RALEIGH, NC – Sound Horse Advocate Michelle Disney took the fight to the sore Big Lick at the N.C. State fair by handing out literature to fair patrons and urging them to boycott the Big Lick (Performance) Classes. The All American Walking Horse Alliance supported Disney’s Petition and called for a boycott of the Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse classes at the N.C. State Fair.
Ms Disney’s Petition – “CANCEL TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE PERFORMANCE CLASSES AT THE N.C. STATE FAIR” – has now reached almost 10,000 signatures. The present count is 9,873 supporters.
RALEIGH SOUND HORSE ADVOCATE MICHELLE DISNEY
WRAL TV – CHANNEL FIVE REPORTER CANDACE SWEAT
SOUND HORSE ADVOCATE MICHELLE DISNEY URGES SHOW BOYCOTT
On the ground sources report that the USDA showed up at the N.C. State Fair and utilized objective science based technology including Iris Scans and Thermography to inspect the horses. According to the source, many Big Lick horse trainers did not attempt to show, and a number of them left the Fairgrounds.
WRAL TV – CHANNEL 5 COVERAGE
FAIR SPOKESPERSON DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT THE HORSE PROTECTION ACT
When a State Fair doesn’t know what the Horse Protection Act is, and it hires an inspection program presently being decertified by the USDA for violating the Horse Protection Act, and the show Judge has an HPA violation citation, it’s high time for the State of North Carolina to stop shilling for the animal cruelty represented by the sore Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses.
The N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler should follow the lead of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Oregon and not allow them to come back in 2015.