Ban horse soring

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse soring should be banned outright. The objective of soring is so horses will perform in an exaggerated high stepping gait known as “the Big Lick” in order to win ribbons in competitions. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 2295) was introduced to the Senate to combat the inhumane practice of “soring” horses.… Continue reading Ban horse soring

Crapo, Warner reintroduce bipartisan PAST Act to prevent horse soring

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2021) — U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have again reintroduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S.2295) to protect horses from the abusive show practices.  Soring is a process by which horse trainers intentionally apply substances or devices to horses’ limbs to make each step painful and force… Continue reading Crapo, Warner reintroduce bipartisan PAST Act to prevent horse soring

What are you doing right now?

How would you like to help horses. . . right now? Horses who are suffering . . . under threat of death; perhaps even extinction? You can do it from the comfort of your home, on your phone or laptop, anytime day or night. There are three urgent horse protection issues that need attention —… Continue reading What are you doing right now?

Take action for sored horses

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Urgent! Contact Agriculture Secretary Vilsack by email at agsec@usda.gov OR use Contact My Politician (Vilack's name is already inserted), using the words "Reinstate the HPA Rule" in the subject line stating:— "I respectfully request that you immediately reinstate the 2017 Horse Protection Act (HPA) rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to end… Continue reading Take action for sored horses

U.S. legislation seeks to create an animal cruelty crimes unit in DOJ

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

On August 14, 2020, the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020 was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. The U.S. House version the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020, HR 8052, was introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) with three originating cosponsors: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) and Rep Earl L.… Continue reading U.S. legislation seeks to create an animal cruelty crimes unit in DOJ

2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

Clant Seay is writing up what he witnessed at the 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse “Celebration” show, in this instance exposing the Celebration's numerous lies about attendance — with pictures to prove it. We are posting some of the highlights of his article below. Go here for Seay's full post and pictures. Seay states: In Shelbyville,… Continue reading 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom

Protest Mitch McConnell and the “Big Lick”, Fri., Sept. 4th, in Shelbyville

US Sen. Mitch McConnell.

CLANT SEAY invites everyone who can to protest in person with him Friday, Sept. 4th, at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and the visiting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Seay writes: U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has perpetuated “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. Since 1988, “Big Lick” Multi-Millionaires have paid… Continue reading Protest Mitch McConnell and the “Big Lick”, Fri., Sept. 4th, in Shelbyville

The Horse Protection Act: Soring, the Scar Rule, and Self-Regulation

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW Published 27 August 2020 The Horse Protection Act (HPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1821 et seq., passed in 1970 and amended in 1976, outlaws the practice of horse “soring,” an inhumane practice of causing pain to a horse’s foot or leg to produce a more desirable gait. “Soring” is defined as the application… Continue reading The Horse Protection Act: Soring, the Scar Rule, and Self-Regulation

Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

2018 CCBLAC Protest at the Shelbyville, Tenneesee "National Celebration" featuring horse soring, or "Big LIck" animal cruelty. ©Clant Seay.

We ask everyone who can to please join the protest of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration event which begins Thursday, August 27, 2020, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, either in person, or via social media. Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Protest. Clant Seay who organizes and stages the protest every year states: We… Continue reading Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

Big Lick horses: Training babies

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

When training horses for human-imagined and -staged competitions, it often begins when the horses are very young. It is no different with sored or “Big Lick” horses and heartbreaking. The jerky, unnatural high-stepping gait called the “Big Lick” is induced through what is called horse soring, achieved only by inflicting unconscionable pain on a horse's… Continue reading Big Lick horses: Training babies