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LA City Council Rodeo Ban

What does it mean?


This is a ban on rodeo
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It is time to act to preserve rodeos and many other events that are part of our western heritage. The Los Angeles City Council is pushing an ordinance forward to ban rodeos in Los Angeles. The language is broad and will reach into other areas that impact the western way of life and other events that include livestock. We need our voices to be heard; we cannot stand back and hope for the best. Please take action below.

It matters to all of us. The ban was initiated by animal rights extremists and even though you may not live in, nor is there a rodeo in LA, you should care and show your concern by taking action because if this ban passes it will become precedence that will be taken to Sacramento, across the state of California, to Oregon, Washington, rural areas like Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and eventually lead to a federal ban on rodeos and other equestrian events. Contestants, Charros, Committees, fans/supporters, personnel, farmers, ranchers, and anyone invested in (or who loves) the western way of life needs to comment and share.

Read the full proposed ordinance HERE

How do you help?

1. REGISTER YOUR COMMENT

Official link to make public comment (part of public record) to be attached to the Council File:

https://cityclerk.lacity.org/publiccomment/?cfnumber=20-1575&fbclid=IwAR1sHLxFMCm1OObLIn-lqh43Psd9x5R7Idq8-3p-HkplflMLqmNmqMP0R9M

Shortened link: http://ow.ly/c8te30rH3mX


Then VERIFY VIA EMAIL after you submit your comment. YOU MUST click on the orange link to verify your email address or your comment will not count. See the image above.

2. SIGN THE PETITION

To provide additional help, you can also sign our petition: https://www.change.org/SaveRodeoinLA

3. SHARE

Use the social media or email/blast content provided to share with your family, friends, fans, followers and anyone else you believe will support the cause.


Full Ordinance language/text


What can you do?

  • TAKE ACTION! Follow this link to register your opposition by leaving a respectful comment with the City of Los Angeles:

    CLICK HERE TO COMMENT
    • You will receive a validation email from Clerk.PublicComment@lacity.org. YOU MUST click on the orange link to validate your email address or your comment will not count. See the image below.
  • SHARE: Share the information (below) via email, on social media and tell anyone who supports the western lifestyle and especially rodeo. Please feel free to use your own photos and make it your own, but keep the main message with the link to comment.

Sample Language for your Comment

There are already laws in place regarding rodeo equipment and usage in California. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association also has over 70 rules pertaining to the safety of the livestock and contestants. These laws and rules already address spurs, flank straps and electric prod usage. Penal code 596.7 already restricts the use of electric prods, flank straps are fleece lined or soft rope, and sharp spurs are prohibited and locked spurs are prohibited in saddle bronc and bareback events.

We take great pride in our rodeo livestock. Our animals are often worth thousands of dollars and are bred for their job as a rodeo athlete. Items such as flank straps are not used to hurt an animal but for the safety of the animal and the rider. Flank straps are lined with fleece and never placed too tightly as the animal will not buck if that is the case. Spurs are not sharp as often indicated and electric prods can only be used in case of an emergency when the chute gate is open and the life of the animal and/or rider is threatened.

No one involved in Rodeo or the western industry was consulted by the Los Angeles City Council before they pushed the drafting of the ordinance forward. At least take the opportunity to educate yourselves about the equipment and usage before passing an ordinance.

There are a number of businesses that count on the Professional Bull Riding and rodeo related activities at venues like the Staples Center that draw capacity crowds for their business. Those restaurants and businesses that gain income from the economic impact of these events will see their bottom line negatively impacted.

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If you live in Los Angeles....

If one lives within Los Angeles City limits, visit neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org and enter their home address to find the name of the City Councilmember who represents them.

Below, please find effective way for that resident to engage with the Councilmember who represents them:

“Dear Councilmember Blumenfield:

As a resident of your district in Woodland Hills…”

To address the Councilmembers in writing:

Use “The Honorable Bob Blumenfield” in the address block and if sending via U.S. Mail, for the envelope address.

For the letter/email salutation, simply write: “Dear Councilmember Blumenfield:” for all Councilmembers*

*EXCEPT, for Council President Martinez, write: “Dear Council President Martinez:”


The Honorable Bob Blumenfield

Los Angeles City Council

District 3

200 N. Spring St.

Room 465

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7003

FAX (213) 473-7567

The Honorable Paul Koretz

Chair, Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare

Committee

Los Angeles City Council

District 5

200 N. Spring St.

Room 440

Los Angeles, CA90012

paul.koretz@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-4005

FAX (213) 978-2250

The Honorable Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Vice Chair, Personnel, Audits, and Animal

Welfare Committee

Los Angeles City Council

District 8

200 N. Spring St.

Room 450

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7008

FAX (213) 978-1442

The Honorable Mike Bonin

Member, Personnel, Audits, and Animal

Welfare Committee

Los Angeles City Council

District 11

200 N. Spring St.

Room 475

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.bonin@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7010

FAX (213) 473-6926

The Honorable Gil Cedillo

Los Angeles City Council

District 1

200 N. Spring St.

Room 460

Los Angeles, CA90012

gilbert.cedillo@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7001

FAX (213) 473-7462


The Honorable Paul Krekorian

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the 2028

Olympics & Paralympic Games

Los Angeles City Council

District 2

200 N. Spring St.

Room 435

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 47P3-7002

FAX (213) 978F-3092

The Honorable Nithya Raman

Los Angeles City Council

District 4

200 N. Spring St.

Room 415

Los Angeles, CA90012

contactcd4@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7004

FAX (213) 473-2311


Council President Nury Martinez

President, Los Angeles City Council

District 6

200 N. Spring St.

Room 470

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.martinez@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7006

FAX (213) 473-7779


Councilmember Monica Rodriguez

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the 2028

Olympics & Paralympic Games

Los Angeles City Council

District 7

200 N. Spring St.

Room 455

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.rodriguez@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 847-7777

FAX (213) 847-0707

Councilmember Curren Price

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the 2028

Olympics & Paralympic Games

Los Angeles City Council

District 9

200 N. Spring St.

Room 430

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.price@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 485-9829

FAX (213) 473-5946

Councilmember John Lee

Los Angeles City Council

District 12

200 N. Spring St.

Room 405

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.lee@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7012

FAX (213) 473-6925

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on the 2028 Olympics

& Paralympic Games

Los Angeles City Council

District 13

200 N. Spring St.

Room 480

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7013

FAX (213) 473-7734

Councilmember Kevin de León

Los Angeles City Council

District 14

200 N. Spring St.

Room 425

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.kevindeleon@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7014

FAX (213) 847-0680

Councilmember Joe Buscaino

Vice Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on the 2028

Olympics & Paralympic Games

Los Angeles City Council

District 15

200 N. Spring St.

Room 410

Los Angeles, CA90012

councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org

Ph. (213) 473-7015

FAX (213) 626-5431


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