McConnell, an enemy of horses.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) uses his influence to not only interfere with the success of pending horse protection legislation, but also existing laws and government agencies in charge of making sure horse welfare regulations are enforced.
Two cruelty issues stand out that McConnell has perpetuated: horse slaughter and horse soring. McConnell has routinely been active in blocking legislation to end both, directly and in Committee.
In the case of horse slaughter, McConnell has blocked bills that would ban it on US soil and would close the loophole on the export of horses to slaughter. In the case of horse soring he has worked against bills that would tighten the Horse Protection Act and worked for bills that would weaken it.
Let’s take a look at what Committees Sen. McConnell is on.
You will see that McConnell sits on Committees and important Subcommittees that have a direct impact on the lives of horses…
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