One last chance to help America's horses - Dr. Marty Becker

One last chance to help America’s horses

Friday, Dec 5th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Friends, I know I’ve asked you to join me in protecting Walking Horses from terrible abuse before, but we have just a few days to pass a bill through Congress, and I need you to make your voices heard for the horses once again.

The current session of Congress will end on Dec. 12, and if the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act is not voted on before that date, it will literally have to start from scratch with the new session next year.

What is soring? It’s the despicable practice of putting caustic chemicals, chains, and painful footwear on horses to “train” them to lift their legs up higher so they can win in shows. As a veterinarian and horse lover, it horrifies me to think of the suffering horses are enduring at this very moment.

The American Veterinary Medical Association is leading the charge to get Congress to set aside its gridlock and pass this bill before they leave on Dec. 12:

The AVMA sent letters this week to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) calling on them to not to hold this bill from reaching the finish line. Despite 365 members of Congress signed on in support of the bill, leadership continues to let partisan politics stop the bill from moving forward.

Do not let congressional leadership keep telling us excuses! Call or email your congressional representatives today and tell them to ask leadership to bring the PAST Act for a vote! America’s walking horses deserve better. Take action here.

Thank you, my friends!