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American Farm Bureau Supports S. 1161



The American Farm Bureau Federation sent letters in support of the goals of S. 1161, the Horse Protection Amendments Act of 2015, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN).  S. 1161 was introduced by Senator Alexander with Leader McConnell and Senator Paul as co-sponsors.

The letters of support specifically point out the inclusion of objective, science-based inspection protocols that will help eliminate any form of soring at events.  Although less than two percent of horses are cited for soring currently, the subjective inspections currently used are outdated and not effective.

American Farm Bureau Federation also supports the formation of a single Horse Industry Organization (HIO) with veterinarian and expert horse industry leaders to provide leadership to inspector licensing and inspection protocols.  The letter also supports the disqualification of any sore horse and penalties to any guilty party.  Additionally, the limitation of any additional tax burden or increase in the budget of the USDA from S. 1161 is in alignment with American Farm Bureau Federation.

Click here to view the letter from American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman to Leader McConnell.

Click here to view the letter to Senator Alexander.

Click here to view the letter to Senator Paul.
 

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