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Tennessee Walking Horse Soring Issue *Update post 1*

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  • I beblieve they were, WIW. Click on the article in the post above that also has a "complaint" in it - they've been indicted!!! Under federal law!!! We should all be celebrating!!!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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      Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 20, 2012, 02:03 PM. Reason: .
      "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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      • Go to Ford's Facebook page and leave a comment asking them to pull Ford's corporate sponsorship of the Celebration event!

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        • Originally posted by WalkInTheWoods View Post
          I wonder if the 100 taken out of training were the McConnell horses. His barn is empty. Where did the horses go ?
          According to the articles I'm finding 8 horses were seized from McConnell's barn, here's one of those articles: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/ma...xpose/?print=1

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          • Well we were intially looking at purchasing an F-250, but I sent a note to Ford advertising asking them to reconsider sponsoring the event and that we would be looking at purchasing a Chevy 2500 in the meantime.

            Soring is disgusting.

            Where I lived in South Georgia, there was a big lick barn there that the owner/trainer kept consistently getting fined and banned from events due to soring (I believe he was on probation for 5+years,) but "funny" enough, he and his horses still competed in various TWH events...............and the Celebration.

            Edwards & Sons, Sasser, Georgia:

            http://www.albanyherald.com/news/201...-astride-hors/

            http://www.dm.usda.gov/oaljdecisions.../62_at_567.htm

            http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/6119/GA/US/
            If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
            DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
            Originally posted by talkofthetown
            As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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              Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 20, 2012, 02:04 PM. Reason: .
              "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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              • Originally posted by WalkInTheWoods View Post
                I wonder if the 100 taken out of training were the McConnell horses. His barn is empty. Where did the horses go ?
                I am assuming that the 100 horses were removed by their owners.
                Thus leaving some trainers without their source of income.

                I hope more owners do the same if they suspect or know how their horses may be treated while in training.

                Thank you, thank you to everyone on COTH and in the real world who have and will act in these horses' best interest.
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                \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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                • I already received a response from Ford:

                  Dear [HydroPHILE,]

                  Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company. We appreciate the time you have taken to write us about the Tennessee Walking Horse abuse.

                  We are happy to hear about your interest in Ford Motor Company. Our customers are our greatest assets and we do value your opinion. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our recent advertisements on the TN Celebration site may have caused. Your feedback is very important to us and it has been documented for further consideration. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

                  Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company.

                  Sincerely,
                  Christopher
                  Ford Motor Company
                  Ford Marketing Program Headquarters
                  If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                  DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                  Originally posted by talkofthetown
                  As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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                  • Originally posted by ThisTooShallPass View Post
                    This type of abuse needs outed, even if one has to go get a job there just to out it!

                    Totally agree.

                    And the "compromise" they speak of in MO is a bunch of crock.

                    "In the new law, Missouri requires anyone with pictures or video of animal abuse or neglect to share them with law enforcement within 24 hours. The originals remain as property of the owner, who does not have to give them up."

                    I can tell you that the majority of LE in KY wouldn't give a rat's behind if they received pictures of horse neglect/abuse/cruelty. Been there, done that.

                    And, while the picture taker does not have to give up the originals, there is no reference to whether he/she is allowed to use them for other purposes.
                    Or do they become "evidence in an ongoing investigation" and are off limits.
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                    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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                    • http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/HPA...d=&ed=&hio=ALL

                      There is a list of violations for the last two years from the USDA website, warning it's a PDF file.

                      I just passed it along to the journalist that put out the story with the Nathan Clark interview where he downplays how rampant the problem of soring is in the TWHBEA, and told her exactly where she could find his own four violations.

                      ETA: This is the article with the Nathan Clark interview: http://www.waaytv.com/news/content/n...9zlLPFYBQ.cspx

                      I also emailed Ford yesterday but no word back yet. I did tell them that as much as it would pain me to do so I would be looking to Chevrolet or Dodge for my upcoming truck purchase, as I cannot in good conscience do business with a company that sponsors events held by an organization that turns a blind eye to animal abuse.

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                      • Originally posted by Watermark Farm View Post
                        Go to Ford's Facebook page and leave a comment asking them to pull Ford's corporate sponsorship of the Celebration event!
                        Link here http://www.facebook.com/ford

                        My complaint was promptly pulled from their wall but you can still see it and others in the recent posts mini section on their page. Post away people! They'll only stop when the money runs out!

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                        • [QUOTE=Watermark Farm;6323681]Go to Ford's Facebook page and leave a comment asking them to pull Ford's

                          Done.
                          What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                          • I hope that this is finally the beginning of the end of the hegmony of Big Lick people as far as the Celebration and the oldest breed organization the TWHBEA is concerned.

                            This battle has been a VERY long one and it did not sart in the 1990s with Champagine Watchout. Those of us whose families have been involved with walking horses since even before the breed association was formed know that there are hundreds of people who who have worked to end soring thd the artificially produced Big Lick. These people have had their training, riding or horse breeding careers, and their horses' careers negatively impacted on several levels because they stood up against soring and the sorers.

                            As a point of information we know of at least two other flat shod horse owners who attempted to enter THEIR horses in the World Grand Championship Stake prior to our attempt in the mid1980s. All of these attempts were thwarted when the show officials refused to accept entries that were not on stacks and wearing chains.

                            Many, many horses and some people did not live to see this day when it looks like FINALLY the national media has decided to tell this story-- a story that is almost 60 years old. My late husband is one of these people. As I mentioned before, CNN did a whole show on the soring and abuse of the Tennessee Walking Horse in the mid-1980s, but the story didn't have any staying power. CNN did not yet have an established reputation back then as it has now. Perhaps that is why the "major networks" like ABC, CBS and NBC did not pick up on the story back then.


                            All I can say is it is time to keep the preasure up on the TWHBEA and the Celebration, its sponsors and the civic organizations that sponsor THW Shows as fundraisers throughout the Southeast and elsewhere.

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                            • Originally posted by BansheeBreeze View Post
                              Link here http://www.facebook.com/ford

                              My complaint was promptly pulled from their wall but you can still see it and others in the recent posts mini section on their page. Post away people! They'll only stop when the money runs out!
                              AND done! Im also going to HIGHLY SUGGEST everyone spam their FB page with link to the documentary! Over and over and over again until they pull their funding.

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                              • Originally posted by RougeEmpire View Post
                                AND done! Im also going to HIGHLY SUGGEST everyone spam their FB page with link to the documentary! Over and over and over again until they pull their funding.
                                Done this too.
                                What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                                • .
                                  Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 20, 2012, 02:04 PM. Reason: .
                                  "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                                  • .
                                    Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 20, 2012, 02:05 PM. Reason: .
                                    "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                                    • Originally posted by luvmytbs View Post
                                      About the AG GAG legislation:

                                      http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/0...-on-the-books/

                                      Iowa and Utah enacted new laws, while ag-gag bills were killed in Florida, Illinois and Indiana. Ag-gag bills remain pending in Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Tennessee.
                                      I think that legislation was tabled in TN this year.

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        the ford page is filling up
                                        from sunridge1 Go get 'em Roy! Stupid clown shoe nailing, acid pouring bast@rds.

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                                        • Someone posted thanking Ford for pulling the sponsorship-true?
                                          “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey

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