Nov 15, 2008
Please - call your senators and representatives now!!!!
Posting as requested from my Wild Horse "Friends,"...
Help Prevent a Great American Tragedy! Immediate Action is Needed!
THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND American Wild Horses have until Nov. 17th to
live before they will surley end up going to slaughter!!
Call your congressional representatives today!
There is an URGENT NEED right now to get the word out about the
crisis our American Wild Horses are facing. Here is the latest sad
U.S. to Supply European Palate with "A Taste of Texas" Wild Mustang
Steaks & Burgers,.."Fresh off the American Wild West Ranges."
Say it isnt so!
As you may or may not know, our government is getting ready to
senselessly & needlessly exterminate 33,000
wild horses they currently have penned up in holdng facilities
throughout the western states. We are looking to get some IMMEDIATE
MEDIA coverage on this as time is getting short for these horses.
The "Powers That Be (PT plan on following through with their Bush-
Backed "euthansia" plan before Bush leaves office. Remember, the pro-
slaughters and even the American Association of Equine Practicioners
(AAEP) belives slaughter IS "humane euthansia."... so we are
wondering, what is "the real" plan for disposal of these 33,000
horses? Remember, at slaughter-house prices, we are talking about
$165,000 worth of horse-flesh here! Do you REALLY think
the PTB will be ok with "burying" that?
We dont think so!
The time to act is NOW! We must make our voices heard and get this
story out. The only thing that will stop it is a call for
Congressional Hearings IMMEDIATELY!!
I called HBO today and learned that HBO Didnt know - didnt have a
clue as to the crisis the wild horses are in. They know now. We can
only hope they give it their e'MEDIAte attention! Call HBO and ask
them to please cover this story, and soon! Time is running our for
our wild ones!
HBO's Customer Affairs Dept #
is (212) 512 - 1208.
Click link to see what we have sent them;
I have also sent this blurb out to all the major North American Media-
Outlets, as follows; Lets hope some that at least some of them will
pick the story up; Can you think of any we missed?
Albany Times Union, NY
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Buffalo News, NY
Chicago Sun Times
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dallas Morning News
Des Moines Register
Detroit Free Press
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Las Vegas Review Journal
Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Times
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
New York Daily News
New York Post
New York Times
Omaha World Herald
Orange County Register
Palm Beach Post
Philadelphia Daily News
San Antonio Express News
San Diego Union Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Seattle Post Intelligencer
South Florida Sun Sentinel
St. Petersburg Times
Tacoma News Tribune
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The Associated Press
United Press International
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Please crosspost widely please!
Quarter-Acre Rescue Ranch & Equine Advocacy Center
"Because We Care"
"Friends of Equines Society FOES of Equine Slaughter
"Because We Care Enough to Give the Fight Our All"
Sep 21, 2008
Please note and get this on the front page, we need everyone to see what the BLM plans. They can't feed the 30,000 horses that they have, but they are rounding up more!!
BLM to Remove Pryor Wild Horses
September 18, 2008
Dear Friends of Cloud and His Herd,
The BLM has decided to proceed with bait trapping the Pryor Wild Horses. The BLM Record of Decision states that 38 horses could be removed. However the Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, who will be doing the horse handling, has told us that approximately 24 horses will be removed and that they will be 1-3 years old. Click here to read more about bait trapping.
Although we were unsuccessful in convincing BLM that this action is unnecessary, we do believe they were convinced by public input not to remove the older horses and to take around 24 horses rather than the 38 called for in the Environmental Assessment.
The fact that BLM began trapping this week is particularly upsetting as we have been invited to attend a meeting next week in which Jim Sparks, Billings BLM Field Manager; Steve Williams, Custer National Forest Supervisor; Montana Senate and Congressional Staffers; and several local wild horse advocates will gather to discuss the expansion of the wild horse territory. The expanded range would include a small portion of the areas historically used by the Pryor Herd. Expansion would allow for a larger legal home and would have eliminated the “need” to remove any animals from their home.
We will keep you up-to-date on the details of the capture and on what date an adoption will take place. As we understand it, this will be some type of competitive bid adoption, and it will be held at the Britton Springs corrals near Lovell, Wyoming. We assume this adoption would take place no earlier than mid-October.
Thank you for all your input on behalf of these precious animals. The public’s wishes continue to be ignored but we will keep working to change this situation and to secure a future of freedom for Cloud, his family and his herd.
Volunteer Executive Director
The Cloud Foundation
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Posted: Sep 21, 2008 6:12am
May 13, 2008
Everyone should please call Mountaineer Park first thing tomorrow morning and demand that the meat-man's access to the track be stopped at once, and that Mountaineer Park should immediately set in place an on track program to facilitate the safe retirement and rehoming of all horses racing at their track.
Contact info for Mountaineer, the track shown on HBO:
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort
Chester, West Virginia 26034
Posted: May 13, 2008 4:21am
Mar 17, 2008
Did you know that over 100,000 horses were savagely slaughtered for
human consumption right here in the United States last year? It's an
appalling statistic, but thankfully a recent court ruling has
shuttered the three foreign-owned horse slaughter plants that were
responsible for these senseless deaths.
However, there remains one glaring loophole that is keeping our
horses vulnerable to this brutal practice: it is still legal to ship
American horses across the border to Mexico or Canada to be
slaughtered, a tragic fate that befell almost tens of thousands of
these majestic animals last year.
Such treatment is simply unacceptable, which is why Senator Mary
Landrieu has joined with the Humane Society to lead a bipartisan
group of lawmakers in sponsoring the American Horse Slaughter
Prevention Act in the United States Senate. This bill would close the
export loophole once and for all, and would place a permanent ban on
the brutal practice of horse slaughter in our country.
But we need your help to make this vital piece of legislation law, so
I hope you'll click on the link below to join me in signing on as a
citizen co-sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act!
Posted: Mar 17, 2008 4:48am
Mar 15, 2008
I would like to add to Rosa's email that we can do this, but we must do what we say. Do not vacation in Mexico and do not purchase anything made in Mexico! Please read on and send your letters.
Here are the emails in a format for your email client: Oficinas@conaav.org, \firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I just finished the main list (640+ emails) which includes: Mex Embassies, Mex tourism offices and airlines worldwide. I went thru each email of this list to make sure they were right, and I think they are--they all look legitimate. If you receive a complaint, or if emails bounce back as "bad emails" please send me the information so I can delete them from the list. It is important that we don't upset people because we want them on our side, not mad at us.
I am now only waiting to get the rest of the translation in Spanish so I can post it to the Spanish groups. But you all can start working as soon as you're ready!
I also recommend for those who work on Wednesday (most of us) to send it late tonight (March 11th). Tomorrow morning they will be in for a surprise. For those who cannot do it tomorrow or Thursday, I do not recommend you do it on Friday because staff members go away for the week-end, their email boxes become full and your messages most likely will get returned.
Some of you had trouble in accessing the files. I think it is because of their formats when I first posted them. I changed the format to "txt" -- and now I think they will work for all of you. If you still have problems, please let me know and I will email you the lists separately.
ABOUT the long list. I know that each browser allows you to send only a certain number of emails at a time (MSN lets me send 50 at a time) -- PLEASE don't get frustrated, remember those poor souls, it is only 1/2 of your time...
ABOUT POSTING THE BANNERS TO YOUR LETTER:
If you attach normally, the photo will appear at the bottom of the email. But there is another way to have it appear at the top:
It varies according to the browser you are using. On MSN, when sending the email, I click on "attach file" it takes me to my docs where the photos are, I click first on "insert into messages" then click on the chosen photo & voila!
What would be effective to go on the email "Subject" line? We need something "catchy" to read at a glance, and which will entice them to open the email immediately--I leave it all up to your creativity but here are some suggestions:
BOYCOTT MEXICO, SHUT DOWN SAN BERNABE! --
BOYCOTT TOURISM IN MEXICO! --
SHAME ON YOU, MEXICO!
SAN BERNABE: MEXICO'S SHAME! --
MEXICO'S DIRTY SECRET!
So, here are the links:
By the way, I am also adding this second link to the letter. It just occurred to me that a lot of the people do not know what is really going on in San Bernabe. The link has graphic pictures and all the information they will care to know.
On Wednesday, I will be sending this information worldwide, I am pretty sure will be proud of our efforts!
BEST LUCK TO ALL OF YOU, MY FRIENDS!
Lots of love,
Posted: Mar 15, 2008 5:36am
Jan 28, 2008
We need to make the people of South Dakota aware of SB 170 & bombard the media. Go here for a list of links to South Dakota newspapers - letters to the editors - ASAP.
Write one letter and send it to all publications. Each link lists an email address, just send to that with your subject - Letter to the Editor, it'll get there.
TV news emails:
email@example.com (ABC affiliate)
firstname.lastname@example.org (NBC affiliate)
email@example.com (KNBN news team)
KEVN FOX news has an online form for contacting them -
Senate Bill 170
Senators Kloucek, Garnos, Hanson (Gary), Koetzle, Maher, and Sutton and Representatives DeVries, Elliott, Howie, Lucas, Olson (Betty), and Van Norman
An act to authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility.
Keywords: Agriculture, Animals and Livestock, Appropriations, State Affairs and Government
First read in Senate and referred to Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources S.J. 177
Scheduled for hearing
State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2008
SENATE BILL NO. 170
Introduced by: Senators Kloucek, Garnos, Hanson (Gary), Koetzle, Maher, and Sutton and Representatives DeVries, Elliott, Howie, Lucas, Olson (Betty), and Van Norman
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
The board may make a loan not to exceed one million dollars from the revolving economic development and initiative fund to a local industrial development corporation. The local industrial development corporation shall use the loan proceeds to provide for the design, construction, completion, equipping, and maintaining of an equine processing facility to be located on state, tribal, or private lands in South Dakota, and if needed, a mutually acceptable assignment of revenues which meets all the needs of all parties involved with such a facility.
Posted: Jan 28, 2008 5:30am
Jan 27, 2008
January 27, 2008
SOUTH DAKOTA INTRODUCES BILL TO FINANCE HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANT
CALLS TO SOUTH DAKOTA AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
ARE URGENTLY NEEDED!
A bill was introduced in the South Dakota legislature last week that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to anyone wishing to construct and open a horse slaughtering facility in the state. Introduced by multiple members of the South Dakota State Senate and House Agriculture Committees, S.B. 170 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Agriculture Committee at 10am on Tuesday morning (1/29/08).
Currently no horse slaughtering facilities operate in the United States: both Texas and Illinois shuttered the remaining domestic plants in 2007 in response to strong public opposition to horse slaughter. The opening of a plant in South Dakota would be a huge step backwards for American horses and would have a tremendously negative impact on the state.
What You Can Do
Please call all members of the South Dakota Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to let them know that you oppose S.B. 170. If you live in South Dakota, tell them. However, you needn't be from South Dakota to call - passage of S.B. 170 will affect horses and people from across the United States. They can be reached at their Capitol offices by calling the operator at 605-773-3821.
Senator Jay Duenwald, Chair
Senator Cooper Garnos (cosponsor)
Senator Tom Hansen, Vice Chair
Senator Gary Hanson (cosponsor)
Senator Frank Kloucek (cosponsor)
Senator Jim Lintz
Senator Kenneth McNenny
Senator Jim Peterson
Senator Dan Sutton (cosponsor)
Call your United States Senators and Representative and urge them to cosponsor and support speedy passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 311/H.R. 503). The federal bill, which has enormous and growing Congressional and public support, will prohibit the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, as well as their export for the same purpose. Its passage will nullify S.B. 170 or any similar legislation. You can reach your legislators by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
In addition to your own feelings on horse slaughter, here are some points to raise in your calls:
Americans overwhelmingly oppose horse slaughter and this has resulted in the closure of the remaining foreign-owned domestic plants. South Dakota would be out of step with public sentiment if the state legislature passes S.B. 170 into law and this will reflect unfavorably on the state.
The overwhelming majority of horses they would slaughter come from other states, including stolen horses and horses sold under false pretenses.
Given that the federal American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is anticipated to move in 2008, the loan made available via S.B. 170 would be fool hardy. The state risks pumping scarce taxpayer dollars into an industry that is likely to be shut down under federal law.
The FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill (which funds the federal government) currently before Congress includes a provision that prohibits the use of federal tax dollars for the inspection of horses going to slaughter ? without which the animals cannot legally be slaughtered. It is anticipated that like measures will be included in future spending bills, too. South Dakota could find itself with a slaughterhouse that cannot operate due to federal funding restrictions.
The REDI fund, through which the loan would be made, is designed to promote job growth in South Dakota. The fact is that a horse slaughter plant would employ only a handful of low-paid, unskilled workers who are more likely to be a drain on the economy than a bonus.
The establishment of a plant in South Dakota would have a negative environmental and economic impact on the hosting jurisdiction. Disposal of blood, tissue and other waste associated with operating a plant would likely stress pre-existing sewer systems and could even require significant public expenditure to fortify the infrastructure.
To learn more about how you can help end horse slaughter please visit www.awionline.org. To locate your federal legislator and see how they rate on AWI's Compassion Index check out www.compassionindex.org.
Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to contact those listed above, too. As always, thank you very much for your help.
Director, Government and Legal Affairs
Posted: Jan 27, 2008 9:13am
Jan 17, 2008
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HURTING, NOT HELPING, HORSES
January 17, 2008 (Washington, D.C.) - Amid claims that animal welfare advocates are to blame for the steep increase in horses going to Mexico for slaughter, the Washington, D.C.-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today fired back. The group, which has been at the forefront of the effort to end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption abroad, pointed the finger of blame directly at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for its culpability in the suffering of American horses.
“From day one, AWI has worked to end the slaughter of American horses here and over the border. The AVMA, on the other hand, has lobbied Congress to block passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act,” said AWI’s deputy director of government and legal affairs, Chris Heyde.
Records show that AWI has a long history of working with Members of Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA), which would prohibit the slaughter of horses here for human consumption as well as their export for the same purpose. While the federal bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a landslide vote in 2006 it is pending on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, AWI successfully worked with legislators and activists in Texas and Illinois to close the country’s three remaining horse slaughter plants last year under state law.
“AWI actively worked in Texas and Illinois to close those plants. Citizens there wanted the plants gone and Congress had failed to pass a ban, so the states invoked their right to control what happens to horses within their own state lines. But the goal for all genuine equine advocates, of course, is passage of the federal bill. That’s why we’re taking off the gloves with the AVMA on this,” said Heyde.
Documents held by AWI show that the AVMA is part of a coalition founded by the companies that own the defunct domestic slaughterhouses which are now exporting horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. The coalition’s primary goal is to block passage of the AHSPA.
“It’s ironic that those screaming the loudest about the mass exports are actively working with the very same slaughterhouses that are shipping our horses to Mexico. How the AVMA can claim to be acting in the name of animal welfare is anyone’s guess,” said Heyde. “While they’re helping to send horses to Mexico for slaughter AWI is working to shut the trade down. We’re also promoting responsible horse ownership, combating unscrupulous breeding and working to ensure placement of horses in need through our leadership in the Homes for Horses Coalition. I think it’s pretty clear who has the best interest of the horses at heart, and it’s not the AVMA.”
Posted: Jan 17, 2008 5:05pm
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