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Equine Industry Leaders, Celebrities Urge Congress to Protect Walking Horses

As public support grows for the PAST Act, the practice of soring is becoming less tolerated. Click here to read our article on the record number of violations found at the most recent Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration. The PAST Act needs to be passed to ensure the end of soring. ~ HfH From: HSUS Support 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

Practice of ‘soring’ horses is strictly regulated, proven not harmful when done correctly

Be sure to comment on this opinion piece by clicking on the Continue Reading link. The writer needs to have how soring is extremely painful and harmful to horses ...Full Article

Senate, House walking horse soring bills have a chance

Any bill that leaves the oversight in the hands of the soring industry is not one that will stop the torture of the Tennessee Walking Horse. The poor excuse ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

National Walking Horse Association National Championship is under way

The show promotes sound, flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horses in a variety of equestrian disciplines. From: The Horse Channel One month ago, the Tennessee Walking Horse show community was in ...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

Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts Former Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McConnell

The Chattanoongan.com / April 1, 2013 A Fayette County, Tn., Grand Jury has indicted horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring ...Full Article