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Farm Bureau continues to oppose PAST Act



The Tennessee and Kentucky Farm Bureau recently released and sent a letter to all members of Congress outlining their reasons for opposing the PAST Act.  The Past Act passed the House of Representatives on July 25th and now awaits its fate in the Senate.

In the original 308 cosponsors of the bill, only 6% came from states with any significant Tennessee Walking Horse involvement or performances.  The misinformation being spread by the Humane Society of the United States and the radical animal rights movement worked to persuade many members of Congress that had no idea about Tennessee Walking Horses.  Their propaganda did not work in those states where members had knowledge of the industry and the intense inspections that all Walking Horses go through prior to each performance.

Farm Bureau’s letter stated it well, “The PAST Act is misleading in its strategies and purpose and sets a dangerous precedent for animal agriculture,” stated Kentucky and Tennessee Farm Bureau presidents Mark Haney and Jeff Aiken.  Farm Bureau went on to urge members to become more knowledgeable, “We urge you to not accept the mistreatment claims from years past as true today.  Visit a Walking Horse farm and see the horses.”

You can view the complete letter by clicking here.

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