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It’s Time to End Walking-Horse Abuse

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:45am
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Tennessee Walking Horses desperately need your help. These majestic and gentle-natured creatures are a breed of horse famous for their distinctive, smooth, high-stepping walk. Sadly, a cruel and illegal procedure called “soring” is all too frequently used to elicit an exaggerated movement, called the “big lick,” in order to win prizes at horse shows.

Soring is the gruesome practice of using chemicals and painful devices to injure a horse’s front limbs, making any contact with the ground so painful that the horse quickly jerks up his legs to relieve the pressure. Soring causes such intense pain that its victims often cannot stand for several days afterward.

Although soring was banned nationwide in 1970, inadequate legal penalties and lax enforcement have allowed this cruel practice to continue. A new bill, H.R. 6388, will address these inadequacies by amending the federal Horse Protection Act and improving protections for horses from soring, and we need your help in building support for this critical legislation!

What You Can Do
Please contact your U.S. representative and urge him/her to cosponsor H.R. 6388 and support strong amendments to the Horse Protection Act to better protect horses from soring.

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online right now to contact your U.S. representative in Washington, D.C. There are only a few working days left in this Congress, so time is of the essence!

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DEBBIE DUVALL

this is sooo wrong its need to stop stiff penalities and removal of the horse should be put into effect

Laurie Keltz

This is cruel and unnecessary treatment to an animal. Please stop the cruelty.

Bonnie Wagner

A Cruel practice for greedy people ! STOP this with higher fines!

Bonnie Wagner

A Cruel practice for greedy people ! STOP this with higher fines!

gabriela genero

stop stop stop

sap

please stop soring. you don't know how much you hurt them. they lived for them to be worked with and be loved, not to torture them. im sure you don't want to be in their places if you were a horse.

Linda

This is just another form of cruelty to animals. Until we elect officials that care about this subject, then it is difficult to change. However, we need to hit their pocketbooks- don't support anything related to this activity and let them know it.

Linda

This is just another form of cruelty to animals. Until we elect officials that care about this subject, then it is difficult to change. However, we need to hit their pocketbooks- don't support anything related to this activity and let them know it.

Bronwyn Smith

This animal torture just has to stop!

Bronwyn Smith

This animal torture just has to stop!

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