Reno Rodeo Cuts Ties With Livestock Provider

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Reno Rodeo is cutting ties with a livestock provider after its investigation into allegations that a bucking horse was shocked during last week's event.

In a statement to the Reno-Gazette Journal the rodeo says actions shown in a photo "do not meet our high standards for livestock handling."

The livestock provider was not identified.

Rodeo officials say the horse depicted in the photos was not injured.

An investigation was launched Monday after Reno resident Ellie Lopez-Bowlan provided a short video and photos of horse allegedly shocked at the 2013 Reno Rodeo on June 28.

Shocking devices are allowed under Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rules when a horse stalls in the chutes. The Reno Rodeo this year banned them in the bareback and saddle bronc events.



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