TWHBEA's Position Regarding S1406 and HR1518

The International Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association,  at their 2013 annual meeting, overwhelmingly voted to oppose HR1518, the legislation  introduced by Congressman Ed Whitfield, and its Senate companion bill S1406; and any other legislation that would make it illegal to ride or show a sound Tennessee Walking Horse. 

The International Board of Directors strongly supports working with Congress and other industry stakeholders who support laws and regulations that use objective, scientifically proven testing methods.

The proposed Whitfield bill would decimate our show industry.   The TWHBEA International Board is 100% united in its goal of eliminating abuse and cruelty to any horse regardless of its breed.





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