Allegra, Spanish Barb Mustang at Wind Horse Foundation needs Donations for Pigeon Fever Infections

Allegra starting treatments at Loomis Basin Equine

Allegra, Spanish Barb Mustang at Wind Horse Foundation needs Donations for Pigeon Fever Infections.

Read this blog for updates on Allegra:  Allegra, Spanish Barb Mustang at Wind Horse Foundation needs Donations for Pigeon Fever Infections.

Wind Horse Foundation has 12 Spanish Barb Mustangs and 5 mustangs in the herd came down with Pigeon Fever. Wind Horse Foundation, 501c3 non-profit, is asking for some support to pay for veterinary bills as a result of this outbreak. Allegra is at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center and will stay there for 10 days. Collodial silver treatment has just started on Allegra and the other 4 horses back at the ranch.

ALLEGRA IS NOW AT THE LOOMIS BASIN EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER
PHONE 916.652.7645 TO MAKE A CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OVER PHONE.
TELL THEM IT IS FOR ANNE-MARIE PINTER’S HORSE: ALLEGRA.

or

Send a check to:
Wind Horse Foundation
6061 Summit Dr.
Garden Valley, CA 95633

Donations are tax deductible.

 

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36 HOURS TO HELL For The Horses ~Send your Email to the Committee

Breaking Investigation: Horses’ 36-Hour Journey to Slaughter Exposed

 
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Every year, tens of thousands of American horses are killed for their flesh. Worse still, they are forced to endure journeys of hundreds of miles in cramped trucks—often in extreme weather without food or a drop of water—before reaching slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. It is a cruel industry that has been hidden from sight—until now.

This spring, PETA investigators rode with and followed a transporter from a meat buyer’s property in Iowa to the Les Viandes de la Petite Nation Inc. slaughterhouse in Québec. U.S. law permits horses to be hauled for 28 hours and sometimes longer without being off-loaded. PETA’s investigator witnessed how the 33 horses aboard the transporter endured a 1,100-mile,36-hour journey in subfreezing conditions and were never given food, water, or a chance to unload.

This long, grueling ride is only a small part of the torment that many tired, injured horses endure. Panicked horses—including thoroughbreds, standardbreds, quarter horses, and draft horses—are crowded inside “kill pens” at livestock auctions across the country. At an auction in Iowa, horses waited for hours before they were corralled toward the auction ring, weighed, and finally sold. The heavy hydraulic gates used to separate the horses as they entered the auction area frequently slammed shut on their heads and necks—just one more ordeal in the long and traumatic journey to their deaths.

PETA investigators found ex-racehorse Royale With Speed, the grandson of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, packed inside a “kill pen” in Kalona, Iowa. By the time investigators saved him, Royale With Speed had been purchased by a meat buyer and was hours away from a harrowing ride to slaughter. He was severely exhausted and running a fever, and his lymph nodes were swollen and later burst with pus—yet he was still scheduled to be killed for human consumption. Following weeks of intensive care, Royale with Speed fully recovered. He was purchased by animal advocate and fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and then adopted by a PETA patron in New Mexico. He will lead a wonderful life.

Royale With Speed was saved from the slaughterhouse, where he would have faced a terrifying death. Undercover video footage taken inside the Québec facility revealed that at least 40 percent of the horses were still conscious after receiving a captive-bolt shot to the head. One horse suffered through an agonizing 11 shots before finally collapsing. In another instance, a worker was taped waving good-bye mockingly to a dying horse. In February, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency temporarily closed the slaughterhouse, but the plant resumed operations just days later and is now attempting to use rifles in place of captive-bolt guns, even though they have been shown to be a cruel and ineffective way to stun horses. Continue reading

Kaimanawa Wild Horses at Risk in New Zealand

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

Occupy for Animals

More than 170 Kaimanawa horses face the slaughter house if homes cannot be found for them until end of May!

Published 19 Apr 2012

More than 170 Kaimanawa horses face the slaughter house if homes cannot be found for them in the next month.

The slaughter is part of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) bi-annual culling of the breed, aimed at keeping the population below 300 to protect the fragile environment they inhabit.

Kaimanawa Heritage Horses spokesman Elder Jenks says put in good homes, many of the horses flourish.

“Once handled, Kaimanawa wild horses have exceptionally temperaments and are delightful ponies to interact with,” he says. “They’re flourishing in pony clubs around New Zealand as great all-rounders and are highly sought after as jumpers, eventers and games ponies.”

Mr Jenks says Kaimanawa horses were once seen as feral but the reputation of the breed is quickly improving.

“The horses are won by TLC, not by force,” he says.

“They are like a Labrador dog; give them a little love and they give you 10 times back.”

Mr Jenks owns nine Kaimanawa horses and is urging people to take on horses before the cull.

The breed was first reported in the central North Island’s Kaimanawa Ranges more than 130 years ago.

They gained protection by the Government in 1981 after their numbers shrunk to 174, but by 1997 the population had ballooned to 1700.

DOC now aims at maintaining a steady number of around 300 horses.

This year 479 horses have been counted in the area, meaning 179 need to be culled.

The excess horses have until the end of May to find a home.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to leave a comment on the page (source) if you can help.

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— with Annie MondKaren MayfieldLouise Du ToitStephanie DyerJudy LevyCatherine RitlawKylie ThomasMia Kate,Bob OortEd AbdoolPaola GhidottiSteve BestPriya TuliPaola Pecora,Shamalatha RaoMira Pantazopol IordanescuMithila NaiduYana Stevens and Laura Kett.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A WILD KAIMANAWA, PLEASE CONTACT Simone Frewin  Email Address:  simone@kaimanawaheritagehorses.org.


New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard Going Up In Canada. Please Chip In.

NEW ANTI HORSE SLAUGHTER Billboard Going Up in Canada ~ Please Chip In.
Angel Acres is very excited to announce they have an opportunity to put another Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard in Canada. This location gets 20,000 Plus in traffic each day. We have only 72 hours to raise enough to put up this board, so lets get busy!

Please Click on the Chip In link below:

http://theangelacres.chipin.com/anti-horse-slaughter-billboard-calgary-ca

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