From: Barefoot and Progressive
By: David M. F. Schankula
In the Senate primary, Mitch McConnell delighted in Matt Bevin’s defense of Kentucky’s cockfighting industry but at the same time was holding a dirty little animal torturing secret of his own — Mitch McConnell supports horse torture and so does 6th District Congressman Andy Barr.
The practice is called “soring” and it’s done to achieve an “exaggerated gait” for a specific type of show horse. Pads and chains are strapped to a horses and chemicals are applied to their front legs to heighten sensitivity and then objects are shoved under the horses front shoes… this is done to cause the horse great amounts of pain because then the horse, in an effort to avoid having that pain, lifts its front feet up really high and that, to horse torturers and horse torture supporters like Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr, looks really cute.
But you don’t have to take my word for it! Here… let’s watch the practice that Andy Barr and Mitch McConnell are actively supporting:
WARNING: This video includes disturbing images of a type of horse torture Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr are refusing to stop and may be disturbing to some viewers who, unlike Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr, are disturbed by the torture of horses.
I know what you’re thinking. That video is crazy, right? How in the world could Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr support horse torture like that?
Well here’s the deal: Ed Whitfield, Kentucky’s 1st District Congressman, has proposed legislation in Congress that would ban the use of the pads and chains that are fundamental to horse soring.
Whitfield, a conservative by anyone’s standards, has amassed a great amount of support for his bill — 291 cosponsors including 3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth, who’s a liberal by anyone’s standards.