Parker made Elvis, Elvis gave Priscilla Presley a voice, & Priscilla Presley stood up for the horses MEMPHIS, Tennessee––The clock appears to have just about run out on efforts to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, or PAST Act, in the 117th Congress. Priscilla Presley, 77, retired actress and former wife of the late […]
Walking horse industry waits for the other (weighted) shoe to drop
“Big Lickers” hold out hope for a Congressional reprieve SHELBYVILLE, Tennessee––A legal showdown may be coming soon over enforcement of a new USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service rule meant to protect show horses, but not just yet. The mood midway through the 2022 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, supposed to climax on September […]
USDA-APHIS wants your 2¢ on animal-related federal law enforcement––NOW!!!
“Come on, animal advocates, let’s move fast! Your big chance has come at last! Want a chance to have your say? Tell it to the USDA!” WASHINGTON D.C.––The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service [APHIS] is, until the end of July 2022, offering the public a unique chance to kibbitz on an “APHIS […]
Big win over the “big lick” walking horse industry in 2018 federal budget
“Big lickers” kicked, but Congress kicked back WASHINGTON D.C.––Winning increasingly often against initially steep odds, BillyGoBoy and friends opposed to soring horses to make them step higher appear likely to enjoy the last horse laugh over the walking horse show industry. Walking horse shows have been infamously dominated for decades by trainers who––defying the […]