TRUE BLUE FRIENDS OF MTSU PROTEST SET FOR NEXT THURSDAY TO ASK DR. SIDNEY A. MCPHEE TO SEVER ALL TIES WITH BIG LICK ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND TO ABOLISH THE BIG LICK CULTURE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AT MTSU (MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
MURFREESBORO, TN – Over 546,000 people from around the world have viewed a Facebook Video telling the story of Gen’s Ice Glimmer, America’s Tennessee Walking Horse. It has now reached over 1,300,000 people in four days.
The Video tells the story of how Gen’s Ice Glimmer, TWHBEA #24704770, Blood Type #TWT050457, was tortured on the MTSU campus at the 2013 “MTSU Walking For Education Horse Show” put on by a MTSU Pre-Vet Society officer. In 2012, the Director of MTSU Agribusiness and Agriscience Department Dr. Warren Gill, assisted in putting on the Big Lick “MTSU Pre-Vet Society Horse Show”held on the MTSU campus.
A wealthy politically influential MTSU alumnus, Mr. Steve Smith of Brentwood, Tennessee, appears to be the reason that, Dr. McPhee has refused so far to publicly sever all ties with Big Lick Animal Cruelty. Mr. Smith is President of TWHBEA (breed registry) which champions the Big Lick. Mr. Smith was also U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Campaign Chairman. Alexander introduced a bill which will continue the Big Lick Animal Cruelty. Mr. Smith was honored as MTSU Distinguished Alumni in 2013, and was the main financial backer in raising $5 million for the baseball field, and chaired the committee which hired the MTSU Athletic Director. Mr. Smith has received a Horse Protection Act Violation Citation for Animal Cruelty, and has rented a barn to a Trainer who has served two federal suspensions facing Big Lick Animal Cruelty charges. Mr. Smith has presided over TWHBEA for the past two years, and it has lost over 25% of its members due to supporting Big Lick Animal Cruelty.
MTSU Horse Science Professor Dr. John Haffner says the Big Lick is Animal Cruelty:
MTSU Horse Science Professor Dr Haffner’s 2013 remarks:
AAWHA (All Americans Walking Horse Alliance) Spokesperson Clant M. Seay said, “If MTSU President Dr. Sidney A. McPhee does not publicly sever all ties with the Big Lick, then, based on its recent history, MTSU is condoning the unethical treatment of animals. MTSU faculty member Dr. John Haffner has told Dr. McPhee the Big Lick is Animal Cruelty. Dr. Haffner’s statement, along with MTSU Agribusiness Director Dr. Warren Gill supporting Big Lick Animal Cruelty, and Gen’s Ice Glimmer’s being tortured at MTSU at the MTSU Pre-Vet Society Horse Show a/k/a MTSU Walking For Education Horse Show”, are more than enough reasons for Dr. McPhee to act. Additionally, over 35% of the Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses at the 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse were disqualified for being in violation of the Horse Protection Act.
Gen’s Ice Glimmer’s story was published on Saturday, October 4, and now people all over the world are crying out for Dr. McPhee to act.
Citizens protested on the MTSU campus on October 1, 2015, raising public awareness of the Big Lick Animal Cruety which has occurred there in the past.
Almost 12,000 people, from every state and over 100 foreign countries, have signed a Change.Org Petition asking Dr. McPhee to publicly sever all ties with Big Lick Animal Cruelty and never allow another Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse on MTSU property.
The Sore World Of Gen’s Ice Glimmer – America’s Tennessee Walking Horse (copyright © 2015 c.m.seay – all rights reserved) – Tortured At MTSU Walking For Education Horse Show
Glimmer: “This was my world for nine long years. I had 8 lb Stacks on each foot for 24 hours a day. That’s what a gallon of milk weighs. I was tortured with chemicals and chains by Big Lick Trainer BOYZ so I could do the Big Lick. I labored and strained in pain around a ring while ignorant people “whooped and hollered” while I was in horrible pain.
These good people raised money off my suffering, and then they piously had their pictures made when they gave some tainted money to charities. I guess they were trying to obtain some degree of respectability for their barbaric treatment of me and my fellow Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses. The Big Lick Animal Cruelty left me with permanent scars on both front feet.
In 2013, I was even tortured on a college campus – MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) at the “MTSU WALKING FOR EDUCATION HORSE SHOW”. The show was sponsored by a MTSU Pre-Vet Society Officer. The previous year, the show name was “MTSU PRE-VET SOCIETY HORSE SHOW”. An MTSU Academic Department Director Dr. Warren Gill even welcomed people to the Horse Show. That really hurt.
Something which also troubles me is Tennessee’s senior United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the United States Secretary of Education for the President George H. W. Bush, is sponsoring legislation which lets the Big Lick Animal Abusers keep on hurting horses like me.
How can a person who was in charge of all the education in the United States be associated with Big Lick Animal Cruelty torture which was done to me on the campus of Tennessee’s largest university MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee?
Now that I am America’s Tennessee Walking Horse, I want to meet Senator Alexander and ask him to change course, and not destroy his progressive legacy by his assisting Big Lick Animal Cruelty down to horses like me.
When the Big Lickers finally got through with me, I was taken to an auction sale on July 28, 2015. “Killer Buyers” were waiting to bid on me, and send me to slaughter in Mexico.
Thank God, I was saved by humans who have since loved and cared for me. I now want to represent all my brothers and sisters who are still in the Big Lick Cruelty Gulag. I want to educate people by going to vet colleges, horse science programs and youth events where people can learn what the Big Lick Animal Cruelty did to me.
I also want to meet the Representatives and Senators who will vote on the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics) to ban the Big Lick forever. When they look at my front feet, they will know exactly WHY they should vote for it.”
(*Note, the citizens All Americans Walking Horse Alliance is not affiliated in any way with the All American Walking Horse Alliance group formed by ladies from Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virgina)