The U.S. senator who introduced the federal Horse Protection Act and the director of equine protection for the Humane Society of the United States are among those attending a sentencing for horse trainer Jackie McConnell in Chattanooga this Tuesday, reports The Chattanoogan.
Former Senator Joseph Tydings and Keith Dane will take part in a press conference afterward.
The sentencing is set before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice at 2 p.m. in the large courtroom on the third floor of the Federal Building.
We are awaiting the outcome.
This is not the only Hearing connected to McConnell’s flagrant soring and other cruel practices committed against Tennessee Walking Horses, revealed in an undercover video by HSUS that led to the charges against him.
McConnell’s court date on state charges relateding to the same incidents remains on Sept. 25 in Fayette County General Sessions Court reports The Tennessean.