Horse tripping banned in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House voted 57-1 to ban horse tripping for sport and entertainment purposes.

Horse tripping for every day ranch work, veterinary purposes, animal husbandry and other such uses would still be allowed.

Senate Bill 835 also affirms the right to rodeo in the state.

Horse tripping occurs at a small number of rodeos and involves the roping of a horse’s feet, forcing it to trip and fall.

Under the bill, those found guilty of equine tripping would face up to six months in jail, a $2,500 fine or both.