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AAWHA – “WALK ON WASHINGTON – Rally To “PASS THE PAST ACT”
WASHINGTON, DC ““ One week from today, a nationwide grassroots rally ““
“WALK ON WASHINGTON” ““ will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in front of the U. S. Capitol Reflecting Pool on 3rd Street SW on Union Square. Volunteers from all across America will gather to urge Congress to pass the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act) to end soring of Tennessee Walking Horses.
Soring is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a horse’s front feet to exaggerate the step in Tennessee Walking Show Horses.
The keynote speaker will be 86 year old former U.S. Senator Joseph Tydings (D-MD), author of the original Horse Protection Act passed in 1970. Tydings said, “What is being done to these horses in 2014 is brutal and has no place in a civilized society. The only answer to end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses is to remove the pads and chains”.
Confirmed feature speakers include PAST ACT sponsor Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), co-sponsors Steve Cohen (D-TN), Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
The campaign rally will feature a parade of six Sound natural Tennessee Walking Horses ridden without pads and chains. Tentative plans also include the appearance of a scarred, former big lick Tennessee Walking Horse rescued while on the way to slaughter. This horse will be used solely for the purpose of educating the public and elected officials regarding the physical damage which results when a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse is sored.
The PAST ACT (HR 1518) presently has 288 co-sponsors in the U. S. House of Representatives, over 66% of the 435 members. The PAST ACT (S. 1406) has 55 U. S. Senators endorsing it. S. 1406 was unanimously reported out of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on April 9, 2014.
The event’s organizer is the All American Walking Horse Alliance ““ a group of concerned citizens against soring of Tennessee Walking Horses who support the PAST ACT. ##################################### www.walkinghorsealliance.com
Radar has only Three simple Instructions:
- Come to Washington.
- If You Come, Please Be Sure You Go To Your Senator/Representative Offices.
- If You Can’t Come, Please Send Money!