Alameda County’s Proposed Rodeo Ban is also a Ban on Livestock Production
September 20th Meeting
On September 20th, the Alameda County Supervisors will meet, and on the agenda is ordinance language that will impact livestock producers, horse enthusiasts, rodeo fans, and children with 4H and FFA projects in the county. Should this ordinance language go into effect, it will set a dangerous precedent that can be used to create similar ordinances across California and the entire country.
The meeting is 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and can be accessed online. The district supervisors need to hear what you think of this ordinance. It’s time to make your voices heard.
Contact information and a link to a petition supporting rodeo and livestock production in Alameda County can be found below.
Link to a live view of the meeting and meeting agenda can be found below.
Language of the Ordinance Affects More Than Rodeo
The language of the ordinance doesn’t just affect rodeo, it affects ranching in general and even social events like team roping.
The proposed language reads as follows:
5.08.177 Prohibition of specified devices for equine, bovine, and ovine animals. A. No person shall conduct roping of any equine (including but not limited to, any horse, mare, pony, ass, donkey, burro, mule, or hinny), bovine (including but not limited to, any steer, calf, bull, ox, heifer or cow), or ovine (sheep) animal in any entertainment or sporting event,