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Stop the Abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses

Recent undercover footage from the human society shows that Tennessee Walking Horse trainers are abusing their horses in a most horrific manner. In order to force the horses to walk with a certain gait, trainers are beating horses, zapping them with cattle prods, and soring--placing caustic chemicals on the horses ankles to induce sores, wrapping the sores in chain links, and forcing the horses to walk while experiencing excruciating pain. Recent testing of horses in a show, indicated that all 52 horses tested positive for caustic chemical residue on the ankles.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Executive Director, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association
    Ron Thomas
  • Director of Office Operations, Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
    Connie Allen
  • U.S. House of Representatives


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