Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

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via Press Release WASHINGTON (Oct 1, 2021) — Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) today introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to prohibit the intentional injury to the hooves and legs of performance walking horses such as Tennessee’s iconic walking horses. The measure was co-sponsored… Continue reading Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

Tennessee “celebrates” another year of hideous horse cruelty

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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

Ban horse soring

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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

Take action for sored horses

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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

“Big Lick” animal cruelty racket crumbles into disarray

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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

Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

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

WVLT-TV reports that American Horse Trainer Monty Roberts has reaffirmed his commitment to end soring as Tennessee Walking Horse events prepare to resume. Soring is the act of intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Roberts, known as "the man who listens… Continue reading Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

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Back in June, Clant Seay, the champion of sored horses, wrote a special for the Columbia Daily Herald entitled "Walking Horse competition is not sport." We quote liberally below: The “Big Lick” is animal cruelty. Native Tennessean, MTSU Horse Science professor and equine veterinarian Dr. John Haffner said, “The “Big Lick” is a pain induced… Continue reading Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

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

More “Big Lick” trainers suspended; take action

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In a commentary published on June 10, 2019 in The Daily Herald Newspaper of Columbia, TN, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) Founder Clant M. Seay writes concerning flagrant horse soring in Tennessee Walking Horse competitions: It’s not “a few bad apples; rather the entire barrel of apples is rotten. The “Big Lick”… Continue reading More “Big Lick” trainers suspended; take action

2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended

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The script never changes when it comes to horse soring, does it? Clant Seay writes: World Grand Champion “Big Lick” Trainer BOYZ Mr. Rodney Dick upholds “Tennessee Tradition” of going on the USDA federal suspension list for alleged "horse soring" shortly after the conclusion of this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. But that's not… Continue reading 2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended