We still need everyone to PLEASE contact your constituents. KNOW that the Lickers are desperate and are pulling their own strings. Just because someone has co-sponsored the Act does not mean that they can't change their mind. They are in Washington, DC and are fighting to keep the abused horse in the ring. They have gotten Marsha Blackburn to put together an alternative to the PAST Act. The alternative does nothing to help the horse, of course. All it does is call for a single HIO. Of course, the industry wants this--it will help them keep all the trainers, owners, exhibitors, etc. under their thumb.
The Lickers are trying to pool their resources and start a new HIO called the Independent Inspection Services LLC so it will be in place to go along with Marsha's alternative. As the Church Lady would say, "How conveeeeenient." It is of course going to be run by the same HPA violators and sore horse supporters that SHOW, PSHA, NHSC, and all the other corrupt HIOs have been run by.
WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN.
Here's the list of people who haven't co-sponsored. I know some of these folks have signed on since this list was made, so please take the time to compare it to the current co-sponsors list so you will know if your constituent has
I also found this online...And I found it hilarious.
Guess when your ship is sinking, you'll grasp at any life preserver you can. This also shows how when people complain about you, it means you're doing something right. What's even funnier: this post got no comments and only two likes on Facebook. Tee hee! I really like the kittehs on there. I own a black cat myself, since according to the Lickers, I'm a Satanic paganistic witch. (Wish I was a witch...I can think of some spells I'd like to put on some folks in Congress!)
My point here was to use the local cemetery OR the local library's address and zip code to get through the online blocks that Congresspersons have on their pages. For example, they will ask for your address and/or zip code, and if you're out of their area they won't let you get the contact information or email the person you're trying to get a hold of. So using a local address can get you past the computer block so your email will end up in their inbox.
Overall, I'm currently transcribing and creating a document with screenshots of the USDA thermography webinar that occurred on January 17, 2014. So it will be coming soon. For now, here's an important point made during the seminar (click to make it larger). Keep your eyes peeled for the webinar document!