Roy Exum: The Latest Facebook Lie

Liars are devious by nature. And those who advocate FOR horse soring are most certainly liars. Time and again, they try and convince the public that horses are not harmed by subjecting them to caustic acids and painful devices. Equating a horse advocacy group’s desire for a non-profit children’s charity to stop taking in money from “Big Lick” events is NOT the same as hating those children. You cannot believe everything you read on Facebook. ~ HfH

From: The Chattanoogan
By: Roy Exum

Roy Exum

Roy Exum

Mr. Mark Twain is believed to have once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” but, in honesty, the great Samuel Clements – who famously wrote using Mark Twain as his pen name — never had to deal with the shallow men who make sport out of abusing Tennessee Walking Horses.

In a revelation that produced an audible gasp from me on Friday, I was directed to a Facebook page that proclaims an ever-growing horse advocacy group “hates children.” No, what Friends of Sound Horses “hates” are the twisted psychopaths who encourage and continue to defile one of the most noble horse breeds the world has ever known.

The Facebook page, showing four very sick kids, proclaims “Friends Of Sound Horses – FOSH — Hates Children” when, in fact, I had a noted pediatrician tell me just the opposite.

“Anyone who will purposely hurt an animal will harm a child. They are psychopaths,” he claimed and I believe that to be true.

Not long ago officials at the Batson Hospital for Children, which is in Jackson, Miss., and functions as a teaching hospital under the auspices of the University of Mississippi Medical College, requested those at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show please cease donating any money to the renowned children’s hospital. There is more than ample proof of horse abuse to Tennessee Walking Horses and the raw truth is Batson Hospital for Children wants no part of “dirty money.”

The Jackson show, which is held at the end of March, has been regarded as one of the “cruelest” arenas for horses that are purposely “sored” with caustic chemicals, action devices and heavy pads that hide irritants. The idea is to make the horses dance a devil’s dance that is both unnatural and nauseating to pure horsemen around the world.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
2 Comments
  • Athena

    Good for Batson! Thank you for posting this, Roy…everyone needs to know what’s going on with the torture of these beautiful horses, and I’m so glad to know that Batson doesn’t want their dirty money…

    March 14, 2015
  • LNorman

    NC State Fair has cancelled big lick event!

    March 14, 2015