July 30, 2013
A U.S. District Court in Texas upheld federal regulations to prevent the practice of “soring,” in which trainers abuse horses to force them to perform an unnatural high-stepping gait for competitions.
July 9, 2013
Former Hall of Fame Tennessee walking horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two associates have entered guilty pleas to charges of abusing horses in violation of the Tennessee cruelty to animals statute.
May 13, 2013
Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill, SB 1248/HB 1191, after hearing from thousands of Tennesseans urging the veto and a report deeming the bill constitutionally suspect by the Tennessee Attorney General.
November 2, 2012
The HSUS Applauds University of Tennessee for Showcasing Only Sound Horses at Annual Homecoming Game
The Humane Society of the United States commends the University of Tennessee for choosing to allow only sound horses to participate at this year’s annual homecoming game.
October 28, 2010
The USDA’s law enforcement arm has released a report agreeing with The HSUS's call for greater protection for Tennessee walking horses. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service promises to step up.