Horse Owners To Be Required To Register With State
Legislators are proposing to impose a state registration that will “Replace brand inspection for equines with equine ownership certificate and require owners to obtain equine ownership certificates for equines that are present in state for more than 30 consecutive days.
This proposal would be onerous enough if just horse owners had to register, but no, this requires every horse to be registered.
It further establishes requirements for trailers that are used to transport horses. Many horse owners, if this is passed, will have to special order new trailers, as the specifications are not standard.
Here’s the real shocker…..
If you are thinking this is occurring in California, you are incorrect; this is in Oregon!
Even if you do not live in Oregon, please take some time to send an email or make a call to one of the elected officials listed below. If this passes in Oregon, it is certain to repeat itself in a state near you.
SB 262 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Membership:
Jackie Dingfelder, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Olsen, Vice-Chair email@example.com
Mark Hass firstname.lastname@example.org
Floyd Prozanski email@example.com
Chuck Thomsen firstname.lastname@example.org
What is next; an application for bovine, ovine or porcine ownership?
I have a proposal. For every new bill, the author should have to pay, out of their own pocket, $10,000 for state bills, $50,000 for federal and any co-signor should have to pay $5,000 and $25,000 respectively. Perhaps this would encourage elected officials to actually think about what they are proposing. Probably not, but it would at least help the deficits.