animal abuse

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Petition to Mr. Rory Williams

CCABLAC Calls On TWHBEA Sr. VP Mr. Charles Gleghorn To Resign For Federal Suspension!!

Please Click HERE to SIGN and SHARE: This BillyGoBoy.Com article has the latest news on TWHBEA officlal Mr. Charles Gleghorn: BillyGoBoy.Com website broke this story - July 1, 2017. Please SIGN and ask Number Two Man At the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry, Mr. Charles Gleghorn, to immediately resign his positions as Officer and Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA). Serving a THREE YEAR FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION for TWO SORE HORSES is not acceptable. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … Speaking FOR “The Horses” …

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
27,263 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Bill Cantrell, Janet Donlin, Jeffrey Howard, Robert M. Beech, Robin Broadway

Eliminate ALL Two Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Classes (“Big Lick”)

The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in the World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse's front hooves. The "Baby" Horses are put into "TRAINING" often as early as 14-15 months old. They are "STARTED" with a "SMALL" foot/package which is built up to the larger size platform shoes.  They are "SORED" to see if they can "WALK" through the pain,  and Step High to be a Tennessee Walking Show Horse. This is the prized (and abominable) "Big Lick" Gait. Here is a Video of "Amazing Honor", TWHBEA Registration #21602014 -       (Foal Date - April 14, 2016)  - She was started under saddle on September 6, 2017 at the age of 17 Months.   This video shows 59 DAYS of "Big Lick" Training      (Sep. 6 - Nov. 4) needed to "Make" a "Big Lick" Show Prospect. A nightmare of Animal Cruelty was on display in Laurel, MS last  Saturday night,   March 3, 2018.    Viewed over 161,000 times,  this CCABLAC Video shows a 23 month Tennessee Walking Horse – “HRH Princess Charlotte” – struggling to do the high stepping “Big Lick” gait. “HRH Princess Charlotte” is trying to go in a straight line while wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES,  and CHAINS are hitting her sensitive skin above her front hooves.  “HRH Princess Charlotte’s” foal date is March 26, 2016.  At 23 months, she is the equivalent of a 15 year old child.  “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait,”  says Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,  Horse Science Professor at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University).  "It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses”.  “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step. Here is a CCABLAC Video of the TWO YEAR OLD Gelding Class at the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration which has been seen over 675,000 times.  And this shocking (DoDo) video  - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" -  exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Racket as nothing more than base and abject ANIMAL CRUELTY. The video has been viewed over 15 MILLION TIMES  since being released on March 7, 2017.  It features “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”,  an abused Tennessee Walking Show Horse. Many Tennessee Walking Horses like “HRH Princess Charlotte” are started under saddle as merely “Babies” – about 15-17 months old.    Putting a 23 month old filly in the Show Ring wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES and CHAINS is barbaric,  and an atrocity.  The "Big Lick" gait should never be accepted or sanctioned by civilized society in 2018. Please voice YOUR outrage and opposition to this vile practice by SIGNING and SHARING this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to: ·      Mr. Bill Cantrell, President of the Walking Horse Trainers Association; ·      Ms. Janet Donlin,  CEO, American Veterinary Medical Association;  ·      Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher - The Walking Horse Report/Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration;  ·      Mr. Robert M. Beech, Vice President, Equine Welfare - Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry (TWHBEA); ·      Ms. Robin Broadway,  President,  American Horse Council. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Face Book, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. "WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)   “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”. CCABLAC,  is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement.  The  “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL;  to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.

G. T. Fleming
38,635 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Florida Governor

Allie’s Law: Stopping the Violent Cycle of Animal Abuse in Florida

Allie, a 4 year-old Boston Terrier, suffered at the hands of her human caretakers. They left scars on her face, ears and legs. The horrific circumstances that she suffered through had been recognized as a situation of abuse by a veterinarian in the past, yet no authority was notified. Until she was rescued from her abusers no one spoke for her. Violence against animals does not stop with the animal’s mistreatment. Research has found that there is a correlation between animal abuse and abuse among humans, including child and domestic violence. The links between these different forms of abuse can only be described as a cycle of cruel behavior called the Toxic Triad. Allie’s Law The cycle must end. Animal abuse is a warning sign that a home is not safe. There is an absolute urgency to stop acts of cruelty towards animals and take measures against this violent trait. Ask the State of Florida to pass Allie’s Law, a general Animal Cruelty statute that makes it mandatory for any veterinary professional to report visible signs of animal cruelty to law enforcement or animal control. The current legislation does NOT require a veterinarian to file a report with local law enforcement or animal control when they see clear signs of animal mistreatment. Allie’s Law would change that. The second part of the bill would declare it a criminal act for a veterinary professional to intentionally alter or change the medical records of an animal to hide the abuse. Allie’s rescue story speaks to the importance of including this provision. After being in labor for 24 hours with her third litter of puppies before the age of three, Allie’s owner dropped his abused dog off at the hospital with no money to pay for a C-section. Allie was surrendered to the animal hospital where she had six puppies. There were no notes in the medical record of the puppies she birthed and the timeline of the procedures seem to be tampered with. According to an office manager, it was later discovered that the abusive breeder had demanded he/she take the puppies when she had them, leaving Allie behind to be sold off for a $400.00 bounty on Craigslist under the hospital’s account. Why is the law important? When Allie was rescued by the Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida she showed obvious signs of abuse. The vet tech that was at the animal hospital when she had her C-section said that the owner would throw food in the center of the floor at home and the 6 other Boston Terriers would fight to consume it. This partially accounted for the visible scars that covered her body. In Allie’s case, the veterinarian could have saved an additional six puppies by submitting a report. The abuse that occurred at the breeder’s house could have been investigated and any further abuse blocked by THIS law. Allie’s Law would have assured she was the last victim. Who supports this bill? There are currently 16 states that mandate the reporting of animal abuse by veterinarians to law enforcement. The law is being introduced to Florida by Allie’s foster parents who will be adopting her when her heartworm treatment is finished at the end of April 2019.  Allie’s foster dad is the Vice President and a Board member of Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida the organization that protected Allie when they raised money to save her from the animal hospital she was sold to her foster family from.  Why should we sign this now? Florida is considered a high-risk state for animal abuse. There have been countless studies as to how animal abuse can indicate other forms of violence. The current law is not explicit - it is silent. In such a world of abuse, if it is silent, then it does not have to be reported. Passing Allie’s Law in 2020 would be legislation of protection. What can you do to help RIGHT NOW beyond signing this petition? ·         Share this petition on social media. ·         Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to sign the petition. ·         Follow Allie’s Law on Facebook at @Allie’s Law Resources: Allie’s Law: Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida: The National Link Coalition: Facts About Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence: (PLEASE NOTE: DONATING ON THIS PAGE DOES NOT DONATE TO ALLIE’S LAW.  IT ONLY PROMOTES THE PETITION. If you wish to promote and get the word out, please feel free,  but to donate to Allie’s Law, please email us at  Thanks!)    

Allie Katherine Heine
12,355 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Dr. Alex Azar, Dr. Sonny Perdue, Ryan Zinke, Dr. Robert Wilkie, General James Mattis, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Dr. David Skorton, Dr. Robert Redfield, Rep. Ken Calvert, Jackie Walorski

Retire dogs, cats & monkeys from government labs!

In 2014, I adopted my best friend Violet from the basement of a taxpayer-funded animal experimentation lab. Now, I’m working with Congress to get dogs like her, as well as cats and monkeys, released from government labs at the end of experiments.  When I met Violet, she lived alone in a cage in a laboratory basement.  She had never been outside, never seen stairs and most of her experiences with humans involved fear and pain. She loved other dogs but was understandably terrified of humans. Now, we’re inseparable, and she’s best friends with our cats and even helps us foster kittens! But, Violet is one of the lucky ones. Thousands of cats, monkeys and dogs like her are experimented on each year in government labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Smithsonian Institution. Because its quicker and easier than relocating them to rescue groups, private homes or sanctuaries, experimenters usually kill these animals and dispose of them like trash, even if they’re healthy.  Now, the taxpayers who bought these animals want them released. Recently, our organization White Coat Waste Project has secured the release of monkeys from the FDA, and is working to get dogs out of VA labs and kittens released by the USDA.  Please join me in urging all government agencies to #GiveThemBack: retire and release animals at the end of taxpayer-funded experiments! --Julie Germany, Board Member, White Coat Waste Project

White Coat Waste Project
1,221,229 supporters