SHELBYYVILLE, TN – For the second night, the public is obviously “Walking Away” from the “Big Lick” Walking Horse Trainers BOYZ Show (Inland Version) being held at the Calsonic Arena on the grounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
The 2016 “Big Lick” Trainers Show unabashedly features “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty:
Led by the Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty, the calls for public protest and BOYCOTT which started last April in Middle Tennessee, have clearly established that the public wants no more of the “Big Lick Animal Cruelty”. There “may” have been 350 persons present on Friday night, and virtually all of them were either trainer customers, trainer family members and employees. The Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee community is not supporting the 2016 Trainers BOYZ Show.
Word from the Calsonic Arena Inspection Area is that the USDA is going its job.
Many “Big Lick” Horses are being put in “time out” by USDA Vet Inspectors which throws off the Trainers BOYZ soring time-table scheme time where the Horses are numbed with foreign substances, such as lidocaine and benzocaine, to prevent the horse from reacting when inspectors check them, and then the effect of the deadening substance wears off so when the Horse goes into the show ring and the chain action device hits the horses skin above the hoof, a reaction to pain results which according to MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Vet Dr. John Haffner, the prized “Big Lick” is created – all based on the “suffering and pain of horses”.
- Plenty of room to park.
- Vacancy signs at all motels.
- Only 7-8 RVs in the Lot next to Calsonic Arena.
EMPTY CALSONIC ARENA – AMERICAN FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY
For those people who remember the annual Walking Horse Trainers BOYZ Show in venues of 30 years ago such as Atlanta, Georgia, this latest “Hiding Out” on the private property of the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration for an alleged Horse Show which the American public now reviles, reflects how much society has changed.
The “Orcas” come to mind.
Yet, the “Big Lick Racket” cycle persists.
Its components are Animal Cruelty – Addiction – Denial – Greed – Delusion.
A dwindling group of affluent customers still pay the “Big Lick” Trainer BOYZ to hurt the horses “THEY LOVE” in pursuit of a blue ribbon, and whatever twisted affirmation of self-worth comes from having a Big LIck Tennessee Walking Horse grotesquely go around a ring in a circle, then turn around and go back the other way, and at the end of the torturous journey, be rewarded with a ribbon that cost about 75 cents.
MS. MARTHA “SISTER” BLACKMON-MILLIGAN, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
MS MARTHA “SISTER” BLACKMON-MILLIGAN “BIG LICK” SHOW STRING
Ms. Milligan is apparently a customer of Mr. Jamie B. Lawrence who was recently convicted by a Circuit Court Jury in Maury County, Tennessee of Assault against FOSH President Ms. Teresa Bippen. Ms. Milligan was present and appeared to be assisting in Mr. Lawrence’s criminal defense on Feb. 2, 2016.
WSMV TV CHANNEL 4 (NBC) SHOWING TAPE OF BIG LICK TRAINER ASSAULT
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MR. JAMIE B. LAWRENCE – CONVICTED OF ASSAULT AGAINST PROTESTOR
EMPTY SEATS – CALSONIC ARENA – FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
The Licker Leaders called in local Congressman Dr. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) to represent their interests on Capitol Hill in opposing the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act) in Congress. A fund raising Reception was held for Congressman Desjarlais before the Horse Show.
PSHA (PERFORMANCE SHOW HORSE ASSOCIATION) CHAIRMAN MR. TERRY DOTSON INTRODUCES PAST ACT OPPONENT U. S. REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS TO LOTS OF EMPTY BLUE SEATS
U.S. REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS (R-FL) ADDRESSING THE EMPTY BLUE SEATS
CITIZENS CAMPAIGN AGAINST BIG LICK ANIMAL CRUELTY AND FOSH (FRIENDS OF SOUND HORSES) TAKES THE NATIONAL LEAD IN ADVOCATING FOR PASSAGE OF THE PAST ACT (PREVENT ALL SORING TACTICS)
ON THE FIRING LINE IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
SCENES FROM FRIDAY, MARCH 18, WALKING HORSE TRAINERS BOYZ SHOW
Here is Mr. Cantrell’s wife, Dee, who appeared in lieu of her husband, Bill, at the Panama City Beach City Council Meeting and referenced that approximately $800,000.00 had been provided to local charities over the past 18 years, inferring that the show was presently giving large sums of money to local charities.
Apparently. Ms. Cantrell was not aware that only $12,150.00 has been provided to local charities since 2010 by the Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show under its various operating names, i.e., Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Horse Show (2012), and the Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show (2013 – 2014). Then the show had a different name when it moved to Columbia, Tennessee in 2015, and now it has come back to Panama City Beach, Florida with the moniker of “Gulf Coast Charity Trainers Show”. Ms. Cantell, a nice lady who is also a medical doctor, apparently got carried away when she referred to the 2016 version being the 18th annual Gulf Coast Trainers Show. The WHTA (Walking Horse Trainers Association) has only been partnering with the show since 2013 and 2014, skipping 2015, and now reemerging in 2016.
In Panama City Beach, the public is up in arms against Big Lick Animal Cruelty coming to their community. Here is an AD which appeared in the Sunday edition of the Panama City News-Herald newspaper on March 6, 2016, which set the record straight:
Stay tuned for more coverage from the grand finale night of the Walking Horse Trainers BOYZ Show.