TB Racing Integrity Act introduced today

Rep. Andy Barr (left) and Rep. Paul Tonko

Rep. Andy Barr (left) and Rep. Paul Tonko

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced the bipartisan Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  Under existing law, the American thoroughbred horseracing industry labors under a diverse patchwork of conflicting and inconsistent rules governing medication policies and practices across 38 different racing jurisdictions. This lack of uniformity in the rules of horseracing has impaired interstate commerce and undermined public confidence in the sport.

By establishing an independent, nongovernmental anti-doping authority charged with the responsibility of implementing a national uniform medication program with input from the thoroughbred industry, the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act will encourage fair competition and a level playing field across state lines, assure full and fair disclosure of information to purchasers of breeding stock and to the wagering public and provide for the safety and welfare of horses and jockeys.

Please read the full story in the Paulick Report:http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/common-sense-legislation-barr-tonko-introduce-thoroughbred-horseracing-integrity-act-of-2015/

2 responses to “TB Racing Integrity Act introduced today”

  1. Mary Carroll

    TherE is so much more to do to protect these incredible creatures.

  2. Denise Mosimann

    Please stop the bill that would potentially allow horse slaughter again in the US. Make that a priority for
    the TB industry. Thoroughbreds are still being sent to Canada and Mexico and all horses deserve better. They are not our food, they are our companions that have trusted and served us.

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