Here is a new article from Horse.com. Click here. So add the Dericksons to your Sore Horse Poeple Not To Buy Horses From List!
I do want to point out that this is an excellent example of why we should not allow appeals. In this case the court decided they were guilty, but it did waste a lot of time and money for them to be in court. I also imagine that they were still showing their horses in the meantime.
Let's also remember that suspensions never seem to work--they can always show their horses under someone else's name. We STILL need a serious penalty for these issues, and the USDA needs to listen to the sound horse community and start doing it, period. No more input from the sore horse community--we all know they're going to do everything they can to keep abusing horses to win money.
Keep fighting, everyone....
"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
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