns, and torn muscles, ligaments and tendons as they run for their lives. Ironically, the lucky ones die quickly at the rodeo. Those unfortunate enough to survive with injuries that prevent them from being run and thrown again will find themselves on trucks headed for a Mexican slaughterhouse where they will endure more torture and death. The Charreada stock dealers are said to prefer smaller lighter breeds that run well and are easy to take down like Arabs and Thoroughbreds.

Horse tripping is understandably illegal in many states just as other forms of animal abuse as entertainment are. Like dog fighting and cock fighting, horse tripping has gone underground where it is practiced at smaller private venues. Unfortunately, the HSUS has not publicly come out against horse tripping as an issue worthy of official action in the way that it has for dog fighting, cock fighting, and other forms of animal cruelty as entertainment.

Please join me in asking Wayne Pacelle, President of the HSUS, to direct organizational resources towards ending the practice of horse tripping.

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    • Jessica Colorado LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Animals have feelings and they dont have a voice to speak up... animal cruelty is not right!

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    • Margaret Mihlbauer KAILUA, TAIWAN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is just too cruel...and wrong on so many levels.

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    • Martha Vinson CORNING, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am not a great fan of the HSUS and never will be but horsemen in this country need to get together and stop the horse tripping // piales.

      I myself am more mexican than most mexicans--- all my life I have loved "Charreria" and have always HATED this event-- just even look at the shape of the ridden horse being ridden and at the physical condition of the horse about to be tripped...........they have , in the name of "tradition ' NO REGARD or empathy for those animals. they could easily rope and stop them without dumping them and very often injure them without compassion. I wish I could put those people in the Lienzo and let them find out how it feels....this particular event in the Charreadas needs to be made illegal in this country.

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    • Carrie Dietrich SPOKANE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I am an animal lover and this is cruel and inhumane treatment. Please STOP!

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    • Nona Pippin EL CENTRO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is not American! Cruelty to animals is despicable. It should not be tolerated.

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