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Stampedes and Rodeos = Animal Cruelty

Ted Jacob, Calgary Herald

Ted Jacob, Calgary Herald

It used to be said that horses had fun at a rodeo or a stampede, that this was what they would be doing when in the wild. But nowadays people should know better. Many animals are injured during these spectacles, some die painful deaths.

“Every summer, the issue of animals in the Stampede and other rodeos comes up. The horses that pull chuckwagons sometimes drop dead of heart attacks, are killed or injured, or have to be euthanized, due to collisions or other accidents.”

Please avoid any kind of summer attraction claiming animals were having fun, too. This barely ever is a true statement.

You can read more here:

http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/lakritz-cattle-horses-arent-here-to-entertain-us

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What´s for Dinner? Horse?

photo: HSUS

photo: HSUS

Is it worse to slaughter a horse than a pig or a cow? No, but awareness comes in all different forms, sizes, colors, and issues. If people start thinking about whether or not they want to have horses slaughtered, they hopefully will come up saying no. And this eventually could lead to less deaths of other animals. Stopping horse slaughter is definitely a great step in the right direction.

“Each year, more than 100,000 American horses are horrifically slaughtered for human consumption. Thankfully, just this week, bipartisan legislation known as The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This vital legislation would end the slaughter of American horses and stop the export of horses for slaughter abroad.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, star of “The Big Bang Theory,” has joined us in the fight against horse slaughter and is calling for an end to this cruel practice in a new PSA. Please take a moment to watch her PSA»

Then, call Rep. Barbara Comstock at (202) 225-5136 and urge immediate action to end horse slaughter. You can say, ´Please cosponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, H.R. 1942, which would keep horse slaughter plants shuttered in the U.S. and end the export of horses for human consumption.´”

Please read more here and sign the petition:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/horse_slaughter/

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Peeing for Pause´s Pains

photo: Vivian Grant Farrell

photo: Vivian Grant Farrell

At first, this does not sound so bad for the animals: the pharmaceutical industry uses the urine of pregnant horses to derive hormones aiding humans during the times of menopause. You might have this strangely funny picture in your mind of people running after horses trying to gather the urine while the horses romp happily over green meadows. But reality´s image is harsh:

“The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer makes about a $1 billion a year by abusing pregnant horses for their urine. Conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) is used in menopause and osteoporosis drugs for Pfizer, and if this sounds crazy, it is! As the founding President of The Horse Fund, an equine advocacy organization, I have followed this issue for years, and really need your help to get Pfizer to stop abusing horses. Please sign my petition for Pfizer to stop using horse urine to produce conjugated equine estrogen for its Premarin, Prempro, Duavee, and other products.

In this horrible industry, mares are repeatedly impregnated for an average of 12 years, and spend 6 months of their 11-month pregnancy confined to stalls so small they have difficulty turning around or lying down. Most of this time is spent standing up on cold concrete floors. They are permanently attached to cumbersome rubber urine collection bags hanging between their hind legs that chafe their flanks, cause infections and severely limit movement.”

Please sign the petition and share it:

https://www.change.org/p/pfizer-take-horse-urine-out-of-hormone-medication

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Good News: Wild Horses Spared for Now

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Thanks also to all of the people who spoke up for the horses there is good news to share:

“BREAKING NEWS: Advocates win — BLM Cancels Roundup Following Protect Mustangs’ and FOA’s Court Victory

Nevada’s beloved Pine Nut Herd from ‘The Misfits’ escapes horrible helicopter stampede

RENO, NV. (March 25, 2015)—After U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks’ Feb. 11 decision to grant Protect Mustangs’ and Friends of Animals’ (FoA) a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the proposed roundup of more than 300 wild horses on the 98,000 acre Nevada Pine Nut Herd Management Area (HMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today it has officially canceled the roundup. The famous herd from ‘The Misfits’ continues to live in freedom thanks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and justice in federal court.”

You can read more here:

http://protectmustangs.org/?p=8040

http://friendsofanimals.org/news/2015/march/blm-concedes-cancels-roundup-nevada’s-beloved-pine-nut-herd

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Petition Update: Help the Mustangs

Roundups started yesterday in Utah. Terrified animals try to flee. Then the animals are hauled off to inhumane places.

“More roundups are slated to begin starting with the Utah roundup on Monday July 28th. Later in August, the Checkerboard roundup in Wyoming will take more than a thousand wild horses off their native land. But where will the feds put them? The holding pens with no shelter are full. So where will they go?

Legally, according to the Burns Amendment of the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could kill them or sell them to slaughter for human consumption abroad. We can’t let that ever happen again.

In an effort to spread awareness for adoption, 17-year-old Irma Novak has designed the “I Love Ponies . . . Discover Mustangs” T-Shirt because many captive mustangs in the pens will only grow to be pony height and they deserve to find a home with someone who will love them.

The link to the T-Shirts is here: https://www.booster.com/loveponies They come in kids to adult sizes and are only $20 each. All the money raised will go to feed the 5 wild horses in the Outreach Program. If you don’t want a T-Shirt but want to make a donation you can send one via www.PayPal.com to Contact@ProtectMustangs.orgor by mail to Protect Mustangs, P.O. Box 5661, Berkeley, Ca. 94705. We are 100% volunteer national nonprofit based in California where hay prices are skyrocketing due to the drought.

Let’s hope that someday soon the BLM will listen to our proposals for shade, solar and shelter in the captive pens. As you know, donors and corporations have offered to pay for the humane improvements but the BLM refuses to accept the gifts. . . Instead, America’s captive wild horses suffer in triple digit heat waves in the high desert.”

 

Please read more here

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/7664310?tk=bLX2Vyh3y4-72miDaTccS2dJdZ3EUlra4s15bwCIuBY&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

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Petition: Wild Horses And Burros Are a Treasure to Protect

Photo: ProtectMustangs.org

Photo: ProtectMustangs.org

Not many countries in the world have the luxury of wild horses and burros living in them. This luxury needs to be protected just like any other values and treasures one owns or is surrounded by.

“It’s bad when the BLM holds captive mustangs with no shade or shelter but if we all don’t rally quickly to stop a misleading bill in Congress we could witness our cherished wild horses being sold to slaughter by the thousands instead of being captives in holding facilities.

You probably have witnessed what happens when the states “manage” wild horses. . . In the case of the 41 wild horses from Dry Creek, Wyoming, 37 were sold to the Canadian slaughterhouse! We are so grateful to have rescued 14 youngsters (8mo-2 yrs) who were all going to be butchered. . . (www.ProtectMustangs.org)

Below is an Associated Press article that is going viral this weekend while the National Association of Counties is meeting in New Orleans. The Utah Commissioners are trying to get a joint resolution backed which would put American wild horses at-risk of being killed and slaughtered. Of course the politicians don’t pitch it this way. No . . . they cover that part up and make their resolution and their legislation look like it has animal welfare in mind. You can see the bill on our websitewww.ProtectMustangs.org

 

You can learn more about the wild horses and burros here

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/53c39bbf51ce10b5fb0eb663?tk=ZOoOzOa_ri9ClRPseaem7VIjWF02EEEQlOHyTNk55bI&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

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