Items Tagged with 'Animal Cruelty'


Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

When The Government Investigates You

As a farrier, you don't have to like Blake Primm. You don't have to like how he and other Tennessee Walker farriers shoe their clients' horses with padded packages. But if you are a horseshoer, you should be concerned about how the government investigated hoof-care practices in his case.
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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Soring Arrests Now Include First Farrier

While arrests were made earlier this spring of Maryville, Tenn., horse trainer Larry Joe Wheelon and two co-workers suspected of violating the Tennessee law against animal cruelty, an early June arrest was made of a farrier for his role in the disgraceful practice of soring. This represents the first time a farrier has been arrested in conjunction with ongoing state and federal soring investigations.

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