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Stop New Equine Diseases! Contact USDA Today!

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert USDA Must Stop Threat of African Horse Sickness! USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting comments from the public related to its proposed list of pests and diseases that pose a high risk to agriculture. The 2018 farm bill authorizes USDA to compile a list of major diseases, so long as it is "likely to pose a significant risk to the food and agricultural critical infrastructure." As a member of the horse industry, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard by contacting USDA and alerting federal regulators about the dangers of African Horse Sickness, a disease long underestimated by the agency. To make the ...
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ACTION ALERT: Help wild horses in CA

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts The U.S. Forest Service is now seeking public comments on its plan to launch yet another helicopter assault on the wild horses of California. This latest cruel and inhumane proposal comes on the heels of two years of rounding up and removing almost 1,500 horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory on the Modoc National Forest in northeast California. Now, the Forest Service is targeting 500 more horses for removal this fall in order to appease private ranching interests that view the horses as competition for resources on the 258,000 acres of public land where the Devil’s Garden mustangs live. We still have time to speak up for our wild horses, ...
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Include Ag Groups in Paycheck Protection Program!

The following is from the American Horse Council: Tell Congress to Extend Paycheck Protection to Farm Groups! As lawmakers work on the next phase of corona-virus aid relief, Congress will consider measures to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a small business relief measure credited for helping to stem massive job losses experienced since March.  Most equine enterprises classify as small businesses and do not necessarily have “in house” resources to monitor availability of educational tools to survive the pandemic.  Many of these small businesses turn to educational, non-profit groups to leverage limited resources.  By expanding eligibility to participate in PPP to a broader variety of non-profit entities, such as 501(C) 5 and 6 groups, Congress can secure a much-needed pipeline to ...
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Tell House Lawmakers to Pass Recreation Package!

The following is from the American Horse Council: “Great American Outdoors Act” Gallops Toward the Finish Line! As public lands begin to re-open, Congress has an opportunity to pass important trails legislation that will get Americans outside while promoting the health of recreational riders.  Thanks in large part to continued advocacy from the horse industry, the Senate voted June 17 to pass the “Great American Outdoors (GAO) Act of 2020” by a vote of 73 to 25.  Now that the Senate has passed this important lands’ bill, the House must take the next step and send it to the White House to be signed into law. Take Action ...
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Colorado Horse Council – Newsletter

The following is from the Colorado Horse Council: Keeping the Heritage Alive! Equine Heritage Foundation  Learn More About the Foundation Though the Heritage Rides had to be postponed, you can help support the fundraising efforts of the Colorado Horse Council (CHC) by making a "ride donation" to the The Equine Heritage Foundation. The work of CHC in acting as the voice of the equine industry in our state must go on 12 months out of the year. The education and promotional efforts are essential to the continual growth and development of our equine organization. So your support is very important for us to continue our work and maintain the our efforts. Your support to the Equine Heritage Foundation is an ...
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Tell House Lawmakers to Pass Recreation Package!

The following is from the American Horse Council: “Great American Outdoors Act” Gallops Toward the Finish Line! As states re-open public lands, Congress has an opportunity to pass important trails legislation that will get Americans outside while promoting the health of recreational riders.  Thanks in large part to continued advocacy from the horse industry, the Senate voted June 17 to pass the “Great American Outdoors (GAO) Act of 2020” by a vote of 73 to 25.  Now that the Senate has passed this important lands’ bill, the House must take the next step and send it to the White House to be signed into law. Take Action ...
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