‘Horse tripping’: animal welfare laws and the production of ethnic Mexican illegality

@article{Barraclough2014HorseTA,
  title={‘Horse tripping’: animal welfare laws and the production of ethnic Mexican illegality},
  author={Laura R. Barraclough},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={37},
  pages={2110 - 2128}
}
Conflicts over animal practices have long been used to construct dynamics of power. This essay examines how debates over immigrant animal practices contribute to the production of immigrant ‘illegality’ in the contemporary USA. I examine laws banning the ‘horse tripping’ events of the Mexican rodeo enacted in California (1994) and Arizona (2009), situating these laws and related media coverage within the broader landscape of exclusionary anti-immigrant politics. While the activists (including… 
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