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SHOW Reponds to Newspaper Article



SHOW President Dr. Steve Mullins has responded for a second time to an article printed in the Chattanooga Times Free-Press.  In the first article Mullins pointed out untrue statements and the writer agreed to do a follow-up story.  His latest letter will result in a clarification by reporter Todd South concerning the number of violations found by the USDA.
 
The article in question appeared in the March 18 edition of the Times Free-Press.  South wrote the following “Veterinarians with the U. S. Department of Agriculture – the agency that enforces the Horse Protection Act – found violations of the act in 90% of padded horses but only 10% of non-padded horses in agency inspected shows from 2008 to 2010.  The agency attends between 7 and 10% of all Tennessee Walking Horse shows annually.”
 
Dr. Mullins pointed out to South that the statement 90% of all padded horses were found in violation of the Horse Protection Act was “very inaccurate and misleading.”  What South was trying to say was that 90% of the horses FOUND IN VIOLATION were padded horses and 10% were non padded horses.

In response to Dr. Mullins comments, South e mailed back “I appreciate your response.  I agree that the statement warrants a clarification.”

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