Mitch McConnell & Andy Barr continue to support horse torture


From: Barefoot and Progressive
By: David M. F. Schankula

mitchmcconnellMitch McConnell & Andy Barr continue to support horse torture despite Ed Whitfield’s bill to stop the practice

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.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
  • Maggie Frazier

    I realize this would have been an impossibility – BUT the true picture would be showing the actual difference between the flat shod horse & the one with pads, etc. Hopefully there would have been a video of one of the shows where this is still continued – so that the uninformed public could SEE the difference.
    Really good start at getting the info out there.

    June 19, 2014
  • Why in the world would any human being support anything that inflicts pain on any living creature…this is so wrong….it has to stop. Mitch McConnell you need to be have that done to you to know the pain this horse goes through for your entertainment, and you to Andy Barr….this is so cruel.

    June 19, 2014
  • Sue

    Like McConnell, forever the senator in KY, doesn’t know about the torture involved!

    June 20, 2014
  • Daryl

    May be they need this done to them for a week and see how they feel about it then….

    June 21, 2014