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Walking Horse Celebration faces tough scrutiny

From: The Tennessean The 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration opens Wednesday in Shelbyville, and the entire equine industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congress will be watching. If past competitions are any indication, that scrutiny is a good thing. With as many as 2,000 horses competing over 11 days, USDA inspectors will be Full Article

Banned substances on sored horses undercut compliance claims

The members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee were convinced by the Big Lick crowd that horses walking around could accidently get banned substances on their lower legs. ...Full Article

Horse cruelty charges stand against Maryville trainer Wheelon

Larry Joe Wheelon is a trainer reknown for training Tennessee Walking Horses to do the Big Lick. Mr. Wheelon’s attorneys accused animal activists of unfairly protesting against his torturous ...Full Article

Tennessee Walking Horse ‘Dutch’ saved from slaughter

How ridiculous to say that HSUS would make a false claim about a Tennessee Walking Horse! Dutch is the perfect spokes-animal – his suffering is why the PAST Act ...Full Article

Congress should work together to prohibit abuse of show horses

Rep. Whitfield is still fighting to get the PAST Act through Congress. May his colleagues read this and join in on supporting HR 1518. ~ HfH From: The Hill ...Full Article

Kentucky Congressman Denies Allegations of Ethical Misconduct

It is no surprise that The Big Lick crowd would not be pulling any punches in their push to stop the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. The timing of ...Full Article

Tennessee Walking Horse event hires veterinarians

While we still must pass the PAST Act to stop all soring…this maybe a step in the right direction. ~ HfH From: The Tennessean By: Heidi Hall A new, ...Full Article

Randy Hultgren Urged to Co-Sponsor Bill to Stop Horse Abuse

Why is there such a push right now to get the PAST Act passed? The reason is pretty clear when you realize that our Congress has barely passed any ...Full Article

Call for Congress to pass anti-soring bill

We need to get this passed. The end of July is fast approaching and Congress will recess… action needs to be taken now before the momentum is lost. ~ ...Full Article

Stopping horse torture

There is still time to contact your representatives. In two more weeks, its going to get much tougher. If you have not done so, please look up your federal ...Full Article