WASHINGTON, DC – The long suspected “Smoking Gun“ which blows to smithereens the sore “Big Lick Big Lie” myth of a 94% – 98% HPA compliance rate by the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was produced today. Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) obtained and distributed the USDA Inspection Data for the 2013 and 2012 Celebrations to the American public.
The PAST ACT needs to pass on the first day the U. S. House comes back to work in November.
WWW.BILLYGOBOY.COM first requested that the data be produced following the 2013 Celebration, but the request was stonewalled by Aphis Administrator Kevin Shea. The information was then requested under the Freedom of Information Act, but it was not produced for a year. It took 59 U. S. Congressmen to get the data which is not how America is supposed to work.
2014 – 51% of Horses Inspected by USDA Vets found in violation of the HPA.
2013 – 15.3% of Horses Inspected by USDA Vets found in violation of the HPA.
2012 – 21.4% of Horse inspected by USDA found in violation of the HPA.
Not only was there never any 94%+ compliance rate, but according to Congressman Ed Whitfield Communications Director Marty Irby, ” … in 2012 a total of 2667 horses were inspected overall, in 2013 a total of 1750 horses were inspected overall, and (in 2014) a total of 1075 horses were inspected overall. Since all entries must be inspected this appears to be a direct reflection of the decline in entries at the show, and certainly reflects how the rampant abuse continues to turn people away from the breed.”
WWW.BILLYGOBOY.COM INTERPRETATION OF USDA NUMBERS
The American public now conclusively knows that there never was any 94% – 98% HPA Compliance rate manufactured and claimed by the sore Big Lick at the 2012 and 2013 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebrations.
It was all a lie fabricated by the sore Big Lick, then parroted by its “bought and paid for” advocates: U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), U. S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Hal Rogers (R-KY). And it was shamelessly presented over and over and over again to the mainstream media by PSHA Spokesperson Jeffrey Howard and Lobbyist Jeff Speaks, former Representative Hal Rogers aide.
Senator Lamar Alexander has often said he wants to save one of Tennessee’s great traditions. Now, Senator Alexander can clearly see what he was trying to save is nothing more than institutionalized animal abuse in the name of family entertainment. The impetus are ego, greed and control.
Sadly, in the twilight of his career, Senator Alexander was misdirected by Steve Smith’s former operatives and Celebration Chair David L. Howard’s current operatives: “VAC” Chairman Dr. Jerry Johnson and“VAC” Spokesperson Attorney Tom Blankenship. The Celebration’s “VAC” was discredited by the All American Walking Horse Alliance Media Representative Clant M. Seay who interviewed Dr. Dallas O. Goble who confirmed that he wasn’t part of the “VAC” saying “I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole”.
AAWHA REP. VISITS W/ “VAC” SPOKESPERSON TOM BLANKENSHIP @ BARN 9
HERE IS ANOTHER SMOKING GUN:
INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO BE DONE AT USDA APHIS
Sadly, It appears that something was badly wrong at APHIS for the vital 2012 and 2013 Celebration Inspection information to be suppressed while the people presiding over the Celebration’s institutionalized horse abuse could perpetuate the 94% – 98% lie about HPA compliance lie. The man answerable first to THE American people and secondly to the Secretary of Agriculture is APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea.
In order that the American people may have full confidence in USDA APHIS going forward, an internal investigation needs to be conducted to determine who was responsible for allowing the sore Big Lick to claim a “Partnership” where the enforcement of a Federal Law to protect animals is concerned.
To the hard working USDA inspectors such as Dr. Jeff Baker and Company under the direction of the able Dr. Rachel Cezar who were on the ground at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Celebrations, the American people owe these men and women a round of applause for a job well done.
They proved beyond all doubt, if allowed, that they will work to protect “The Horses”.