From "Galloping Scared", published in Vanity Fair Magazine:
"As the horses hit a straightaway at full stride, a camouflaged fence gradually funnels them into a trap. Close to the neck of the trap, the roundup crew releases a "Judas horse," which runs to the front of the pack and leads the mustangs directly into a tiny corral. Once inside, the horses screech to a stop, piling up on top of one another as dust flies, the gate slams, and the helicopter pulls away to go back for more horses. When the crew is finished, a few of the horses will be released back onto the range, some will be put up for adoption, but most will be relocated to government holding facilities, and a large number will be eligible to be sold to slaughterhouses, thanks to Senator Conrad Burns (Republican, Montana)."
92% of horses slaughtered are young, healthy, and strong. Many are wild horses, former racehorses, and family pets. They are NOT old, decrepit, and lame as opponents of S1915 would have everyone believe.
Also, the whole process from start to finish of slaughtering horses for human consumption is cruel and causes the horses great pain and suffering. From aquisition or capture, to transport, to the kill floor, these sensitive, intelligent, loyal creatures suffer. It is by no means a "humane form of euthanasia" as opponents of S1915 also would have everyone believe.
If you are reading this message, thank you. Please create a share to spread the word. Tell as many of your contacts outside of Care2 to take action as well.
Tuesday February 13, 2007, 5:09 pm
i agree with you i just joined im trying to save the wild horses of alberta weve lost 20 already to one person killing them, we need help to save them my daughter and i opend aweb site to advocate for them, id like it if you check it out some time. colleen harvey save the wild horses
Saturday February 17, 2007, 10:06 am
Fiona said that there are just "so many" horses. Why are there so many unwanted beautiful creatures? Maybe we could stop this from the other end as well. Maybe we need to stop breeding so many and selling them to people who have no long term plans for them. Maybe we need to stop the market demands for horse byproducts.
Monday March 5, 2007, 5:40 pm
Dear Melanie--I have a mustang. I got her as a foal. Her mother had died of injuries in the roundup and she had been struck over the head with a shovel and left to die. She has neurological damage and cannot be ridden, but she is my beloved companion and friend. her name is Lady Diamond. I am a new member so this comment is not timely. Horses are a link to the Divine and it is tragic that so many humans cannot recognize this! Thank you, Dirce
Thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog. The US House of Representatives is going to vote on a bill this Wednesday 3/7/07 that will restore protections for America's wild horses. I hope you will all take a moment to call or email your US Representative asking that they vote in favor of the bill!
Just a clarification to my earlier comment, that vote was to get the bill out of the House Committee of Natural Resources. I am happy to say that we succeeded! However, we still have a ways to go before this bill becomes the law of the land. Join us in the fight!
Monday April 2, 2007, 7:07 am
I was very disturbed reading about this. I was unaware as are most Americans blinded from the truth by the government controlled media. Blogging about this wont do anything. What we need is to post a video of this type of thing on youtube and putfile webistes. Give the people irrifutable evidence. Of course emailing our Senators helps but getting on the TV is better.
Humans are so cruel. Tens of thousands of years of evolution and we've learned "nothing"!
Friday April 27, 2007, 2:42 am
What a great counrty like America has to slaughter wild healthy horses for is beyound my grasp of humanity. This should be addressed right away and have a permanent stop put to it horses
are like giant pets even though they are considered livestock.
Don't we have enough beef and pork and chicken fish and veal to meet our needs.
How much inhumanity must we endure for the profit of these greedy people that continue this barbaric act.
Are we as barbaric as the yearly baby seal hunters from Canada!
Please stop this practice here in America.
Thursday June 7, 2007, 12:55 pm
See THE MISFITS, the last movie ever starred in by Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift, all of whom died soon afterward. Heartbreaking story of the connection between horse killing, fast food and dog food. When will people EVER get it? On the one hand we romanticise HORSE WHISPERERS. On the other hand, we are culling the last of the wild and then wondering why we are so warped, mentally unwell and alienated once it is all gone
Monday August 20, 2007, 9:48 am
There are too many backyard Horse Breeders in the US. I cannot stand Horse slaughter, but it seems like we keep getting horses that are not wanted. People who breed are the main problems especially when they do not have good stock. Everyone thinks they have a Good Stud or a Good mare, why cant you be happy with 1 horse. Quit clogging our slaughter houses and sale barns with unwanted animals whiom it not their fault. These animals need and want homes. They dont want to be dinner. They want to be loved....Steph
Monday September 10, 2007, 9:47 am
We must all work on Loving and Respecting all Animals, including these beautiful horses.
Below is a link to a really beautiful wildlife video, about keeping wildlife wild. A MUST SEE!!
Thursday September 20, 2007, 7:37 pm
I watch as the wild horses run free,free to live life and as they stand grazing they stand with pride and confidence and if you are lucky enough to see their eyes you can see the sparkle of joy and happiness.Then for selfish reasons they are put behind gates and their freedom is taken and the slump on their back shows no confidence and their heads hang with no pride and now that you can see in their eyes all you will see is a glaze.Was the trade worth the freedom,beauty,pride,joy and happiness worth it all?And believe it or not the same thing is happening to caring individuals by their spouse.Freedom we all shared and is slowly being taken from us. Donna L. Morris
Saturday September 22, 2007, 12:07 am
I love horses and cherish freedom... I once had an experience with a horse while I was just a kid... I saw this horse on my uncle's backyard with Volvo timing belt wrapped around its neck... But when cut it, the horse run freely and it was really a great feeling seeing the horse wit a lot of pride...
Wednesday October 10, 2007, 11:19 am
United States does not slaughter horees any more I believe they passed the Bill to stop that, but I seen a video that in mexico they do it and its horrible to see make me sick and mad.
Friday November 23, 2007, 5:54 pm
There was a good movie last night on Hallmark with Andrew McCarthy. The BLM was trespassing on his land rounding up wild horses. I have seen wild horses for sale. The BLM requires three things, age 16, I believe two acres per horse, and no criminal record of animal abuse.
Saturday December 1, 2007, 2:31 pm
i was raised shoveling there leftovers since i was a kid 9 years old to this day i am still shoveling there leftovers even in the skies above all over the usa i have roamed and been near them.horses started our country probably will outlive our country in fact heres a good article i ran across from
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Friday May 9, 2008, 4:39 pm
Yes you are right because even God says in the Bible that man should only eat aniamls with split hoof,Horses are nto be be eaten or killed just because they have right to earth as much as we do,these aniamls are what God gave us, to enjoy not to killed, just because we have to many or know place to keep them is not ture, because there a place for ever thing and ever one!
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Thursday August 14, 2008, 8:28 am
There is no reason for these horses to be sold for slaughter. We do not eat horse in this country,
so why would we send them to slaughterhouses to begin with? Everyone needs to get on a writting campaigne to congressmen,senators and representatives to flood their faxes and emails to let them know that killing animals for no reason is unacceptable.
Tuesday November 25, 2008, 7:51 pm
This is horrible! What beautiful creatures and treated so poorly. There is a movie starring Don Johnson about trying to save horses from being rounded up and shot and he tries to lead them many miles to safety.
Friday January 16, 2009, 10:30 pm
osiyo do hi tsu ,which being interpreted
hello' how are you , may i say that i own horses and i would like to say ! its good to see folks
doing what you are doing ( great ) hey come check out my site sincerily David Raintreecloud johnson
Monday January 19, 2009, 2:00 am
I read that there is only ONE type if-you-will of organization that protects animals, & especially horses in the MOVIE Industry, likened to Canada where movies are often produced BECAUSE Canada has no limits on that kind of treatment, remember Brokeback Mountain? watched a bit of it then bec of Heath&the directors REAL killing of that lamb?This Montans state is also killing wolves/Bush/Cheney admin want to last minute them before they GO!I'm certain Horses are no different! This Sen.Conrad Burns knows and is anticipating our loud heartfelt pleas,&he is an evil Politition like the rest! Why doesn't Obama help these Horses as I have written to him re: animal abuse and Punishment!This is why they're getting away w/ this, in the past till now there has NEVER be any FEAR,nor has there been enough from those "Celeb's who are indulged in thier own ego's! The Inaguration will be star-STUTTERED& wondering what to wear will be on thier mind..not the fear& confussion those precious horses are facing! Those celeb's RIDE HORSES around thier 100ACRES but will not construct any Reserve for them/like Miss "O" who has never struggled to the top, she got lucky!She rides HER horses on her fat ass through HER acres and so does DEMI MOORE!They kill there in IDAHO too!Whenever I watch a movie& see how those horses fall on thier sid[s], it makes me wonder about those directors!I doubt the HORSES are NOT aware, "Hey guys, this is only a movie, pretent it hurts, and why is this happening?"Horses, like any animal suffer twice, once is the keen, instinct they are about to die!This BURNS guy has the right name, BURN, and he shall!"MAN" has & continues to anniliate all of our species!I wonder why the rich&celeb's never Petition for these killings to stop??What dress made it on who's list seems to be the condition of our MORALES, well not ours, but you know, Melani, you will be blessed by whatever GOD you believe in & even if "they" tell us not to question HIM, it is out of context because I STILL Do in my own context!!If Jesus will put an end to all suffering why is he taking so long? Where is the fear of GOD, where has it been? It has been a FREE_FOR_ALL and bec/ animals are only good when they're performing miracles,they cannot talk but have much to say, imagine feeling such torment? Se, Burns will hear from me,bet on it,God Bless you, MELANI, and let us see what we can do! CARE 2 as Catherine F/ Catherine jennifer fusco/343 ranchlands/bushkill/pa/18324
Friday July 10, 2009, 1:16 am
i would like to be supportive of this lobby to save these innocent creatures put on the earth for our learning and healing and stop the ignorant destructive behaviour unbefitting of the so called superior species; human race. thanks for this effort, Jasoda from Glastonbury uk
Friday July 17, 2009, 7:58 pm
Wild Horses/Mustangs are sacred living legends,we must remember to protect and to be stewards of all lifes breath here on our cosmic earth mother,the animal kingdom is here to support and to teach mankind how to love and to live in harmony,but mankinds hearts have betrayed the animal kingdom,and we live today in a Sea of Blood shed from the sacred horses,dolphins and whales,the life you take is the life you give also, which is your life,if you kill a life,or take lifes breath, you kill yourself and take your own breath, it is universally incorrect to take the gift of life,pray for an awkaening of the heart chakra in all mankind,for we are One with the animal kingdom,yakoke
Saturday September 12, 2009, 9:53 pm
Melanie, This is Great !! Thanks so much for posting on Blog. I just posted new story too today with some new info and list of phone numbers too. Unfortunately it's not great news. We have some of the babies hurt and some adult horses as well are lame. We've sure got to hang together and stay committed for as long as it takes.
Here's address of info I posted. http://www.care2.com/news/member/666649432/1247464
I posted under Politics and Government because we HAVE TO get the BLM investigated and major changes have to be made.
Thanks Again and Thanks to Everyone out there that's working so hard for OUR horses and burros. They deserve our protection and care AND THEIR FREEDOM.
Monday May 3, 2010, 8:00 am
If other places can't slaughter their own horses then why do we do it for them? Horse slaughter proves that as long as someone is getting paid then we will do anything for money. Well some of us would.
Thursday May 13, 2010, 11:50 pm
I would like it if you check it for a while. Colleen Harvey save wild horses had been struck in the head with a shovel and left for dead. She has neurological damage and can not be mounted..
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:06 pm
I've been an advocate against cruelty among animals. It is a dismay that this happened. We have to do something about it. There are a lot of things to consider. And taking our part to rescue and save this horses is a big help.
Monday April 25, 2011, 5:02 am
Een dier doden is nooit nuttig, zelfs niet om zelf te overleven, er zijn genoeg , zelfs meer dan genoeg alternatieven, en als we aan is, dan zou dat een menselijke schuld zijn. Het enige wat ik aanvaardbaar vind, is een dier uit zijn lijden verlossen, maar dan op een pijnloze mannier. Niet doden, wel verlossen.
Mensen zijn zelfs discriminerend, ze houden zielsveel van hun poes, maar staan aan te schuiven voor een braadkip, ik kan daar niet bij.
Het zou dan ook veel aanvaardbaarder klinken, als mensen materies nodig hebben, dat die eventueel van overleden dieren door ouderdom, zouden gebruikt worden, niet door jong levendige productiewezens, want dat is een schande.in omstandigheden moesten komen, waar er gebrek
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 7:35 pm
come back when they are rounding up Mongolian Wild horses.
if the forest had a lot of "wild Dalmation dogs", would people fight to treat them like a wolf?
people don't want the horse to even have "a home". even if someone knows what they do.
but I guess it is cruel. if a good person gives them the guarantee of a meal, water, health, shelter.
what happens if a horse falls into a hole in the wild? you think shaman gophers heal it? or if a stallion gets very beat up during a fight for a harem? of course that is a risk, and better result than castration right?
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Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:32 am
This practice of rounding up of these horses is pathetic. To think they'll be slaughtered for human consumption, is unthinkable. I can't even stomach the thought of eating horsemeat. Sad.
Thursday October 4, 2012, 12:32 am
Let's think about this one for a minute. You won't find anyone, anywhere, who loves horses more I do, but I have lived with them for many years, as has my husband. They are very expensive to care for, and they do deserve to be cared for in high style! I have visited the facility for wild horses outside of Susanville, CA a number of times. The people there really care about horses, and know what they're doing. Here's the reality part, we don't have enough people or resources to take care of all the wild horses, or even domestic horses that need to be rescued, so what's the solution? There's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we have to really work to find a workable solution, and so far we aren't doing a great job. So what do we do with all the horses suffering from malnutrition, poor health care, overgrown hooves, or teeth that need to be floated? I'd like to take them all home...no one can. Some of them are going to be slaughtered, do you want them to go long distances without food or water, in the back of a hot truck hours at a time without rest, or do you want them to be shipped humanely and humanely put to sleep? Emotions cannot win out here, when we make it impossible to slaughter horses in the U.S., we force the horses into cruel alternative situations. We get a temporary and false sense of peace, because we prevented their slaughter here, but the fact of the matter is we have made things even worse for these lovely creatures. Let's all think about the best way to handle the overpopulation of our equine friends, a way that doesn't make things worse, but that successfully saves them for a useful, comfortable life. I pray for that solution to be seen by all, and carried out swiftly, on the wings of angels.
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