Pass the PAST Act to End the Cruel Practice of Soring
By Sarah Ford on September 9, 2014
"Soring" is when trainers deliberately inflict pain—using caustic chemicals, sharp objects, chains and other cruel tactics—to exaggerate the high-stepping gait of their horses and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act would amend existing federal law to end the industry's failed system of self-policing, ban the use of devices implicated in the practice of soring, strengthen penalties and make other reforms needed to finally end this torture. The PAST Act has the bipartisan support of more than 360 House and Senate co-sponsors.