SHELBVILLE, TN ““ Rising Star Ranch is owned by Mr. Frank Eichler, self-proclaimed attorney for The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, PSHA, WHTA and all sore Big Lickers everywhere.
Mr. Eichler’s Farm Manager, Mr. David Williams, is a member of Steve Smith’s sore Big Lick TWHBEA Executive Committee.
Steve Smith’s sore Big Lick gang is laden with several members who have HPA Violation Citation histories.
STEVE SMITH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ““ 7 HPA CITATION HISTORY
President Steve Smith ““ (HPA CITATION HISTORY)
Sr. VP Walt Chism
Secretary Loren Anderson
Admin/Fiscal Christy Lantis
Marketing Ashley Wadsworth
Performance Ford Gates (HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Pleasure Jessica Hieback
VP O/E Int’l Denise Bader ““ (Husband ““ HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Breeders David Williams ““ (Employer ““ HPA Family Citation History)
VP Youth Sherry White – (HPA FAMILY HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Bylaws/Enf Tom “I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” Kakassy ““ HPA CITATION HISTORY
Rising Star Ranch has posted the following Opinion Piece on https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy.
RISING STAR RANCH – “PAST Act Co-Sponsor Facts (pay close attention) The top 10 states having the most cosponsors for the PAST ACT : California 45 New York 27 Florida 22 Texas 19 Pennsylvania 18 Illinois 16 New Jersey 11 Ohio 11 Massachusetts 10 Michigan 9 They make up 63% of the Co-Sponsors and represent the states where only 20% of the members of TWHBEA reside. The States having 1 or zero Co -Sponsors for the PAST ACT are: Alabama 1 Alaska 1 Arizona 1 Delaware 1 Idaho 1 Kentucky 1 Louisiana 1 Montana 1 South Dakota 1 Tennessee 1 Vermont 1 West Virginia 1 Mississippi 0 Nebraska 0 North Dakota 0 Oklahoma 0 Utah 0 Wyoming 0 They make up 4% of the Co-Sponsors and represent the states where 49% of the members of TWHBEA reside. Also of note the original Sponsors Rep. Whitfield and Rep. Cohen are the only House members from their respective states (KY and TN) that have their names attached to this bill.”
Theta Syndicate Reply – Mr. Rising Star Ranch, unless you propose seceding from the union which was attempted 153 years ago and cost about 550,000 American lives, you must remember that all citizens of the states of the United States are represented in the United States Congress.
And hurting helpless horses in the name of “Tradition” or “Blood Sport” for family entertainment so people like Celebration Chairman David L. Howard can make a fortune off the advertising sales is abhorrent. Or a community like Shelbyville, Tennessee can justify the cruelty to defenseless animals because of economic benefit is likewise reprehensible.
That is why the people of all America support passage of the PAST ACT – just like they did 50 years ago when the Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Mr. Williams, perhaps it will be helpful for you and others to please listen to the words of “WE SHALL OVERCOME”. You, sir, are faced with a national movement that is going to see this through. Senator Joe Tydings and all who believe in this cause are going to stay with it until the Tennessee Walking Horse is allowed to return to its natural roots, and the soring practices and stigma are no more.
The laws affecting all of the citizens of the America are made by Congress and signed by the President.
Presently 69% of the members of the U. S. House endorse the PAST ACT.
Presently, 57% of the members of the U. S. Senate endorse the Past ACT.
Just like the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, It does not matter where the members of TWHBEA reside concerning enacting the PAST ACT, which will address the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses which has gone on for the last 46+ years. What does matter is the Horse Protection Act is a Federal law, and the PAST ACT will amend it to eliminate the pads and chains, the failed corrupt self-regulation and make horse soring a federal felony.
(LEFT) SENATOR JOE TYDINGS ““ 1969
(RIGHT) SENATOR JOY TYDINGS ““ 2014
NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN 44 YEARS ““ THE BIG LICK TIME IS UP.
And it is part of the Congressional Record of the PAST ACT (HR 1518), that a Poll of the TWHBEA members was conducted in September/October 2013 of the 6,950 eligible to vote members.
The TWHBEA members voted landslide 63% “YES” in favor of passing the PAST ACT.
In April 2014, it appeared that TWHBEA has 5,350 “eligible to vote” members which is a 23% loss of membership in less than 12 months.
All of this has occurred on the sore Big Lick Steve Smith/Walt Chism/David Williams watch.
It truly makes you wonder what’s next for the once proud, now disgraced, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.
It leaves no question why sound natural Midnight Sun took his leave of the place.
The PAST ACT cannot be passed soon enough.