To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: Horse Tripping Legislation
Representative Lee B. Perry
UTAH STATE LEGISLATURE
Dear Representative Perry:
First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this letter and address this issue.
Hopefully you have seen the enclosed editorial in the STANDARD-EXAMINER and the associated comments. There was a similar editorial in the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE recently, as well as several Letters to the Editor on the subject. The Internet is bursting with activity on this subject and thanks to the ease with which actual videos can be shared, we can expect in the years ahead to improve as a society on many issues.
I'm asking you to help Utah jump on that moving train by introducing legislation to stop this cruelty. People all over the United States look on and, with very few exceptions, support such a bill. These are not isolated "animal rights activists" and urban dwellers prone to hysteria, as the opposition would like to have you believe -- they are experienced horse trainers and veterinarians as well as those who enjoy the companionship of animals, have empathy for humans and animals and recognize the line over which this activity has stepped into the dark world of abuse.
If I can be of any assistance to you in this matter, please contact me.
Thank you for your consideration.
Letty M. Grayson
68 Partridge Lane,
Pawleys Island, SC
STANDARD-EXAMINER EDITORIAL - 1/24/14 - Our View: 'Horse tripping' seems inhumane