Friday, February 3, 2012

Update on ban against Double-Deck Trailer Transport for Equines

The Bill with ban on Double-Deck Trailer Transport is moving forward from committee to the House

The bill now goes before the full House of Representatives for a vote.

Wild for Life Foundation has been working along side other leading animal welfare groups to help raise awareness about the need for this important protection. "For far too long, unscrupulous individuals have been legally permitted to pack horses into dangerously cramped trailers with ceilings so low that horses are unable to stand properly. The horses are hauled on long-distance journeys that very often cause serious injuries and even deaths. Today, thanks to Representatives Harris and Rahall along with others on the Committee, we moved one step closer to putting an end to this inhumane and utterly unnecessary practice." - AWI

Please watch for further updates.  More support will be needed to help get this important protection in place.