WASHINGTON, DC ““ Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Bachmann becomes the 267th Representative of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which is 61% of the United States House of Representatives.
The PAST ACT has strong bipartisan support. It is endorsed by the American Horse Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Momentum is building for a vote on the House Floor which will come soon.
The PAST ACT will remove the pads and chains, eliminate the corrupt HIOs and make horse soring a federal felony. A compromise of 3 pounds is expected to be reached on the weight of the shoe which will allow pleasure classes to continue in the show ring.