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Another GOP bill to waterdown the PAST Act

The PAST Act already has the majority needed in the House to pass and half of the Senate. A creation of a Senate bill by Republicans to back up Blackburn’s pro-soring House bill is ridiculous. This needs to stop. Pass the PAST Act! ~ HfH From: Kentucky.com By: Janet Patton U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, Full Article

Roy Exum: The Best Money Can Buy

On the Federal level, animal abuse is still a misdemeanor – as Mr. Exum points out at the end of this excellent article which names name of politicians who ...Full Article

Roy Exum: Our Ruse In Congress

At their master’s beck and call, Tennessean Republicans sponsor a bill that the Big Lick crowd wants instead of the PAST Act which would effectively eliminate inspections… should we ...Full Article

Wayne Pacelle: Unbridled animal agony not enhancing Ky.’s image

Tennessee is usually the state people think of for the “Big Lick” crowd. Kentucky shares the blame on this as well. Very glad Wayne Parcelle, President of the Humane ...Full Article

The Rule of Law, and the Criminal Enterprises of Cockfighting and Horse Soring

Criminal groups target activities that make money. Cock-fighting is rife with gambling while the “Big Lick” crowd spends big money on stud fees for tortured animals. These criminals have ...Full Article

Bill Harlin worries about future of Walking Horse breed

Those in favor of the “Big Lick” have told us in the past that putting a stop to soring will destroy the breed. Now the truth comes out. Far ...Full Article

Roy Exum: A Horse Trainer’s Letter

Tennessee Republicans need to wake up and realize that the public will not forget who they chose as their bedfellows when it comes time to vote. The Big Lick ...Full Article

Bill to End Horse “Soring” Draws Lobbying, War of Words

Open Secrets.org, Monica Vendituoli on July 29, 2013 A bill introduced in April to end the practice that gives Tennessee walking horses their distinctive gait brought the American Veterinary Medical ...Full Article

Roy Exum: The ‘Lickers’ Are Desperate

The Chattanoogan, Friday, June 21, 2013 The Performance Show Horse Association (PSHA), desperately trying to cling to the now-seedy image that has resulted in a half-century of abuse to ...Full Article

Roy Exum: Horse Breeders Still Scoff

The Chattanoogan -Monday, June 10, 2013 Several weeks ago the president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitor’s Association saw the handwriting on the wall and the group’s ...Full Article