- Bill HaslamGovernor of Tennessee
Tennessee Walking Horse, Goverment of the U.S.A: Close every club or place that practice this sport, prohibit every show of this discipline
Because horses are one of the most nobles animals on the planet. No body, nothing deserves this torture.
Porque el caballo es uno de los animales más nobles del planeta. Nadie ni nada merece esta clase de tortura.
And because of the tortures shown in the video above.
Y, simplemente, por las torturas vistas en el video anterior.
- Governor of Tennessee
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.
I am a constituent, and I urge you to support The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R. 1518). This legislation would require more meaningful enforcement by USDA to end the cruel and abusive practice of "soring" Tennessee Walking Horses and other related breeds.
Congress first tried to address this problem in 1970, with the original Horse Protection Act. Unfortunately, as acknowledged by USDA's Inspector General, veterinary organizations, and even Tennessee Walking Horse industry insiders, the law has been weakly enforced and largely ineffective, allowing rampant soring to continue.
In a sport that rewards the artificially produced high-stepping gait known as the "Big Lick," Tennessee Walking Horses suffer appalling pain inflicted by unethical, law-breaking trainers who try to gain a competitive edge at horse shows by enhancing the breed's natural gait. They use caustic chemicals, chains, hoof knives and grinders, sharp objects, weighted shoes, and other painful devices and techniques that make it painful for the horse to step down. Those who stand to profit from this illegal and cruel activity go to great lengths to cover their tracks and pressure their legislators to defend the status quo.
Please support The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R. 1518) and close every club or place that practice this sport, prohibit every show of this discipline, or give federal prison to the people that tortures this horses.
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