Report: “Big Lick” Horse Show to Disappear from Panama City Beach, FL

Report:  “Big Lick” Horse Show to Disappear from Panama City Beach, FL

HORSE-CRUELTY ACTIVISTS APPLAUD OUTCOME by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2018) — On December 29, founder of Concerned Citizens Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC) Clant Seay reported that an official in Panama City Beach, FL “confirmed this week that there are no plans for a ‘Big Lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse Show to be held at […]

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-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. […]

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,” […]

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

STATE OFFICIAL SAYS “YES,” BUT PHOTOS MAY TELL A DIFFERENT STORY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, The Post & Email contacted the National Celebration, an annual Tennessee Walking Horse show which takes place at the end of the summer, to ask whether or not inspectors are routinely on hand to determine […]