Tom “I’m A Proud HPA Violator” Kakassy Makes Celebration “Altar Call” On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 Asking For Money To Sue USDA To Perpetuate Animal Cruelty

Shelbyville, TN (Celebration Grounds) – The first night of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration featured Mr. Tom Kakassy,  a former Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry official who called for an “Intervention” with the USDA by suing the agency over a proposed Regulation to eliminate the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty.

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Mr. Kakassy is part of a group which includes Mr. Steve Smith and Mr. Walt Chism which has led to the demise of TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association).  The organization has been in a downward spiral, losing 2,000+ members in since 2013.    The  TWHBEA situation is now so bad that Mr. Smith will no longer allow detailed financial statements to be provided to association directors and members.

TWHBEA OFFICIALS MR. WALT CHISM AND MR. STEVE SMITH AT MTSU VS ALABAMA FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPT. 12, 2015

TWHBEA OFFICIALS MR. WALT CHISM AND MR. STEVE SMITH AT MTSU VS ALABAMA FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPT. 12, 2015

The historical turning point in eliminating “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty occurred  in  2013 when Clant M. Seay conceived, made funding arrangements for,   and conducted a Poll of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry members on removing the “Pads and Chains”..   At Mr. Seay’s request,  TWHBEA official Ms. Pat Stout  agreed to allow her name to be used regarding conduct of the Poll vote.   The 6,950 eligible to vote TWHBEA members were polled with a post card ballot,  and this Map, and the following Ad (which appeared in the November 10, 2013, Sunday edition of The Tennessean newspaper)  tells the story.

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The POLL shocked the  Big Lick TWHBEA cabal by offering a draconian By-Law change which was ineffectually opposed by the Flatter TWHBEA directors. The By-Law changes passed, and this has resulted.

THE TWHBEA MAP IF THE STEVE SMITH BY-LAWS PASS

THE TWHBEA MAP IF THE STEVE SMITH BY-LAWS PASS

aFast forward to Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration,  August 2016:

August 25, 2016

  • Empty Parking Area

 

  • Empty Stands

 

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Nephew Eugene says if Mr. Kakassy wants to see where the Comment totals are tabulated on a daily basis, this is the place to go:

https://www.facebook.com/letsbackvilsack/

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DAY 30 – COMMENT RESULTS

TOTAL FOR: 1775 (78%)

TOTAL AGAINST: 514 (22%)

TOTAL OVERALL 2289

AUG. 26 RESULTS – 90% (57) FOR – 10% (6) AGAINST(of 6 Against – 1 ASB)

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Thirty days to go …

Front Porch - Hilltop Market - Theta, Tennessee

Front Porch – Hilltop Market – Theta, Tennessee