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DeKalb Animal Coalition update

Horse shows will begin soon and competition is fierce both for the money and the prestige of winning a ribbon at the misery of the horse. These are  the definitions of the use of soring in the horse industry. The Horse Protection Act prohibits sored horses from participating in auctions, shows, exhibitions or sales.

Horse soring is a painful practice used to accentuate a horse’s gait to win big prizes, such as Tennessee Walking Horse competitions.

This is accomplished by irritating the forelegs through the injection or application of chemical or mechanical irritants.

As a sore horse tries to ...

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