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December 4, 2013
A Blount County, Tenn., grand jury has indicted four people suspected of animal cruelty by “soring” Tennessee walking horses by applying acid or other caustic substances to force them to perform the high-stepping “Big Lick” gait. The Humane Society of the United States applauds the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee prosecutors for continuing to pursue criminal charges after an investigation into a Maryville, Tenn., training barn earlier this year.
November 18, 2013
Cracker Barrel Shareholders Vote to Support Eliminating Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain
Shareholders of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) voted to support the restaurant outlet’s recently-adopted policy to eliminate gestation crates—small cages used to virtually immobilize breeding pigs for months on end—from its pork supply chain.
August 29, 2013
With an eye toward a sound and versatile future for competitive Tennessee walking horses, The Humane Society of the United States announced the “Now That’s a Walking Horse!” grant and recognition program.
August 21, 2013
On opening day of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration’s 75th anniversary event, The Humane Society of the United States is announcing a new reward program to help expose corrupt activities within the industry. The HSUS will pay up to $5,000 for any tip leading to an arrest and conviction for bribery, intimidation, fraud or other corrupt activities related to the inspection of Tennessee walking horse shows.
July 25, 2013
As part of its efforts to end the abuse of Tennessee walking horses and encourage more humane, “sound” competition with the breed, The Humane Society of the United States has become a corporate sponsor of the World Versatility Show operated by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.