Extra Extra – NO PADS NO CHAINS – USDA Publishes Federal Rule To End “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty – July 26, 2016

Washington, DC – The Federal Rule proposed by U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to end 50 years of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty,  and to free the Tennessee Walking Horse breed from the morally reprehensible “Pads and Chains”,  was published today in the Federal Register.

PROHIBITING THE USE OF PADS AND CHAINS

“APHIS agrees with the OIG’s conclusion that the current program of HIOs training and licensing DQPs is not adequately detecting soring or promoting enforcement of the Act. We are proposing several provisions to the regulations in 9 CFR part 11 that will increase APHIS’ ability to oversee the Horse Protection program and enforce provisions of the Act and regulations. Changes we are proposing to the regulations …”

• Having APHIS assume the training, licensing, and monitoring of third-party, independent inspectors to conduct inspections at shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions,

• Amending the regulations to prohibit use of pads, substances, and action devices on horses at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions,

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/pdf/2016-17648.pdf

Public comments and listening sessions will follow:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1722792231321195/


 

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U. S. Rep. Dr. Ted Yoho, DVM (R-FL)  –  “The USDA will also implement a portion of the PAST Act that calls for the ban on action devices, pads, and foreign substances at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions. Also, they will bring HPA regulations in line with current equestrian standards already set by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.

 “While the practice of horse soring is shrinking to a small number of entrenched loyalists, there is no reason for its methods to remain in use. The industry and people, who abuse horses for show, had 40 years to phase out their ways. We are long overdue in stopping horse soring and today’s announcement by the USDA is a welcomed step in the direction of making these abuses a thing of the past.”

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty and PAST ACT Lead Sponsor Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty and PAST ACT Lead Sponsor Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

CITIZENS CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE MS. DIANE DUPONT ADVOCATING FOR THE PAST ACT TO ABOLISH THE "BIG LICK"

CITIZENS CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE MS. DIANE DUPONT ADVOCATING FOR THE PAST ACT TO ABOLISH THE “BIG LICK”

Citizens Campaign Member Retired Educator, 5th Generation Floridian, Ms. Jean Phillips Reads FOSH President Ms. Teresa Bippen Letter To Panama Beach Tourist Development Council

Citizens Campaign Member Retired Educator, 5th Generation Floridian, Ms. Jean Phillips Reads FOSH President Ms. Teresa Bippen Letter To Panama Beach Tourist Development Council

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https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/pdf/2016-17648.pdf

APHIS agrees with the OIG’s conclusion that the current program of HIOs training and licensing DQPs is not adequately detecting soring or promoting enforcement of the Act. We are proposing several provisions to the regulations in 9 CFR part 11 that will increase APHIS’ ability to oversee the Horse Protection program and enforce provisions of the Act and regulations. Changes we are proposing to the regulations include:

• Having APHIS assume the training, licensing, and monitoring of third-party, independent inspectors to conduct inspections at shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions,

• Amending the regulations to prohibit use of pads, substances, and action devices on horses at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions,

• Adding licensing eligibility requirements for DQPs 1 and revising training requirements and inspection procedures,

• Amending existing access, space, and facility requirements for management of horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions,

• Amending management recordkeeping and reporting requirements,

• Ensuring there are at least 2 DQPs employed at shows in which 150 horses or fewer are entered, and more than 2 DQPs for shows at which more than 150 horses are entered,

• Requiring that a farrier be available at every horse show, exhibition, sale, and auction, and

• Removing from the regulations all regulatory responsibilities pertaining to HIOs.


Nephew Eugene says that Murfreesboro, Tennessee listening session set for August 9, 2016, could be a real barn burner.

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