Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Faces New Cruelty Case - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 14, 2013

Authorities recently seized 19 Tennessee Walking Horses that may have been subjected to cruelty, the Tennessean reports. Trainer Larry Wheelon has not entered a plea on his one count of aggravated cruelty to livestock on suspicion of soring, but vigorously disputed the charges in a statement to a trade magazine. Wheelon’s case echoes last year’s soring scandal involving famed trainer Jackie McConnell whose arrest spurred the Department of Agriculture to release new rules over horse industry groups that handle show inspections.