The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage in 2012 revealing cruel treatment of horses in the Tennessee walking horse industry. The video, shot over several weeks in 2011 at Whitter Stables, shows individuals abusing horses by using painful chemicals on the horses front legs to force them to perform an artificially high-stepping gait for show competitions. This cruel practice, known as soring, has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The footage also shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face and violently cracked across the heads and legs with heavy wooden sticks.
The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage in 2012 revealing cruel treatment of horses in the Tennessee walking horse industry. The video, shot over several weeks in 2011 at Whitter Stables, shows individuals abusing horses by using painful chemicals on the horses front legs to force them to perform an artificially high-stepping gait for show competitions. This cruel practice, known as soring, has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The footage also shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face and violently cracked across the heads and legs with heavy wooden sticks. Courtesy The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage in 2012 revealing cruel treatment of horses in the Tennessee walking horse industry. The video, shot over several weeks in 2011 at Whitter Stables, shows individuals abusing horses by using painful chemicals on the horses front legs to force them to perform an artificially high-stepping gait for show competitions. This cruel practice, known as soring, has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The footage also shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face and violently cracked across the heads and legs with heavy wooden sticks. Courtesy The Humane Society of the United States

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