“Big Lick” animal cruelty racket crumbles into disarray

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

SPECIAL REPORT BY CLANT SEAY Mike Inman out as Celebration CEO After eight years at the helm of the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, CEO Mike Inman called it quits Wednesday. Yes, you heard it right. Inman’s resignation was reported as “effective immediately” by the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. The Times-Gazette tried to reach Inman on Wednesday, leaving… Continue reading “Big Lick” animal cruelty racket crumbles into disarray

Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

SHELBYVILLE, TN (April 23, 2020) Via BILLY GO BOY — The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced today that the “50th Spring Fun  Show” will be held at the Celebration’s large arena on May 21-23, 2020 despite an explosive outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper on April 21,… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

Quote of the Day

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

It’s not "a few bad apples"; rather the entire barrel of apples is rotten. The “Big Lick” is no better than dog fighting and cock fighting. All who practice or support it are guilty because animal cruelty is absolutely necessary to create and maintain the “Big Lick” gait. Horses do not have a voice, so… Continue reading Quote of the Day

Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

NEWS RELEASE Effort to Stop Animal Cruelty Secured an Overwhelming Majority of Lawmakers in Congress Voting for Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act NASHVILLE, TN, USA, August 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S.… Continue reading Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Glimmer asks you to protest horse soring and the Big Lick this Friday and Saturday

PROTEST Glimmer asks you to protest against horse soring — Big Lick animal cruelty — this coming Friday and Saturday at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, for him, and for all of his brothers and sisters. • 5:00 P.M. FRIDAY, IN FRONT OF CALSONIC ARENA (corner of Celebration Drive and Whitthorne Street) • 5:00… Continue reading Glimmer asks you to protest horse soring and the Big Lick this Friday and Saturday

Animal advocates protest outside walking horse competition

VIA WSMV-TV NBC CHANNEL 4 NASHVILLE --- SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) — Critics said behind the beauty of the walking horses on display at The Celebration in Shelbyville is a practice that is harmful to the animals. The Celebration, one of the world’s premier horse shows, is in its 77th year, but the 11-day event opened… Continue reading Animal advocates protest outside walking horse competition

Horse soring protest at Celebration in Shelbyville. Join them.

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

JOIN THE BOYCOTT / PROTEST IN SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE AGAINST BIG LICK CRUELTY AND HORSE SORING Updated 8/27/2015 5:35 pm. The 2015 Citizens Campaign Boycott Protest against Big Lick Animal Cruelty will take place initially in front of the Calsonic Arena on Thursday and Friday afternoons this week. We are calling upon the Citizens of Tennessee… Continue reading Horse soring protest at Celebration in Shelbyville. Join them.

Walking horse group successful with new rules

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

Cross-posted from WBIR TV When legislation to toughen federal protections against horse soring gained momentum last year, opponents said the proposed rule changes would decimate their walking horse show industry. But a Murfreesboro-based walking horse group says it has found a way to thrive regardless of what becomes of those stiffer rules. Dee Dee Miller,… Continue reading Walking horse group successful with new rules

Vet advisory council steps up scrutiny of walking horses

THE TENNESSEAN by BRIAN WILSON, brwilson@tennessean.com Source Link >> SHELBYVILLE – A lingering rain Saturday night was enough to quiet but not halt the first weekend show of this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Despite gathering storm clouds and a brief downpour right before the show began, organizers didn't stop the events at Calsonic… Continue reading Vet advisory council steps up scrutiny of walking horses

PAST Act has 300 sponsors; Celebration picks up new bank sponsor

THE PAST ACT Paul C. Barton of the Tennesseean's Washington Bureau reports: WASHINGTON – The number of House co-sponsors for a bill to better protect walking horses from soring has reached 300 as of Thursday. Meanwhile, the two lead sponsors of identical Senate legislation called for leaders in that chamber to allow a floor vote.… Continue reading PAST Act has 300 sponsors; Celebration picks up new bank sponsor