Tell Congress to Stop "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty Practice of Soring Horses #PassthePASTAct

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The U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial PAST Act, H.R. 693/S.1007, was introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY), and in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Edward Markey (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) to end the horrific practice of "soring" Tennessee Walking, Racking, & Spotted Saddle Horses. 

Soring is the intentional infliction of pain to horse’s hooves and legs to force the horses to perform an exaggerated, high-stepping gait known as the "Big Lick." Caustic chemicals are applied, and plastic wrap is used to cook the chemicals directly into the horse’s flesh for several days. Chains are attached to strike the wounds, and screws and nails are driven into the sensitive tissue of their hooves with the purpose of causing pain that will cause the horses to raise their legs and perform the exaggerated gait. These horses are subjected to constant severe pain.

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