Weld County, Colorado, Commissioners Vote Against Rodeo/Horse Racing Arena!

January 2005

On December 7, 2005, following more than five hours of testimony, a permit for the construction of a rodeo arena and horse racing track was denied by Weld County, Colorado, commissioners. Introduced in March 2005, this project proposal infuriated local residents, who rallied together to voice concerns about issues such as increased traffic, pollution, and environmental repercussions. PETA wrote a letter to the Board of Commissioners and prompted attendance at the hearing.

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