WASHINGTON, DC – The world will soon know if APHIS Administrators Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson, DVM, are David L. Howard’s bed partners in perpetuating the sore Big Lick or if they are going to protect The Horses from the Shelbyville sore horse crowd.
Why would USDA officials Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson take it easy on folks like David L. Howard and John T. Bobo who sued them –S.H.O.W. INC vs USDA, – and who refused to enforce the HPA – 0 for 138 – on the last Friday night of the Celebration in manufacturing a bogus 98.4% compliance rate, if they were not in bed with them? Also, Shea and Gipson did not protest S.H.O.W. HIO claiming to be the USDA’s partner post Celebration. Just too too much not to raise strong suspicions of improprieties regarding the relationship where protection of The Horses is concerned.
Under the proposed PAST ACT, the USDA would be in charge of enforcing the Horse Protection Act and the present HIOs would be eliminated. David L. Howard’s crowd wants One HIO staffed by political appointments, and consultations with the WHTA BOYZ who are the Horse Sorers.
Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson, DVM appear to be just too cozy and too touchy feely with David L. Howard’s Celebration’s S.H.O.W. HIO. Maybe APHIS Administrators Shea and Gipson want the exact same thing as David L. Howard? Maybe the responsibility of the PAST Act places too much responsibility on them. If Shea and Gipson care anything about protecting The Horses, the USDA VMOs will be present this weekend. That would send the right message. Not having VMOs present will also send a message … the wrong one.
When the PAST Act passes, most likely, new Administrators need to take over these responsibilities. Regardless of Shea’s and Gipson’s personal views or politics shortcomings, The Horses need to be protected this Friday and Saturday, and under Shea and Gipson, they will not be protected at the Big Lick Kick Off “SPRING FLING” if the USDA VMOs are not present.
Word is that USDA VMOs will be present in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday and Sunday for HIO training for WHOA and NWHA. They are that close and surely can take care of business at Calsonic on Friday night, then have more come and take care of Saturday.
So what will Administrators Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson, DVM do?
APHIS ADMINISTRATORS KEVIN SHEA, CHESTER GIPSON ALL SNUGGLED UP WITH CELEBRATION’S DAVID L. HOWARD, JOHN T. BOBO AND PSHA JEFFREY HOWARD, AND THE WHTA BOYZ
Will Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson, DVM make sure that VMOs are available to protect The Horses at the Celebration’s Friday night Colt Preview and Saturday Colt Sale billed as the SPRING FLING?
It’s ironic that colors of the Celebration’s “SPRING FLING” are Gold, because there has never been a more “golden” opportunity to make clear if APHIS Administrators are in charge of Shelbyville tourism based on the sore Big Lick or if Shea and Gipson view their charge to protect The Horse from some of David L. Howard’s advertisers.
Will public servants Kevin Shea and Chester Gipson, DVM help David L. Howard try to blow back up the sore Big Lick balloon by not having VMOs present to protect The Horses:
What’s it going to be guys?