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It's a sad fact that for many horse trainers, torturous practices like soring are part of the job.

Horse soring involves whipping, burning, shocking, or otherwise irritating a horse's forelegs to get the animal to step higher when presenting in shows and auctions. Other horse trainers shove weights or shims between the hoof and the shoe. Some do both, while wrapping heavy chains around their horse's caustic chemical coated legs.

The barbaric practice has been condemned by government agencies as well as animal activists alike. And while the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been historically responsible for overseeing horse training operations at a federal level, and fining those found guilty of horse soring under the Horse Protection Act, recent decrees from the Trump Administration have severely restricted the Act's efficacy.

A strengthened Horse Protection Act was scheduled to be put into the Federal Register in January 2016, but a White House order on President Donald Trump's first day in office brought it and many other regulations back for review.

Through interviews with convicted horse abuser Barney Davis, the Humane Society has helped to expose the horrific popularity of soring among horse trainers. "Every trainer sores horses," said Davis, who pled guilty to violating the Horse Protection Act on several counts in 2016. "You have to, to get them to walk...you're not going to win if you don't sore [horses]." Davis not only recounted the gruesome truth about soring — bloody forelegs and horses wailing in pain — he also indicated that judges and inspectors at many horse exhibitions are paid to look the other way.

There is no excuse for horse soring to continue in the United States. The federal government and law enforcement has the authority to end this practice and protect our horses.

Sign below and tell the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that the Horse Protection Act needs to be strengthened and enforced.

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Dear USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,

The people of the United States have spoken, and will not stand idly by while horses across the country are tortured through barbaric soring practices.

Horse soring involves whipping, burning, shocking, or otherwise irritating a horse's forelegs to get the animal to step higher when presenting in shows and auctions. Other horse trainers shove weights or shims between the hoof and the shoe. Some do both, while wrapping heavy chains around their horse's caustic chemical coated legs.

With the change in presidential administrations, the Horse Protection Act has lost a lot of its efficacy, and the USDA is no longer able to enforce safety in horse training.

There is no excuse for horse soring to continue in the United States. The federal government and law enforcement still has the authority to end this practice and protect our horses.

I implore you to finally make horse soring illegal by publishing the rules against its use in the Federal Register.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Dec 12, 2017 ANNA BARRANCO
Dec 12, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 11, 2017 lucy piccarelli BAD< better ways to be kind and gentle is one of them
Dec 9, 2017 JUDY SALDANA
Dec 9, 2017 Irene Gratacos
Dec 7, 2017 Kathy Maclean
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2017 Eileen Kulp I'd like to SORE these SOB's that thinks it's OK, or there's nothing WRONG with it, and see how they'd like it, and add another 150lbs onto their backs and make them JUMP and see how it FEELS!!
Dec 2, 2017 Marie Etzel
Dec 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2017 Susan Uhl
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 28, 2017 SERGIO ANTON
Nov 27, 2017 Edwin Rodriguez
Nov 27, 2017 Diane Webster
Nov 26, 2017 Candice Paulus
Nov 25, 2017 Sue Britton
Nov 24, 2017 Marian Pohley Horses give us so much. They need to be protected.
Nov 24, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 23, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 22, 2017 Natalia Drzewicka
Nov 22, 2017 barbara gale
Nov 22, 2017 DWAYNE KNIRK Here's another human reason to abuse nature for greed and pleasure! In the longer run, this is probably not necessary for the betterment of our life. Sickening, actually.
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Joan Heezen
Nov 22, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Nov 22, 2017 Janice Tinkham
Nov 22, 2017 Mindy Schech
Nov 21, 2017 Sheryl Myhan
Nov 20, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 19, 2017 nichole watts
Nov 18, 2017 Susan Wenning
Nov 18, 2017 Shannon L Taylor
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Cynthia goode Cruelty is not acceptable for entertaining ignorant masses! Stop it now!!
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Kidd Goodman
Nov 16, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 16, 2017 Susan Fisher
Nov 16, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Donna Frye

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