Horse Slaughter Coming to a Neighborhood Near You? ~ Summit of the Live Horse

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BACKGROUND | NEWS9.COM

OKLAHOMA CITY

Animal advocates from across the U.S. met in Oklahoma City and on-line Tuesday to talk about horse meat.

Horse slaughter is legal in the U.S. again, but they want to stop horse slaughter from happening here in Oklahoma.

Currently, horses are not being slaughtered for meat in Oklahoma or any state, but they can be sold and shipped to other countries for slaughter and food.

The horse experts who met on Tuesday told News9 slaughter supporters are trying hard to get slaughter houses here in Oklahoma. Far too often, here in Oklahoma, we see horses in need of rescue sick, abandoned and abused.

Some say it wouldn’t be this way, if we had slaughter houses.

“That’s them trying to scare Americans into thinking we actually need horse slaughter plants,” Simone Netherlands said.

Simone Netherlands went online from Oklahoma City to show what anti-slaughter/anti-breeding groups say is really happening. She is the managing director for www.respect4horses.com, and wants to raise awareness and educate animal lovers and horse breeders.

“They leave the old, sick abused horses so it’s exactly the opposite of what they’re saying,” Simone Netherlands said.

It’s not hard to find horrific images online of over bred, unwanted horses sold, stacked and hauled to Mexico for slaughter, then sold to overseas markets in Asia and Europe.

“Never even thought of eating horses,” Rhona Grammer said.

Rhona Grammer thinks her neighbors are pro-slaughter and sees them selling a lot of healthy horses, so she came to learn more.

“I feel passionate about horses, I was raised in Ireland and had horses since I was a little girl,” Grammer said.

She can’t imagine anyone in Oklahoma would be for slaughter, but Netherlands says a small percentage think of horses as products.

“That’s not who we are as Americans, 80 percent are against horse slaughter,” Netherlands said. “If we open horse slaughter plants, why not just open dog and cat plants? Cause we’re doing it for this foreign industry.”

Opposers say there is another way. There’re plenty of horses that need good homes, and horse owners can pay to have their horses put down if they’re too sick or old. Or contact your lawmakers and tell them you don’t support horse slaughter.

CLICK HERE to see Video of Summit of The Live Horse.

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AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT. How Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Can Help the Horses.


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Do we really need to subject yet another animal species in the United States to the horrors of slaughtering, and potentially even the horribly abusive factory farming system of raising animals for human consumption, as if there aren’t already plenty of choices out there? It’s a simple case of money hungry government officials.

Please take a stand against the government officials who are allowing these gentle creatures to be slaughtered. Let’s be the voice for these creatures!

CLICK  HERE  to order Beautiful Pre-Addressed, Pre-written Note Cards to send to Our First Lady, Michelle Obama voicing our concerns regarding Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption in the United States, and asking for her to join us in supporting S1176/HR2966, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Another version of the Pre-Addressed,Pre-written Note Card for Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, may be seen  HERE.

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HORSE SLAUGHTER PROTEST at PEACE BRIDGE. Sign Up Now.


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There will be an anti-slaughter protest on behalf of the Horses,  at the Peace Bridge at Niagara Falls in Buffalo, New York on Saturday January 28, 2012, from 12 Noon to 3 P.M.

CLICK  HERE to Sign Up to Attend the Anti-Slaughter Protest on behalf of the Horses.

More Protestors are still needed on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge, which connects the United States and Canada.

URGENT: TWO DAYS TO SAVE THE LIFE Of A Wild Spanish Sulphur Mustang Mare, Headed to Slaughter.


Background | Mustang Freedom Foundation

Scared and at risk of slaughter this very wild Spanish Sulphur mare needs our help to get her safe!!! Please, please folks, donate even if it’s just a tiny amount, let’s get her safe today!!!!  Broker wants his money by the end of this weekend – that would be Sunday, February 5th.

She is at a Kill broker lot in Pennsylvania, but not at AC4H ~ she is broker owned. Bail will be paid directly to lot owner.

CLICK  HERE  to Donate at the ChipIn.  We have already raised 59% of the necessary funds to save this Beautiful Life.

Her broker fee is $450 and her transport is $350 to the training facility in VA.

Please do what you can to share this chip in to help her start her life over and be treated with respect and kindness.

Beautiful Sulphur Springs Mustang mare, 8 yrs old and totally untamed. Rounded up at 4 years old and left in a field for the past 4 years. BLM verified she is titled and was originally adopted in North Carolina.

We now have an offer from a private donor to pay for her tuition with a natural horsemanship trainer with mustang experience where she can learn to trust humans and receive basic gentling and ground manners training.!!!!

But FIRST we need to get her safe ♥ 

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STOP SLAUGHTERING HORSES – BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN, Support Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue


Photo Courtesy of Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

BillBoard Campaign | Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Summary

People cannot fix a problem they are not aware of. The Angel Acres anti horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign is spreading the word across the country that American horses are being shipped to Mexico and Canada to be brutally slaughtered for human consumption. With a neat, clean, factual companion website we are educating the public, changing minds about horse slaughter (it is NOT humane euthanasia) and saving lives.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

100,000 American horses are sent to Mexico and Canada to be brutally slaughtered each year for human consumption. Many of these horses are healthy, sound and have simply outgrown the reason for which they were bred. They could have new careers and second shot at life if horse slaughter were finally made illegal in the USA and our borders were closed to these foreign slaughter houses. Horse slaughter is NOT illegal in America and it is NOT humane euthanasia.

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Million Horse March ~ Chidren’s Letter Writing Campaign ~ Stop Horse Slaughter


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Parents and Teachers:  Please encourage your children and students to Join the Childrens Letter Writing Campaign to Save America’s Horses.  Every 5 Minutes an American Horse is killed for human consumption in other countries.

Over the years, Children and Horses have had a special connection.  That connection helps reach disabled children and adults, as well as at-risk children.

Schools, Church Groups, Scout Troops, and School Clubs can all participate in the Childrens Letter Writing Campaign to Save America’s Horses, which was started Courtesy of  Jo-Claire Corcoran of  Equine Welfare Alliance.  

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We Don’t Eat Our Horses

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Slaughter is not humane euthanasia. It is animal cruelty.   Horses’ instinctual flight response makes them ill-suited for stunning, so they often endure repeated blows and sometimes remain conscious during their dismemberment. The same stunning methods used at former U.S. plants would be used again.   U.S. government documents indicate there were cruelties at the former U.S. plants.   Part of responsible horse ownership is providing a humane end for a horse through euthanasia, not slaughter.

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