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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:38 AM


My District 9 Congresswoman is already on the job! And she will get it done!

Back alley rodeos raise lawmaker's concerns

PHOENIX (CBS5) - The former state lawmakers who authored Arizona's ban on horse tripping said she is going to ask for a criminal investigation after seeing images captured by CBS 5 News hidden cameras.

The images were taken over the course several months, as members of the 5 Investigates unit attended back alley rodeos, known as charreadas, in south Phoenix.

"I had no idea that this was happening and what I want to do is call the county attorney, which I will and ask him to help us investigate this," said Congresswoman-elect Kyrsten Sinema, who spearheaded the effort to outlaw horse tripping when she was in the state Legislature.

The hidden camera video shows two events, steer tailing and mangana. During steer tailing, a vaquero gallops his horse alongside a running steer. The vaquero grabs the steer's tail and send the animal flying into the air. It's common for the steers to land on their backs.


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