Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty

107,892 supporters

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

Started 7 petitions

Petitioning Bill Cantrell, Janet Donlin, Jeffrey Howard, Rory Williams, Robin Broadway

Abolish All "BABY HORSE" Two Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Classes (“Big Lick”)

The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in The World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse's front hooves. The "BABY HORSES” are put into "TRAINING" often as early as 15-16 months old. They are "STARTED" with a "SMALL" foot/package which-h is built up to the larger size platform shoes.  They are "SORED" to see if they can "WALK" through the pain,  and ‘Step High’ to be a Tennessee Walking Show Horse. This shocking (DoDo) video  - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Animal Racket as nothing more than base and abject ANIMAL CRUELTY. Viewed over 16.4 MILLION TIMES,   the viral video features “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”,  an abused Tennessee Walking Show Horse.   The first horse show is a Two Year Old “BABY HORSE” at the 2016 Coumbia, TN “Big Lick” Horse Show. This Video is from the “BABY HORSE” Two Year Old Class at Asheville, NC in October 2018.  It has been viewed over 343,000 times. This Video is the “BABY HORSE” Two Year Old World Grand Champion at the 2018 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Facebook first “covered”,  and then removed the content as being “graphic and violent”. The TN Walking Horse National Celebration considers it to be wholesome family entertainment. This video shows 59 DAYS of "Big Lick" Training on a “BABY HORSE” (Sep. 6 - Nov. 4) needed to "Make" a "Big Lick" Show Prospect. “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait,”  says Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,  Horse Science Professor at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University).  "It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses”.  “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step." Many Tennessee Walking Horses like are started under saddle as merely “Babies” – about 15-17 months old in the Fall of the year.   And now Videos like this one are starting to surface on the internet with “Big Lick” Trainers and owners bragging about the progress of the “BABY HORSES” doing the “Big Lick”? Putting “BABY HORSES” in the Show Ring wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES and CHAINS is barbaric,  and an atrocity.  The "Big Lick" gait should never be accepted or sanctioned by civilized society in 2019. Please voice YOUR outrage and opposition to this vile practice by SIGNING and SHARING this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to: ·      Mr. Bill Cantrell, President of the Walking Horse Trainers Association; ·      Ms. Janet Donlin,  CEO, American Veterinary Medical Association;  ·      Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher - The Walking Horse Report/Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration;  ·      Mr. Rory Williams, Executive Director (TWHBEA) Breed Registry; ·      Ms. Robin Broadway,  President,  American Horse Council. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Face Book, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. To end this "BABY HORSE" Torture, the “WE, The People” - CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) and Animal Wellness Action of Washington, D. C. first proposed the introduction of the “U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial PAST Act” to end the Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses Here is that story: The "TYDINGS Memorial PAST Act" was introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives on January 22, 2019.

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
19,790 supporters
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: The “SORING CONTROVERSY” was also reported on Channel 5 - TV (CBS) in Nashville, TN, and other media outlets: 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: 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
16,431 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. 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:

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
22,310 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: This BillyGoBoy.Com article has the latest news on TWHBEA officlal Mr. Charles Gleghorn: BillyGoBoy.Com website broke this story - July 1, 2017. 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” …

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
26,695 supporters
Petitioning Mr. Mike Thomas

Boycott Animal Cruelty At Panama City Beach (FL) "Big Lick" Horse Show

As a child,  I fondly remember going to Panama City Beach, Florida for family vacations.   The sand was sugary white, and the water emerald green – so beautiful.  PANAMA CITY BEACH  One could never imagine that Big Lick Animal Cruelty would ever be welcome on the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches".    Yet, it will most certainly happen AGAIN this year,  unless people from all over America and the World,  unite and vigorously protest against it. The Panama City Beach "Big Lick" Horse Show” will again feature "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty, at the Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach on April 27 -29, 2017. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION - FIGHT ANIMAL CRUELTY Please send a clear message that the people of America and the World do not believe that Panama City Beach, Florida - one of America's favorite family vacation destinations - should host this cruel barbaric event. BACKGROUND MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” “is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses.   The “Big Lick” is an exaggerated gait that Tennssee Walking horses,  wearing EIGHT POUND SHOES and wearing CHAINS,  perform in the show ring.   According to native Tennessean Dr. John Haffner,  the “Big Lick” is a “pain induced gait”. THREATS OF VIOLENCE AT 2016 PANAMA CITY BEACH HORSE SHOW In 2016,   the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)  reported Four Threats of VIOLENCE against USDA Vet Horse Inspectors at the Panama City Beach “Big Lick” Horse Show: *    4-21-16         Trainer hostile and abusive of VMO (USDA VET) in inspection area, Panama City, FL *    4/21/16         Trainers and other unidentified individuals engaging in intimidating and aggressive behavior in and around inspection area; Panama City, FL *   4/23/16   Trainer hostile and intimidating, Panama City, FL *   4/23/16    NUMEROUS RACIST COMMENTS INSULTS AND DIRECTED AT ONE FEMALE VMO (USDA VET), Panama City, FL The USDA Vets DISQUALIFIED 40% of the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horses for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act. ------------------------------------------------ Violation Of First Amendment Rights of CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates by Horse Show Manager On April 21, 2016,  the Horse Show Manager threatened to have three CCABLAC animal welfare advocates arrested at the 2016 "Big Lick" Horse Show if they didn't leave.  They were handing out anti-soring literature. This incident was promptly reported to the Panama City Beach Police department.  This (DoDo) video – “Here’s What ‘Soring’ Does To Horses” (released on March 7, 2017) has now been viewed almost 12 MILLION times.   It tells the story of marvlous Tennessee Walking Horses being abused to perform the “Big Lick” gait.  Many of the scenes in this video are from videos of “Big Lick” Horse Shows taken by CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) animal welfare advocates. On April 27-29, 2017,   Panama City Beach will again become the Capitol of the “Big Lick” World.    By hosting this “Big Lick” Horse Show,   Panama City Beach will become the face of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty Please support the CCABLAC animal welfare advocates who will attend the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show being held in the public Frank Brown Park   They will exercise their First Amendment rights which will include making videos and photos,  and putting them on the internet and social media for America and the World to see the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty being perpetrated against Tennessee Walking Horses. The unfortunate scene of violence on this video occurred at the 2016 Panama City “Big Lick” Horse Show held at the Frank Brown Park.  This scene must not repeat itself at the 2017 Panama City Beach Horse Show. Please SIGN and urge the elected officials and leaders of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Bay County, Florida, to provide law enforcement protection for the CCABLAC animal welfare advocates.  They will exercise their First Amendment rights at the “Big Lick” Horse Show being held at the PCB owned Frank Brown Park on April 27, 28 and 29, 2017. Please SIGN and SHARE this Petiton with Friends, Family and Everyone you know. Pass It On.  “WE, The People” -CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)  - “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
11,525 supporters