Petition to Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama
Change the law making it illegal to leave a dog in a hot car in Alabama
The state of Alabama has no law protecting helpless dogs left in cars on hot summer days. I just recently witnessed a tiny puppy suffering while locked in a hot car while the owner went shopping at the mall. It was a 90° day. When it's that hot outside, the temperature on the inside of a car can quickly rise to 170°. Too many dogs die from being left in hot cars every year. Please sign this to help change the law.
Petition to Katherine Mangione, Bill McCrary, Woodbury Lions Club, Lions International
BAN All "Big Lick" Tenn. Walking Horse Animal Cruelty - Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show
Woodbury (Cannon County) TN is a proud community located about 20 miles East of Murfreesboro, TN. It’s near MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) which is Tennessee’s largest state supported university.Woodbury is “only 55 miles from Nashville, but it’s a world away”. About 3,000 people live in Woodbury, and the Cannon County population is about 14,000Despite it’s small size, Woodbury, TN has one of the largest Lion’s Clubs in the State of Tennessee. The Lion’s Club Motto is:“We Serve”.Sadly, the Woodbury Lion’s Club biggest fund raiser is a Horse Show which features Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”). The Lions Club was chartered in 1935, and the Horse Show began in 1938.The Tennessee Walking Horse was not abused with endemic institutionalized “SORING” until the 1960s. A Federal Law - Horse Protection Act of 1970 - was passed to stop it, but it has NOT stopped the Animal Cruelty.Even worse, the Woodbury Lions Club “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show is a source of great community pride.The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show features “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses. Most of the classes feature “Big Lick”Tennessee Walking Horses (24 of 40 classes). The Horses, including the “BABY” Two Year Olds wear approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES, and CHAINS hit the sensitive skin above the horses front hooves making them step high with their front legs. This is the “Big Lick” gait.Native Tennessean distinguished MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty. Describing the “Big Lick”, Dr. John Haffner says, “It’s a pain induced gait … a business based upon the suffering and pain of Horses".The Lions Club raises money from the Animal Cruelty and makes charitable donations. This shocking Video from the 2018 Woodbury Lions Club has now been viewed over 50,000 times.https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1591669857622771/Interestingly, women prominently serve as President, Secretary and Memphis of the Woodbury Lions Club:OfficersPresident -Katherine Mangione-Swoape - Assistant Professor - MTSUPast President -Gina Mitchell - Office Manager - Christ Followers Church1st Vice President - Danny Miller2nd Vice President -William "Bill" McCrary 3rd Vice President - Travis MattoxTreasurer - Sue PatrickSecretary - Cliff SwoapeMembership - Chair Lois LarimerLion Tamer - Sarah FerrellTail Twister - Randy Greenwood The Woodbury Lions Club owns its Club Building.Woodbury(Cannon County) TN is too fine a place, and it simply does not need “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty on display at its beautiful “Fair Grounds”.Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition.Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the Woodbury Lions Club Officers, and to Lions International. 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 “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty …https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbcCCABLAC, 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.
Petition to Environmental Police
Prosecute Austin Shook and Raul Figueroa for animal abuse! TURTLE KICKED TO DEATH ON TAPE!
In early July, 2018, Raul Figueroa filmed Austin Shook kicking a large beautiful, innocent, gentle, helpless turtle in the face in Massachusetts. The turtle was killed. There was absolutely no reason for this. There is no, “did this actually happen?” There is video evidence which was uploaded to Facebook (later taken down). After posting the video, Raul noted in a Facebook message Austin killed the turtle for a, “Chinese restaurant to make turtle soup.” If this is fact, the community would like to see evidence of a hunting license and the hunting regulation that allows a turtle to be kicked to death. Also, which restaurant they are kicking turtles to death for. These individuals do not see their actions as dangerous and harmful; there is no remorse or empathy. They do not take responsibility for their actions or see long term consequences to their impulsive, horrendous behavior. People committing harm to animals are extremely dangerous and charges must be placed to protect society at large. The community needs to see justice! WARNING!!!! Viewer discretion is advised! The video can be viewed https://turtleboysports.com/fitchburg-fupa-fungus-kills-turtle-by-kicking-it-in-the-head-for-absolutely-no-reason-while-butt-bandit-thunder-buddy-films-and-posts-to-facebook/ The newspaper article http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31995798/fitchburg-police-video-shows-resident-kicking-turtle
Petition to Representative Johnny Shaw
Better Animal Welfare Laws in Tennessee
The laws in Tennessee exempt certain animals, such as horses, from being protected by some of the Animal Welfare statues in the state. These antiquated laws must be updated to give all animals, including horses, the same protection under the law. Law enforcement's hands are often tied and they cannot help horses that are being neglected and abused! For more information about the laws and why they need to be updated, please visit: https://www.horseplushumanesociety.org/tnlaw/Tennessee Representative Johnny Shaw, a House Agriculture, Natural Resources and House State Government member has been made aware of the problems with this law and he has said that he is interested in making an amendment to change the law where animals can get immediate assistance if they're suffering.Please call 615-741-4538 and tell Johnny Shaw that you support changing this law to protect horses and other suffering animals. You can also email him at email@example.com and tell him that you support changing the law.
Petition to Mark DiFabio
No more Rodeo in Muncie, Indiana!
The Muncie, Indiana rodeo is inhumane and must be cancelled. This event occurs at the local fair, which claims to provide fun, family-friendly entertainment for the whole community, but it’s time to choose another event that doesn't harm animals. The rodeo consists of contestants roping calves as fast as possible. The inevitable bruises, broken bones, ribs, and possible death of the calves are coupled with the stress these animals endure while traveling in crowded, ill-ventilated trucks. Additionally, the animals are underfed, as per rodeo rules. This torture doesn’t seem worth it for a couple of minutes of entertainment. Last year I successfully petitioned to have the inhumane pig wrestling event cancelled in Muncie, and this year we’re here to save the baby cows. I know with enough support, we’ll convince Muncie that its rodeo isn’t entertainment -- it’s abuse. Please join me in asking the Delaware County Fair Board of Muncie, Indiana to stop the rodeo from here on out and replace it with events that do not promote violence to animals.
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
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.
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.