RIVERDALE, MARYLAND – Official USDA spokesperson today released official HPA Violation numbers regarding the 2013 Celebration.
Celebration CEO “Chef” Mike Inman released official SHOW HIO violation numbers.
They do not gee haw at all.
The USDA shows 81 Horses violated the HPA.
“Chef” Mike shows 28 Horses violated the HPA.
“Chef” Mike omitted the 53 Horses the USDA said violated the HPA, and instead, just showed the 28 Horses the SHOW HIO dqps found in violation.
Then “Chef” Mike served up a real whopper when he proudly touted a violation rate of 1.80%.
If you include the 53 USDA HPA violations “Chef” Mike was trying to hide from you, the percentage shoots up to 5.5% SORE.
Then “Chef” Mike puts the icing on the cake when he says, “the partnership we have with USDA to ensure the welfare of the horse is protected.”
Mike, what partnership are you talking about?
First you don’t include the 53 HPA violations found by the USDA. Then the Celebration just spent $500,000,00 suing the USDA in a futile effort to stop the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”. After being “Slam Dunked” in federal court, the Penalties were FINALLY accepted by SHOW HIO on August 19, 2013. Remember Mike, the Penalties you fought so fiercely against were implemented to “protect the welfare of the horse”.
The real story “Chef” Mike leaves out of the recipe is the HUGE number of horses NOT led to inspection. The number is 627. The overwhelming reason these horses didn’t go to inspection is the Trainers are afraid they will be found sore and with the new federal regulations Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”, unlike the fun and games with SHOW HIO penalty structure, have real teeth. And the Trainers know they won’t be in business long if they lead SORE horses to inspections with the Mandated penalties in place.
So “Chef” Mike’s 1.80% or 98.2% alleged compliance rate is a bunch of baloney.
If you checked the sore horses kept back at the barn, the compliance rate would be about 80%. That means about2 of every 10 horses SORE which is shameful.
And hey Mike, is this about “protecting the welfare of the horse” or just allowing Celebration SHOW HIO to project a false face of respectability based on the games you are obviously playing with the real numbers.
Shame on you “Chef” Mike for not shooting it straight. But, hey, what can you expect from a racket based on “institutionalized soring”?
HERE ARE THE USDA NUMBERS
August 22 – August 29, 2013 (NOTE: USDA didn’t arrive until Aug. 22)
90 TOTAL HPA VIOLATIONS
81 HORSES W/ HPA VIOLATIONS
* 53 VMO
* 28 DQP
1,476* HORSES INSPECTED – (Aug. 22 – Aug. 29)
627 HORSES NOT INSPECTED BECAUSE TRAINER WOULD NOT TAKE THEM TO INSPECTION
The truth is the Celebration was forced to adopt the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”, and are now trying to take credit for them.
HERE IS “CHEF” MIKE – CELEBRATION/SHOW HIO PRESS RELEASE
August 30, 2013
Mike Inman, TWHNC CEO
CELEBRATION – Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Inspection Update
Shelbyville, TN – See below for a summary of SHOW inspection numbers from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration:
Through Thursday Evening:
1598 Entries (Aug. 21 – Aug. 29)
28 Horses Disqualified
“Overall we are pleased with the compliance rate and the partnership we have with USDA to ensure the welfare of the horse is protected,” said Mike Inman, TWHNC CEO.
Mike, isn’t the ultimate question – are you pleased with the bogus compliance rate or the actual welfare of the horse which is obviously being sored?
“Chef” Mike, you can lie by omitting or committing.
It appears that you are doing more than a little of both.
Shame on you Mike Inman.