As long as a politician or special interest group can make profit or gain power from an action or inaction, it will continue until the people take action to make it stop. Write, call, text your the politicians in Washington, DC, and within your home state if horses are being slaughtered or auctioned to the slaughter buyers there, and put pressure on them to make this barbaric slaughter or the very animal that allowed America to progress and grow. Our wild herds should be protected from slaughter as well. The U.S. government sanctions there being rounded up and sent to slaughter only because the Cattle Associations are demanding that they be removed from the very lands on which they have grazed and lived for 5 million years before the first colony was established in North America--so OUR public lands can be over grazed by their cattle herds. Our government gives leases to the petroleum companies so they can go onto OUR public lands to drill for oil and natural gas. All at the cost of the lives of an icon of OUR American Heritage--the wild horses and burros.
Nick Nehamas said:December 12, 2012 6:40 am PST
The shady trade in U.S. horses: how drugged-up American horsemeat winds up on European dinner plates
Jennifer Madden DVM said:January 21, 2012 6:44 pm PST
So many things, in so many ways, wrong with allowing the use of horses as meat animals in our nation. Although many people say, Well, they used to eat horses,âback in the dayâ, my grandma remembersâ¦Yes, they did. During the World Wars, meat was scarce. But many of our modern drugs had not yet been invented, and so it was safe to use that meat as a food source even though it was distressing to think about. That is no longer true. The commonly used medicines in companion horses can linger in them for years and sicken, even kill people and pets who may consume that meat.
As a reasonable end to life? No, never, no just reward for services rendered. Fear, suffering, days of confusion, thirst, hunger and pain, ending in terror and agony. We outlawed that for our enemies, how can we allow it for our friends? Euthanasia is Latin for âgood deathâ, be kind enough to choose that for that loyal soulâs last day.
As a comfort and removal of anxiety for our population as a whole, yes, let us choose that. Never let another senior, or child, or widow with children, lose yet another one dear to them and have no proof against the greatest fear that that one too, goes off to a horrific final day. Let us be able to honestly comfort the grieving with, Donât worry, they canât go to slaughter any more.
Please call your legislators and urge them to outlaw slaughter permanently in the USA.
Jim Spiri said:December 21, 2011 7:54 pm PST
Hi: Thanks for this! I heard a slaughterhouse had opened in USA recently...
Also, another thing's been bothering me for a long time- thoroughbred euthanasia. When Barbaro was put down everone acted like it was the horse's benefit (he 'wouldn't be happy'...). Then i found out that by law all thoroughbreds must mate without 'artificial means' - the elephant in the room! So it seems his 'owners' KILLED him the day they learned that they wouldn't be able to 'pimp him out' as the most expensive stud in history. Or am i wrong? Blessings, Jim
Linda Mingoia-Dyer said:December 12, 2011 10:48 pm PST
I am working with the EU to stop buying tainted horsemeat. LAST WEEK, I READ ON LINE THAT THE WASHINGTON LOBBIESTS PUSHED TO SELL EUROPE TAINTED HORSEMEAT. UNBELIEVABLE. NOT ABLE TO GET PRESIDENT OBAMA TO STOP IT, I INFORMED THE EU THAT THE US DOES NOT HAVE A DRUG RECORDING SYSTEM FOR HORSES, AS DOES EUROPE. ALSO, RACE HORSES HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED WITH BUTE ON BOARD. IF THE EUROPEANS STOP BUYING IT, THEN THE DEMAND WILL CEASE . I ASKED OBAMA TO SHUT THE SLAUGHTER HOUSES DOWN. TO SELL TAINTED HORSE MEAT TO EUROPE IS CRIMAL. THIS MAY BE THE KEY TO SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES FROM A CRUEL AND HORRIFYING DEATH. EQUALLY SAD ARE THE CHILDREN WHO GET APLASTIC ANEMIA FROM TAINTED HORSEMEAT.
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