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Petitioning U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice, Jr.

Don't accept the plea agreement from horse abuser Jackie McConnell,

This man was shown, along with others, in the disturbing and graphic video shot by an undercover Humane Society of the United States operative (available online) lathering chemicals on a horse's legs, whipping and beating it because it wouldn't stand. It wouldn't stand because it was too painful. The sound this horse makes while being beaten will give one nightmares. These horses are made to endure beatings also so they won't have a pain-induced reaction to a show judge or vet examing their legs. Jackie McConnell was already under a 5 year suspension for doing this same thing in the past and everyone continues to look the other way. In the meantime these beautiful horses are being abused just so they will step even higher than they normally do. McConnell, if the judge accepts this deal, will be put on probation and not spend any time in jail. Until these pathetic excuses for humans are made to serve jail time these soring (too mild a word for what these horses endure) practices will continue. Please help to stop this practice and hold people accountable. For in depth coverage of this case please check out the articles in The Tennessean newspaper online. Thank you.

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