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.
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