TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI – Elvis Aaron Presley was a son of Mississippi.
He loved his Mother, the State of Mississippi, the United States of America, his wife Priscilla, and Tennessee Walking Horses.
Elvis’s widow Priscilla has now come forward and spoken from her heart as to how she and Elvis felt about their horses.
Priscilla Presley has called upon the United States Congress to pass HR 1518/S1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act.
“Over the years, Elvis and I owned several Tennessee walking horses, and I know them to be gentle, graceful creatures. Today, 43 years after the passage of the federal Horse Protection Act that was intended to end the terrible practice of “soring”, the cruelty these horses suffer at the hands of abusive trainers is gut-wrenching, and it needs to be stopped for good. I’m calling on Congress to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R.1518/S.1406). This critical legislation stiffens penalties, eliminates industry self-regulation, bans the chains, stacks and other devices that are part and parcel of the soring process and makes other reforms needed to finally end this torture.”
A civilized society cannot condone the torture of horses for the enjoyment of a small group of people in Tennessee, or anywhere else for that matter. Passing and enforcing new laws will save the Tennessee Walking Horse from years of future abuse. A House hearing on the bill was held on November 13th, and what is needed now is prompt action on the House floor and the support of more senators.
NOW is the time to take action and contact your federal legislators and ask them to cosponsor the PAST Act (H.R. 1518/S. 1406). Below is a link that will easily guide you to your local federal legislator and how you can best connect with them.”
The tidal wave across America is going to clean out the sore Big Lick, once and for all.
As Sound Horse advocate Donna Benefield said, “Their time is up”.