SHELBYVILLE, TN – The public boycott of the “Big Lick resulting from the 2015 Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty has apparently carried over into the 2016 Walking Horse Trainers Show at the Calsonic Arena owned by the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
The Citizens Protests took approximately 30,000+ spectators out of the stands at the annua ten dayl Walking Horse Celebration. The 2015 attendance was so bad that now seven months later Celebration CEO Mr. Mike Inman has yet to announce official attendance figures.
The WHTA Show got started Thursday night, but there were few people interested in attending.
The USDA BOYZ are on the scene:
The USDA showed up at the 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, and meant business, enforcing the Horse Protection Act for the entire 10 days which resulted in a 35% disqualification of Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses due to alleged Horse Protection Act Violations (Animal Cruelty).
Then there was this:
And this, Ms. Martha “Sister” Blackmon-Milligan, impresario of Trainer BOYZ a la Gulf Coast up on Dixie Majorette for 7th place in an eight horse class.
LAWYERING AND “BIG LICKING” IN PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
Ms. Milligan presently faces serious Horse Protection Act Violation (Animal Cruelty) allegations set out in a federal Complaint against Martha Blackmon Milligan and Trainer J W. “Dick” Peebles filed in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 14, 2015. The charges relate to a horse owned by Ms. Milligan named “Jose’s Night Train” which was exhibited by Ms. Milligan at the 2013 Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Citizens are protesting the “Big Lick” horse show at the city owned Frank Brown Park.
SCENES FROM WALKING HORSE TRAINERS BOYZ SHOW (INLAND VERSION)
Is “Purple Strategyette” Coming Soon????
TRYING TO GET HORSES “COMPLIANT” (Note: A “Compliant” Horse Is A “SORE” Horse That Managed To Get Through Inspection”
More coverage to come.