Houston Press: Feel Like Cracking Down on A-Holes Who Torture Show Horses?

Tennessee Walking Horse






From Houston Press Blogs
By: Craig Malisow

Tennessee Walking HorseThe Texas chapter of the Humane Society of the United States is joining in the push to pass federal legislation that would help enforce the ban against “soring” — hurting show horses to exaggerate a high-stepping gait.

The barbaric practice, which we’ll describe in a moment, was barred by legislation in 1970 — but in 1976, the law was amended to allow for industry self-regulation. Which, as we all know, is the most effective kind of regulation. The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act would allow USDA-assigned inspectors to conduct spot inspections and ban certain pain-inducing devices from being used on horses that have already been sored.

The Senate’s Commerce Committee — which features Texas’ very own Ted Cruz — will vote on this Wednesday. (You can let your voice be heard via the HSUS’ handy-dandy legislator shout-out form.)

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
6 Comments
  • Totally disgusting and cruel, how anyone can do this, Tennessee walkers have an already magnificent gait !!!! I am so Happy we are going to get this horror stopped !!!! i am also happy it can be corrected so the pain will stop for the horses !!!!!

    April 9, 2014
  • Albert Gardner

    CLOSE DOWN THIS CRUEL BUSINESS!! HORSES SUFFERING TO MAKE THE OWNER RICH !! THE HORSES HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH, YEARS HAVE GONE BY HORSES HAVE SUFFERED AND STRIVING FOR THAT “BIG LICK”!!! MAKE IT A CRIME, STOP IT PLEASE!!

    April 9, 2014
  • sue evans

    disgusting,poor horses x

    April 9, 2014
  • Kathleen Wheat

    When contacting Senator Ted Cruz, what category would one choose from the drop-down menu. The last time I contacted him, there was nothing animal related on the drop-down menu. So what category would get his attention on this subject?

    April 9, 2014
  • Again I say, anyone who harms an animal for money ,power and greed is nothing more than a common thug!

    April 10, 2014