Urge Congress to STOP H.R.5441 to Amend the Horse Protection Act
More laws will not stop those already in violation of existing laws.
Please urge Congress to OPPOSE deceptive H.R.5441 which would amend the Horse Protection Act (HPA) with animal rights directed policy to harm the entire horse industry.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics (P.A.S.T.) Act - H.R.5441 - was written and sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, and animal rights organizations that seek to destroy all animal ownership.
The Horse Protection Act (HPA) is a federal law that exists to regulate the already illegal practice of soring horses and prohibits sored horses from participating in shows, exhibition, sales or auctions. The HPA also prohibits the transportation of sored horses to or from any of these events for the Tennessee Walking Horse.
More laws will NOT stop those already in violation of the Horse Protection Act.
H.R.5441 does NOTHING to address the problem of unethical participants who are already in violation of existing laws.
H.R.5441 amends the Horse Protection Act which already imposes strong rules and regulations on the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry.
H.R.5441 issues penalties based on the standards of the animal rights groups.
The economic impact of H.R.5441 would be detrimental to farriers, veterinarians, feed and tack companies, restaurants, motels, retail stores, trailer/truck dealers, and many more businesses.
While the Horse Protection Act applies to all breeds, if passed, H. R. 5441 will discriminately remove all pads weighted shoes, and all action devices from horses of only three specified breeds --- the Tennessee Walking Horse, Racking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse, while allowing the usage of these proven non-harmful aids in all other breeds.
At a time when Congress is looking to create jobs, this misguided and deceptive bill would destroy what is left of the walking horse industry and do NOTHING to stop cruelty! Let's enforce the laws we already have -- we don't need NEW laws!
Please send an email to your Congressional Representative OPPOSING H.R.5441 by clicking the "Send Message" link below.
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NOTE: Wayne Pacelle and Marty Irby with the radical animal rights organization, Animal Wellness Action, has made it public that they intend to amend this legislation to the 2023 Farm Bill. Please send your Congressman an email to ask that they oppose H.R. 5441 as an Amendment to the Farm Bill, as well.