Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

FOR REFUSAL TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS UNDER FOIA by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2018) — A federal lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its refusal to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to an animal-welfare activist seeking specifics on the alleged violations of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hold the Presses!!!

Hold the Presses!!!

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP PUTS “THE KIBOSH” ON PUBLISHING THE FEDERAL REGULATION (RULE) TO ELIMINATE “BIG LICK” ANIMAL CRUELTY ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 by BillyGoBoy, ©2017 (Jan. 21, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following post was published on Friday, January 20.] WASHINGTON, DC  –  Shortly after viewing the Inaugural Parade, and before going dancing […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

DOES “BUSINESS” OUTWEIGH SUFFERING? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 20, 2016) — On Tuesday morning at 9:09 AM EST, the following message was sent through the Trump transition team website, greatagain.gov: Good morning. I have contacted you before on the topic of government corruption to which my newspaper, The Post & Email, has been dedicated to […]

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 […]