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Congressman Whitfield No Friend of the American Horse Industry



The Cavalry Group calls out Rep. Whitfield for HSUS partnership in new Horse Protection Act
 
 Reprinted from The Calvary Group

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) is preparing to introduce a bill intended to replace the Horse Protection Act. Written by the Humane Society of the United States, this new Horse Protection Act would serve as the final crushing blow to what remains of the U.S. Horse industry. While it is intended to regulate the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, Congressman Whitfield's bill sets precedent for further onerous regulatory action that could harm horse industry professionals in Whitfield's state of Kentucky and all across the nation.
 
The Congressman’s wife, Connie Harriman-Whitfield, currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Presidential Initiatives at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
 
It is clear that this newly devised Horse Protection Act serves to advance HSUS' radical animal rights agenda as it follows the goals as written in their Change Agenda for Animals.
 
Mindy Patterson, president of The Cavalry Group stated, "I find it to be an outrageous conflict of interest for Congressman Whitfield to write policy regulating the horse industry while his wife is employed by the very organization which seeks its demise. This new bill will ruin livelihoods across the country at a time when jobs are scarce in this challenging economy."

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