"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, October 28, 2008

NEWS and ARTICLES - The KHRC approves an emergency regulation concerning the HPA

VICTORY! THANK YOU to the KHRC for stepping up to the plate on this one! And congratulations to ALL who exposed KWHA for what they truly are! Click here for the article.

Important quotes from the article:

The commission approved an emergency regulation to make those with Horse Protection Act violations of any kind ineligible for money from the state fund, which is designed to encourage horse breeding in Kentucky.

"With this action, the KHRC has again demonstrated its committment to the humane treatment of horses," said Lisa Underwood, KHRC executive director, in a news release. "The commission clearly recognizes that soring is an inhumane practice that should not be tolerated or rewarded."

The new rule must go through the normal regulatory process but, if approved, could retroactively apply to those who received money from the 2006 and 2007 years.

Jamie Eads, director of the breeders' incentive funds, said her investigation of previous check recipients has uncovered 15 who had HPA violations, at least one of which was for soring. This counters claims made by the Kentucky Walking Horse Association and its incentive fund, which previously stated to the commission that no recipients had violations.

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