CALIFORNIA, USA – The “STOP THE SORING – FREE THE HORSES” Bus is warming up and getting ready to roll the 4,000 miles roundtrip from Los Angeles, California to Lewisburg, Tennessee so California TWHBEA members can vote to remove Big Licker Christy Lantis as a Director from California.
America is outraged over the possibility that TWHBEA leaders Walt Chism
and Steve Smith making dues paying California members, some elderly and with
disabilities, have to board a bus to travel to Lewisburg, Tennessee to cast their vote on removing Big Licker Director Christy Lantis.
Since the article appeared in the Chattanooga Free Times on newspaper on December 24
there has been a national outpouring of support say Fran Cole, attorney and former
TWHBEA director from California. She said it has been heartwarming that people from out of nowhere are donating and offering all kinds of assistance. There are people who want to know the schedule so they can meet in Nashville representing the different states so they can caravan with the Bus to Lewisburg.
One possibility being considered is for the bus go by Graceland and pick up Priscilla Presley who will accompany and support the California group. Presley notified the Celebration that she wants the Elvis Presley Graceland Trophy returned which is awarded to the Four Year Old World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse each year.
The California TWHBEA members voted 79% in a nationwide Opinion Poll FOR PASSAGE
of HR 1518/S1406 bill to remove the pads and chains from show horses, eliminate the corrupt HIO system and make horse soring a federal felony. An outstanding 37% of the 211 California members participated in the Poll.