Los Angeles City Attorney Submits Ordinance Language That Will Ban Many Rodeo Events
On December 17, 2021 Micheal N. Feuer, Los Angles City Attorney submitted new ordinance language that defines “rodeo events” and outlaws the use of training techniques and equipment.
The language is very similar to the ordinance language the city of Pittsburgh passed, just as the City Council requested.
“Rodeo” in the City of Los Angeles is now defined as:
An exhibition, performance or competition that includes
• Bareback bronc riding
• Saddle bronc riding
• Bull riding
• Calf roping
• Steer wrestling
• Team roping
• Tie down roping
• Barrel racing
• Chuck wagon races
• AND OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS
The language further states that:
SEC . 53.39.2. RODEOS. PROHIBITED PRACTICES, TECHNIQUES, AND DEVICES. It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct, operate, or participate in a Rodeo at which any animal is induced or encouraged to perform through the use of any practice or technique, or any chemical, mechanical, electrical, manual device, or other similar device or implement, that will cause, or is likely to cause, physical injury, torment, or suffering. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to, electric prods or shocking devices, flank or bucking straps, wire tie-downs, sharpened or fixed spurs rowels, and lariats or lassos.
The City of Los Angeles is More than Just Downtown
This ordinance language will impact almost 4 million people,