"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

Friday, November 22, 2013

NEWS and ARTICLES - WOW. Reporters Everywhere Are Weighing In on the PAST Act

Seriously.  Just WOW.

Here's a list of amazing articles that are popping up all over the place concerning the PAST Act.  I'm not going to copy and paste here, just give a list of the articles.

What amazes me is that many of these people are not horse owners, and even they can see the logic behind the bill and are all for passing it.  Of course, the Industry wants to make you think that if you don't own a horse, you don't know what you're talking about, especially if you don't own a Big Lick horses.  Well la-dee-da.

Look folks: abuse is abuse is abuse.  The PAST Act removes the tools that have been used to abuse horses for the past 43+ years.  That's it.  The Industry continues to claim that they can take care of it.  I would think that if you really wanted to take care of it, you would've done it 43 years ago when the HPA was introduced.  FOSH, NWHA and IWHA have all proven they can have sound horse shows with zero violations at every show.  Why can't the Industry do it?  Well...we all know the answer to that.

So, lots of reading for the weekend in between running around and getting ready for next week's holiday (in America).  Enjoy!

Also, as a bonus, we ask that you PLEASE SIGN the below petition!  We need all the help we can get!  Feel free to share this as well!

House of Representatives, Senate: Recognize that sponsorship and passage of the PAST Act, an amendment to the Horse Protection Act, will help to create value in the Tennessee Walking Horse and economic advantages to its industry.

Fact-Checking Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate: Tennessee Walking Horses
Adam McCauley, his personal blog, November 22, 2013

Marsha Blackburn, Horse Soring and HB1518
Blackburn Sides With Animal Abusers
John M Disque, East TN News, 11/21/2013

Roy Exum: Horseman’s Leap Of Faith
Roy Exum, The Chattanoogan, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lawmakers silent on horse bill
Opinion piece, The Tennessean, Nov. 19, 2013

This Man Refuses To Be Intimidated By Threat After Testifying On Horse Abuse
Christina Wilkie, The Huffington Post, 11/19/2013

Roy Exum: Rep. Blackburn Draws Fury
Roy Exum, The Chattanoogan, Monday, November 18, 2013

Marsha Blackburn's Cold, Cold Heart
Leslie Parsley, Parsley's Pics, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse
Christina Wilkie, The Huffington Post, 11/16/2013

Horse soring is subject of vigorous D.C. debate
Paul C. Barton, The Tennesseesan, Nov 14, 2013

Postmortem: Abuse in Tennessee Walking Horse community
Adam McCauley, his pesonal blog, November 13, 2013

Lawmakers Clash Over Championship Horse Abuse Bill
Megan Chuchmach and Shushannah Walshe, ABC News, Nov 13, 2013

Congress scrutinizes show-horse industry practice of ‘soring’
Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau, Charlotte Observer, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Tennessee horse country tries to fight off persistent abuse allegations
Adam McCauley, Aljazeera America, November 9, 2013

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