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S. 1007 (116th): Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019

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In the practice of “soring” horses, the animals’ steps are rendered painful to force higher steps, which is often rewarded during equine shows and competitions, such as dressage contests.

The Horse Protection Act of 1970 made the practice illegal. Yet some argue that the current penalties are too lenient — and that loopholes make it easier to evade detection.

Namely, rubbing inflaming chemicals like mustard oil or kerosene into the horses’ hooves to force the higher steps, then also applying ointments or other masking chemicals on top. Those help the horses pass inspection, but wear off by the time of actual competition.

What the legislation does

The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act would crack down on the practice of “soring” horses.

While the ...

Sponsor and status

Michael “Mike” Crapo

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Apr 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Apr 3, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1007 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1007. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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