Please sign this petition in support of the PAST Act, to end horse soring

A Tennessee Walking Horse with chains and large, heavy weights attached to its hooves. Both would be banned under Whitfield's legislation. (AP Photo/Courtesy Harrell Brawner, File)

There have been too many confusing stories in the news about soring. Its really simple… according to the Humane Society: “Soring involves the intentional infliction of pain to a horse’s legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Caustic chemicals—blistering agents like mustard oil, diesel fuel, and kerosene—are applied to the horse’s limbs, causing extreme pain and suffering.” The Tennessee Walking Horse industry will survive and flourish. True trainers will take the time to use proper methods to train Tennessee Walking Horses to reach their full potential as show horses without soring.

Keith Dane, Vice President of the HSUS, has sent out a request for signatures to a petition in support of the PAST Act, to end horse soring. Please take a moment and click here to sign the petition.

AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
27 Comments
  • Penny Zielstorf

    I would really like to take some of the same chemicals used on the horses and pour them down the buttocks of the trainers that used them on the horses…

    December 2, 2013
  • Julie Sutherland

    Soaring needs to be stopped completely,,it’s pure cruelty and inhumane,,,

    December 2, 2013
  • Ellen Sawyer

    Stop causing pain to these beautifull horses. It is a cruel and sick act.

    December 2, 2013
  • LINDA BROWN

    THIS IS AN INHUMANE ACT AND SHOULD STOP. TRAIN TWH WITH OTHER METHODS INSTEAD OF SOREING.

    December 2, 2013
  • Nelly Chabanais

    Stop harming horses with soring

    December 2, 2013
  • adri araya

    pls stop this inhumane selfish greedy disgusting practice

    December 2, 2013
  • Sue

    I signed and sent 40 more invites via FB.

    December 2, 2013
  • Susan Calltharp

    Stop the madness!

    December 2, 2013
  • Laura Bruns

    Do not allow these CRUELTY’s to continue…..

    December 2, 2013
  • Soring should be immediately and quickly terminated. It does not do the equine any.good as.it is for mainly the.look, or moreover the.stupidity of what the.person thinks looks “right”. In short, it is dumb!

    December 2, 2013
  • kelly pellot

    Soring is horribly inhumane.

    December 2, 2013
  • Teresa Jessee

    Horse soring is inhumane and should be outlawed.

    December 3, 2013
  • Please stop this it is cruel and they do not deserve to have pain so they look good.

    December 3, 2013
  • Barbara Pibernig

    Thought it is forbidden everywhere!! 🙁

    December 3, 2013
  • Richard Fowler

    No need to do that to a horse.

    December 3, 2013
  • Ashley Rodenmeyer

    Soring is a sickening, disrespectful and irresponsible act that should not be allowed. Please help end it once and for all.

    December 3, 2013
  • Patricia Keene

    This MUST be outlawed, stopped for good!

    December 3, 2013
  • Pamela Vise

    This is cruel, barbaric and unsportsmanlike. I have been a volunteer at an equine rescue ranch fior 7 years and seen it all. But this is deliberate by so-called normal people who supposedly are unto horses. As usual for Americans in particular it is about greed and ego rather than shwowing these beautiful, intelligent animals. We are supposed to be civilized people. But a civilization is judged on how it treats its weakest members. These animals can certainly defend thenselves-They outweigh their puny abusers by hundreds os pponds but they are toodecent to do so.

    December 3, 2013
  • Sharon HALL

    If judges didnt award for the big lick then maybe this practice would die down we should be seeing the horses natural gate not one artificially created by barbaric practices

    December 3, 2013
  • WHAT AM I READING. ??? I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT ANY HUMAN BEING WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER AND SHOULD VALUE AND CHERISH THE WONDERFUL HORSES THEY HAVE, WOULD DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO MAME AND INFLICT PAIN UPON THEM FOR WHAT???? FOR WHAT? WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE AND HOW CAN ANYONE…AND I MEAN ANYONE THINK EVEN SO MUCH AS TO THIS IS A PROPER AND HUMANE AND KIND THING TO DO WITH A HORSE. IT SICKENS ME TO DEATH AND THIS IS A “NO BRIANER” PEOPLE. THIS IS WRONG. CRUEL. AND VERY VERY UNACCEPTABLE. THESE POOR HORSES AT THE HANDS OF THESE SICK MINDS CALLED HUMAN BEINGS. THIS IS TO BE STOPPED…PERIOD.!!!!

    December 3, 2013
  • Susan Slater

    How about the owners, sponsors, the public that pay money to see horses, put into gruesome pain, traveling along as cripples, a caricature of a sound,healthy, pain free horse. Pretty mean & nuts.Very mentally ill people doing torture to horses for EGO & money!

    December 3, 2013
  • Kathy O'Clair Perry

    This is so cruel and needs to be stopped!

    December 3, 2013
  • Gail Murray

    Any treatment of horses or any other animals that would induce pain or any type of physical suffering in order to produce an exaggerated physical response should be outlawed. If we condone this type of unethical treatment of any of God’s creatures aren’t we then the animals?

    December 3, 2013
  • Denna Stone

    Agree with every word Gail Murray said. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to help these magnificent animals.

    December 4, 2013
  • Mechel Meinecke

    Please stop!!

    December 5, 2013
  • Cheryl

    Please stop!

    December 8, 2013
  • Roger Simmie

    There is no need to torture an animal to force a response to appease a human trick. Its one thing to feed a treat to an animal for a chosen response but immoral to cause an animal pain to force a response.

    December 9, 2013