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

“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

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

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

Painful “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse show season kicks off amidst COVID-19

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

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Marty Irby While the nation is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis and seeing major protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, animal protection advocates continue to grapple with the various crises and abuses that those we work to protect face each day, including the ongoing… Continue reading Painful “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse show season kicks off amidst COVID-19

Clant Seay video of baby “Big Lick” horses

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

To say horse soring is hideously cruel seems like the grossest of understatements. You may have already visited YouTube to see "Big Lick" horses in competitive action. We have, many times, but it never stops being nauseating. Baby Horses The video you are about to see, recorded by Clant Seay on the first day of… Continue reading Clant Seay video of baby “Big Lick” horses

Mayor green lights Maury County “Big Lick” horse cruelty show

The 75th Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee on August 29, 2013.

MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE — According to the New York Times, Tennessee is fourth in the United States where Covid-19 new cases are increasing. Tennessee is just behind the States of California, Virginia, and North Carolina which lead the country. On May 21, 2020, local horse show managers announced that a three day “Big Lick” walking… Continue reading Mayor green lights Maury County “Big Lick” horse cruelty show

Protest the cruel abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses in Columbia, TN

Walking Horse Big Lick. Google image.

CLANT SEAY | CITIZENS CAMPAIGN AGAINST "BIG LICK" ANIMAL CRUELTY (May 27, 2020) — The “Big Lick" has gotten the green light to hold the Columbia “Big Lick” Spring Jubilee Horse Show. It starts next week, and runs for three days — June 4, 5 and 6 — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Citizens will peacefully… Continue reading Protest the cruel abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses in Columbia, TN

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

Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN

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

Update 4/29: The Petition reached 2,500 signatures. On its way to 5,000! » SIGN PETITION HERE « The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced on April 23, 2020, that it will hold a “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show at its 30,000 seat outdoor arena on May 21-23, 2020. The… Continue reading Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN