Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2018 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2018 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

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Why this petition matters

Started by G. T. Fleming

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. 4 - 6. 

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. 

In 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 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. 

In 2016, over 123,000+ persons signed a Petiton against the Ashevile, NC Horse Show which features what Dr. Haffner says is "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty.

This BillyGoBoy.Com video which shows World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse – “Honors” – pitifully trying to canter at Asheville, NC in 2016 has now been seen over  One MILLION TIMES – 1,280,000+ VIEWS.

During 2017 - 2018, 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.  'WE, The People" - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates have exercised 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”

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