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March 12, 2013
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Senate committee considers ban on horse-tripping

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Laura Leigh had photographed numerous rodeos throughout her life, so when she was asked to shoot a Winnemucca rodeo in 2011 she thought it was going to be like the rest.

She was wrong.

“The horses were obviously injured, the events did not stop once and I was there two days. They were run over and over again,” Leigh told members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee Tuesday. “What I saw that day was not an event. It was cruelty.”

Leigh’s testimony was part of a passionate debate over SB72 which would ban the act of …

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