CHATTANOOGA NEWSPAPER REPORTS HR 1518/S.1406 POLL RESULTS – 63% OF TWHBEA MEMBERS SUPPORT “PAST” ACT TO REMOVE PADS AND CHAINS TO STOP SORING

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63% In Poll Back Bill To Curb Soring Of Tennessee Walking Horses

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pat Stout,   vice president of the Horse Shows Division of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry known as TWHBEA, announced that   1,795 association members voted in her polling Initiative and cast ballots “which resulted in an historic record landslide approval of the passage of the HR 1518/S. 1406 legislation before Congress by a  63 percent to 37 percent  margin.”

The new law will remove the pads and chains from the Tennessee Walking Horses, and make horse soring a felony.

Ms. Stout released a Wednesday  letter from CPA Greg Cook which certified his tabulation of the poll results which showed that   1,795 persons or  26 percent  of the TWHBEA members voted in the Poll with 1,132 voting “Yes” and 663 voting “No”  
THE "YEAS" HAVE IT IN A LANDSLIDE

THE “YEAS” HAVE IT IN A LANDSLIDE


on   the following question:

“I am FOR passage of HR 1518/S. 1406 ““ “Prevent All Soring Tactics” Act to remove the pads and chains in order to end the public perception of soring and abuse presently associated with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed, to eliminate HIOs and to increase penalties for soring”.

Mr. Cook’s firm, Cook and Co. of Arab, Ala., has tabulated the TWHBEA director election ballots for the last 10 years.

Ms. Stout said,   “I am pleased and gratified by the outstanding response to the poll.     “Although I hoped for a good response,   I had no idea that 26 percent of the TWHBEA membership would vote.   “This remarkable turnout shows just how important this issue is to people across America and the world.”

Ms. Stout expressed her “appreciation for all those who participated and thanked them for voting for the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.”

 

One thought on “CHATTANOOGA NEWSPAPER REPORTS HR 1518/S.1406 POLL RESULTS – 63% OF TWHBEA MEMBERS SUPPORT “PAST” ACT TO REMOVE PADS AND CHAINS TO STOP SORING

  1. So now what? this is great news.but the BOD is a 50/50 split and that means the past president gets the finale vote.does this mean Boyd or Black,good question or is it.

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