Adopt, Don’t Shop
Nearly half of the estimated 8 million dogs and cats entering US animal shelters each year are euthanized. For this reason and more, I am an original cosponsor of H.Res. 133, which designates April 11 as “National Pet Adoption Day” and April as “National Pet Adoption Month” in order to highlight pet adoption as a more-humane way to provide animals with a loving home. The primary sponsor of the legislation is Representative Roger Williams (R-TX) and there are currently 32 Republicans and 27 Democrats in support.
Faso Supports PAST Act
I recently cosponsored H.R.1847, the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, which was introduced by Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL). This bill would help enforce prohibitions on the cruel practice of “soring” show horses. Soring is the process by which a show horse trainer/owner intentionally injures the animal’s legs, ankles or hooves in order to produce a more pronounced step or gait in the horse when participating in a show. There are currently 62 Republicans and 158 Democrats in support of the PAST Act.