Washington D.C. – In a rare display of bipartisan support, the PAST Act has been introduced into congress with a huge number of sponsors and co-sponsors. Republicans and Democrats joined hands across the aisle to protect horses.
The PAST Act was introduced by U.S. Representatives Kurt Schrader, D-Ore and Ted Yoho, R-Fla. The Act is designed to close loopholes in the nearly 50-year-old Horse Protection Act, and to strengthen penalties for those who violate the act.
Yoho and Schrader are both veterinarians, who understand the damage soring does to horses. They are joined by Representatives Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Tom Marino, R-Pa.,Chris Collins, R-N.Y., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. The bill has 209 cosponsors.
With strong bipartisan support, and tens of thousands of signatures delivered to Washington demanding the law be passed, horse welfare activists are hopeful this is the year soring is finally strongly outlawed.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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