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Take Action: Start Controlling Equine Breeders in the United States and Prevent Horse Slaughter!


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Katherine
- 2559 days ago - change.org
The Equine Breeding Certification (EBC) program is a program designed by Cheyenne Little. It requires people to go through a certification program before they can breed their horse. It will prevent unwanted horses.



   

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Cheryl B (64)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 3:29 pm
signed and noted
 

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 3:29 pm
thanks for telling the world
 

Lydia S (155)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 4:16 pm
Signed .
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 5:30 pm
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

Nicole W (646)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
noted, signed and shared
 

Christine S (134)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 6:55 pm
signed!
 

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 8:36 pm
This sounds like a very good initiative. Noted and signed in support of it.
 

Alison A (244)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 9:12 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Kat.
 

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday February 13, 2012, 3:31 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday February 13, 2012, 9:09 am
Noted and signed
Thanks
 

. (0)
Monday February 13, 2012, 3:17 pm
Signed.
 

Michela M (3964)
Monday February 13, 2012, 7:23 pm
SIGNED and Noted. Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 13, 2012, 11:55 pm
Glad to sign. Thanks for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:12 am
Signed!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:14 am
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:23 am
Signed We will help you little horses!
 

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:24 am
signed and shared
 

Amir Amir Sardashty (17)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:34 am
Signed and shared, I appreciate it Kat and so do the animals
 

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:35 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Kat
 

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:40 am
signed alot of times.
 

Stelizan L (258)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:15 am
Better late than never!!! Thanks for sharin - I'm sure the animals will very much appreciate every little bit of help they get from 2-legged 'friends'!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:22 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:28 am
Definitely signed, Thanks!
 

Andrea A (11)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:46 am
Thanks.
 

Jennifer M (78)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:23 pm
Humans breeding animals just isn't right and should be banned. We must let nature take its course!! Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Amena Andersson (187)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
Noted and signed most gladly. Love horses.
 

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:35 pm
Signed
 

Bette M (91)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:56 pm
Signed & noted.

Wherever you are there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Laura Whitaker (6)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:58 pm
i think people need to think before they breed... a horse is a girls best friend and unlike cats (who look down at you) and dogs (who look up to you), horses look into you and are the most inspirational animals living on this earth.
 

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 1:37 pm
Noted.
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 1:48 pm
signed and noted
 

Margery Coffey (8)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 1:50 pm
Can we get one for humans as well?
 

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 2:26 pm
signed and noted
 

Shirley H (49)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 2:27 pm
Signed for all the Horses.
Shirley H.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 2:56 pm
Signed and shared. I believe the thoroughbred breeders are starting to get a little bit more responsible on protecting the horses that have retired instead of having them slaughtered. You really have to think twice about bringing another baby into the world who might end up in slaughter.
 

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 3:36 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Marlene Barrett (7)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 3:40 pm
signed and shared
 

. (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 5:43 pm
signed
 

Dawn M (141)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 7:14 pm
Signed and noted!
 

janet f (29)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 7:48 pm
This can't be allowed to happen.
 

Romila Lal (9)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 8:00 pm
signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 8:30 pm
noted and signed
 

Heather Davis (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 9:29 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Diane L (110)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 9:57 pm
If I thought this would work, I'd gladly sign it. Unfortunately, it's whistling in the wind. Far too many people who own horses would not pay the slightest bit of attention to such an "act" or rule and it would never become LAW. There are no laws against humans "breeding" and in my lifetime, probably never will be. This isn't Communist China. Those who shouldn't reproduce still spit out kids "willy nilly" and horses, like dogs and cats, are considered merely "property" to do with as one wishes. Many have no clue that their "property" should not "reproduce".
 

Diane L (110)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 10:01 pm
Think about this, people. Most municipalities require dog and cat licenses. That doesn't mean everyone living ther that has a dog or cat licenses their pets. Of course, IF the dog or cat ends up at a shelter, it might not be reunited with it's owner, or the owner pays a fine. With horses, what's the enforcement here? Is there going to be some "horse cop" coming onto everybody's property to check to see if they own a horse, is it a mare, and is she pregnant, or has she been "exposed", or what? Are they going to follow people from feed stores to see if they have horses that CAN reproduce............anything other than geldings?
 

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:10 pm
There are too many cats, dogs and horses in this world. Stop breeding and adopt and neuter and spay.
Do not let greed get the better of you.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:25 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Simone Duffin (1462)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 11:28 pm

Thank you Kat!
 

Virginia Esquer (10)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 1:56 am
signed the petition.Do we need to also neuter and spayed horses, so this way that won't be more horse slaughter, is the responsibility of the person that cares for the horse, but no, we always seem to get rid of the problem by having the animals suffer instead of looking for solutions.
 

Diane L (110)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 2:39 am
Virginia, it's normal to "geld" (render sterile) male colts that are not suitable, of high enough quality and are not purebred (hopefully only the highest quality purebreds will be bred) and it's unfortunate that some owners think just because they have a male horse that is "pretty" or a nice color, he should be reproducing. The color is one of the least likely things to pass on, with few exceptions. Gelding is not cheap, but it's something most of us who have horses should be prepared to pay for.

As far as fillies (females), spaying is not an option, usually. It's extremely expensive, requires hospitalization and could run thousands of dollars. It's usually reserved for highly bred mares which have serious issues. There are hormones available to address mares that just become unmanageable when "in heat", and most of us keep mares in their reproductive years away from any studs, but there again, there are those who think they have a "nice" mare who should have a foal..........after all, foals are always cute, right?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 3:04 am
Signed!
 

SANDRA R (145)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 3:50 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Kat.
 

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 5:02 am
This has taken a long time in coming, something has to be done and maybe this is the answer.
 

Pier Luca F (18)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 8:12 am
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 9:27 am
Signed.
A lot of breeders only care about making Money, and that is the sad part!
 

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 11:16 am
Signed.
 

Marianna Molnar (9)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 1:12 pm
signed
 

Cathy K (0)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 9:14 pm
signed
 

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday February 15, 2012, 10:09 pm
''SIGNED''
 

carol k (17)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 6:36 am
GREED BREEDS -GREED KILLS= man
I signed and noted
 

Lisa AWAY (204)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 7:54 am
dismiss
Thank you for signing "America: Start Controling Equine Breeders in the USA "
 

emilia boccagna (15)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 11:15 am
done
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 11:25 am
Signed
 

Liliana D (125)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 12:29 pm
done, thanks
 

Diane L (110)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 6:21 pm
I commented a few days ago about this, and now am still simply amazed at the members who actually think this is a feasible idea. Just HOW would such a program work? How would it be enforced, or even implemented? Do any of you have a clue how many people go out and buy a horse and don't even have a clue how to feed it or how much it costs to care for a horse? WHY do you think so many are sent to feedlots and to slaughter? Not a single one of those people would participate in such a program. Are you going to make it a LAW? There are laws on the books now about animal abuse, but people still over-breed dogs and cats, willy nilly, don't provide food, water or proper shelter, and sure don't license them. Are you going to suggest BIG BROTHER follow every customer from a feed store home to see if they have a horse and check their "paperwork" to see if they've gone thru such a course, and if not, write them up a citation? Think about this.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 17, 2012, 7:31 am
signed
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 9:22 pm
signed
 

Marcia Mueller (13)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:06 pm
Good deal. People seem to take leave of their senses especially when it comes to horses--maybe thinking they will get a big winner at the racetrack if they try often enough. The result is a lot of horses no one is taking care of, which means a trip to the slaughter house. This must be stopped.
 

Diane L (110)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 2:55 am
Yes, Marcia, OVER BREEDING should be stopped. Just how do you think this legislation will do that? How do you propose to enforce it? I've yet to read a single word addressing that part.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:33 pm
There must be laws protecting our animal cousins, the same as there are for humans.
 

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 9:41 am
Gladly signed! Thanks for posting!
 
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