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Stop the violent abuse of horses.

This video explains why this is so important. I simply do not have enough words!

According to Tennessee Walking Horse industry insiders, abuse known as "soring" is common in a sport that too often rewards the artificially produced gait/step known as the "Big Lick." Tennessee Walking Horses sometimes suffer appalling pain inflicted by unethical, law-breaking trainers who try to gain a competitive edge at horse shows by enhancing the breed's natural gait. Horses are tortured with caustic chemicals, sharp objects, and other painful training methods that violate federal law.

The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners recently released a statement calling for additional restrictions in the industry. Because the inhumane practice of soring Tennessee Walking Horses continues 40 years after the passage of the Horse Protection Act, and because the industry has been unable to make substantial progress in eliminating this abusive practice, the AVMA and AAEP believe a ban on action devices and performance packages is necessary to protect the health and welfare of the horse.

See the footage from a recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States here:



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