ASPCA.. Bill to Prevent ‘Soring’ Horses’

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ASPCA Lobby for Animals
Protect Horses
From Horrifying Abuse
Urge Congress to Stop Horse Soring for Good
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Dear Animal Advocates,

It’s not legal, but on today’s Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit, trainers still engage in the cruel practice of “soring”—using chemicals and devices to cause extreme pain to horses’ legs and hooves to exaggerate their special gait. Trainers may also file down horses’ hooves to expose the nerves, then insert sharp objects into hooves to cause further suffering.

Desperate to escape the constant, intense burning and sharp pain, horses who suffer soring unnaturally fling their legs in the high-stepping “big lick” gait—a gait that unfortunately wins prizes at shows.

It gets even worse: In an effort to evade detection of this illegal cruelty, these trainers often condition horses to remain still during inspections by beating, torturing or burning them beforehand.

Our majestic Tennessee Walking Horses have long been cherished, both for their unique four-step gait and their willing and gentle dispositions. Unfortunately, these same traits have also made these horses vulnerable to extreme exploitation and abuse at the hands of unscrupulous trainers. This cruelty must end.

The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518, has been introduced in the U.S. House and would dramatically increase protections for these horses—we need your help to ensure it passes.

What You Can Do

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to email and call your representative in Washington and ask him or her to support this important bill.

Thank you for standing up for horses!

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