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Fix the Horse Protection Act to end the abusive and common practice of soring show horses.
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Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty...
An HSUS undercover investigation at a training barn for Tennessee Walking horses led to state and federal criminal charges against nationally known trainer Jackie McConnell and some of his associates. The group was charged with felony conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act as well as numerous violations of the Tennessee Cruelty to Animals Statute after being videotaped using caustic chemicals on the front legs of horses in order to cause pain, resulting in the artificially produced high-stepping gait that wins prizes in the show ring.

This cruel practice is called "soring" and has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The HSUS undercover video shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face, and violently cracked across their skulls and legs with heavy wooden sticks during and after soring of their front legs. Unless the Horse Protection Act is upgraded to include stronger penalties for this type of horrendous abuse and to end the failed system of industry self-policing, inhumane trainers will continue to torture horses.

TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators urging them to fix the problems in the Horse Protection Act. Look up your federal legislators' phone numbers here. You can say: "I am a constituent and I urge you to upgrade penalties in the Horse Protection Act and require more meaningful enforcement by USDA to end the abusive and common practice of soring Tennessee Walking horses."

videotaped using caustic chemicals on the front legs of horses in order to cause pain, resulting in the artificially produced high-stepping gait that wins prizes in the show ring.

This cruel practice is called "soring" and has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The HSUS undercover video shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face, and violently cracked across their skulls and legs with heavy wooden sticks during and after soring of their front legs. Unless the Horse Protection Act is upgraded to include stronger penalties for this type of horrendous abuse and to end the failed system of industry self-policing, inhumane trainers will continue to torture horses.

TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators urging them to fix the problems in the Horse Protection Act. Look up your federal legislators' phone numbers here. You can say: "I am a constituent and I urge you to upgrade penalties in the Horse Protection Act and require more meaningful enforcement by USDA to end the abusive and common practice of soring Tennessee Walking horses."

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Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty..
https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5399

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Signed,

Jessy Svetanoska

This petition closed almost 3 years ago

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This is NOT a petition as such, but rather an EMAIL that you can easily send..please use the link that i've put below.
Horrendous Horse Abuse!
An investigation at a training barn for Tennessee...

This is NOT a petition as such, but rather an EMAIL that you can easily send..please use the link that i've put below.
Horrendous Horse Abuse!
An investigation at a training barn for Tennessee Walking Horses has triggered state and federal criminal charges against nationally-known trainer, Jackie McConnell. Our footage shows horses being whipped, painted with caustic chemicals, shocked in the face, and cracked across the skulls and legs with wooden sticks -- just to force an artificially high-stepping gait for show competitions.
Link: to the undercover video >>
https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5399

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