W4CY 4-13-2023 & W4VET 4-16-2023

TShane Johnson My first guest today is T.Shane Johnson, a Motivational Speaker, Marine Corps Veteran, & 2 Time World Record Athlete. T.Shane is one of the most inspiring Speakers and sales coaches in the country. TShane has had numerous speaking and coaching engagements, including the University of Central Florida, LSU, GoDaddy, Caesar’s Entertainment, Veterans Voice, Best Western Hotel and Resorts, Major Non-Profits, and many more. He has shared his inspiring message with major media outlets such as Fox Business, Forbes, USA Today, iHeart Radio, WLOX 13, ABC 13, the Tallahassee Democrat, and Panama City News Herald, and even more. Every year TShane hikes across America as Motivational Keynote Speaker running from Coast to Coast to inspire the homeless, Veterans, and communities to raise awareness about Veteran suicides. His journey has covered over 7,000 Miles and 20 states, speaking in 60 plus cities passing out over 10,000 Hygiene kits to those in need, and raising over $150,000 in nonprofit funds in 65 Days. Recently TShane Johnson broke the World Record for the Most Pushups in 1 Hour, Completing 3,050 Pushups. Mr. Johnson has accomplished all this while continuing to operate his three businesses successfully and becoming a #1 Best Selling Author. For more information, watch the video below or visit his website at tshaneinspires.com. You can also learn more about T.Shane by visiting his Facebook page.


Our second guest is Ashley Byrne: Director of Outreach for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Today she discusses how this industry fights all welfare reforms and how listeners can support efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in their own communities. Did you know it’s 2023, but horse-drawn carriages are still on the streets of New York, Charleston, and some other tourism spots. But if visitors knew the cruelty behind the nostalgia, they’d never get taken for a ride: These horses are forced to pound the pavement in all weather extremes, dragging heavy loads, dodging cars, and inhaling exhaust fumes. Many horses forced to pull carriages end up with painful and debilitating ailments affecting their hooves and legs, which were made for soft, grassy areas, not city streets.

Last summer, footage went viral of a New York City carriage driver mercilessly beating an elderly, ill, and emaciated horse named Ryder, who had collapsed on the searing hot asphalt. Horses are afforded no federal protection under the federal Animal Welfare Act, and local anti-cruelty statutes—which usually go unenforced—do little more than, in Philadelphia’s example, prohibit horses from being used when the temperature drops below 26 degrees or tops 91F. So the abusive industry rolls on, putting horses, passengers, and passersby at risk: People have been injured, hospitalized, and even killed when nervous horses have been spooked by sudden noises or passing vehicles and have run amok. Luckily, animal-free options for touring a city abound, from pedicabs and rickshaws to segways, scooters, and even vintage-style electric carriages. Kind people in cities nationwide are rallying together to demand an end to the horse-drawn carriage industry. For more information, visit their website at www.peta.org.

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