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):