TIFTON, GEORGIA – Republican Austin Scott (R-GA) decided to co-sponsor HR 1518, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act last week. His courage and foresight are to be applauded. It’s also a sure sign that HR 1518 will pass the U. S. House of Representatives – soon.
Austin Scott is a native Georgian. He was a successful insurance businessman and served 12 years in the Georgia legislature. In 2009, at the age of 38, he announced to run for Governor of Georgia. Scott walked 1,000 miles around the State advancing his candidacy. Then he changed course and in 2010, he ran for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District. He won election by defeating an incumbent Democrat.
Austin Scott has decided that Horse Soring is a bad thing, and it must be stopped.
Here is Congressman Scott’s Congressional District:
The Eighth Congressional District is way down in Dixie, and Austin Scott is a rock ribbed conservative. Austin Scott’s district is about 35 miles from the Carl Edwards and Sons Stables in Dawson, Georgia.
Congressman Scott’s commitment to co-sponsor HR 1518 further validates the POLL of the TWHBEA members reflected here:
The TWHBEA members in the State of Georgia were evenly split in the POLL on HR 1518, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. Representative Scott correctly discerned that the right side of this issue is the humane treatment of horses, and he stepped up and co-sponsored the PAST Act.
It’s high time for the Tennessee Congressional delegation to take note and do the same thing. It would help eliminate the impression that Tennessee is the Horse Soring Capitol of the United States. There is a vocal sore Big Lick minority in Tennessee, but it is a mile wide and an inch deep. A Change.org Petition has been running for six weeks and it only has 1,340 persons supporting it. That should tell the Tennessee politicians just about everything they need to know.
Hopefully, U. S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) will factor that into their thinking when they make their decisions on what to do on S. 1406, PAST Act.
TWHBEA Director from Texas, Everett “Butch” Allen who made a comment to Sir Walt Chism in an internet exchange referred to persons favoring the PAST act as follows:
“these people that waste everyone’s time with trying to force their minority will on everyone else, go join FOSH or the new registry? That way all those antis lefties will be happy and the rest of us will be very happy. I say no horse left behind.”
It makes one wonder if good ole Butch also considersCongressman Austin Scott (R-GA) as an “anti leftie”. For the record, Butch was the man who insisted on knowing more about the HR 1518 Poll and shortly thereafter the Map was prepared.