THE SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE: Equine bill reintroduced by DesJarlais
Equine bill reintroduced by DesJarlais
Shelbyville, TN -- As in the past, two competing bills have been introduced in Congress concerning the Horse Protection Act and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, whose district includes Bedford County, has reintroduced H.R. 1157, which DesJarlais told the Walking Horse Report would make the horse inspection process less subjective and rely more on science-based techniques.
"That's what my horse protection amendments would do," he said, in an interview with Sadie Fowler of the Walking Horse Report Thursday. "(They would) create a new organization including equine experts appointed by agriculture commissioners who know the industry best and could improve animal inspections."