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  • Petitioned Germantown Tennessee Charity Horse Show

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Germantown Tennessee Charity Horse Show

Ban BL Walking Horse Categories

    1. Community  Action for Animals
    2. Petition by

      Community Action for Animals

      memphis, TN

Recently the Humane Society of the United States released an undercover video taken at a well-known and prize winning Tennessee Walking Horse training facility located in Collierville, Tennessee. The video showed in graphic and horrid detail the practice of soring.
Soring is the cruel process of cutting the horse’s legs and applying a caustic chemical, causing the horse to raise its front legs into an exaggerated gait called the “Big Lick”. The horses live with pain, suffering and fear all their lives.
Soring is illegal by Federal law under the Horse Protection Act but is still common practice among many Walking Horse Trainers.
The Germantown Charity Horse Show has over 50 categories for Tennessee Walking Horses, mostly Big Lick, and has very little oversight to assure soring is not practiced.
THIS IS ABOUT MONEY, big prizes and big stud fees.
ALL BIG LICK, UNSOUND WALKING HORSES SHOULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THIS SHOW.
DON’T SUPPORT THE SHOW OR THE SPONSORS OF THE WALKING HORSE CATEGORIES.
This is NOT good for our community.
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO (VERY GRAPHIC AND VIOLENT - NOT FOR CHILDREN)
http://youtu.be/gxVlxT_x-f0

 

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    • Марина Капуш Тула, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • about 1 month ago

      Я очень люблю животных и мне больно видеть, как над ними издеваются

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    • Victoria Stewart COBOURG, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      I have 2 horses and they are what keep me sane. After a tough day at school I go to the barn and ride my horses and I forget how bad my day was...they give us that good feeling why should we thank them will pain. THIS IS ABUSE YES ABUSE AND IT *******MUST******** BE STOPPED.

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    • Anita Prater NORTH LIBERTY, IN
      • 6 months ago

      To put an end to the illegal soring and abuse inflicted upon our beloved Tennessee Walking Horses that is used in order to obtain what is called the "Big Lick". It must STOP!

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    • josephine datis QUAKERTOWN, PA
      • 6 months ago

      I LOVE MY TWH AND THE BREED. NO ONE SHOULD ABUSE THEM AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

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    • Lisa Roger RANGER, GA
      • 6 months ago

      Walking Horses are my passion. Padded horses are sored to make them gait the way they do. It is a sick and cruel practice that is done to them, no animal should be put through that pain so the abusers can make money.

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