"Today, Tennessee Walking Horses are known throughout the industry
as the breed that shows abused and tortured horses."

~ Jim Heird, Ph.D., Do Right By The Horse, February 2010

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ARTICLE and NEWS - From one horse to another: make sure KY fund isn't subsidizing cruelty

THANK YOU to the Lexington Herald for again printing some excellent information about the continued practice of soring. To give a brief overview, the revenue from the sales tax accrued from stud fees of TB horses goes to an incentive fund. Every year, horse groups in KY get a small (relatively) part of this fund--approximately $1.37 million per year.

Well, guess what group has been getting money from this fund? You guessed it: our sore horse pals at KWHA. To the tune of $300K+ per year. This article covers all of the recent wrong-doings that good ol' Earl Rogers and Gary Oliver have been doing. The funds going to KWHA expire this year, so let's hope it goes to NWHA, who have their headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park and have no-tolerace policy for enforcement of the HPA.

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