Shelbyville Times-Gazette Publisher Gets Rust Communications Family In Bed With “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty As A “Proud Sponsor”

SHELBYVILLE, TN –  Mr. Hugh Jones, Publisher of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, whose Rust Communications affiliated newspaper is a “Proud Sponsor” of the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration,  refused to run the following Ad submitted Monday by the Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty.

It’s an Ad against Hurting Horses.

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The Rust Communications is a reputable family operation located in Cape Girardeau, MO. It started as a “Mom and Pop” shop in 1967,  and now has 19 daily newspapers. 25 weeklies, minority ownership in 17 radio stations and more than 100 websites

Rust Co-President Mr. Jon Rust is on the AP Board of Directors.  Co-President Rex Rust graduated from Harvard University with Honors.

Not exactly the type of folks you would find having any business sponsoring something which showcases “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty.

The Rust motto is:  “It’s an exciting business with powerful ways to impact our communities for good, and we like to have fun doing it.”

Somehow,  “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty doesn’t sound like the “Good” they had in mind.

And Gen’s Ice Glimmer, being the living example of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty,  sure wasn’t having any fun doing the “Big Lick” as so-called “Sport” or for “Charitable Purposes” or “Concession Stand Sales”, either.

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Rust Communications  – The Rust Family – Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Rust Communications Team - The Rust Family - Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Where 35% of the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horses Were Disqualified By the USDA VET Inspectors For Alleged Animal Cruelty Violations

Rust Communications Team – The Rust Family – Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Where 35% of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses Were Disqualified By the USDA VET Inspectors For Alleged Animal Cruelty Violations\

"GEN'S ICE GLIMMER" AT LONDON, KENTUCKY HORSE SHOW ON JULY 18, 2015

“GEN’S ICE GLIMMER” AT LONDON, KENTUCKY HORSE SHOW ON JULY 18, 2015

In response to Rust Communications executive Mr. Hugh Jones rejecting the Ad against Hurting Horses,  the Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty initiated the following Change.Org Petition which draws attention to the Rust Communications newspaper sponsoring and siding with “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty, and discriminating against persons who are opposed to it.

https://www.change.org/p/please-ask-rust-communications-to-allow-ad-against-hurting-horses-in-shelbyville-times-gazette-newspaper

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Mr. Hugh Jones – Publisher – Shelbyville Times Gazette

Mr. Hugh Jones, Publisher, Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper

Mr. Hugh Jones, Publisher, Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper

Rust Communications Family Team

Rust Communications Team - The Rust Family - Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Where 35% of the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horses Were Disqualified By the USDA VET Inspectors For Alleged Animal Cruelty Violations

Rust Communications Team – The Rust Family – Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Where 35% of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses Were Disqualified By the USDA VET Inspectors For Alleged Animal Cruelty Violations

Mr. Rex Rust – Co-President Rust Communications

Mr. Rex Rust, Co-President of Rust Communications, Harvard University Honors Graduate

Mr. Rex Rust, Co-President of Rust Communications, Harvard University Honors Graduate

Mr. Jon Rust – Co-President – Rust Communications

Mr. Jon Rust, Co-President, Rust Communications

Mr. Jon Rust, Co-President, Rust Communications

Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper “PROUD SPONSOR” – TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION

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USDA HORSE PROTECTION ACTIVITY REPORT – 35% DISQUALIFICATION OF “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES FOR ALLEGED ANIMAL CRUELTY VIOLATIONS

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Nephew Eugene says  ST-G Publisher Mr. Hugh Jones has gone and gotten the Rust Family of Cape Girardeau, MO in bed with the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty in a big way.

Hopefully, now that the Rust Family knows who their bed partner is,  they will jump out as fast as they can.

Please stay tuned.

Front Porch - Hilltop Market - Theta, Tennessee

Front Porch – Hilltop Market – Theta, Tennessee

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