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TWHBEA Responds To ABC World News and Nightline

LEWISBURG, Tenn. - In response to recent reports on ABC Nightline, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) reaffirms its condemnation of any violation of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and continues to support and promote the proper care and training of all Tennessee Walking Horses. TWHBEA commends the significant progress made by the industry’s USDA certified horse industry organizations in ensuring that only compliant horses are shown and enthusiastically supports all exhibitors‘ efforts to present only clean and healthy horses. “TWHBEA is committed to ensuring the welfare of every Tennessee Walking Horse, regardless of discipline. The Association continues to do everything in its power to ensure that all Tennessee Walking Horses are properly cared for,” says TWHBEA President Marty Irby.    

TWHBEA is committed to doing everything in its capacity to champion the exhibition of sound horses that meet the guidelines of the HPA. TWHBEA is unequivocal in its stance that horse abuse should not be tolerated, and the Association fully endorses the rigorous but fair enforcement of the HPA by those that are tasked with doing so - the USDA and USDA certified horse industry organizations.


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