EQUINE PLACEMENT NETWORK
June 16, 1999
Equine Placement Network, Inc.
Horse Transport Bill Is Voted Out of Commitee
PA HB 590, the Horse Transport Bill, introduced by Rep Lynch, Warren County was voted out of the PA House Judiciary Committee on June 15, 1999 20- 4. The Farm Bureau opposed the legislation. The bill is now in the Rules Committtee. The Equine Placement Network is still calling for 2 ammendments; 1.The trailer safety standards must apply to all horses, not just slaughterbound. Enforcement will be easier. Horse trailers already exceed these standards. 2. The definition of intermediate handler must be added so as not to affect the legitimate transportation of pregnant mares, or the legitimate transportation of sick or injured horses for medical care. ###