USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

“THIS IS AS BAD AS IT GETS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 25, 2018) — On March 21, 2018, horse-welfare activist Clant M. Seay announced on his BillyGoBoy.com website that documents he had sought from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request last September were made available to him […]

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) […]

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.  […]

Federal Judge Upholds First Amendment Rights of Horse-Welfare Group

Federal Judge Upholds First Amendment Rights of Horse-Welfare Group

“A SACRED RIGHT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 31, 2017) — On Monday, citizen journalist and horse-welfare activist Clant M. Seay posted a “Agreed Joint Stipulation and Order’ from a federal judge in Nashville, TN mandating that the First Amendment rights of Seay’s horse-welfare organization be upheld at the annual Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show, which […]

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 […]