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Lawmakers Clash Over Championship Horse Abuse Bill

From: ABC News By: Megan Chuchmach and Shushannah Walshe The welfare of Tennessee Walking Horses, celebrated for their high-stepping gait known as the “big lick,” took center stage today on Capitol Hill as industry insiders squared off over alleged widespread abuse of the famed horses. The first ever Congressional hearing on the topic was convened Full Article

SAFE, King and PAST – three must-wins for horses

Keith Dane, VP of HSUS Equine Protection, sent a very important message we here at Habitat for Horses wish to share with you. From: Humane Society of the United ...Full Article

HSUS Sponsors Walking Horse Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse World Versatility Show (July 25, 2013)—As part of its efforts to end the abuse of ...Full Article

Roy Exum: ‘Jackie the Jerk’ Is Done

The Chattanoogan. July 11. 2013, Roy Exum Jackie McConnell, the notorious horse trainer who was videoed abusing and beating defenseless horses in a now-famous undercover tape, pleaded guilty to ...Full Article

Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges

July 9, 2013. HSUS Former Hall of Fame Tennessee walking horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two associates have entered guilty pleas to charges of abusing horses in violation of ...Full Article

Roy Exum: A ‘Licker’ Goes To Court

The Chatanoogan, Monday, June 24, 2013 The shattered Tennessee Walking Horse industry will once again fall under the glower of the world’s horse advocates today when a known “Big ...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

OpEd: Trying to be nice about politics, but….

June 19, 2013 – OpEd by Jerry Finch Things go on inside the House of Representatives late at night that would make your skin crawl. Deals, pats on the ...Full Article

$10,000 Reward For Reporting a Criminal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Additional Arrests Made in Maryville, Tenn., Horse Soring Investigation The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Local Efforts to Prosecute All Those Complicit in Abuse ...Full Article

Cry for me, Ol’ Tennessee

May 28, 2013 | Jerry Finch Let’s just pretend that you are on the Board of Directors of some large organization, let’s even make it an animal-related organization. Thousands ...Full Article