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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
37,224 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Allen Pitner, Wallace Cartright, Eugene Ray

Boycott Animal Cruelty At Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - Shelbyville, TN

Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a wonderful community where warm,  friendly caring people live and worship, and believe in the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately,  Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a VICTIM of the ANIMAL CRUELTY being perpetrated upon the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.   Native Tennessean MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty -  It is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses”. The “Big Lick” Multi-Millionaires who have made the local David L. Howard Family wealthy,  are holding Shebyville (Bedford County) HOSTAGE.   They pay the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ to SORE their horses so they can enjoy the Animal Cruelty Racket. It all starts with the “BABY HORSES” – Two Year Olds shown while wearing EIGHT POUND+/- SHOES and CHAINS.  No other equine breed does this. The local citizens of Shelbyville (Beford County) TN are silently BOYCOTTING the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.    In 2018,    the Walking Horse “Celebration” is a dying event.    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has not attended the Celebration in 34 years.   The Governor of Tennessee no longer “Crowns” the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse on the final Saturday night of the 10 day event. *    PROOF OF ANIMAL CRUELTY In 2017, the Celebration World Grand Champion “Gen’s Black Maverick” was discovered to be allegedly SORE at the Celebration (2016).  It took a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford, MS to obtain the “Smoking Gun” evidence.  USDA Vets said the horse was SORE in both front feet.   Facing these allegations,  Trainer BOYZ Mr. Bill Callaway and two owners Mr. Keith and Ms. Lorraine Rosbury consented to USDA Suspensions and fines in the face of USDA Horse Soring charges. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1475823835874041/ *   “BABY HORSE” TORTURE – TWO YEAR OLDS In 2018,   CCABLAC focused on the “BABY HORSE” Torture of Two Year Olds.   “BABY HORSES” are often started under saddle at 16 - 17 months old.   On this video of a “BABY HORSE” on April 14, 2018, TWHBEA Breed President Mr. David Williams, says,  “I Am Smiling - Another Myatt Monster”. https://youtu.be/385EDUP__dU This article provides details:    Part II – “BABY HORSES” – Victimized In The Dark Secret World Of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses http://billygoboy.com/2018/04/14/part-ii-baby-horses-victimized-in-the-dark-secret-world-of-big-lick-animal-cruelty-to-tennessee-walking-horses/ Please support “WE, The People” - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates who will again peacefully assemble outside the Celebration Gates to  protest the Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”). Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce;  Mayor of Shelbyville, TN; and Mayor of Bedford County, TN.  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/MuKWcqUdZbc “WE, The People” -  CCABLAC is a 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 PTHEYanama 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
29,860 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Eric Garcetti, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Denis Coderre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Oh Keo-don, Governor Han Kyung-Ho, Ambassador , Korean Ambassador

Tell Sister City, Busan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Mayor Denis Coderre of Montréal(Canada). Tell Sister City, Busan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Busan became sister city with Los Angeles in 1967, Chicago in 2007, and Montréal(Canada)in 2000. Yet Busan, South Korea is responsible for the horrendous dog and cat meat trade. In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, POSCO,…, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. And one of the largest markets in South Korea that sells dogs dead and alive for meat is the infamous “Gupo Market” in Busan Metropolitan City. If you have ever wondered what a hell would be like, just take a visit or watch the videos on Gupo Dog Meat Market. This place is a “Hell on Earth” with defenseless man’s best friends in cages after cages waiting for the heartless customers to order them to be slaughtered on the spot by electrocution, hanging, beating,…and thrown into boiling water sometimes while they are still alive. Dogs are being killed in full view of other dogs terrified in cages, in public and in broad daylight. The Gupo Dog Meat Market is also within the boundary of the “School Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone” specified in the School Health Act as evidenced by the Busan News article and therefore is in violation of School Health Act. (http://koreandogs.org/dispute-over-the-gupo-livestock-markets-violation-of-the-school-health-act/) The officials in the Busan Bukgu District clearly chose to ignore provisions of the School Health Act and are disregarding the health of the children attending the Dugchun Elementary School and are putting those children at risk. Please imagine letting your children attend school hearing the screaming of the meat dogs and seeing them writhe in agony, being brutally slaughtered right in front of their young eyes. It will either traumatize these children for life or make them immune to the suffering of animals, turning them into the next generation of animal abusers. There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea:  Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry Part 1 of 2: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQPart 2 of 2: https://youtu.be/ivHffcM5B6w Please inform Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don that citizens of Los Angeles, Chicago and Montréal (Canada) and their friends insist that they issue an official document mandating that the following existing laws be enforced: Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 https://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401 We believe these demands are in line with the goal of sister cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. International and Korean media coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Busan, South Korea’s image and severely tarnished your city’s sister city relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested. Thank you for taking swift action! PS:  Click here to find more ways to contact the Mayors of Los Angeles, Chicago and Montréal(Canada).  http://koreandogs.org/contact-mayors-of-busan-sister-cities/ It's very quick and simple.  http://koreandogs.org/  

KoreanDogs.org Team
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