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-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 […]

New Rule Issued to Prohibit Horse Soring

New Rule Issued to Prohibit Horse Soring

A “CELEBRATION” FOR MANY by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2017) — As predicted by animal-cruelty activist BillyGoBoy on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday issued a new regulation with the purpose of better enforcing the Horse Protection Act of 1970, which forbids the showing or transporting of a “sore” horse. Soring is […]

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 […]