NASHVILLE, TN – It’s now the waning days of Summer, and the 2016 “Tennessee State Fair” kicked off last Friday, September 9, 2016, in Tennessee’s Capitol City.
The Fair theme this year is: “A Tennessee Tradition”.
Sadly, thanks to “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty, these pictures have truly become “A Tennessee Tradition” of which Tennesseans are neither happy nor proud. They recently expressed their displeasure by BOYCOTTING the 2016 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration which had the lowest attendance in 46 years thanks in large parts to the CCABLAC protests outside the Celebration gate.
586 Persons In West Grand Stands – Capacity 12,000 (4.88% Occupancy)
“BIG LICK” ANIMAL CRUELTY TO TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES
GEN’S ICE GLIMMER, TWHBEA #24704770, Blood Type #TWT050457 July 28, 2015
Skywatch’s Magical Dream, Sep. 2, 2016
“HONORS” – PHOTOS FROM PACERMONITOR.COM – MCSWAIN ET AL VS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – Aug. 29, 2015
“HONORS” – PHOTOS FROM PACERMONITOR.COM – MCSWAIN ET AL VS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – Aug. 29, 2015 (These two photos have been enhanced (lightened and contrasted by www.billygoboy.com). Please see USDA Inspector Vet Dr. Bart Sutherland Affidavit (Below).
2016 Tennessee State Fair
According to this sheet posted next to the Coop Equestrian Arena at the Tennessee State Fair on Monday, September 11, 2016, the newly crowned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion “Honors” will appear on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Fair “time to be announced” for a “Demonstration”.
That “Exhibition” which is being referred to as a “Demonstration” requires the Tennessee State Fair Association to comply with the requirements of the Horse Protection Act of 1970, as amended:
United States Code, 2001 Edition Title 15 – COMMERCE AND TRADE CHAPTER 44 – PROTECTION OF HORSES Sec. 1823 – Horse shows and exhibitions From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov
§1823. Horse shows and exhibitions
(a) Disqualification of horses
The management of any horse show or horse exhibition shall disqualify any horse from being shown or exhibited (1) which is sore or (2) if the management has been notified by a person appointed in accordance with regulations under subsection (c) of this section or by the Secretary that the horse is sore.
(b) Prohibited activities
The management of any horse sale or auction shall prohibit the sale or auction or exhibition for the purpose of sale of any horse (1) which is sore or (2) if the management has been notified by a person appointed in accordance with regulations under subsection (c) of this section or by the Secretary that the horse is sore.
(c) Appointment of inspectors; manner of inspections
The Secretary shall prescribe by regulation requirements for the appointment by the management of any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction of persons qualified to detect and diagnose a horse which is sore or to otherwise inspect horses for the purposes of enforcing this chapter. Such requirements shall prohibit the appointment of persons who, after notice and opportunity for a hearing, have been disqualified by the Secretary to make such detection, diagnosis, or inspection. Appointment of a person in accordance with the requirements prescribed under this subsection shall not be construed as authorizing such person to conduct inspections in a manner other than that prescribed for inspections by the Secretary (or the Secretary’s representative) under subsection (e) of this section.
(d) Recordkeeping and reporting requirements; availability of records
The management of a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction shall establish and maintain such records, make such reports, and provide such information as the Secretary may by regulation reasonably require for the purposes of implementing this chapter or to determine compliance with this chapter. Upon request of an officer or employee duly designated by the Secretary, such management shall permit entry at all reasonable times for the inspection and copying (on or off the premises) of records required to be maintained under this subsection.
(e) Inspection by Secretary or duly appointed representative
For purposes of enforcement of this chapter (including any regulation promulgated under this chapter) the Secretary, or any representative of the Secretary duly designated by the Secretary, may inspect any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction or any horse at any such show, exhibition, sale, or auction. Such an inspection may only be made upon presenting appropriate credentials. Each such inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness and shall be conducted within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner. An inspection under this subsection shall extend to all things (including records) bearing on whether the requirements of this chapter have been complied with.
(Pub. L. 91–540, §4, Dec. 9, 1970, 84 Stat. 1405; Pub. L. 94–360, §5, July 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 916.)
1976—Pub. L. 94–360 substituted provisions relating to the inspection and disqualification of horses participating in horse shows and exhibitions, the issuance of regulations by the Secretary, and the maintenance of records by horse show management, for provisions prohibiting as constituting unlawful acts the exhibition of sored horses, the transportation in commerce for purposes of exhibition of any horse that had been sored, and the conducting of any show or exhibition in which sored horses appear. Provisions now covering such unlawful acts are set out as section 1824 of this title.
§1825. Violations and penalties
(a) Criminal acts and penalties
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any person who knowingly violates section 1824 of this title shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $3,000, or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(2)(A) If any person knowingly violates section 1824 of this title, after one or more prior convictions of such person for such a violation have become final, such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both.
(B) Any person who knowingly makes, or causes to be made, a false entry or statement in any report required under this chapter; who knowingly makes, or causes to be made, any false entry in any account, record, or memorandum required to be established and maintained by any person or in any notification or other information required to be submitted to the Secretary under section 1823 of this title; who knowingly neglects or fails to make or cause to be made, full, true, and correct entries in such accounts, records, memoranda, notification, or other materials; who knowingly removes any such documentary evidence out of the jurisdiction of the United States; who knowingly mutilates, alters, or by any other means falsifies any such documentary evidence; or who knowingly refuses to submit any such documentary evidence to the Secretary for inspection and copying shall be guilty of an offense against the United States, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned for not more than three years, or both.
(C) Any person who forcibly assaults, resists, opposes, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with any person while engaged in or on account of the performance of his official duties under this chapter shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Whoever, in the commission of such acts, uses a deadly or dangerous weapon shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. Whoever kills any person while engaged in or on account of the performance of his official duties under this chapter shall be punishable as provided under sections 1111 and 1112 of title 18.
CCABALC LETTER TO USDA APHIS ADMINISTRATOR BERNADETTE JUAREZ
CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty), has notified APHIS Deputy Administrator Ms.Bernadette R. Juarez, who enforces the Horse Protection Act, of the Friday, September 16, 2016, planned exhibition of 2016 “Big Lick” World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse “Honors”.
The “Big Lick” exhibition of “Honors” at the Tennessee State Fair is a blatant attempt to confer “Legitimacy” to an activity which MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says is “based on the suffering and pain of horses”.
For many decades, another “Tennessee Tradition” was the exhibition of the newly crowned World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse at Neyland Stadium for the annual University of Tennessee Homecoming football game.
That “Tennessee Tradition” ended unceremoniously in when, instead of inviting freshly crowned World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse “Walk Time Charlie”, UT chose a flat shod 4-H winner to perform at the University of Tennessee Homecoming football game. That “New” good “Tennessee Tradition” has continued every year since.
2012 World Grand Champion “Walk Time Charlie”
A Daring Affair” with Kimbrell Hines was featured at the 2012 UT Homecoming Football game:
Nephew Eugene says:
- Ms. Bernadette R. Juarez simply must have a VMO present to inspect “Honors” before he is exhibited at the Tennessee State Fair on Friday, September 16, 2016, or
- The Tennessee State Fair Association needs to cancel the planned exhibition of “Honors” at the Tennessee State Fair.
The Tennessee State Fair offers a lot of cool things, but one of them is not “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty.
All Citizens need to PROTEST “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty:
All roads to the Tennessee State Fair.
July 25, 2016 – USDA Complaint Vs. Mr. Keith McSwain, Owner of “Honors” – Alleging Five Horse Protection Act Violations (“Big Lick” Animal Cruelty”)