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Help Save Rodeo & Western Sports Events

Los Angeles City Council File: 20-1575

Los Angeles City Council is pushing an ordinance to ban rodeos in Los Angeles.

This language is broad and is intended to encompass other livestock-related events. 

Title: Inhumane Implements/Electric Prods or Shocking Devices/Flank or Bucking Straps/Sharpened or Fixed Spurs or Rowel/Prohibition/Rodeo Events

The Dangers Of The "Implements Ban"

The deceptive legislation restricting the use of equipment such as spurs and flank straps originated in Pittsburg PA in 1992.

City by city animal rights extremists groups have been pushing similar ordinances. The deceptive language has quickly spread and has been adopted by several cities and states across the country  including:

  • Ohio  - prohibits the use of spurs

  • Rhode Island -  prohibits all calf roping except breakaway roping, resulting in steer roping being illegal

  • Baltimore County, Maryland  - prohibits calf roping and the use of spurs.

  • St. Petersburg, Florida  - prohibits rodeo

  • Greenburgh, New York  - prohibits rodeos on town property

  • Fort Wayne, Indiana  - prohibits rodeo

  • Leestown,  Virginia - prohibits bucking straps and spurs

  • Southampton, New York - prohibits bucking straps and spurs

  • Napa County, California - prohibits rodeo

  • San Fransisco, California - prohibits rodeo

  • Pasadena, California - prohibits rodeo

Currently, city and county ordinances prohibiting the use of spurs, flank straps and ropes are being proposed in the city of Los Angeles. Rodeo, bull riding and similiar western riding events  are at risk. Your voice is critical in helping stop further spread of these harmful ordinances threatening our industry. 

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