"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

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NEWS and ARTICLE - Repost: HSUS Applauds Court of Appeals Decision on Derickson Case

I accidentally deleted my original post about this article, so I'm reposting it. Sorry for any confusion!

Click here for the press release as posted on the HSUS website on November 17, 2008.

Direct quotes from the article:

"The Humane Society of the United States applauds a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upholding a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated the Horse Protection Act when they transported and entered a sored Tennessee Walking Horse, Just American Magic, in a 2002 horse show.

"Soring involves the deliberate infliction of pain on the legs and feet of a horse, creating severe pain and forcing an exaggerated, high-stepping gait.

" 'This decision sends a clear message to anyone who abuses a Tennessee Walking Horse that the U.S. Department of Agriculture can and will strictly enforce the Horse Protection Act,' said Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The HSUS. 'We commend the court for its decision and hope this case signals a renewed USDA resolve to protect Tennessee Walking Horses and other victims of soring.' "

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