SHELBYVILLE, TN – When you touch a worm with a hot nail, it wriggles.
When touched with a few pertinent questions about the Celebration’s $250,000.00 public relations gimmick called “VAC” (Veterinary Advisory Committee), Celebration Chairman David L. Howard did a lot more than wriggle. He went ballistic and took off like the Mother of all bottle rockets in a rant and tirade against the All American Walking Horse Alliance:
Mr. Howard’s crowd invented the “VAC” to take the public’s attention off the fact that the Celebration’s Horse Inspection program, S.H.O.W. HIO, is presently being decertified by the USDA for failing to properly enforce the Horse Protection Act. Another purpose was to provide U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander a “dog and pony” show based on “VAC” data to shore up Alexander’s forlorn “Self Regulation” alternative to the PAST ACT.
Here is an account of Mr. Howard’s mud slinging virulent attack on the All American Walking Horse Alliance, and the class responses of the members of the All American Walking Horse Alliance, and those who support its cause overseas.
Nephew Eugene says the All American Walking Horse Alliance is stronger than 20 acres of newly mown garlic.