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It's disgraceful. Despite that regulations have been put in place regarding the humane treatment of show horses, trainers continue to shirk the laws and utilize a painful practice called horse soring. Soring involves whipping, kicking, and shocking Tennessee walking horses' forelegs in order to achieve a high-stepping gait. To relieve pain as a result of the harmful abuse, horses walk with a higher gait that's highly coveted by show trainers.

Soring has been illegal for the past 40 years under The Horse Protection Act. But trainers are still getting away with it. Soring can produce long-term physical damage, such as abrasions, swelling, and extreme prolonged pain.

Sadly, horse soring is yet another case where the desire for profits and recognition is winning out over simple humanity. Press the USDA to stop allowing corrupt trainers to get away with such cruelty — and prosecute them to the fullest extent under The Horse Protection Act.

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Dear Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack:

If you think that all show animals in the US are well-cared for and treated humanely, think again. In fact, some show horses are suffering immense pain and distress from a practice called horse soring.

Soring is utilized by trainers of Tennessee walking horses in order to obtain a higher gait that wins prizes at shows. The gait is procured by cutting, hitting, shocking, and chemically burning the horses' forelegs to get them to raise their walking stance. It can cause painful abrasions and long-term physical damage. These horses live anything but 'winning' lives.

Horse soring has been illegal under The Horse Protection Act for over 40 years, but its use is still widespread among Tennessee walking horse trainers. These trainers never have to answer for their actions. It's time they take responsibility for their practices, and it's time we start enforcing the law without exception.

Please begin enforcing the regulations as outlined by The Horse Protection Act. It's about humane treatment of animals — and it's the law.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Aug 29, 2014 Cindy Bassar
Aug 28, 2014 Yunuen Jimenez
Aug 28, 2014 Danielle ODIN If it is already illegal & it is still happening, how can it be enforced?
Aug 28, 2014 vanessa marcano
Aug 28, 2014 ALINA ISHCHUK SARAZIN
Aug 27, 2014 Andrea Kelly
Aug 27, 2014 GILBERTO SIMAO
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 Julia Watts
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Stolt
Aug 27, 2014 Diana Rayson I would like to sore the bloody trainers see how they like it....assholes
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Justine King
Aug 27, 2014 Geraldine losch
Aug 26, 2014 Judy Tittle
Aug 26, 2014 Rebekah Baldwin
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 julie edghill
Aug 26, 2014 Kathy Bean
Aug 25, 2014 DIANE ORR
Aug 25, 2014 Margie Willis
Aug 25, 2014 monica russo
Aug 25, 2014 Dianne Pingitore
Aug 25, 2014 Ann Bradley
Aug 25, 2014 Patricia Sullivan
Aug 25, 2014 Margo Stipe
Aug 25, 2014 Achim Oppinger
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Karin Jonas
Aug 25, 2014 Carol L Piwowar
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Aug 25, 2014 Carol Byrd
Aug 25, 2014 Anna Krivenko
Aug 24, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 24, 2014 Natalie Coon
Aug 24, 2014 Krystyna Crouch
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 24, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 23, 2014 Darlene Wilson
Aug 23, 2014 claudio valdivia
Aug 23, 2014 julie wylie Stop hurting animals
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) So cruel!
Aug 23, 2014 nuray baran
Aug 23, 2014 Kathleen Neely
Aug 23, 2014 Paola Miranda
Aug 23, 2014 Tamara Medeiros
Aug 22, 2014 Mia Dravis
Aug 22, 2014 Sherry Wallace

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