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    08-06-2013, 03:15 PM
Angry Budweiser & Big Lick

I don't know how many of you have seen this, but Budweiser has signed on to sponsor the 75th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, TN. I am sure most of you have seen the video of Jackie Mcconnell and the horrifying TORTURE the horses went through...all to obtain the unnatural and ridiculous gait known as "The Big Lick." There are no words to describe the level of cruelty these horses endure.

The Shelbyville show has long been considered the cruelest show for Tennessee Walkers and all who support it are also supporting the soring practices. Pepsi couldn't back away fast enough once they found out about the abuse occurring at the show.

Please tell everyone about Budweiser's support of this show and the cruel practice of soring. Contact Budweiser and voice your disapproval. It may not make a difference, but we won't know until we try.

Here are all the necessary links:
The article: Roy Exum: The Budweiser Clydesdales Wept - 08/05/2013 - Chattanoogan.com

The heartbreaking video (WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC):
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    08-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Ugh, just one more reason I don't drink Budweiser...
    08-06-2013, 03:56 PM
I just posted this on FB a bit ago:
I have been posting a link to the story and some info on every local news page I can find. I hope everyone does the same! If even ONE media outlet picks up the story, it could go nationwide and gain enough attention to convince Budweiser to pull their sponsorship. It will also bring the abuse even further into the spotlight. I will add a comment to this that shows what I have been posting.

COMMENT: Budweiser is sponsoring The 75th Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, TN. Amazing that a company that has an equine association would show support for a show that is so well-known to encourage the horrific practice of soring to obtain the unnatural "Big Lick" gait.
Contact Budweiser and voice your disapproval for their support. Hoping news station will pick this up. The more we reach the sonner Bud will pull their sponsorship, the sooner the Big Lick is eliminated from competition.
Roy Exum: The Budweiser Clydesdales Wept - 08/05/2013 - Chattanoogan.com

I have had one news station say they will bring up the story in their meeting. That give me hope. Share with all local news outlets you can contact. I have been doing so through their FB pages.
    08-06-2013, 03:58 PM
I know they'll sell alot of beer. And I know that's why they are doing it. But you'd think with HORSES being the symbol of Budweiser .....

What.Were.They.Thinking... besides $$
    08-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Green Broke
*sniff* but I love bud!

In all seriousness STG I put that on my FB. Hope you don't mind and hope they pull their sponsorship.
    08-06-2013, 04:03 PM
I cried at that. The B****rds. They need a taste of their own medicine. Exactly their own medicine. Chains and whips and the whole lot.
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    08-06-2013, 04:03 PM
I don't mind at all. Sometimes word of mouth is all we have and we certainly need to use it. :)
    08-06-2013, 07:42 PM
Emails folks. Send Budweiser emails and voice your opinions. I'm sure they're already hearing plenty.
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    08-06-2013, 07:57 PM
There was a great hue and cry when men in prisons were treated like that, yet somehow it's been ok to treat animals like that.
    08-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Im reckoning this is more about misinformation -- what does budweiser and soring have to do with each other? You mean budweiser is so horrible because they want to make money off shelbyvilles biggest event that brings in millions to Their city?

Every paded walker aint sored by the way- those bad people that do the soring end up behind bars and banned from the TWHBEA and showing at their events- to add.

Don't get me wrong- when I first seen a walker with them big pads on I thought it was silly looking and I do today- no need to say every padded walker is sored though- its false.

I don't mean any disrespect but this thread is ignorant.. couldnt ignore it.

And I had to add something else-- when the padded shows are in town its more than just the show ring-- the whole town of shelbyville cellebrates.. its not 'big lick day' its 'the walking horse celebration ceremony' Budweiser could be sponsoring other events or venues in the local area too.. ill be sure to be there and 'investigate' the budweiser..
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