Heres what started my investigation off :
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2015/08/tn-walking-horse-investigation-082515.html ” Detailed Undercover Investigation Reveals Tennessee Walking Horse Abuse at Top Training Barn, with Big-Name, Previously Cited Trainers Continuing Their Illegal Conduct”
“Horses Slated to Compete in the Upcoming Celebration Subjected to Barbaric Soring Practices”
And, quoting more from the article :
” For the second time in four years, an undercover investigator with The Humane Society of the United States has documented trainers and grooms cruelly “soring” Tennessee walking horses to create an exaggerated and unnatural gait known as the “big lick.” This time, the investigation focused on ThorSport Farm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is well-known and highly regarded within the big lick show world. Our investigation documented that several horses slated to compete in this year’s Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration have been illegally sored, which could give them an advantage at the industry’s high-profile showcase event starting Wednesday in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
During the investigation, more than 60 wrapping samples were taken directly from horses whose legs had been slathered with caustic chemicals and wrapped tightly to cook the chemicals into their flesh and cause extreme pain. All samples tested positive for substances that have been banned from use in the show ring by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its enforcement of the Horse Protection Act.
Keith Dane, vice president of equine protection for The HSUS, said: “This investigation proves that the practice of soring is alive and well in the heart of Tennessee walking horse country, and that some top trainers and owners in the industry are complicit in the abuse. The pain and suffering our investigator documented inside ThorSport Farm is nauseating, and unfortunately continues unabated despite the industry’s persistent, false claims that it has cleaned up its act. Congress must recognize the need to pass legislation that will finally protect these majestic, gentle animals and give them a fighting chance.”
ThorSport Farm is well-known and highly regarded within the Big Lick show world, but its trainers Chad Williams, Aaron Self and Robert Cortner, have histories of being cited for violating the law by presenting sored horses at shows. Allison Thorson, daughter of ThorSport Farm owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson, also has past Horse Protection Act citations, and during the investigation, wrapping samples from her horses tested positive for several prohibited substances.
Wrapping samples taken from two former Grand Champions trained at ThorSport and expected to be exhibited at the Celebration—He’s Vida Blue and The Golden Sovereign—also tested positive for numerous illegal substances. All evidence collected in the investigation was turned over to Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. The HSUS has offered to provide assistance with the collection of evidence and handling of horses during the execution of a search warrant, and to provide transportation and care for any horses seized.
The HSUS is urging Congress to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. 3268/S. 1121), which would bolster the Horse Protection Act by finally putting an end to the corrupt, ineffective system of industry self-regulation, banning the tall stacks and chains that are an integral part of the soring process, and strengthening penalties for violations of the law”.
As an Anon, as one who loves all animals, especially horses, and as a member of #D0xTeamSix, we support the Humane Society 100%. But, we go further. We believe that the individuals responsible for this kind of horror, pain, torture to these noble animals, should be exposed so that other right minded people can contact them at their leisure and report their own person disgust with these people who try to impersonate humans, but act like aliens who are bent on torturing earth creatures. These bastards can expect Anonymous to expose them.
First, their website : http://thorsportfarm.com/ is located at the IP Address 18.104.22.168.
From my research, it appears they have some direct connection with a company called
ThorSport Incorporated. More here on this…http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1snbncl
and you see that the ThorSport, INC bunch, has its principal office, it just so happens,
in Sandusky OH..specifically, Principal Office: 2520 CAMPBELL ST.
SANDUSKY, OH 44870-5309 USA. Their registered agent is a little lawyer named
James David Kious (or as he likes to be called “JD”). His email and phone number
as as follows =>firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 615-895-5566
Interestingly, ThorSport Farm, lists its contact points as
4024 Barfield Crescent Rd,
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
drop for the “good old boys” at ThorSport ~PO Box 2218, Sandusky, OH 44871
(800) 326-1994 FREE
Murfreesboro farm disputes Humane Society soring allegations
Ongoing investigation of horse mistreatment on local farm
“MURFEESBORO, Tenn. (WVLT) — An undercover investigator with the Humane Society of the United States found several horses were illegally sored at ThorSport Farm. This farm is well-known and highly regarded within the show world.
The investigator says several of the sored horses from the farm were slated to compete in this year’s Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The event starts Wednesday in Shelbyville.
Its trainers, Chad Williams, Aaron Self and Robert Cortner have histories of being cited for showing sored horses.
During the investigation, 60 wrapping samples were taken directly from horses. All of those samples tested positive for banned substances. The investigator reported the horses’ legs “had been slathered with caustic chemicals and wrapped tightly to cook the chemicals into their flesh and cause extreme pain.” This causes an unnatural and exaggerated gait and could give the horses an unfair advantage.
The video. Strong stomach required.