Lawmakers introduce horse protection amendments targeting soring

09/14/2012 | Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

On Thursday, Reps. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky and Steve Cohen of Tennessee introduced amendments to the Horse Protection Act aimed at eradicating soring, the practice of intentionally inflicting pain on horses' feet to induce a high-stepping gait. The amendments provide for USDA inspectors to monitor all shows, a ban on soring devices in targeted breeds and increased penalties for those convicted of soring.

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