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Petition to Mr. Matt Buchanan, N. David Smith

Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2017 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses.  CCABLAC calls for a "WE, The People" BOYCOTT of the "Big Lick" Horse Show. Asheville, North Carolina, is a progessive beautiful city located in Western North Carolina.  It is known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately,  Asheville is hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 5 - 7.  Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.     Tennessee Walking Horses are TORTURED from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”.   It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and SIX – EIGHT POUND stack shoes.   Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered.   When the chains hit the skin,  the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”.  “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring.  And they are shown as TWO YEAR OLDS.   According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,   the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses".   Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair.  This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair.  Last year, over 114,000 persons signed a Petiton against the Ashevile, NC Horse Show. At the 2015 North Carolina Championship Horse Show,   USDA Vet inspectors disqualified a shocking 35% of all the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses they inspected for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). The USDA inspectors were not present at the 2016 Show. This video by “DoDo” - “What Soring Does To Horses” – has been viewed almost 15 MILLION TIMES. It feaures abused “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”.   Several of the scenes are from CCABLAC videos including one taken of World Grand Champion “Honors” at the 2016 North Carolina Championship in Asheville, NC. 

https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1602145449802542/ During 2017, CCABLAC has protested “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty from Panama City Beach, FL at the Gulf of Mexico to the White House in Washington, D.C.  Two Federal Court Orders were obtained in Nashville, TN, ensuring a Middle Tennessee Sheriff would NOT intefere with the First Amendment rights of citizens to take videos and put them on the internet for America and the World to see the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, 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 -                                          “We Speak FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Story of CCABLAC: https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
20,814 supporters
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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. https://youtu.be/KOouMSaKRdE 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.  https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1458130324310059/ “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.  https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1287773114679115/  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.    https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1602145449802542/ 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. https://youtu.be/0G95-ANvkPE 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”. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc 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
31,529 supporters
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Petition to Sidney A. McPhee, PhD, Mr. Rick Insell

Ask MTSU, And Mr. Rick Insell, To Sever Ties With The Animal Cruelty Of The Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse

These horribly scarred feet, photographed on July 28, 2015,   belong to a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse named “Gen’s Ice Glimmer” (TWHBEA Reg. #20404770/Bloodtype #TWT050457)  "Glimmer" was found to be "SORE"on April 5, 2013,  at the MTSU Walking For Education Horse Show held on the MTSU campus.  Mr. Andy Simpson,  hired as a Judge by the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration 2012 Spring Fun Show, allegedly committed cruel acts to make "Glimmer" perform the Big Lick . Facing other federal Animal Cruelty charges unrelated to "Glimmer",  Mr. Simpson started an 8 month federal suspension from showing TWH on June 1, 2015 which runs to January 31, 2016. Thanks to the Horse Plus Humane Rescue of Hohenwald, Tennessee,  “Glimmer” was saved from slaughter on July 28, 2015 when a person with the 2015 Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty.  bought Glimmer before he went under the auctioneer’s hammer with killer buyers present.  With his feet permanently disfigured,  "Glimmer" was no more use to the various people who used him for family entertainment for nine years .   So they apparently decided to get rid of him.  Almost 11 year old “Glimmer's” last show was the July 18, 2015 London, Kentucky Horse Show.    On July 19,  “Ice Glimmer”  was offered “For Sale” on Craigs List by a person who won a World Championship at the 2014 Celebration.  "Glimmer" was then taken to auction on July 28 by the WC winner's father. Fortunately, a person decided "Glimmer" wasn't going to be allowed to be sold at auction for killer prices.  This person stepped in and bought "Glimmer" in the auction company's parking lot where he was being ridden by a young woman on a hard rock surface with lead in his feet and chains around his ankles. "Glimmer" was inspected on July 31 by a USDA VMO, and found to be bilaterally sore and permanently scarred in both front feet.  A USDA APHIS IES (Investigatory Enforcement Service) investigation was opened to determine what, if any, laws had been violated. “Glimmer” possesses a blue ribbon pedigree, and a nine year show record over five states - Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina and Virgina.  Ironically,  the MTSU basketball coach Mr. Rick Insell serves as one of seven Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.   Mr. Insell has said,  "The Celebration has been my life for the last 40 years and being able to stay involved is big for my family and always will.  I really enjoy spending my Friday and Saturday nights during the summer watching them showcase their talents and wonderful horses at the one-night shows across the midstate."  Beginning on August 27 and running through September, the Celebration will feature Big Lick Animal Cruelty.  At the 2014 TWH Celebration, USDA Vet inspectors disqualified over 15% of all Big Lick horses it inspected.     On July 25, 2015  (three days before Glimmer was saved),   USDA Vet inspectors at the Pulaski Red Carpet Horse Show found 39% of the Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses it inspected as “SORE” or not complying with the Horse Protection Act. A state supported University with 23,000 students located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,  MTSU has no business allowing Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses on its campus,  or the Animal Cruelty associated with them to stain its reputation as a place of academic learning. In 2013,  the flagship University of Tennessee chose to no longer allow a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse to be exhibited at the annual UT Homecoming football game.  It now features a natural flat shod TWH. In March 2015,  the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) refused to accept a $50,000.00 donation to its children’s hospital generated by Big Lick Animal Cruelty at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show. In 2015,  the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair after protests against Big Lick Animal Cruelty. Over 50,000 persons have signed Petitions against Big Lick Animal Cruelty.  Tennesseans have staged four public protests against it.   A BOYCOTT Protest will take place at the Celebration in less than three weeks. It’s now time for MTSU to sever all ties with Big Lick Animal Cruelty,  by banning the Big Lick TWH from being exhibited on its property, and to no longer allow its salaried employees to be associated with the Animal Cruelty in any way And it’s also time for MTSU employee Mr. Rick Insell,  to either immediately resign from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Board,  or to resign as the MTSU Blue Raiders Basketball coach. One of the greatest Tennessee Walking Horses which ever lived, the immortal Wilson’s Allen (never shown Big Lick),  is buried in front of the Horse Science Building at MTSU.    It would honor the memory of Wilson Allen,  sire of Midnight Sun,  for MTSU to set an example,  and ban the Big Lick Animal Cruelty, once and for all.

Mary Smith
15,747 supporters