Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty

76,140 supporters

Eliminate "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.

Started 5 petitions

Petitioning Mr. Kevin Shea

Tell USDA APHIS Administrator Mr. Kevin Shea To Stop Violating "Public's Right To Know"

Within 24 hours of “Big Lick”  TWH “Gen’s Black Maverick” winning the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship on Sep. 2, 2017,  Trainer Mr. Bill Callaway began serving a USDA Federal Suspension for alleged Horse "SORING". The alleged Animal Cruelty was committed on Aug. 27, 2016 at the TWH Super Bowl a/k/a "TWH National Celebration".  The identity of the TWH Horse allegedly “SORED” was not known. TIMELINE: On Sep. 5, 2017, the shocking story was broken  by BillyGoBoy.Com website publication in this article: http://billygoboy.com/2017/09/05/walking-horse-trainers-boyz-mr-bill-callaway-wins-world-grand-championship-then-goes-on-federal-suspension-for-alleged-horse-protection-act-violation/ The “SORING CONTROVERSY” was also reported on Channel 5 - TV (CBS) in Nashville, TN, and other media outlets: https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1301182040004889/ On Sep. 7, 2017,   BillyGoBoy.Com asked USDA APHIS to provide the Horse Protection Act (HPA) Violation Citation Document (Aug. 27, 2016) of the unidentified TWH citing "Urgent - Breaking News Story".     The USDA APHIS Public Affairs Office refused to do so. It told BillyGoBoy.Com publisher to file a Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) request asking for the information. On Sep. 8, 2017:  BillyGoBoy.Com filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with USDA APHIS asking for the specific HPA Violation Citation document (Aug. 27, 2016), and other related documents. On October 16, 2017,  BillyGoBoy.Com learned that the allegedly “SORE” TWH was 2017 WGC “Gen’s Black Maverick” trained by Mr. Bill Callaway, and that the two Owners of “Gen’s Black Maverick”,  on Sep. 26, 2017,  had agreed to a Consent Decision Order to serve USDA Federal Suspensions,  and to pay fines related to the alleged “SORING” of “Gen’s Black Maverick” at the TWH Super Bowl on Aug. 27, 2016. This article was published on October 16, 2017: http://billygoboy.com/2017/10/16/2017-world-grand-champion-gens-black-maverick-allegedly-sored-by-trainer-boyz-mr-bill-callaway-at-2016-tennessee-walking-horse-super-bowl-celebration/ On November 13, 2017,   after stalling for 66 days,  the USDA APHIS advised BillyGoBoy.Com it would NOT provide HPA Violation Citation Document showing the alleged "SORING" of TWH "Gen's Black Maverick" at the 2016 TWH Super Bowl (Celebration). On Nov. 17, 2017:   BillyGoBoy.Com filed a FOIA APPEAL with USDA APHIS requesting the alleged "SORING" document.  The USDA APHIS has 20 business days to respond to the APPEAL.  If the USDA APHIS doesn’t provide the requested documents on or before Monday, Dec. 18, 2017,  the BillyGoBoy.Com Publisher will file a Complaint in United States District Court against the USDA APHIS to obtain the requested information.  “We are prepared to take this wherever it leads,” said Clant M. Seay, Publisher of BillyGoboy.Com website publication.   The public’s right to know, as provided by the First Amendment (Freedom of the Press) to the U. S. Constitution,  is paramount and sacred."  Please urge USDA APHIS officials to honor the  “Public’s Right To Know” under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,  and to provide the requested documents to BillyGoBoy.Com website publication. Please SIGN and SHARE This Petition with EVERYONE you know.

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
16,340 supporters
Petitioning Mr. Matt Buchanan

Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2017 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses.  CCABLAC calls for a "WE, The People" BOYCOTT of the "Big Lick" Horse Show. Asheville, North Carolina, is a progessive beautiful city located in Western North Carolina.  It is known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately,  Asheville is hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 5 - 7.  Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.     Tennessee Walking Horses are TORTURED from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”.   It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and SIX – EIGHT POUND stack shoes.   Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered.   When the chains hit the skin,  the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”.  “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring.  And they are shown as TWO YEAR OLDS.   According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,   the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses".   Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair.  This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair.  Last year, over 114,000 persons signed a Petiton against the Ashevile, NC Horse Show. At the 2015 North Carolina Championship Horse Show,   USDA Vet inspectors disqualified a shocking 35% of all the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses they inspected for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). The USDA inspectors were not present at the 2016 Show. This video by “DoDo” - “What Soring Does To Horses” – has been viewed almost 15 MILLION TIMES. It feaures abused “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”.   Several of the scenes are from CCABLAC videos including one taken of World Grand Champion “Honors” at the 2016 North Carolina Championship in Asheville, NC. 

https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1602145449802542/ During 2017, CCABLAC has protested “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty from Panama City Beach, FL at the Gulf of Mexico to the White House in Washington, D.C.  Two Federal Court Orders were obtained in Nashville, TN, ensuring a Middle Tennessee Sheriff would NOT intefere with the First Amendment rights of citizens to take videos and put them on the internet for America and the World to see the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. WE, The People, CCABLAC -                                                                           Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty -                                          “We Speak FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Story of CCABLAC: https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
22,137 supporters
Petitioning Mr. Rory Williams

CCABLAC Calls On TWHBEA Sr. VP Mr. Charles Gleghorn To Resign For Federal Suspension!!

Please Click HERE to SIGN and SHARE: https://www.change.org/p/ccablac-calls-on-mr-charles-gleghorn-to-resign-as-officer-director-tn-walking-horse-breed-assn This BillyGoBoy.Com article has the latest news on TWHBEA officlal Mr. Charles Gleghorn: http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/08/city-of-arab-alabama-pulls-plug-on-25-year-tennessee-walking-horse-show-featuring-big-lick-animal-cruelty/ BillyGoBoy.Com website broke this story - July 1, 2017. http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/01/number-two-man-at-tennessee-walking-horse-breed-registry-twhbea-hammered-with-three-year-federal-disqualification-for-sore-horses-at-2016-tennessee-walking-horse-national-celebration/ Please SIGN and ask Number Two Man At the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry, Mr. Charles Gleghorn, to immediately resign his positions as Officer and Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA). Serving a THREE YEAR FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION for TWO SORE HORSES is not acceptable. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … Speaking FOR “The Horses” … https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
26,523 supporters
Petitioning Jai Templeton

IMPORTANT - PLEASE SIGN - Don’t Spend ONE DIME of Tennessee Taxpayers Money To Perpetuate

Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition: https://www.change.org/p/bill-haslam-don-t-spend-one-dime-of-tennessee-taxpayers-money-to-perpetuate-big-lick-animal-cruelty The facts are political influence has been used to arrange for over $100,000.00 of Tennessee taxpayer money to be used for a boondoggle "Project Pegasus" by TWHBEA (TN Walking Horse Breed Registry) in an attempt to perpetuate "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to the Tennessee Walking Horse. Don't stand by and let this happen!!! This article details what is happening: http://www.billygoboy.com/2016/12/05/part-ii-outgoing-twhbea-president-mr-steve-smith-announces-tennessee-taxpayer-money-100000-00-will-fund-project-pegasus-to-save-big-lick-animal-cruelty-show-circuit/ Please do not delay - SIGN now and SHARE with everyone you know. Thank you. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty"We Speak FOR 'The Horses' Who Cannot Speak For Themselves"  WE, The People,  CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty)“We speak for “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
9,781 supporters
Petitioning Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty

Please COMMENT - Federal Rule - Abolish "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty Tennessee Walking Horses

On July 26, 2016   U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack courageously proposed a Federal Rule to Abolish 46 Years of "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. Please sign this Petition to support AG SEC Tom Vilsack to end Animal Cruelty ADDITIONALLY  ...... Please send EMAIL TODAY To:  LetsBackVilsack@gmail.com That's - LetsBackVilsack@gmail.com When you do,  you will receive LINKS so you can: 1.   Register Your Comments Online OR 2.   Sign Up To Appear and Speak at Public Hearings: Aug. 9 - Murfreesboro, TN Aug. 10 - Lexington, KY Aug. 16 - Sacramento, CA Sep. 6 - Riverdale, MD Sep. 15 -  Virtual Public Hearing - Riverdale, MD "The Horses" do not have a Voice. YOU are their Voice. "The Horses" Are Depending On YOU To Speak For Them. Let's save them from the torture of "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty. Please EMAIL:    LetsBackVilsack@gmail.com     And the Links will be sent to you. God Bless You!  

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
1,359 supporters