Alyssa Milano Wants Better Treatment for Horses

Its good to seeing more well known names supporting the PAST Act! ~ HfH

From: Humane Society of the United States

alyssaActress calls on Congress to pass the PAST Act, which would prevent the soring of Tennessee walking horses.

Longtime animal advocate and star of ABC’s Mistresses, Alyssa Milano, has sent an appeal to Congress to protect horses from abuse by swiftly passing the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518/S. 1406.

This legislation would amend the Horse Protection Act of 1970 to stop the grisly practice of inflicting pain to Tennessee walking horses through training techniques known as “soring”.

The Humane Society of the United States also urges Congress to enact the PAST Act quickly.

“Through the use of caustic chemicals and abusive shoeing techniques that create constant pressure and pain, the horse is forced to perform an unnatural, exaggerated gait known as the ‘Big Lick.’ I am the proud owner of gaited horses and am writing to urge you to co-sponsor crucial legislation that will protect these vulnerable animals from a repugnant training practice.”

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  • Bravo !!!!! Alyssa Milano , Please we need more Actors and actresses to follow Alyssa s lead !!!!

    January 18, 2014
  • Maggie Frazier

    The more the general public is made aware of the cruelty involved in creating the “big Lick” the more it brings it into the light. I don’t call it a “training practice” tho – its brutal & inhumane treatment. And yes, more people in the public eye should follow Alyssa’s lead.

    January 19, 2014
  • Linda

    Nice to see Alyssa Milano as an advocate for horses. Would also love to see a bill passed to end horse slaughter. I also believe we need to find a way to regulate boarding facilities to make sure horses are being treated humanely, have clean water available at all times, proper amount of feed and safe housing facilities! I have gone to many stables and have been angered by how some of these facilities operate! If owners work and are trusting that the facilities are doing what they promise… think again.

    We all should be involved in being a voice
    for those that have no voice!

    Thank you Alyssa for causing awareness about this cruel treatment of horses. We have many more horse concerns/abuses that require attention as well.

    January 19, 2014