In case you missed it, earlier this week AVMA’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ron DeHaven called on Congress to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 1518/S. 1407) before it adjourns this month.
In an op-ed published in The Hill’s Congress Blog, “America’s walking horses in a race against time,” DeHaven said that this bill, which has broad, bipartisan support from more than 360 lawmakers, languishes in the halls of Congress because some high-ranking officials do not have the guts to cross party lines and support a bill that will protect America’s walking horses from the inhumane practice of soring.The op-ed comes just days after the AVMA sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) calling on them to bring the bill to a vote before the 113th Congress adjourns.
You can read the full text of the op-ed and join the conversation about the harmful effects of soring on The Hill’s website. If you have not called or emailed your congressional representatives urging them to pass the PAST Act, do so TODAY by taking action here. Time is running out!