BOYCOTT AND PROTEST THE ANIMAL CRUELTY OF THE "BIG LICK" TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE AT THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION - AUG. 26 - SEP. 5, 2015

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"SORING" Tennessee Walking Horses is Animal Cruelty and a Felony offense.    Each year the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee proudly features this Animal Cruelty.

It's now time for the Public to end the "Big Lick" once and for all.

Over 50% of the 389 Tennessee Walking Horses inspected by USDA vets at the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWH Super Bowl) showed signs of soring.  The USDA disqualified 15.4% of all of horses it inspected as SORE.

“Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horse€™'s front legs to exaggerate their animated step.

The Horses are forced to perform the CRUEL and unnatural high stepping "Big Lick" gait".   In 2014,   rich and politically influential people HURTING these Horses used their powerful connections to block a Federal Law which would have eliminated the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty.

In 2015,  the American People launched a "2015 Citizens Initiative Campaign Against The Animal Cruelty Of The Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse".   So far,  the public has BOYCOTTED the "Big Lick" Shows in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center severed ties with the "Big Lick",  and refused to accept its "tainted money" donations.

Sound Horse organizations,  FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) and AAWHA (All American Walking Horse Alliance),  support this Petition.

Now it's time for TENNESSEE and AMERICA to BOYCOTT and PROTEST the  2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration so the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty of Tennessee Walking Horses will end. 

In 10 years, the Celebration lost from 170,000 persons to 70,000 in 2014.   In 2015,  let's BOYCOTT and PROTEST,  and lower the attendance to less than 50,000.  

Let's END the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horse Animal Cruelty, once and for all.

Please Sign this Petition, and an automatic email will deliver your message to:

Bill Haslam, Governor, State of Tennessee

Ewing W. Cartright - Mayor,  Shelbyville, Tennessee                                  

Pat Marsh - Chairman - TWH National Celebration



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