Stop The Bick Lick on Horses!

Stop The Bick Lick on Horses!

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Nina Codling started this petition to Putting an end to the big lick on horses! and

For a start, the big lick is the most abuse someone can put a horse through. 

Instead of wearing regular horseshoes, the feet of "Big Lick" or "performance"-gaited show horses are fitted with tall, heavy stacks of pads to accentuate their gait. These "stacks" force the horses to stand at an unnatural angle, much like wearing high heel platform shoes all day, every day.

Soring is the use of chemicals or mechanical devices to cause pain to the front feet and legs of horses when they touch the ground. This results in the horses picking up their front feet higher and faster than they would do naturally. 

The action devices slide up and down as the horse travels further irritating the areas already made painful by soring. In addition to sensitive skin, the chemicals cause the horses hoof to become sensitive to striking the ground. These chemicals can produce obvious skin scars and send up "red flags" to inspectors.

Soring methods include applying caustic chemicals, using plastic wrap and tight bandages to “cook” those chemicals deep into the horse's flesh for days, attaching chains to strike against the sore legs, inserting hard objects such as screws and resins into tender areas of the hooves, paring the soles of the feet down.

This needs to stop! Please help support to putting an end to this!

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!