Horse trainer indicted in anti-soring protester case

FOSH President Teresa Bippen is nearly run down and possibly killed by a black truck pulling a trailer during a peaceful protest of horse soring at a Big Lick event in Columbia, Tennessee. That's Teresa in the pink top on the right, behind the sign she is holding up. Photo: Billy Go Boy.
FOSH President Teresa Bippen is nearly run down and possibly killed by a black truck pulling a trailer during a peaceful protest of horse soring at a Big Lick event in Columbia, Tennessee. That’s Teresa in the pink top on the right, behind the sign she is holding up. Photo: Billy Go Boy.

Cross-posted from The Tennessean »

“I am very appreciative of the fact that Maury County has indicted this individual for lashing out and coming after me with his vehicle,” horse soring protester Teresa Bippen tells the Tennessean

Alabama horse trainer Jamie B. Lawrence is facing one count of aggravated assault after being indicted by a Maury County Grand Jury.

Lawrence used a truck as a deadly weapon and caused protester Teresa Bippen, the president of Friends of Sound Horses, to reasonably fear injury, according to the July 7 indictment.

Lawrence, who is a member of the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America’s board of directors, did not return The Tennessean’s requests for comment.

Lawrence, who is from Vinemont, Ala., has earned two Horse Protection Act violations, including one for a sore horse at a 2013 Alabama show and another after a horse tested positive for a foreign substance at the 2011 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, the United States Department of Agriculture enforcement actions database shows. Continue reading »

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