Support Federal Bill to End the Cruel Practice of Soring

Soring is used by unscrupulous trainers to deliberately inflict pain in order to exaggerate the high-stepping gait of their horses and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R. 1518) would amend the Horse Protection Act to end the industry's failed system of self-policing, ban the use of devices implicated in the practice of soring, strengthen penalties, and make other reforms needed to finally end this torture. This legislation already has the bipartisan support of more than 50 Senate co-sponsors and more than 260 House co-sponsors.

TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative to help put an end to soring. You can say: "I am a constituent and I urge you to co-sponsor The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, (S. 1406/H.R. 1518) if you haven't already done so. Thank you if you are already cosponsoring this bill, and please do all you can to get it enacted quickly! This is the only bill that would require more meaningful enforcement by the USDA to finally end the cruel and abusive practice of soring Tennessee walking horses and related breeds." Look up your legislators' phone numbers here.

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Dear Legislator,

I am a constituent, and I urge you to cosponsor The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R. 1518), if you haven't already done so. This legislation would require more meaningful enforcement by the USDA to end the cruel and abusive practice of "soring" Tennessee walking horses and related breeds. Thank you if you are already a cosponsor: please do all you can to get this bill enacted quickly!



There's only one bill in Congress that will crack down on the crime of soring: the PAST Act will make meaningful reforms to the Horse Protection Act to end the abuse.

Only S. 1406/H.R. 1518 would strengthen the Horse Protection Act of 1970 by eliminating the failed system of industry self-policing, explicitly prohibiting certain devices that have been implicated in soring, strengthening penalties, and holding accountable all perpetrators who are involved in this cruel practice. The bill is simple and does not cost the federal government any additional money. It is designed to restore the integrity of this show horse industry, thereby saving jobs while protecting horses from torture and abuse.

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