PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – Facing a local and national firestorm over her requesting $25,000.00 tourism tax money to “market and promote” the Big Lick Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show, and the controversy over the Big Lick Horse Show in her hometown of Panama City, Florida, “Big Lick” Horse Show Organizer Ms. Martha “Sister” Blackmon-Milligan has called in two high ranking “Big Lick” officials to come from Tennessee and appear before the PCB City Council on Thursday, and to try and save the $25,000.00.
Both gentlemen, Mr. Mike Inman, CEO of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration; and Mr. William O. Young (Bill Young) President, WHTA(Walking Horse Trainers Association), have Horse Protection Violation Citations (Animal Cruelty).
MS. MARTHA “SISTER” BLACKMON-MILLIGAN – GULF COAST CHARITY TRAINERS HORSE SHOW ORGANIZER – $25,000.00 TOURISM REQUEST
A USDA Federal Complaint alleging Horse Protection Act violations against Ms. Milligan and her Horse Trainer, Mr. J. W. “Dick” Peebles, for Animal Cruelty allegations regarding Ms. Milligan’s “SORE” horse at the 2013 Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show was filed on Dec. 14, 2015. Additionally, Ms. Milligan has eight prior Horse Protection Act Violation citations (Animal Cruelty), and having asked for $25,000.00 tax to “market and promote” the Big Lick “Gulf Coast Trainers Show, Ms. Milligan decided to call in reinforcements.
CEO MIKE INMAN, TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION
Mr. Inman, CEO of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, has a record of Horse Protection Violation Citations (Animal Cruelty).
MR. BILL YOUNG, PRESIDENT WHTA (WALKING HORSE TRAINERS ASSOC.)
Mr. Young recently served a nine month federal suspension and fine $1,100.00 facing allegations of Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). Mr. Young’s Assistant Trainer, Mr. Larry George, served a one year federal suspension, and was fined $2,200.00
Nephew Eugene says another impetus for the “Big Licker Brass” coming to PCB to defend the “embattled” Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show, was a Citizens Campaign for Big Lick Animal Cruelty request last Friday to be placed on the City Council Agenda:
“I respectfully request to be put on the Agenda for next Thursday, Feb. 25, 2015, City Council meeting at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing relevant documents, and addressing the issue of Panama City Beach providing the venue for the Gulf Coast Trainers Horse Show tentatively set for April 21-23, 2016, at the city’s Frank Brown Park. As you know, this matter has come to the public’s attention through recent news coverage, and the Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty opposition to it because the Horse Show will feature Big Lick Animal Cruelty. A Change.Org Petition has now been signed by over 5,400 persons from every state in the country, and all over the world, including many Floridians. They all asking the PCB City Council to cancel the Contract with Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Association, Inc., for cause due to the City not being fully informed of important facts surrounding the Gulf Coast Trainers Show at the time its operatives signed the Contract booking the event. A key factor in the matter is the PCB/TDC Combined Board tentatively agreeing to provide $25,000.00 tax money to the show which the Citizens Campaign believes was done without the knowledge of the recent history of the Gulf Coast Trainers Show, and the stigma of Big Lick Animal Cruelty attached to it, and especially the Horse Protection Act violation citation records of the officers and members of the WHTA (Walking Horse Trainers Association), and persons associated with the horse show including those of Ms. Martha “Sister” Blackmon-Milligan who appeared before the Combined Board of the CVB/TDC on January 12, 2016 and requested $25,000.00 tax money to subsidize the Gulf Coast Trainers Show. An important factor is the paucity of charitable contributions made the by Horse Show since 2010 to the Panama City Beach and Bay County, Florida area, the the large contributions made to organizations in Tennessee which support the Big Lick. ”
CITIZENS CAMPAIGN AGAINST BIG LICK ANIMAL CRUELTY
PCB CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA – FEB. 25, 2016
MR. MIKE INMAN, CEO, TN WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION
WILLIAM O. YOUNG, PRESIDENT, WHTA (WALKING HORSE TRAINERS ASSOC.
Mr. Young served a Federal Suspension from horse shows from Sep. 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014, and was fined $1,100.00 fine facing Animal Cruelty charges. Mr. Young’s associate trainer Mr. Larry George served a one year Federal Suspension and fined $2,200.00. Mr. William O. Young has served as the Big Lick Trainer for the Floyd Sherman family of Murchison, Texas for over 30 years. Mr. Young was closely associated with Mr. Jackie McConnell, long time Sherman family trainer, who pled guilty to criminal charges admitting Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses in 2012-2013.
WHTA PRESIDENT MR. WILLIAM O. YOUNG FEDERAL SUSPENSION
Mr. William O. Young (Bill) was closely related to Mr. Jackie McConnell due to both of them working closely together while training horses for the Floyd Sherman family. Mr. Young was the “In House” Trainer for the Shermans, and Mr. McConnell handled the top show horses.
TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION CEO MR. MIKE INMAN
MIKE INMAN HORSE PROTECTION ACT VIOLATION CITATIONS (ANIMAL CRUELTY)
MR. MIKE INMAN RECRUITING MTSU PRE-VET STUDENTS TO BIG LICK
One of Mr. Inman’s Celebration Judges “SORED” Gen’s Ice Glimmer at the MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Walking For Education Horse Show put on by the MTSU Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society students.
GEN’S ICE GLIMMER, AMERICA’S TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE
Mr. Mike Inman also approved the appearance of Cock Fighter B. L. Cozad, Jr., appearance at the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Hall of Fame room to speak to Celebration patrons:
” … every animal cruelty law, every cock fighting law, every horse soring law, every single law against animal cruelty and animal welfare in America are unconstitutional.
I am a gamecock farmer.
I am a cock fighter.
I have a God-given constitutional and protected right to own, possess and harvest my livestock.
My livestock happen to be gamecocks.
I have the right to harvest my gamecocks.
The method to harvest gamecocks is has been to allow them to fight for 3,000 years.
Now we have government agencies making laws and passing laws based on communism.
Understand, I put together the federal and supreme court rulings to prove that every animal cruelty law, every cock fighting law, every horse soring law, every single law against animal cruelty and animal welfare in America are unconstitutional.
Understand, that any law that is unconstitutional is illegal, and any enforcement of that law is an illegal act by the government.
Animals are property
There is a United States Supreme Court ruling out of Ohio along with ownership of property comes the right to harvest livestock. Shoot beef cattle in the head with a gun. Goats, you hang them up by their back feet and you cut their throats. That’s how they are harvested. Fish, you throw them on a block of ice and allow them to suffocate.
I am a gamecock farmer.
Gamecocks are simply harvested by allowing them to fight.
That’s been their method of harvest for more than 3,000 years.
Referring to law enforcement agencies coming on to his property to enforce laws against cock fighting, Cozad said, “Well, bring a gun. Because when you come to my house we’re going to have a private party.
Now we have government agencies making laws and passing laws based on communism”.
WHTA (WALKING HORSE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION) MR. WILLIAM O. YOUNG A/K/A MR. BILL YOUNG A/K/A MR. BILLY YOUNG – SERVED FEDERAL SUSPENSION FROM HORSE SHOWS FROM SEP. 1, 2013 TO APR. 30, 2014 FACING ALLEGED VIOLATION OF HORSE PROTECTION ACT (ANIMAL CRUELTY)
MR. LARRY GEORGE IS MR. YOUNG’S ASSISTANT TRAINER
WHTA TRAINER OF THE YEARS – 2013 – 2014 – MR. CHARLIE GREEN
TRAINER OF THE YEAR CHARLIE GREEN – 22 HPA VIOLATION CIT. RECORD
Here is Charlie Green, 2013 WALKING HORSE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION TRAINER OF THE YEAR, HORSE PROTECTION ACT VIOLATION CITATION RECORD:
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN The Snow Pusher Not Specified 10/19/2001 01/16/2002 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN The Snow Pusher Not Specified 08/20/2001 10/18/2001 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN The Snow Pusher Not Specified 01/17/2002 03/17/2002 NHSC
Charlie Green Wartrace TN Unilateral Sore 06/19/2007 07/02/2007 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Bilateral Sore 07/21/2002 03/20/2003 NHSC
Charlie Green Trainer Shelbyville TN Boure Not Specified tckt 29135, 8/26/10 11/29/2010 01/01/2099 SHOW
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN The Dangerous Commander Other, Define In Next Field Tkt 29335, 11/12/10 02/04/2011 02/17/2011 SHOW
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Other, Define In Next Field Open Lesion One ft 10/01/2009 10/12/2099 50 SHOW
Charlie Green Trainer Shelbyville TN Jazz Mans Babalu Not Specified tckt 29035, 10/23/10 11/29/2010 12/12/2010 SHOW
Charlie Green Trainer Shelbyville TN Jazz Mans Babalu Not Specified tckt 29035, 10-23-10 11/29/2010 12/12/2010 SHOW
Charlie Green King of the Jungle & JosÃ©’s Flamingo Dance Foreign Substance 08/31/2010 00/00/0000
Charlie Green C Me Push Foreign Substance 05/27/2011 00/00/0000 Date LOW sent 4/19/2012
Charlie Green King of the Jungle Foreign Substance 08/23/2008 00/00/0000
Charlie Green King of the Jungle & JosÃ©’s Flamingo Dance Foreign Substance 08/30/2010 00/00/0000
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Unilateral Sore 02/04/2011 02/17/2011 100 SHOW
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Unilateral Sore 12/13/2011 12/26/2011 100 SHOW
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Unilateral Sore 01/21/2011 02/03/2011 100 SHOW
Charlie Green Panama City FL C Me Push Other, Define In Next Field Tkt 29132, 8/26/10 01/21/2011 02/03/2011 SHOW
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Not Specified 09/18/2002 05/17/2003 USDA Yes
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Unilateral Sore 11/22/2004 12/05/2004 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Scar Rule 2nd Finding 06/02/2005 06/15/2005 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Scar Rule Foreign Substance 04/11/2005 04/24/2005 NHSC
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Bilateral Sore Foreign Substance 04/22/2002 12/21/2002 NHSC All HIO HPA: $600 fine
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN I m Spiderman Scar Rule 10/31/2005 11/13/2005 KWHA
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN Not Specified 09/18/2002 05/17/2003 USDA
Charlie Green Shelbyville TN 37160 Unilateral Sore 09/18/2006 10/01/2006 NHSC
MR. BILLY GRAY – WHTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – DEC. 2015
Mr. Bill Young recognized Mr. Billy Gray as the WHTA first Lifetime Achievment Award Winner at the annual WHTA Trainers Banquet.
Mr. Billy Gray is an unabashed serial horse abuser of the worst order, having served 19 years of his career of training and showing “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses on Federal Suspensions relating to Animal Cruelty allegations.
To WHTA President Mr. Bill Young, Billy Gray is the epitome of a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer,