Report: Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

Report:  Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

IS ANIMAL CRUELTY TO BLAME? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — On Sunday, blogger and horse-welfare advocate BillyGoBoy reported that the annual “National Celebration” horse show held each year at this time is showing “the worst attendance” in its 47-year history. Hosted in Shelbyville, the ten-day show featuring Tennessee Walking Horses was once a […]

The “National Celebration” Begins Thursday Night

The “National Celebration” Begins Thursday Night

HORSE-WELFARE ORGANIZATION WORKS TO LOWER ATTENDANCE, ALLEGING ANIMAL CRUELTY by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2017) — On Thursday evening, Tennessee’s largest annual horse show, the “National Celebration,” featuring Tennessee Walking Horses and other classes of show horses will launch, now in its 47th year. The Celebration grounds are located at 1110 Evans Street in Shelbyville.  […]

Horse-Welfare Group to Meet with Florida Congressman on Proposed Federal Rule

Horse-Welfare Group to Meet with Florida Congressman on Proposed Federal Rule

CONSIDERS HORSE CRUELTY A UNIFYING ISSUE FOR ALL AMERICANS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 13, 2017) — On Monday, a horse-welfare advocate posted a video on his Facebook page from Washington, DC, where he is attending the annual meeting of the American Horse Council (AHC) June 11-13. Clant Seay, founder of Concerned Citizens Against Big Lick […]

Horse-Welfare Group Posts Video from Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show

Horse-Welfare Group Posts Video from Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show

AFTER FEDERAL JUDGE UPHOLDS FIRST-AMENDMENT RIGHTS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2017) — Although forbidden by Maury County, TN Sheriff Bucky Rowland last year, an animal-welfare group was able to film and post footage Thursday from the opening night of the Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show in Maury County Park. At last year’s event, Rowland, […]

Horse-Protection Advocates to Meet with Congressman Wednesday

Horse-Protection Advocates to Meet with Congressman Wednesday

REPORT:  REP. TED YOHO TO REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STOP “SORING” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 26, 2017) — Early on Sunday evening, Clant Seay, founder of Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC), released a short video in which he affirmed an event scheduled for Wednesday in Washington, DC and an appearance with a congressman. […]

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKE ACTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2017) — An animal welfare petition launched at change.org on January 21 directed to the president and four other “decision-makers” has garnered more than 81,000 signatures as of press time. On Tuesday morning, the count showed 66,000+ signatures.  It is possible that some are […]

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

ACTIVIST PREDICTS ANNOUNCEMENT “IMMINENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 12, 2017) — Horse welfare activist BillyGoBoy is reporting on his blog that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is poised to announce a change in rules stemming from the 1970 Horse Protection Act which will “remove the ‘Pads and Chains’ from Tennessee Walking Horses, and […]

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

CLAIMS EVENT “VOLUNTARILY EXCEEDS” FEDERAL LAW’S INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 24, 2016) — On Saturday morning, The Post & Email received a response from “National Celebration” CEO Mike Inman to our inquiry of Thursday as to whether or not all horses participating in the event are inspected for signs of abuse, including “soring,” […]

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

DECADES-OLD PRACTICE MAY PLACE “INDUSTRY” IN JEOPARDY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2016) — On Sunday, The Post & Email published an article reporting on the use of “stacks” and chains on some Tennessee Walking Horses during competition, a practice begun in the 1940s which, although outlawed, continues today, particularly in the South. The Horse […]

Citizen Action Group Works to Abolish Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses

Citizen Action Group Works to Abolish Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses

DOES THE PUBLIC KNOW? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  Some readers will find the material in this article and its hyperlinks disturbing.] For the last 16 months, a group calling itself “CCABLAC,” which stands for Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty, has worked to publicize the abuse of some Tennessee […]