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Tell Senators to Co-Sponsor Bi-Partisan PAST Act

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert Tell Senators to Co-Sponsor Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2018! Thanks to persistent advocacy focusing on your senators during the past several months, Sens. Crapo (R-ID) and Warner (D-VA) have led a bipartisan charge to re-introduce the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2018 (S. 2957).  Other original co-sponsors include Sens. Blumenthal (D-CT), Collins (R-ME), Daines (R-MT), Feinstein (D-CA), Markey (D-MA), McCaskill (D-MO), Moran (R-KS) and Toomey (R-PA).      As you know, S. 2957 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council, along with most major national horse show organizations and state ...
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Put Morse Horsepower in the RNR Act

The following is from the American Horse Council:  American Horse Council Action Alert Let’s Put More Horsepower Into the Recreation-Not-Red Tape (RNR) Act As you know, Sen. Wyden (D-OR) has introduced S. 1633, the Recreation-Not-Red Tape (RNR) Act, underscoring the need to reduce regulations that prevent trail rides on public land.   With help from horsemen across the country, the House Natural Resources Committee has recently approved the House version of the bill (H.R. 3400) with strong, bipartisan support.  Now it’s time for the Senate to do its part and move this important legislation closer to the finish line.  Please contact your senators today, and urge them to cosponsor S. 1633, the RNR Act of 2017! Take Action ...
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New AHC Member Benefit!

The following is from the American Horse Council: April 19, 2018 Your AHC Membership Comes With Another Benefit! The AHC is continuously looking for ways to provide our members with additional services and resources. Today, we are excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that welcomes you, through your existing membership with the AHC, as a new member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at no additional cost. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation and 96% of their members are small businesses like you. Through your membership with the U.S. Chamber, you will have access to the many valuable benefits designed specifically for small businesses, including toolkits, news and advocacy updates, ...
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AHC News-Spring 2018

The following is from the American Horse Council: To view this email as a web page, go here. Spring 2018 Copyright © 2018 American Horse Council The AHC News is provided to you as a benefit of your AHC membership, and we hope you find the articles informative and useful. While the AHC does grant permission for newsletter articles to be passed on, we hope you will encourage those you are sharing the articles and information with to join the AHC so they can stay informed and up-to-date! Permission to pass on the AHC News articles to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC ...
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Join the AHC for our 2nd Quarter Webinar

The following is from the American Horse Council: April 11, 2018 Join the AHC for our 2nd Quarter Webinar The AHC is pleased to announce that the topic for its 2nd quarter webinar for 2018 will be Microchipping. The webinar will take place on Monday, May 14th at 3:00 pm ET. Presenting will be Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, MS from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), TC Lane from the United States Trotting Association (USTA), and Ashley Furst, Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC). Dr. McCluskey is an Equine Epidemiologist for USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, and will present on the “Traceability of Equine Microchips” and demonstrate some of the successes and challenges encountered when a horse with a chip is found and ...
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Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting

The following is from the American Horse Council: March 28, 2018 Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting Registration is now open for the AHC’s 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum.  Registration information, along with a tentative schedule is available on the AHC Website here: http://www.horsecouncil.org/events/ahc-annual-meeting-national-issues-forum-2/. The theme of the National Issues Forum will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine and outside industry segments as well as expanding technology beneficial to both humans and equines. The Forum will kick off Tuesday with speaker Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, where he will give an overview of his roles and responsibilities, as well ...
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