CCABLAC spokesperson Clant M. Seay said Senator Lamar Alexander is sadly doing the bidding of wealthy supporters who have no problems with the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.
Seay said the owner of “Gen’s Black Maverick”, World Grand Champion at the 2017 Celebration, Mr. Keith Rosbury, gave Senator Lamar Alexander a $2,000.00 campaign contribution during Alexander’s 2014 re-election campaign.
Mr. Rosbury’s horse “Gen’s Black Maverick” won the Celebration on September 2, 2017, and then immediately became involved in an Animal Cruelty controversy when Mr. Rosbury’s Trainer, Mr. Bill Callaway, within 24 hours started serving an eight month Federal Suspension for allegedly SORING a Tennessee Walking Horse at the 2016 Celebration.
CCABLAC ran Ads in The Tennessean newspaper before the Celebration asking Tennesseans to boycott the 10 day event. This blog article documents the CCABLAC public protests, and the lack of spectators at the 2017 TWH Celebration:
CCABLAC ADS ran in The Tennessean following the Celebration which documented the Animal Cruelty controversy involving Mr. Rosbury’s horse trainer, Mr. Bill Callaway.
Seay referenced an April 19, 2017, letter signed by Senator Lamar Alexander to a CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocate trying to justify the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty, saying to eliminate the “Big Lick” would hurt Tennessee Agriculture. Alexander also gave a non-applicable baseball analogy about baseball players choosing to take steroids and compared it to the non-elective Animal Cruelty necessary to create and maintain the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.
Native Tennessean, MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, says – “It is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses. The “Big Lick” is a learned response to pain and if horses have not been sored, they do not learn it.”
Here is a video documenting the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses which has now been viewed almost 15 million times.
CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)
“We Speak FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”
SOURCE Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty
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