Strengthening the Horse Protection Act (H.R. 6388) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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Strengthening the Horse Protection Act

H.R. 6388: To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.

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Strengthening the Horse Protection Act (H.R. 6388) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Endorsing Organizations

The Humane Society of the United States 1,942,548 Facebook fans 192,899 Twitter followers

September 13, 2012 - The Humane Society of the United States commends Reps. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., with original co-sponsors Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Jim Moran, D-Va., for introducing H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012. This bill will significantly strengthen the Horse Protection Act, originally passed in 1970 to stop the cruel practice of “soring” – the deliberate infliction of pain to Tennessee walking horses’ hooves and legs in order to produce a high-stepping gait and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows.

H.R. 6388 would end the failed system of industry self-policing, ban ...

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One Horse at a Time, Inc. 9,241 Facebook fans

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Plantation Walking Horse Association of California

PWHACA stands behind the HSUS in support for this bill. Current events have made clear the inadequate consequences for violating the Horse Protection Act. This bill will not only strengthen the punishment for violators, but will assist the USDA in controlling the inspections to root out this evil when it is found. As a sound horse group we urge you to support this bill.

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