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Robert Redford and Bill Richardson Join Forces to Fight Horse Slaughter.


Animals  (tags: horses, animals, animalwelfare, protection, cruelty killed )

Jill
- 350 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A New Mexico company's hard-fought attempt to convert its cattle plant to a horse slaughterhouse was dealt a series of new blows Monday, with the state denying its wastewater permit and actor Robert Redford, former Gov. Bill Richardson



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Carol J. (15)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:27 am
There is nothing like celebrity involvement to add weight to a cause.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:39 am

This should help, no one can say these two don't carry some weight. How many ways can we say this, we do not need, nor do we want our horses slaughtered.
 

Christeen Anderson (465)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:04 am
Kudos to both of them. We must continue to work together to stop these senseless killings. Thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:10 am
Thanks Mr.Redford and Mr.Richardson 4 caring and speaking up 4 horses! I hope this permit stays shelved indefinitely. Thx Jill
 

Carrie B. (300)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:15 am
Valley Meat Co. is determined to open. Let's hope this involvement throws their plans awry!
 

Roseann D. (178)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:45 pm
Somewhat related...as captured horses are also at risk for slaughter. Just trying to get the word out...

For the first time in the history of the Wild Horse Act, an Appeals Court will determine whether the BLM's interpretation of the Act is consistent with Congress's intent to protect these living symbols of the West over 40 years ago. The Twin Peaks roundup resulted in the permanent removal of more than 1,500 wild horses and 160 burros from the range. Fifteen more were killed and 54 mares were injected with immuno-contraceptives before being released. As of August 2012, 977 of the wild horses removed from the range are still incarcerated and 158 more have died. The BLM failed to consider current data regarding ecological resources in the herd management area, and also illegally harassed and captured horses that were not even considered "excess" by their own inappropriate standards. Donít miss this important hearing Ė please fill the courtroom and show your support for the Twin Peaks wild horses and burros.
If you are able to be in Southern California in late August, please help plaintiffs IDA and Dream Catcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary fill the courtroom to show your support for the Twin Peaks wild horses and burros! An appeal hearing on the groundbreaking Twin Peaks wild horse lawsuit is scheduled for August 29th at 2 p.m. at the Ninth Circuit Courthouse in Pasadena, California.
What: Appeal Hearing for the Twin Peaks Wild Horses and Burros
When: Thursday, August 29, 2 pm - please arrive no later than 1:30 pm
Where: Ninth Circuit Courthouse, 125 South Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA
No recording devices, cameras, cell phones or electronic devices are allowed in the courtroom. We suggest not bringing any such devices into the courthouse. Photo identification is required to get into the courthouse. If you are planning to attend, RSVP by sending an e-mail to nicolem@idausa.org.
 

Elisa F. (231)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:25 pm
Noted. Thank you, Jill.
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (211)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:59 am
noted
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:28 am
noted
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:01 pm
noted -
 

Dot A. (130)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:02 pm
from Horse Whispering Robert himself:
"Horse slaughter has no place in our culture," said Redford.

that's all folks!!!
 

heatherjoy klein (14)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:05 pm
Thank you guys!!!!
 

iveta cer (71)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:09 pm
Noted , great guys :) , thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:14 pm
I hope the plants don't open.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (174)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:21 pm
Nie ma to jak znane nazwiska, na pewno pomogą.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:37 pm
"A New Mexico rancher has applied to open up a horse slaughterhouse, attempting to be the first business in the U.S. to kill horses for human consumption since 2007.

The USDA lifted the ban on horse slaughter last November. NPR reports that now Rick De Los Santos, rancher and owner of Valley Meat Co. wants to take advantage of the new rules.

The horse meat he would provide would be exported to Mexico, where eating such meat is commonplace. It has long been taboo in the U.S.

For his part, De Los Santos stays out of the ethical and moral debate.

"I'm going to try to do what I need to make a living, and that's not against the law," he told the Albuquerque Journal."

He just wants to make money regardless of the moral and ethical consequences of his actions. He really needs to be stopped!
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:52 pm
Thanks to these two for speaking up for horses and burros.
 

Elsa Boet (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:53 pm
signed
 

Kat K. (53)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:00 pm
Many thanks to Bill Richardson and Robert Redford for working together for the betterment of our animals. Keep up the good fight, gentlemen and let's hope that others will follow suit. Bless you for all you do.
 

Gabriela Baldaia (91)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:35 pm
Many thanks to both : ) this will surely help !!
 

Jeaneen A. (106)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:38 pm
Go Robert Redford and Bill Richardson! THANK YOU!
 

trish yayes (2)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:47 pm
Well done to both men, hope they are successful.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:42 pm
Well done.!!
 

Lisa Zilli (15)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:54 pm
Awesome.
 

Jeanne Rogers (579)
Friday July 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
Many thanks and blessings to both gentlemen for using their clout and celebrity to help with such a heartless and cruel issue.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:15 pm
Noted
 

Rehana VN (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:44 pm
Banning "Horse meat " :Sir Paul Mc Cartney & Joanna Lumley & numerous other celebrities having been having a battle with for so many years. It's not only disgusting but heart rendering to even think that we humans have scooped so low to kill these gorgeous animals for consumption.All we can hope for is continue with & keep up the pressure to close these horrendous slaughter houses. Just the thought send shivers down my spine.Heaven Help us!
 

Aud nordby (702)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:18 pm
N&S
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:43 pm
More power to these two. No horse or any animal should ever suffer senseless killings. Thanks Jill
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:54 am
Ban all slaughter and hunting, become vegetarians / vegans, it is the solution.

Love and Understanding
 

Diane L. (108)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:15 am
If an article is going to be posted that reflects someone else's comments or opinions and that "someone" is someone of interest, a celebrity or politician of being noteworthy, then it seems responsible, to me, to get that person's comments published factually.

Whether I am in favor of re-opening slaughter houses or not is NOT my point here, but since Redford is NOT from New Mexico, but lives in Utah, why would he make such a remark as being against horse slaughter, specifically in "his own state"?

Inge, nice fantasy world you want to live in. I have a bridge in my backyard to sell you at a very reasonable price. The SOLUTION is to a problem that you, as vegan have decided needs to be fixed only YOUR way. The problem with horse slaughter is that loopholes will always be there, and there will always be greedy individuals who want to make a profit no matter the cruelty and abuse involved. If you ban horse slaughter completely, as it now already IS in this country, you only increase the cruelty and abuse because you will NOT eliminate the procedure.........it just moves elsewhere as it now has............to Canada and Mexico where there no little or no regulations.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (526)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:16 am
N&S GREAT! :-)
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:21 am
Diane L.
I already live in my fantasy world, the fantastic world that has, after many years of work become a reality, you can try too. Welcome

Love, Peace and UNDERSTANDING
 

Diane L. (108)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:58 am
Inge, thank you for the polite response, and for the Green Star. That's a bit of a surprise considering how differently we view the topic. I'm glad you feel you are living in "your" fantasy world, but I am a bit more of a realist and while it would be nice to think of a world that involved no death, no killing of anything in order for every species to survive, that is NOT realistic. You're vegan, so you obviously have a different P.O.V. on what should or should not be consumed to survive. I'd agree that eating horsemeat is not a necessity, but it IS a reality in many cultures. Changing how that reality is addressed or handled in a more humane way is what I believe is the MOST realistic approach. Banning something rarely gets results. Prohibition never worked, nor did the "War on Drugs". Banning cigarettes is not going to stop teenagers from smoking, and banning horse slaughter in this country is NOT going to stop cruelty and abuse, and most certainly will only increase it in many ways. That has been absolutely PROVEN for fact when the slaughterhouses stopped processing horses in this country a few years back. The horses destined for slaughter were either just abandoned to die a long, slow death from starvation or shipped thousands of miles to die in another country.

You challenge me to "try" to live in a fantasy world that you envision? I do try, and try my best to take care of animals that I am responsible in the absolute best way I can, and what I can't CONTROL, I try to approach logically. I'm sure Redford, who usually has my utmost respect, does the same. Redford has the financial means to take in many horses that might end up dying in somebody's pasture, and he probably already has. I have as well. One is standing in my pastures right now. How about you? If you're so against slaughter, how many unwanted horses are you prepared to take care of PERSONALLY?
 

Ruth S. (313)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:24 am
I'm so GLAD that some celebrities are doing something to help save God's creation, not just sit there and collect millions of dollars for filming one little movie!
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:17 am
Do hope Robert Redford and Co will be successful They must stop horse slaughter He does do a lot of good work i will give him that and is a good person in my eyes
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:44 am
Diane L.
When something is changing in our society, it is always a small group that begins and then grows slowly, so it was when women made ​​their way out in a man's world, as in Sweden. Now spread this message out to the world, also to the Islamic community. This will also happen when it comes to eating animals, we've given up eating each other. It certainly takes generations but someone has to start. Democracy is another thing that has changed society, and a little provocation is good for starting a discussion.

Love
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:12 am
Diane L.
and I forgot to say that the Green Star was for your reaction, I really love when people react.

Love and Peace
 

Karen B. (8)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
I have never ate horse, as far as I know, and never would.!!!
 

Dianne D. (453)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:31 pm
We need all the help we can get to fight this. I think the people need to vote on this and not let congress make the decision. Congress will sell their soul to the highest bidder.
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:19 am
Not sure just what my "reaction" was, Inge, but thank you anyway. Are you saying, "I really love when people react." that you comment just to get reactions from others? That technically is called "trolling" and I'm sure that's not how you meant what you said, right? :)

Of course changes are made initially by small groups that voice their desires for change and momentum picks up and others join in, and so forth. It's called "progress". I am all for PROGRESS and as a female that's had to fight for my rights for most of my life, I well understand that. However, that's not the point here. The point is that banning things will NOT result in progress. Banning something never has worked in the past, but enacting legislation to regulate things has. We have laws on the books NOW to regulate the transportation of horses for slaughter (as well as for other things) and the right thing to do would be to make those laws even more restrictive and then to ACT on them more than in the past. Banning slaughter in the U.S. is not going to prevent slaughter. Please read what I've said previously and try to think about it logically. Your profile shows that you live in Sweden, so you can't possibly know what goes on in this country in the way of abused, neglected and abandoned horses. I have one that almost died because of her neglect (yes, a TB) in my pastures right now. She's one of the lucky ones..........she's alive and thriving.

Sorry, Karen B., but I doubt few have "ate a horse" as they are rather large animals. Also, consuming horse meat is not something done (by custom, not law) in this country. Horses have been sent to slaughter for export to other countries where the consumption of horsemeat IS acceptable and actually routinely consumed as part of their culture. Banning slaughter here is not going to change that in other countries.
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:55 am
Diane L.
Maybe the wrong word, but a reaction, I appreciate more than nonchalance.
To banning something works just fine, the EU banned pestisider in the spring, and now it has been invented traps of various kinds that captured insects.
There are always options, there are the options that change the world.
We vegans are an option!

Love
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:06 am
Please, sign the petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/49/stop-killing-our-animals---find-another-way

Love and Understanding
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:15 am
You're still using the word, "reaction", Inge. My reaction to the article was to disagree with it's premise and to point out that there are unfactual statements made, specifically that Redford's "home state" is New Mexico. It's not.

Of course there are always alternatives or options. Banning all pesticides won't eliminate the use of pesticides, but if you think it does, then again, it's a fantasy. Banning certain ones might work to some extent, and I'm aware that the EU banned some, but they never banned all. It was a good move in my opinion. Like I said, banning something RARELY works as planned. Alchol was "banned" in the '30's in the U.S., and while it did stop the legal sale of alcohol to some extent, it didn't STOP alcohol from being consumed and certainly not from being made...........ever hear of "moonshine"?

The "Pitbull" is banned in many places, but that doesn't prevent people there from having them. They're just not legally kept, so if one escapes or is seen, it often is confiscated and euthanized. That does a lot to help those dogs, doesn't it?

Banning horse slaughter in the U.S. won't stop slaughter elsewhere, nor will it make a dent in the cruelty involved within the slaughter "industry". It will only increase it, for the reasons I've already explained. You state that pesticides were banned in Europe so now they have "invented" traps. There have always been insect traps. They have those alternatives here, and I'd like to know what to do with all those bugs that end up "trapped"............are they to be released somewhere else? BTW, I use them on my property where applicable. I also use pesticides for specific purposes as well. Hope that makes sense.

 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:40 am
Diane L.
I thought you reacted that I wanted to ban the slaughter and that I wanted a solution that would all be vegans.

"Trolling" is the word we used in Sweden long ago, but it's a Fantasy World.

Eating people is forbidden, and even many-marriages are banned in Sweden and many more laws are where it is forbidden.

Next step for traps may be so flowers that insects avoid? progress continues, the next step comes when vegans make the decisions, then we will criminalize all slaughter and hunting.

Love and Understanding
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:53 am
Inge, I don't shrink from any logical "debate", even if the other person disagrees with me completely. However, I won't waste time debating with someone incapable of using logic. I said you lived in a "fantasy world" and you agreed to some extent, but seemed sincere in wanting to discuss/debate the situation. I don't think you are being logical and your last comment further convinces me of that. Vegans will never be in control, at least hopefully, not during my lifetime. Criminalize slaughter and hunting? Really? You have 97% or more of the planet's population to CONTROL then. To me, that comes across as bullying and wanting to dominate others for personal ideals and beliefs. I know vegans become upset when the association with Nazis is brought up, but can't you see the similarity there?

No, eating people isn't forbidden everywhere. Sure, it is in Sweden and most highly developed countries, but not everywhere. "even many-marriages are banned in Sweden and many more laws are where it is forbidden"........what marriages might you be referring to? You're confusing civil rights with animal cruelty now

It's now almost 5:00 A.M. where I am, and while I am a night owl, even I have my limits, and have horses to attend, so have a good one and if you can give me one logical comment to respond to, I will be most happy to do so. Until then, have a good one..
 

Beth M. (46)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:01 am
.. i have fish allergies..can hardly digest grains..cant eat soy coz of my hormone probs....what would be left for me to eat?..x
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:37 am
Diane L.
I'm a very logical person, when it comes to technology there are not many that come up to my level and that is where the logic really comes into its own.

It will take many generations before vegans rule the world, so you can be confident

When the arguments run out, usually people like you accuse surroundings to be Nazis, Troll and other things that are derogatory, I understand that you are tired now and need sleep. here is the time only 3:30 pm

Love
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:44 am
Beth M.
I have not eaten fish for 40 years and never soy, I only eat potatoes, peas, carrots, cabbage of all kinds, celery, parsnips, tomatoes, cucumbers, almonds, nuts, etc.

Love
 

Beth M. (46)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:44 pm
..then u are blessed...as i know of folks who cant survive on such minimalism....every body's body is different hey...i also know of some who believe themselves to be more highly evolved because they can survive on such a diet..and that those of us who cant will be out bred and die off...to leave the world just for them and their beliefs....love..x
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:23 pm
Beth M.

I have lived on this diet for 45 years now and weighs 80 kg and is just 1.76m tall, I have worked hard on the body in an organic farm and has never in all these years been ill, more than one or two flu.

It has been shown in experiments that people who live on just fruits and nuts live up to 20% longer than people who eat meat.

And one becomes so happy when you do not have to feel guilty for all the suffering in the animal farms and slaughterhouses.

Love
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:29 pm
Inge, feel free to post away anytime you wish. I most certainly was not trying to insinuate that because it was late here where I live, that you shouldn't say whatever it is that you wish to state, only that I won't and can't reply because I needed to get some sleep and I have my own animals to tend to, which are MY #1 priority.

I know that you envision the world as everyone being vegan, and again, that is YOUR fantasy. It never will be, or at least not as you're envisioning it to be...........and my own lifetime is all that I can be concerned about, LOGICALLY. I'm not going to endanger my own health and that of my family and my companion animals just for some "ideal" or theory or belief. I'm not accusing you or any other vegan of being a Nazi, or a troll.............just that when you attempt to push the ideals of a small group on the masses because YOU believe them to be for the "greater good of all", that is what the Nazi party believed in and attempted to do. If the "shoe fits", in other words............ever hear of Jonestown?

I said if you gave me one logical reason to comment again to you, I would do so. Sorry, but your first paragraph makes no sense and IS illogical. You haven't responded or answered my questions about marriages ........and the rest of my questions to you. Hmmmm, that seems to be a common practice amongst vegans when they're asked direct questions. You are quick to judge and state what YOU believe to be logic, yet avoid answering anything "specific". BTW, once again, how many of the unwanted horses that would be left to die of starvation if slaughter is not an option are YOU prepared to take responsibility for?
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:52 pm
Inge, we obviously were typing at the same time. I checked your profile out........says you are male. Inge is a female name as far as I've ever seen it, but whatever. I don't think the "stats" as you've provided them mean a thing, since first of all, your weight computes to 176 lbs, and the height is approximately 5'7". That's a bit heavy for that height if my math is accurate. It's also irrelevant without knowing your age, bone structure and other factors. It's also irrelevant to this discussion in the first place.

Sorry, your comment about those living on just fruits & nuts living 20% longer is also not credible. Longer than WHOM? Who did this study, how many participated and over how long a period of time? What were the other factors? The longest living LARGE population is amongst those living around the Mediterranean and they are not vegan. They eat LIMITED amounts of meat, but they are not vegan. So, you are happy because you don't deal with guilt over the suffering in animal "farms" (there ARE other sites besides the CAFO's, you know) and slaughterhouses? Good for you, but not all vegans are happy. Why would that be if they feel no guilt? Many people are unhappy for far more reasons that their diet and that includes those who are VERY content with what they eat, which can and does include meat.

Inge, you've digressed so much from this subject, it's ridiculous, but you are the one who opened that can of worms. If you want to endorse your eating habits and lifestyle, that's fine, but this discussion isn't a suitable place to do so.

A/R activists are attempting to capitalize on the names of Robert Redford and Richardson to support their beliefs, and that's very typical. It isn't the first time. Fact is that Redford is a horse lover and has been for decades............he has a large breeding operation in Utah and calls his ranch "Sundance". He breeds, raises and shows Quarter Horses. He's not vegan. His reasoning more than likely is that he hates to see the cruelty that results from sending/shipping horses thousands of miles away to be slaughtered, and yes, there are wild herds in Utah as well as New Mexico. His efforts to help wild horses would be better served if he worked to help the groups trying to change the rules with regard to rounding up the BLM mustangs and to make it harder to send them to slaughter, period. Maybe he should stop breeding more QH's and start saving more unwanted horses that will otherwise end up either slaughtered or starving to death.
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:33 am
Diane L.
Wow, so much to respond to.
My eating habits and my weight was addressed to, Beth M.
Inge is an Old Norse name of two kings who lived in the 1100s.
My age is 61 years old and I weigh so much depends on hard work and a lot of muscle. This was also addressed to, Beth M.
Information on life was from a BBC program where a study was done on identical twins with different eating habits.
You are what you eat.
Yes, we're both a little ridiculous.
Robert and Richardson is not so interesting, I wanted to do with my comment create a reaction!
Now I go out to pick up my potatoes for the whole year.
See you

Love and Reaction
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:20 am
Inge, I wasn't making fun of your name by any means...........just questioning it a bit as it Is the first name of a female Swedish actress that was very popular here in the U.S. for a long time. As for your addressing your "stats" to only Beth, you need to realize that this is a public forum. You can't pick & choose to address a remark to only one person. We ALL can read what you say and it's a discussion that's open to all to comment/respond to. If you wish to have a dialogue with just one member, then it's suggested that you do so via the "personal message" option.

Now, if your trying to imply that there was a study of eating habits using identical twins to determine life span, then that even further supports my opinion that it's flawed. There aren't that many identical twins that would fit into such a study. Even identical twins can have a different environment and lifestyle. One can be a smoker or heavy drinker and the other live much more healthy. Sorry, but not very convincing! I didn't say you were ridiculous, nor do I think I am. I said that you had "digressed so far from the topic, it's ridiculous" and I still think that is the case. Redford actually IS a very interesting man, and I am a fan and have been for a very long time. I actually had a "crush" on him a long time ago. I have had the utmost respect for him for a long time as not being "just" a "pretty face" but a man with a brain, but he's a bit mis-guided in this scenario regarding stopping horse slaughter.

You pick your potatoes for a whole year? Hmmm. Glad I'm not relying on you to provide my food. Last time I heard, potatoes don't freeze very well. Even in a dry, dark place, they only last for "so long".

No more "reaction" from me. Your last comment got enough of one and now it's more amusement than anything else.
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:07 am
Diane L.
"but you are the one who opened that can of worms." It was a good one, really funny, it is fortunate that it is not snakes in the can.
You are welcome to discuss my weight and eating habits.
The study was also done on mice and then they had a group of obese mice and a group of starving mice, in this case, it was life 40% longer for those starving mice.
Interesting to know a bit about you and Robert, Hmmmm.
Now the potato is harvested, there was a record harvest this year, everything is growing so well this year, I keep all root vegetables in a underground storehouse, is it the right word? I can keep them there for a year.
Nice to discuss with you
Love
 

Diane L. (108)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:08 am
Inge, yes, an underground storehouse is as good a "phrase" as any. They used to call them "root cellars" here a long time ago, but don't think houses have those anymore, except maybe in the Midwest where they deal with tornadoes all the time. I would question keeping anything not frozen in even the best "root cellar" for that length of time, but then where I live, the weather would not be condusive to that because of the humidity. You probably have colder and dryer weather. Potatoes happen to be a huge crop in my state, but never tried to store them for more than a month, let alone an entire year. Why would anyone when they are so cheap?

Okay, so before, you said the study was done on identical twins. Now it was done on MICE? How on earth would a study on MICE determine the longevity of HUMANS who ate a vegan diet or those who ate meat?

Anyway, not relevant to this discussion at all, so if you wish to discuss storing vegetables, feel free to "P.M." me.
 

Beth M. (46)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:19 am
...you r most fortunate to be able to live on such food...i would love to be a vegetarian...but after being stung by a swarm of jelly fish in noosa..i developed fish allergies and stuff..and my pancreas swelled up..my tummy cant hardly handle anything except lamb and milk..eggs...and a little fruits...sometimes also a choc biscuit..and im getting fatter as well...perhaps one day i shall try again........and as for horses..r they being killed just for burgers?...anyways..nice to meet you..thanks...x
 

Diane L. (108)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:55 am
Beth, while it's not technically illegal to consume horsemeat in the U.S., it's culturally not done. Even when slaughter was legal here, horsemeat was either used strictly to feed zoo animals, in petfood OR most often exported to Europe, specifically to France. People send unwanted horses to slaughter for many reasons, but usually because they either can't or don't want to feed them anymore. There are also greedy ranchers who want open grazing lands kept strictly for their own purposes and wild horses compete with their cattle, so they want the wild horses removed. The law states now that BLM mustangs cannot be rounded up and sold for slaughter (Wild Horse Protection Act of 1971) but it is being done or at least under the "leadership" of the last Secretary of the Interior, it was allowed to be done sort of "under the table".

Stopping slaughter is not the answer to any of that.
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:11 am
Diane L.
Yes, we have cold winters here from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, and only a short period in summer that we can grow.

There were two separate studies showing that a restricted diet means a longer life.

Love
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:56 pm
Gladly noted. Thank you Jill.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Friday August 2, 2013, 10:44 am
Great!
 
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