SORE BIG LICK SENATORS LAMAR ALEXANDER AND MITCH MCCONNELL SEEK C0-SPONSORS FOR BILL TO KEEP A “WORLD RENOWNED INDUSTRY” FROM BEING DESTROYED – SOUND HORSE ADVOCATES TO INFORM THEIR SENATORS

WASHINGTON, DC – Sore Big Lick Supporters  U. S. Senator Lamar #OUTOFTOUCH Alexander (R-TN)  and U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  Senate Minority Leader,  sent the following letter today to all of their Senate colleagues, except for Senato Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) who are sponsoring the PAST ACT.

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Billy Go Boy addressed the lies in Jeffrey Howard’s letter to the Knoxville newspaper.

Please  go to to  https://twitter.com/billygoboy  and  Retweet   this Tweet to your Senator:

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WALKING HORSE REPORT EDITOR JEFFREY HOWARD JUMPS THE SHARK IN THE KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL – FORMER UT VET DEAN”¦ http://wp.me/p3JOdK-1SM  

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or you can email this link to your Senator.

http://www.billygoboy.com/2014/04/28/walking-horse-report-editor-jeffrey-howard-jumps-the-shark-with-sore-psha-misrepresentations-in-the-knoxville-news-sentinel-former-ut-vet-dean-michael-blackwell-dvm-spellbinds-sound-horse-confe/

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Regarding the “World Renowned Industry”, please send you Senator the FACTs on the sore Big Lick Racket:

COLD HARD FACTS ON SORE BIG LICK TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE RACKET:

  • Passage of the PAST ACT would only affect  8/10th  of 1%  of all living Tennessee Walking Horses.
  • The other  99.20%  of the Tennessee Walking Horses will be fine,  and actually, the  8/10th of 1%  will be too because they will no long be institutionally sored to created the  sore  Big Lick.
  • According to a 2012 USDA survey there are approximately  200,000  living TWH.
  • There are only  85  dues paying members of the Walking Horse Trainers Association.
  • There were only  569  Big Lick Horses at the 2013 Celebration
  • Assume each Trainer has an average of  10  horses in training.
  • Assume  850  total Big Lick Horses.
  • Then give it the benefit of the by  doubling  it  1,700  Big Lick TWH.
  • 1% of 200,000 = 2,000
  • 1,700  = 8/10th of 1%

And please send your Senator the SBS “DATELINE” “WALK OF SHAME” program by Nieman Award winning journalist Mary Ann Jolley.

http://www.sbs.com.au/dateline/story/watch/id/601870/n/Walk-of-Shame

Please tell your Senator the Bill is supported by the AVMA, AAEP, American Horse Council,  United States Equestrian Federation,  the ASPCA and 63% of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry members.

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