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What is the PAST Act? The Prevent All Soring Tactics, or PAST Act, is the federal bill to end the cruel practice of horse soring. The PAST Act would amend the Horse Protection Act to do the following: Amend the industry's failed system of self-policing; Ban the use of devices implicated in the...

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Soring involves the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Caustic chemicals—blistering agents like mustard oil, diesel fuel and kerosene—are applied to the horse's limbs, causing extreme pain and suffering...

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The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are. However...

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