PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Thank you, Rep. Ed Whitfield, and don’t give up.
SOURCE:  Chatanoogan.com
Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:

“I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision is inconsistent with leadership’s stated preference for adhering to regular order.  Furthermore, it is too late in the year to resort to a discharge petition according to House rules.

“I am sad that a bill which 70 percent of the House of Representatives support, including 115 Republicans, can’t be brought to a vote.  I am  particularly frustrated because many horses will continue to be abused on a daily basis, unless the PAST Act becomes law.

“There have been thousands of sound…

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