SUPPORT H.R.693* & S.1007 — The U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 (The PAST Act), introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and Sen. Mike Crapo [R-ID], respectively.
This bill addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses' limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness.
Specifically, the bill expands soring regulation and enforcement at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions, including by establishing a new system for inspecting horses for soring. In addition, the bill increases penalties for violations.
*H.R.693 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 333—96. See how it all unfolded at Congress.gov. See also Final Vote Results for Roll Call 510 for all the Yeas and Nays.
We would like to see at least 60 cosponsors. As of July 26, 2019, it has 40. See if your U.S. Senators have cosponsored.
Contact both of your U.S. Senators online at Senate.gov, or by telephone, asking them to cosponsor S.1007.
Or weigh in at POPVOX.com. Your message will be delivered directly to your lawmakers, guaranteed. See The Horse Fund's POPVOX page for talking points.
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In our view it is a "fox guarding the henhouse" piece of legislation. However, it does bring all the various horse racing venues operating independently around the country under a single regulatory roof. We see this as an advantage in bringing the final curtain downon horse racing.
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Last updated July 26, 2019