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Tripping & Tipping Galloping Horses for Family Fun

From Steve Hindi of SharkOnline::

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May 20, 2013
Associated Press News Story

"Animal-rights worker from Washington state arrested for taping rodeo

"JORDAN VALLEY, Ore. (AP) -- An animal-rights activist from Washington state has been arrested after refusing to quit videotaping at an Eastern Oregon rodeo with an event where contestants rope horses by the legs.

"The Malheur County sheriff's office says 30-year-old Adam Fahnestock of Vancouver was accused Saturday of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The group Showing Animals Kindness and Respect says he is a volunteer.

"Undersheriff Travis Johnson told the Ontario Argus Observer the Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo was on private property, so it could refuse to allow videotaping.

"The rodeo in far southeast Oregon is the only one in the state known to hold an event that sponsors call horse roping and opponents call horse tripping.

"The Oregon Senate has voted to ban the event.  The House is considering the bill."

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NOTMILKMAN'S NOTE: The Oregon Senate had previously banned taping by animal rights advocates. The Oregon Senate has been alerted to horse tipping by an activist who courageously broke their law and will act to ban this horrific practice despite their prior effort to stifle the peaceful democratic protest of filming animal abusers.

Robert Cohen

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