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PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26

The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Commerce and Protection will hold a hearing on the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 5441) and the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3355), scheduled for 12:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 26.

The PAST Act addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses’ limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness.

Specifically, the bill expands soring regulation and enforcement at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions, including by establishing a new system for inspecting horses for soring. In addition, the bill increases penalties for violations.

It has 256 cosponsors.

The SAFE Act prohibits the transporting, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation by a person of an equine (e.g., horse) that the person has reason to believe will be slaughtered for human consumption.

It has 215 cosponsors.

From 2001 through 2021 1,645,187 horses were shipped across US borders for slaughter for human consumption.

Legislation has been consistently introduced to ban horse slaughter in each Congress since 2012.

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3 thoughts on “PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26”

  1. Donna Friedman RN Horse & animal advocate, I couldn’t have summarized it better than you did. I bought a TWH which had been a Big Lick, and know of the repercussions (for horse and rider) even after he was removed from such atrocities. And, I was told by the seller that my gelding had only been in three places in his lifetime: stall, trailer, and showring. Let’s pray together that today’s hearings by the Subcommittees PASS BOTH the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 5441) and the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3355), for the benefits of ALL equines! They are long overdue!

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  2. Comment to Subcommittee: Horses bore our burdens, gave us transportation for centuries, gave us joys of recreation as well as friend to us & our children. The avg age of a horse sent for export for human consumption is 5 yrs old off of racetracks, rodeos, polo grounds, camps laden with Bute & other poisons not to be used in meat. Our beautiful Mustangs are being tortured as were the slaves, separated from their families, rounded up by helicopters to remove them from the land. Then there’s the PAST Act – the torture of 2 yo horses burning their feet to make their hooves look distorted, the pain so WICKED they cannot put their feet down normally, so Prance about, distorting the true Beauty of the Tennessee Walker. Please in the name of God & all that’s good & holy please pass these two bills. I’m asking this of you, in Jesus name.
    Donna Friedman RN
    Horse & animal advocate

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  3. Comment to Subcommittee: Horses bore our burdens, gave us transportation for centuries, gave us joys of recreation as well as friend to us & our children. The avg age of a horse sent for export for human consumption is 5 yrs old off of racetracks, rodeos, polo grounds, camps laden with Bute & other poisons not to be used in meat. Our beautiful Mustangs are being tortured as were the slaves, separated from their families, rounded up by helicopters to remove them from the land. Then there’s the PAST Act – the torture of 2 yo horses burning their feet to make their hooves look distorted, the pain so WICKED they cannot put their feet down normally, so Prance about, distorting the true Beauty of the Tennessee Walker. Please in the name of God & all that’s good & holy please pass these two bills.  I’m asking this of you, in Jesus name.Donna Friedman RNHorse & animal advocate

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