“All too often You have to Cheat to Win in this Sport” – Torturing of Horses


Three Tennessee Walking Horses

Three Tennessee Walking Horses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Undercover video caught trainer Jackie McConnell allegedly abusing Tennessee Walking Horses. (HSUS)

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Large numbers of the famed Tennessee Walking Horses have been tortured and beaten in order to make them produce the high-stepping gait that wins championships, an ABC News investigation has found.

“All too often, you have to cheat to win in this sport,” said Keith Dane of the Humane Society of the United States.

In the most recent example, an undercover video made by an investigator for the Humane Society, documents the cruelty of one of the sport’s leading trainers, Jackie McConnell of Collierville, Tennessee.

WATCH video of the alleged abuse. WARNING: Graphic images.

The video led to a federal grand jury indictment of McConnell and will be seen publicly for the first time tonight on the ABC News program “Nightline.” …

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