Tennessee Walking Horse abuser McConnell gets probation and a fine

Tennessee Walking horses watches worriedly from stall. HSUS image.

The leniency in which Tennessee Walking Horse abuser Jackie McConnell is being dealt with in Court feels like part of an unbelievably awful made-for-television movie. Here's how The Tennessean reports this afternoon's Sentencing Hearing: Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell was sentenced to three years probation and a $75,000 fine for abusing horses on Tuesday… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horse abuser McConnell gets probation and a fine

Senator who introduced Horse Protection Act attending McConnell Hearing

Jackie McConnell (R) leaving federal Court re horse soring case. Image by DougStrickland.

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… Continue reading Senator who introduced Horse Protection Act attending McConnell Hearing