NASHVILLE, TN –(c) In an exclusive interview with www.billygoboy.com this afternoon, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Jai Templeton, denied that he “announced a grant” to assist TWHBEA with “Project Pegasus” at the TWHBEA Award Banquet held last Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Franklin Marriott Hotel.
Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Jai Templeton
The Walking Horse Report ran the following Headline in its Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 story;
In a Monday afternoon interview with www.billygoboy.com , Commissioner Jai Templeton said, “No grant was announced. We have not gotten there, yet.“ He confirmed that “TWHBEA has asked for assistance. We have had some discussions. We have not discussed the amount of money.”
Commissioner Templeton said, “We want to be proactive in support of the Tennessee Walking Horse, but we are not going to defend the indefensible. If there was a grant, it would be to fund a symposium which would be a place for ideas to be discussed. No one here at the Department of Agriculture will try to find some way to validate an abusive situation”.
CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) Advocate Clant M. Seay and Equine Vet Dr. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Member of Congress
When asked to comment, CCABLAC (Citizens Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) animal welfare advocate Clant M. Seay said, “We have spoken with Commissioner Jai Templeton, and asked to have a seat at the table when and if there is a Symposium funded by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. CCABLAC speaks for “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves” We believe the only answer to the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty is to abolish the “Pads and Chains” – and not try to regulate the amount of Animal Cruelty which is what is taking place now, and will take place under any system of self-regulation. It has not worked for 46 years, and it never will work. As Auburn Vet Dean Dr. J. T. Vaughan said, it time the Tennessee Walking Horse returned to its roots.
This video of Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion “Honors” has now been seen almost 1,000,000 times of WGC “Honors” pathetically trying to canter on October 8, 2016, at Asheville, NC, tells you everything you need to know about the “Big Lick” and how Equestrians all around the World can’t believe what they are seeing when they look at it.:
The following CCABLAC Change.Org Petition started on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, has gained over 2,300 signatures in six hours:
Comment: This is horrendous! I cannot believe that the state of Tennessee can possibly think that is okay to spend $100,000 of taxpayers money to perpetuate the pain and suffering of horses. There is more than sufficient evidence and support that this practice is totally unacceptable. How do these people sleep at night!
Nephew Eugene wonders what kind of libation was being served at the TWHBEA Award Banquet last Friday night for “TWHBA Member of The Year – Walking Horse Report Publisher” Mr. Jeffrey Howard to report that Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Jai Templeton “announced a grant” when it simply never happened.
Nephew Eugene also says that Mr. Jeffrey Howard may not win it, but he’s definitely in the lead for the annual “Big Lick, Big Lie” Award to be presented at CCABLAC New Year’s Award Banquet, and it’s going to take a “Real Whopper” to beat Mr. Howard.
Note: Part IV – (CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) And TWHBEA (TN Walking Horse Breed Registry) Share Annual Christmas Meeting Facilities At Marriott Hotel In Franklin, Tennessee will feature an in-depth report on the three year administration of Mr. Steve Smith as President of TWHBEA.