SUPPORT THE PREVENT ALL SORING TACTICS (PAST) ACT H.R.5441 / S.2295
Horse Soring is pain-inducing techniques used to exaggerate the "Big Lick" high-stepping gait of Tennessee Walking horses. In addition to the use of heavy weights and stacks, caustic agents commonly used on the horses' limbs include mustard oil, diesel fuel and kerosene. This intentional torture is all done for the sake of winning at competitive horse shows.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R.5441/S.2295, will 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.
On November 14, 2022 the PAST Act cleared the house by a vote of 304—111. The next hurdle is passage in the U.S. Senate. It's imperative constituents reach out to their two U.S. Senators in support of the bill. Every voice makes a difference! Help put an end to the barbaric practice of horse soring once and for all! Contact your two U.S. Senators and urge them to support the PAST Act. Call the Capitol Switchboard to be transferred directly to their offices: (202) 224-3121
As a constituent, I urge (your Senator's name) to cosponsor the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, S.2295. The U.S. House passed the bill on November 14, 2022 by a bipartisan vote of 304-111.
Despite it being against the law, horse soring persists. American horses are being abused every day by their “trainers” just for the sake of winning at competitive Walking Horse shows. If passed into law, the PAST Act would amend the Horse Protection Act, not only strengthening the law, but would also eliminate the self-policing of this corrupted cottage industry.
The humane treatment of animals is an important issue to me, and protecting them through federal laws is paramount. Horse soring is an egregious form of animal cruelty and it shouldn’t be tolerated in the United States. I urge (your Senator's name) to cosponsor and support the PAST Act without delay.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A VOICE FOR THE HORSES. TOGETHER, WE CAN END THE ABUSE OF SORING!