Tennessee “celebrates” another year of hideous horse cruelty

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse Soring The show must go on for these serial horse abusers — but who attends these hideous events? Not many. The days when the stands were comparatively full during Celebration are long since gone. Attendance has been dwindling for years (with and without COVID). The Walking Horse Report brags that this year's paid attendance… Continue reading Tennessee “celebrates” another year of hideous horse cruelty

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

Tennessee Walking Horses and Marsha Blackburn

INTRODUCTION For those of you who know little about the political history of horse soring, this is an excellent piece. For those of you who have good knowledge of it, this is still highly informative. Brilliantly written. What is horse soring? Soring is the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horses and Marsha Blackburn

Soring bill advocates blame Blackburn, McConnell for lack of action

Reported by Paul C. Barton THE TENNESSEAN WASHINGTON – The man who led passage of the first law regulating horse soring 44 years ago blamed Kentucky and Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday for blocking a new bill to shore up that act. Former Sen. Joseph Tydings, D-Md., the lead sponsor of the 1970 Horse Protection Act,… Continue reading Soring bill advocates blame Blackburn, McConnell for lack of action

Veterinarians oppose Blackburn Bill

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have issued statements opposing a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. Last year, U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) introduced HR 1518, or the Prevent All… Continue reading Veterinarians oppose Blackburn Bill

Horse sorers gain 10 despicable friends in Congress

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

Cross-posted from The Tennessean by ROY EXUM The scurrilous crowd that is desperately trying to halt a national effort to eradicate horse abuse, or soring, of Tennessee Walking Horses has just gotten 10 despicable friends. Shockingly, the 10 are actual members of Congress and seven are from Tennessee, the epicenter of a depraved and sadistic… Continue reading Horse sorers gain 10 despicable friends in Congress

Roy Exum: Blackburn draws fury for supporting horse soring

Cross-posted from The Tennessean WRITTEN BY ROY EXUM Marsha Blackburn, a Republican member of Congress from Tennessee, became the subject of scathing fury over the weekend after a Huffington Post political columnist vilified the 61-year-old woman in a story entitled, “Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse.” The short answer is that… Continue reading Roy Exum: Blackburn draws fury for supporting horse soring