WASHINGTON, D. C. – Here is the setting on a lovely early summer Sunday afternoon in front of the Reflecting Pool on 3rd Street NW facing the U. S. Capitol – site of the “WALK ON WASHINGTON” rally to PASS THE PAST ACT.
The PAST ACT will remove the pads and chains from Tennessee Walking Horses and stop the abuse of the horses. Soring is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a horse’s front feet to create and exaggerate the high step in the sore “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Show Horses.
At 1:00 P. M., Wednesday on June 18, this idyllic location in front of the Nation’s Capitol will come alive with sound natural Tennessee Walking Horses demonstrating to end their being sored for the purposes of family entertainment, primarily in the States of Tennessee and Kentucky.
“DUTCH” INVITED TO ATTEND “WALK ON WASHINGTON” TO EDUCATE PUBLIC
A Tennessee Walking Horse brother named “Dutch” who was the victim of soring abuse and headed for slaughter has been invited to attend the rally to educate the public and elected officials. “Dutch” was abused by the soring practices used to create the sore Big Lick with pads and chains.
“Dutch” was rescued a year ago from going to slaughter because he was no longer able to pass inspections due to his being abused by soring practices. Here is a picture of “Dutch” on stacks at an auction sale where “killer” buyers purchase horses to be sent to slaughter:
The Horses cry out for passage of the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act) which is supported by 67% of the U. S. House of Representatives, yet despite a November 13, 2013 Congressional Hearing, it has not yet been called for a Committee vote.
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee is attempting to bottle neck the Bill which would remove the pads and chains from the feet of the suffering horses.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) tried and failed to keep the PAST ACT from getting out of committee in the Senate.
Informed sources say Blackburn has attempted to intimidate House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) from bringing the most popular bipartisan bill pending before U. S. Congress for a floor vote on the House floor when 67% of the House members, Republican and Democrat, are co-sponsoring the PAST ACT.
The House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was defeated for re-election last week. He resigned as House Majority Leader effective July 31. It is uncertain who the next House Majority Leader will be. It is also uncertain if Cantor will allow this most popular Bipartisan Bill to be voted on by the U. S. House of Representatives.
If Eric Cantor will allow the vote, the PAST ACT will pass overwhelmingly and show that Congress can actually serve the will of the American people. It would be a fitting legacy for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to show that government actually works for good and that the right thing will be done to protect defenseless animals.
Four of the Tennessee Walking Horses coming to demonstrate at “WALK ON WASHINGTON” for passage of the PAST ACT are from Representative Eric Cantor’s 7th Congressional District in Virginia.
The PAST ACT currently has 56 U. S. Senators supporting its passage. It has been approved by the Senator Commerce Subcommittee, and is now ready to be called up for a Senate Floor vote by U. S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
Wednesday’s “WALK ON WASHINGTON” is considered crucial to providing the momentum for passage of the PAST ACT to protect the Horses.
The fact that the entire United States is behind the PAST ACT is proven by the following Map which reflects the Will of the members of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry members expressed in an Opinion Poll on the PAST ACT. The verdict of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry members is also virtually identical to the announced overwhelming support of the PAST ACT by the members of the U. S. House (290 of 435) and the U. S. Senate (56 of 100).
Radar says: IT’S TIME TO “PASS THE PAST ACT”.