Gainesville Sun LTE: Tremendous leadership
I write to thank U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho for his tremendous leadership against the torturous practice of soring Tennessee walking horses, a plague that has marred the breed and the equine world for more than half a century.
As a former eight-time world champion rider, and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, I know first-hand how rampant this abuse is. Rep. Yoho has stepped up and fought against the pro-soring coalition in Congress, and I applaud him.
We appreciate his bipartisan effort and introduction of the U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, named in honor of Tydings (D-MD) who authored the Horse Protection Act of 1970 and passed away in October. Floridians in the 3rd District should be proud to have Yoho representing them in our nation’s capital.