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Horses are iconic animals who have helped Americans in many ways since the earliest days of our nation's history. But these beautiful creatures face many threats.

Thousands of American horses are slaughtered and shipped overseas for foreign dinner plates. Racing horses are inflicted with pain & caustic chemicals in a practice known as "soring." These are just a couple examples of the threats facing these animals. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. and end their export for slaughter abroad. The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act would eliminate the abusive act of soring horses.

Fact Sheet: The Protect All Soring Tactics Act (pdf)
Help Us Fight Horse Soring

"Soring" is the intentional infliction of pain to the legs of Tennessee walking horses to force them to perform an exaggerated gait. Let your legislators know you support the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, which would end the industry's failed system of self-policing and make other reforms necessary to finally end this torture.


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