Video shows alleged walking horse abuse

May 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Chattanooga Times Free Press

Undercover video of alleged horse abuse by a widely known trainer prompted Pepsi to pull its sponsorship of the industry's premiere show, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn.

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Afraid that this video has ruined the twh industry ...sad sad sad times
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Why does the title of this article say "alleged" abuse? To be "alleged" means to be claimed without proof.
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maybe and i could only hope that this happens to the people involved and maybe the will root in hell. how can someone do this to an animal? they are a piece of shit. hell is to good for all of them!
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May 21, 2012
 
go to ushs.org and you can see it all. wait for the commercials then just watch if you can. it was on nightline, it is so very real!!!! sorry piece of human to even be able to breathe. maybe we should hit him in the nose with a bat and use a hotstick up their ass. they will get out of it like they have before. animals can't speak so we have to do it for them. beating a horse when you have put hot sauce on his feet and he can't stand, wth, could you stand? you are scum of the earth.
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email wrote:
Afraid that this video has ruined the twh industry ...sad sad sad times
it needs to be ruined. its unnatural for any animal to be treated this way!
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May 21, 2012
 
care of animals wrote:
<quoted text> it needs to be ruined. its unnatural for any animal to be treated this way!
So the everybody should be tarred and feathered because of asshats like Jackie? Kick all of the lame ass losers who do this stuff to the curb and let the rest of us show our dang horses in peace.
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May 21, 2012
 
care of animals wrote:
go to ushs.org and you can see it all. wait for the commercials then just watch if you can. it was on nightline, it is so very real!!!! sorry piece of human to even be able to breathe. maybe we should hit him in the nose with a bat and use a hotstick up their ass. they will get out of it like they have before. animals can't speak so we have to do it for them. beating a horse when you have put hot sauce on his feet and he can't stand, wth, could you stand? you are scum of the earth.
You realize that of the HSUS is mostly lip service, right? And that their ultimate agenda is similar to that of PETA's: To ban ownership of animals and the consumption of meat. How many animals have they actually helped over the years? They've made a lot of videos and done a lot of whistle blowing but that's about it. They always leave the "helping" to somebody else. I'm also willing to bet that somebody is making a lot of money off of exposing the Walking Horse Industry (though to be honest, you can't expose something that was already public knowledge to begin with).

Doesn't it seem strange that the Walking horse industry is really the only industry that constantly has a light shone on it by these organizations? I'm still waiting on the ~*~*~shocking~*~*~ nationally broadcast investigations into the wonderful world of park Saddlebreds. I've seen things done to them that would scare the holy bejeezus out of any horse, but you'll be hard pressed to find anybody who is involved with them willing to admit that some crazy crap goes on, and even harder pressed to find somebody willing to cover it. Let's not forget who the Walking Horse people were trying to imitate, or the fact that these two breeds once shown together and trained by the same people until the Saddlebred folks turned a cold shoulder after the TWHBEA refused to join them in their fight against government inspections promised to them by the HPA. Before they got themselves exempted, Saddlebreds were inspected at any show that also had TWH classes (the reason the ASHA dropped Walkers, btw) and people were written up.
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le sigh? so you think it is okay to hit animal that is tied in the nose with a bat and then put hot sauce on thier feet?? then put a hot stick to them when they can't stand up? anyone who abuses an animal i hope will go to HELL!!!! but let someone abuse them the way they abused the animal that was in the care of a human. it takes a piece of shit to abuse an animal. maybe they all will go to Hell. I just hope it is very hot, like the hot sticks. Animal abuse is everywhere i hope this abuser will get abused!!!!!
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May 21, 2012
 
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le sigh? so you think it is okay to hit animal...
That's not what they said. People are rallying behind a group that takes bribes for good press. They said Michael Vick (you know, the piece of shit who was busted for dog fighting) would make a good pet owner after the Eagles cut them a $50,000 check. They did this investigation in a manor that attacks the entire Walking Horse industry, not just the abuse being committed by individuals. They don't want to fix the TWHBEA's problems, they want the TWHBEA to be shut down, and then after that they'll move on to another association.
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May 21, 2012
 
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That's not what they said. People are rallying behind a group that takes bribes for good press. They said Michael Vick (you know, the piece of shit who was busted for dog fighting) would make a good pet owner after the Eagles cut them a $50,000 check. They did this investigation in a manor that attacks the entire Walking Horse industry, not just the abuse being committed by individuals. They don't want to fix the TWHBEA's problems, they want the TWHBEA to be shut down, and then after that they'll move on to another association.
They are both a piece of scum. Mr. Jackie are you proud of yourself. Tell us what are your thoughts??
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May 22, 2012
 
If the HSUS cares about animals then why did they wait an entire f*cking year to tell anybody about this crap going on at Jackie's barn? If I saw that stuff going on before my eyes I would have left with my video, contacted the police, and had the lunatic arrested right then and there. They don't care about the animals. They care about destroying this industry. If I were a trainer, I would be livid with the way in which their investigation essentially labeled everybody as being guilty of torturing their horses.

Get the horses out of there, throw Jackie and his like-minded butt buddies in prison, and screw the HSUS.
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It's gross. They hurt animals and the whole event is ugly anyway. The horses are jugg headed, the gait is just goofy looking, the outfits are outdated and look like country insurance salesmen. Some traditions need to die because they were wrong in the first place
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May 22, 2012
 
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They hurt animals
Correction: I do not hurt my animals.
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It's gross. They hurt animals and the whole event is ugly anyway. The horses are jugg headed, the gait is just goofy looking, the outfits are outdated and look like country insurance salesmen. Some traditions need to die because they were wrong in the first place
Wow.. Jealous much... I guess you didnt make the show ring cut
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It seems the media has become bored with Trayvon Martin and is now sensationalizing the mistreatment of horses, in order to sell papers and air time to sponsors.

The high gate horse has been around for decades. Techniques have been small chains, to cuffs, to irritants, to heavy shoeing on front hooves in order to get the horse to perform. Note I said perform!

So what happens now? Put the lion tamer in jail for beating tigers and lions? Shut down the animal pound and release the kitties and pups? Jail the elephant handler for chaining up the elephant and making them go psychotic?

This will arise and die down as usual. So play nice everyone and hug your nearest tree!
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May 23, 2012
 
Jealous of getting in a show ring? You have to be kidding me. What a BS waste of time, the show is boring, it's all politics, and you torture your horses so the bloated old men can brag about a piece of ribbon. Shut it down and take the horses on a trail ride
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Looks like a Bunch of wealthy people, who get talked into "investing" in a walking horse, trained by slick "connected" bumpkins, just lost their asses! The value of all animals just plunged along with Shelbyville future sales tax and tourism dollas. Imagine a fancy pants city couple wanting to display their walking horse ribbons on there mantle for high class friends to see? Pee You! Parties over, the industry is officially reached east Tennessee "cock fight" status.
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HORSE:
Dog and cat food on four hooves.
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maybe he can't pay his way out of this. hopefully the law will put him in prison, but probably not. if he does get to go to prison maybe he will be raped, raped more, but that might be to easy for him. he is used to hot sauce and hot sticks. hell is a hot hot place, young boy!!!!
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May 25, 2012
 
Alpo/Purina man is waiting on those poor injured horses.

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