Stephanie M. Sellers, Horse Advocate
A great victory has inspired us advocates, advocates of endangered species, children, seniors, all imaginable types of advocates. We can make a difference. The Moran Amendment passed yesterday, 19 June 2012, in the US House to prevent funds from being allocated for horse slaughter inspections. http://moran.house.gov/press-release/moran-amendment-ban-horse-slaughter-passes-appropriations-committee
BUT we must take action NOW-
Advocates: Latest Instructions from James Moran’s Office Are As Follows:
June 21, 2012
Yes we did, a great first step, thanks for your help.
The Ag Approps bill is scheduled to be considered by the House next week, though we do not know the exact day or whether an amendment to remove the defund language will be offered by the other side. Without further info, the only thing to do right now would be to contact House Members and ask that they oppose any attempt to remove the horse slaughter defund language if it is offered.
ADVOCATES CALL TO ACTION
HERE IS THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE WE SHOULD SEND TO OUR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES: PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE MESSAGE BELOW BETWEEN THE TWO ROWS OF ***** AND FAX ALL WEEKEND… USE THE BELOW TALKING POINTS WHEN CALLING FRIDAY AND MONDAY.
The Agriculture Appropriations Bill is scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives the Week of June June 25, 2012. Please OPPOSE any attempt to remove James Moran’s Amendment to Prohibit Funding of USDA Inspections at Horse Slaughter Houses in the United States.
Please ONLY Vote YES on the Bill IF it INCLUDES James Moran’s Amendment to Prohibit Funding of USDA Inspections at Horse Slaughter Houses in the United States.
I do NOT want my TAX Dollars spent for Funding of USDA Inspections at Horse Slaughter Houses. It is OUTRAGEOUS that Special Interests will receive Subsidies on Horse Slaughter Plant and income tax breaks. I do NOT want a further financial burden added to our currently compromised Food Budget of the USDA.. The Devastation of towns and the burden on their local economy and local governments where Horse Sllaughter Plants are located will totally destroy their economy and surrounding ecosystems.
PLEASE ONLY SUPPORT A FEDERAL BUDGET THAT INCLUDES JAMES MORAN’S MOST RECENT AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT FUNDING OF USDA INSPECTIONS AT U.S. HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANTS
(Your Name and Address)
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America's horses helped build this great nation. Let's work together to save them from slaughter. This is the plan: First, cull all breeding incentives. This is upmost. Second, create a foal impact fee for all horse breeders. Third, remove horses from USDA.
These steps, along with proper legislation like SB 1176 and HR 2966, will gradually omit over-population and thus halt horse slaughter while making horses more valuable and redeeming their status as America's National Treasure.
There will be a large population of horses in need until a balance is created. Some will be absorbed back into the horse community. Some will not. And since government enabled this over population it should provide grants to vets for euthanasia and to cremators as some areas do not allow horse burial.
Culling breeding incentives and creating a foal impact fee will both save and create funds instead of straining our government with the 5m. it will have to fork out for USDA horse meat inspections.
It's only logical and fair to make breeders responsible and then horse over population will cease.
The Agriculture USDA committee recently pushed a move to keep horse meat open for inspection by removing language specifically placed to prevent horse slaughter in America. This push came from three Congressmen with long histories in DC and deep pockets from foreign countries with consumer demands for horse meat. Those three are Roy Blunt (R-MO), Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Herb Kohl (D-W). They each represent states which want to open horse slaughter plants as soon as possible and so do the American Veterinarian Medical Association, The Quarter Horse Association and The National Cattlemen's Association. These associations fund supporters of horse slaughter because they all profit. It's all about the money.
Consider this, July 2011, France issues 'urgent need' for imported horse meat inspections to CDC, Center of Disease Control. Nov. 2011, France's major supplier opens door. USDA regulations keeping horses from inspections for slaughter are removed. The three congressmen above each represent states that want to open horse slaughterhouses. Belgium owned most of America's former horse slaughterhouses. Supply and demand working to be met. Don't think for one second Europe won't come up with the 5m needed to fund USDA inspections and that there won't be some slick cat-daddy up there in DC looking for a way to wiggle it in so he can get his cut. This is a 65m business. The president's statement that they won't be opening horse slaughterhouses in the foreseeable future is nothing more than wiping the cud off a cow's chin. Foreseeable means no date is set. Who do they think they're addressing? Holy Cow! That crap'll be smeared all over his face when he leaves in disgrace. O promised us that when elected he would close the door on horse slaughter once and for all.
Read France's wake up call http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/7/10-1642_article.htm
Read Canada's Undercover report on Inhumane Slaughter Dec 5, 2011 http://www.marketwatch.com/story/undercover-investigation-inside-quebec-slaughterhouse-reveals-serious-food-safety-and-horse-welfare-concerns-2011-12-05
The Kings of Horse Breeding deem horses as commodities, not lives created by their arrogant greed. And our government helps them grow 'em. Horse over population is created by big daddy government enabling the elite, and backyard breeders, to utilize slaughter to get rid of their mythical surplus horses. It is mythical because the est. 125k horses that end up in auctions can be absorbed back into the horse community or found humane euthanasia when in poor health. Kill buyers purchase healthy horses. 10k Thoroughbreds are sent to slaughter each year, even 3.7 m. champs. And over 100k Quarter Horses are sent to slaughter. Many are from confirmation breeders. Some are from rodeo's bucking horse breeders. Another group that contributes to the horse slaughter cycle is the Premarian Draft Horses, drained of their urine for human female vanity and then disposed. Remove horses from USDA. And tell Belguim, the country which owned most American horse slaughter plants, to kiss your muck pile.
Horses are not slaughter animals. They are flight animals used in both elegant and endurance sports. That is why they are not raised for slaughter like cows. Present methods of horse slaughter violate The 1958 Humane Slaughter Act. That's why they are shipped to foreign countries. Horses' brains are so far back in their heads that the stunning method is rarely a one time shot. They are usually hit over and over and still, many regain consciousness within thirty seconds and are then hoisted by one leg, bled out and butchered. But this is just how they do it in Canada and how it was usually done in the US’s slaughterhouses. Puntilla knives are used to repeatedly stab the horse along the spine for disabling and then they are butchered fully conscious in Mexico. Phenylbutazone, routinely used in horses, is banned for use in all animals intended for human consumption because it causes serious and lethal idiosyncratic adverse effects in humans, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. In this lies the merit for a serious lawsuit against our government.
Dr. Temple Grandin, a livestock behavior and welfare specialist, was recently interviewed during a killing day at a 'humane horse slaughter facility' she designed. What a flop. Videos and vocals record the unsuccessful captive bolt, a stunning method, trying to render the equine unconscious. 40% of the horses were not rendered unconscious after the first, second or sometimes fifth attempt and many regained consciousness and were butchered fully conscious. Horses scream.
Our government needs to stop the cycle, now. And they have to listen to the people. Mail petitions today. A postal petition is equal to ten online signatures.
American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, SB 1176, is a bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
The House version of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is known as H.R. 2966. It aims to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
Currently HR 2966 is in the Energy and Agricultural Committee. It is moving. We must mail petitions today and 'monthly' to keep our voices for horses hot and ready 'should this come to the House floor'.
Legislation http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2966: Text on HR 2966. This is a must read.
Forbes' Vickery Eckhoff exposes racing industry. http://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/3/ FORBES article by Vickery Eckhoff. Explains how 3.7 million dollar trophy horses end up in slaughter, the simple facts of why horses are not slaughter animals and the racing industry's most dishonorable practices. Many comments on this article are also informative.
Present method of horse slaughter violates law. http://www.manesandtailsorganization.org/captive_bolt.htm
The Humane Slaughter Act of 1958
The Humane Slaughter Act ("HSA"), was first enacted in 1958, and amended in 1978 and 2002. HSA requires slaughterhouses to render livestock unconscious before they are killed. On May 13, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the "Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002" (Public Law 107-171), which includes a Resolution that the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 should be fully enforced to prevent the needless suffering of animals. It also calls upon the Secretary of Agriculture to track violations "and report the results and relevant trends annually to Congress." In January 2004 the General Accounting Office investigated violations of the ‘Humane Methods of Slaughter Act’ which amended the Federal Meat Inspection Act and extended the policy nationwide by requiring that all federally inspected slaughter establishments adopt humane handling and slaughter methods. The results of the GAO investigation can be found at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04247.pdf.
Our 112th Congress is more likely than ever to make this happen, during this economic crisis. We must send our petitions! Let's kick the door on horse slaughter closed, once and for all with this logical and economically sound plan. Mail and fax petitions today.
About the amending of USDA language: http://horsechannel.com/horse-news/2011/11/18/horse-slaughter.aspx Sly NE horse eater moves horses into slaughter! And one man's statement:
THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN: Nov 17, 2011 Issues: Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science & Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill. H.R. 2112 also included a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government until December 16, ...201:"... This legislation, while imperfect, is responsible in that it keeps the government up and running while the remaining appropriations bills await final consideration. While I ultimately supported this appropriations bill, I have serious objections with the conference committee's decision to remove House-approved language preventing horse slaughter, language that had been in the bill for the past five years and I authored this year. "I want to thank Agriculture Appropriations Ranking Member Sam Farr for his efforts to maintain the language during the conference process. While those dedicated to reinstating this inhumane practice succeeded today, we've far from seen the last word on this issue.
"I am committed to doing everything in my power to prevent the resumption of horse slaughter and will force Congress to debate this important policy in an open, democratic manner at every opportunity. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that Congress pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 2966) to permanently prohibit the slaughter of American horses."
*****USDA policies and IRS tax rulings enable wealthy elite breeders to utilize slaughter while given luxurious tax incentives. IT MUST STOP. Especially now when our Nation is in an economic crisis.
"If you want to stop the over-production of, and consequent "culling" or "harvesting" of horses by means of slaughter, you MUST address the INCENTIVES for breeders and investors to focus on production that uses a 3-5 year cycle." Read more at http://www.greenhorn-horse-facts.com/usda-policies-based-on-farm-bills-irs-rulings-on-federal-tax-codes-promote-horse-slaughter.html
House Moves to Protect American Horses Here and Abroad
Monday, September 19, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- As Congress heads into their busy fall season, Representatives Dan Burton (R-IN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with 55 bipartisan cosponsors have reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.* The bill, similar to the one approved by a strong bipartisan vote in the
House several years ago, would outlaw the slaughter of American horses here and - most urgently - would stop these horses from being exported for slaughter.
"I personally believe in the importance of treating all horses as humanely and respectfully as possible," said Rep. Burton. "That being said, I look forward to working with Rep. Schakowsky to end the cruelty, after decades of effort to stop these practices."
"The Animal Welfare Institute commends Reps. Burton, Schakowsky and their colleagues from both sides of the isle for their continued leadership and commitment to protecting America's horses," said Chris Heyde, the Institute's deputy director of government and legal affairs. "They realize the cruel slaughter of horses must stop. It is certainly not fiscally responsible or humane to resurrect slaughter in the U.S. Doing so would require new federal regulations and increased bureaucracy while spending millions of taxpayer dollars - all in an attempt to 'manage' rather than simply outlaw the abuses perpetuated by this industry."
Recently, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report assessing horse welfare since 2007 and the closure of the last three foreign-owned horse slaughter plants in the U.S. However, the GAO was not asked and did not consider the impact slaughter had on America's horses while plants were operating in the U.S., or the impact should slaughter be restored - both vital to understanding the welfare implications. In the end, one of two recommendations was to ban slaughter in the U.S. and the export of horses for the same purposes - what the Animal Welfare Institute has said for years and the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act would do. Our elected officials should follow GAO's recommendation that Congress "...consider instituting an explicit ban on the domestic slaughter of horses and exports of U.S. horses intended for slaughter in foreign countries."
"I am proud to join Rep. Burton in supporting this bill to put a stop to the cruel practice of shipping horses abroad for slaughter," said Rep. Schakowsky. "As a strong supporter of animal rights and a horse lover, I recognize the need to protect animals that aren't able to protect themselves. Protecting animals ought to be a bipartisan issue and this bill is a strong step in the right direction."
The Animal Welfare Institute is calling on all Americans to demand that Congress halt horse slaughter by passing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act immediately. For far too long, the few who profit from this cruel industry have been misleading Congress and the public, to the detriment of hundreds of thousands of horses. Since the Animal Welfare Institute began its national campaign to end horse slaughter in 2001, horse owners, veterinarians, agriculture organizations, equine rescues and the American public have all come together to help advocate for our horses. The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act represents a critically important opportunity to safeguard American horses. The choice is clear. Rather than sanction cruelty, Congress must provide American horses permanent sanctuary from the slaughterhouse.
*Bill numbers are not immediately assigned upon introduction. Once the bill number is available, AWI will post it to this release on our website.
Chris Heyde, AWI, (202) 446-2142
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But don't wait for the new bill. Tell your own State representatives to support Rep. Burton once he presents this to Congress. Act now. Copy the above letter and attach it to your personal note asking for justice once and for all for America's National Treasures - our horses.
Find Your Legislator Or call 800-828-0498
Notes to consider:
In 2007, horse slaughter was banned in three states.
Sale and consumption of horse meat is illegal in California and Illinois. In 2007 two horse meat abattoirs in Texas were ordered closed. Later that year, an abattoir in Illinois, reported to be the last horse meat abattoir in the U.S., was closed.
There is an effort in the United States to create a law, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, designed to stop the slaughter of horses for human consumption. On September 8, 2006, the House of Representatives passed a bill which, had it also passed the Senate and been signed by the President, would have made killing horses for human consumption an illegal practice in the United States.
Yet we ship them to slaughter in other countries where horrific deaths await them. It is all due to greed, ignorance and evil. It doesn't matter if it's a retired two-hundred thousand dollar Thoroughbred, one of America's 'protected' wild Mustangs, or one of the other 100,000 hapless equines in unfortunate circumstances. It is a disgrace.
But its disgrace is not enough of a deterrent for BLM, who has sacrified thousands of our Mustangs into the horrific death of slaughter, to stop. We, the people, must stop them. And we can. Our Representatives have to listen to us when we call or write. Do it. http://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/congressman-implicates-the-blm-in-the-slaughter-of-wild-horses/
http://blog.grassrootshorse.com/ 26 Feb 2011 Update
011/03/impeach-bob-abbey.html IMPEACH BOB ABBEY! Mail petition to impeach Abbey and petition from this site to make America safe for our horses.
Khalil Gibran wrote that people are a reflection of how they treat their children and animals. Horses are defined as companion animals in America. So why are we sending them to slaughter?
Many Americans are poor examples of responsible horse ownership. Americans have become a throw-away society. This indolent behavior erupts from over-indulgence. Teach the young equestrian that horses are a luxury. Give them jobs and take away their cell phones if they pitch a fit for their own show pony. Make youngsters learn responsibility. Horses are a lifetime commitment of twenty to sometimes thirty-eight years. On average, a horse costs $50,000 to maintain over its lifetime. We don't need a future generation of privilege-minded indolent equestrians adding to the problem of horse over-population, neglect and abuse. And the indolent horse breeders will learn the lesson of responsible horse ownership through fair taxing, should our 112th Congress declare. Our government must stop enabling the over breeding of horses or slaughter will never be banned.
http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/rep-wallis-is-perfect-embodiment-of-horse-slaughter/#comment-30641 Read about corruption in gov't.
Read about corrupt Rescue, Auctions and Crap.http://fuglyblog.com/?p=2598
Making horses valuable will evolve into stronger,serious laws to protect horses from abuse and neglect.
http://saveourwildhorses.webs.com/welfareranching.htm Read a bit on Corporate Cowboys in cahoots with the BLM. This is a big war.
Now, ride fast and hard down the money trail, and you'd better be packing. Arm yourself with knowledge and address your representatives!
Paul Revere didn't ride a cow when warning about the King's men. He rode one of the many horses who helped forge this great Nation. Yet the Kings, defined as all major horse breeders, including Mafia in Rodeo arenas and the racing underworld, send more horses to slaughter than any other group while manipulating America's debt with tax incentives and write-offs. Some of them even had the audacity to ask for assistance in bringing slaughterhouses back to take care of their surplus horses during January 2011's Summit of the Horse held in Las Vegas. The trail stops there at a big pile of expectation. The Kings actually expect the government to enable the slaughtering of America's horses. Probably because that's what the government has been doing, shamelessly. Isn't time we put some pride back in America?
Cattle now range on land intended for our American Heritage's pride and joy, our Mustangs, after the wise leaders of 1964 proclaimed the Wilderness Protection Act for its indigenous animals with no interference from man. Look out! The money trail leads back to large pay-offs for cattle to graze on our Mustangs' land. Send the cattle to slaughter.
All major horse breeders can buy more insurance. No more government enabling for the Kings!
Understand! Major horse breeders treat horses with crude brute business mentality. They send their surplus horses to slaughter at our expense at an absolutely alarming rate. This must change in order for over-population to cease.
http://wflendangeredstreamlive.org/savingamericashorses.html If you do not know about horses or slaughter listen to this radio interview.
We can do this, together, if we all address our 112th mighty Congress with the following petition!
Read AVMA's pages. Veterinarians support Owner Responsibility.
America's horse owners in unfortunate circumstances with horses that cannot be adopted out or rescued by organizations and whose owners cannot afford euthanization by a licensed veterinarian should hire a rifleman, familiar with horse science, to put them down. Read Euthanasia. A quick bullet is better than starving to death or the horrific haunt of slow death down slaughterhouse trail.
Be realistic. If there were enough rescue organizations to absorb the over population there would be no trucks hauling over 100,000 horses to foreign slaughterhouses. Government will not fund rescue. Period. Private citizens dedicate their lives to saving many, but they cannot all be saved. Over-population must be omitted. Read more online at Unwanted Horse Coalition.
Good intentions can't fight bad legislature. http://www.thenewsstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011102110305 Read this article, posted on 11 Feb 2011. Adopt one of our own Mustangs for $25. Over 220,000 adopted to 'approved homes' thus far. After one year the Mustang's title is signed over to the private owner. Some Mustangs are fortunate, some are not. Until horse slaughter is banned all horses are at risk.
Read When a Mustang Visits, Listen. It is on horse advocate's page under her short bio. It includes an equation to provoke personal reflection.
Finally, know that the solution is simple, not easy. The only way to change horse history is with REASON, MONEY AND MARCHES to mail petitions to Congress.
The prevention of Equine Cruelty Act;S.727/H.R.503, would make it illegal to export horses for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption. Bill did not pass. The petition on this page asks for its reintroduction.
Restoring Our American Mustang (R.O.A.M.) Act; Senate bill, S.1018 would give the last remaining wild horses some of their original 1971 protections back and ideally, would protect them from going to slaughter. Bill did not pass. This petition asks for its reintroduction.
You can help! Helping save America's horses from this horrific death will only take fifteen to thirty minutes of time and one stamp. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. Warning! Visit this site only if you’re strong enough to handle gruesome graphic details of actual horse slaughter. http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/ChambersofCarnage.html Mexico’s horse slaughter is even worse, using knives to stab repeatedly along the spine. http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/ChambersofCarnage.html
Read my article at The Voice of Moore County on Horse Slaughter for insight on slaughter. It covers telepathy and how it makes horse slaughter mentally horrific as well. It's like hiring a hit man to butcher a three year old child. http://voiceofmoorecounty.com/2011/01/12/horse-slaughter-%e2%80%93-a-passionate-appeal/
Treating all of America's horses as National Treasure would stiffen penalties and fines, make major horse breeders responsible with new tax laws, heighten value and redeem our pride. Read the petition below for details.
Together, we can change the world.
First, send this petition to each of your representatives, including our President and new Speaker of the House. Yes, it must be in the form of a postal letter, which is equal in significance to ten signatures on a single petition. Copy and paste the petition below. Print. Fill in the opening salutation with your representative(s). Find representatives.Find Your Legislator Or call 800-828-0498. Our President's and Speaker of the House's addresses are below. I have also listed NC's Representatives for local Horse Advocates. An accompanying cover letter is a good idea, letting your representatives know you are willing to help in this quest on in his/her behalf. Make it brief, polite and sincere.
Petition to Mail Members of Congress, Copy and Mail Today
Open Letter concerning passing American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act HR 2966, SB 1176, and to create Bill to cull all breeding incentives and to create a foal impact fee, and to remove horses from USDA.
And consider this plan to make breeders responsible so over population will cease: Remove horses from USDA list. Cull all breeding incentives and create a foal impact fee. These steps will stop horse over population. Problem solved. Deal with the large population of surplus horses until a balance is created with Grants to veterinarians for euthanasia and to cremators as some areas do not allow horse burial. The expense will be minimal and brief compared to funding horse slaughter houses and the negative impact on its communities.
Major horse breeders ‘play the sports of Kings’ and send more horses to slaughter than any other group. The Kings of horse breeding make fortunes while sending low performance, injured and confirmation defective horses for horrific deaths in slaughterhouses, then write off their loses. The Kings are financially able to buy more insurance. Do not enable the elite or backyard breeders with incentives and write-offs. Make all horse breeders responsible for the horses they create. A horse can live up to thirty years and costs hundreds of dollars a month to maintain.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
Send Your copy to President Obama at : The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. His website requests your email address. Comments,(202) 456-1111, Switchboard, (202) 456-1414. Send FAX! (202) 456-2461
Speaker of the House, Mr. John Boehner, 1011 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515. Phone (202) 225-6205. Send FAX! (202) 225-0704
Download list of members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce with phone and fax numbers.
Download list of members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation with phone and fax numbers.
Contacting Representatives and Senators of 110th Congress
Download phone and fax directory of the members Congress.
"If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."
-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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Stephanie M Sellers
Disturbing Southern Suspense
Equine enthusiast or not, reader quickly discovers intimate relationship between horse and human as one woman's story of overcoming unfolds, and so do the pages of the Underground Railroad.
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Excerpt from Black Purse
This book is for Cookie, my first, then Cher who I helped train and rode on the prairie at twelve, and for Blaze, my best friend who I could not save and to this day scorn his demise. Blaze was put on a trailer in his aged years and sold for dog food. It was my first realization of evil. It is the moment I learned to lie when the truth was unbearable. I wrote a poem about helping put Blaze down humanely and then allowed it to be published in the school literary review, but worst of all was lying to my childhood friend. So this book is also for that childhood friend and her Paints, Whiskey Joe and his pasture mates.
This book is also for Sugarbabe who won first place in N.C. State’s Tennessee Walking Horse confirmation show and every soul she encountered with her pleasing personality, for Class who is my steady bulldozer, and Rebel who I saved from peril, buying him from an illegal immigrant riding alongside the highway in one hundred degrees for what would have been a six hour ride to hell. Rebel was heaving, his nostril dripping blood and two hundred pounds underweight with no shoes. Rebel has confirmed my belief that you can judge a person by his horsemanship. May God have mercy on the BLM, America’s excuse for ‘caretakers’ of our Nation’s iconic wild Mustangs.
This book is a work of fiction, but its storyline is not.
Therefore, Black Purse is dedicated to the liberal media which has relentlessly worked to condition the twentieth century into accepting abnormal illicit behaviors and pretentious standards, and the media’s countless victims, much like the eighteen hundred’s war with slavery, simply because the only way to change something is to bring it into the light.
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NC Senator Mr. Richard Burr, Republican, 217 Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC, 20510. Phone (202)224-3154. Send FAX! (202) 228-2981
NC Senator Ms. Kay Hagan, 521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510. Phone (202) 224-6342. Send FAX! (202) 228-2563.
Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-1), 2305 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, (R-2), 1533 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Walter Jones, (R-3), 2333 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman David Price, (D-4), 2162 Rayburn Building, Washington, DC 20515
Congresswoman Virginia Fox, (R-5), 1230 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Howard Coble, (R-6), 2188 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515-3306
Congressman Mike McIntyre, (D-7), 2133 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Larry Kissell, (D-8), 1632 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congresswoman Sue Myrick, (R-9), 230 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Patrick McHenry, (R-10), 224 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Heath Shuler (D-11), 229 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Melvin Watt, (D-12), 2304 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515-3312
Congressman Brad Miller, (D-13), 1127 Longworth Bldg, Washington, DC 20515
1 Letter equals 10 signatures in strength of a group petition. Mail all of your Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President. Help someone else. Then start on another state.
Together, we can change the world.
by: Edited Press Release
January 19 2011, Article # 17564
The 112th Congress of the United States convened in early January and will face many of the same issues left over from the last Congress. But they might remain on the table as this Congress' emphasis will be on cutting government programs and spending, reducing the deficit and debt, and spurring job growth. The House of Representatives has shifted to Republican control, while the Democrats still control the Senate, but with a smaller majority. More than 100 new members have taken their seats in the House and Senate--nearly a 20% turnover.
"Issues important to the horse industry will be on the table," noted Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council (AHC), which represents the horse industry in Washington. "Comprehensive immigration reform, internet wagering, tax reform, animal welfare, trails legislation, equine health, and the farm bill are important to the equine community. Overriding all debate, however, is how existing programs can be paid for and whether new programs can be initiated in a Congress that will be focused on reducing spending and the size of government."
Under new House rules any federal program, whether existing or new, involving spending increases must be offset by cuts of an equal amount in another program. The program cannot be funded by tax increases.
"Congress will be looking for ways to raise much-needed revenue. The horse industry must be vigilant to ensure that such revenue is not raised unfairly at its expense," Hickey said.
"Like most industries, the horse industry's legislative concerns don't break along partisan lines," Hickey added. "The industry must work on a bi-partisan basis with Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. The AHC and the horse industry have been working with Congress for four decades. This is a new Congress with more than 100 new members."
Hickey reports that the AHC's Congressional Cavalry has been called upon "to welcome both the new and returning Members of Congress and to explain the importance of the horse industry to the nation's agricultural, economic, sporting and recreational life.
"The horse industry has a $112 billion affect on the economy and supports 1.5 million jobs," Hickey concluded. "Every state has a horse industry. Forty-five states have more than 20,000 horses. The equine community must continue to ensure that the 112th Congress recognizes that."
Please, send your petition(s), make phone calls and inform others.
LIST OF CURRENT BILLS CONCERNING HORSES
South Dakota Pro Slaughter (Authorizes 100,000 dollars to be spent on a study to see if South Dakota is a good place to put up a Horse Slaughter Factory)
HOUSE BILL NO. 1072
South Dakota Pro Slaughter (After the study, this bill is to amend the law and provide possible funding to make a Horse Processing Plant.)
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1001
House Bill No. 281
To amend the law to give animal abusers harsher punishments
Senate Bill 262 (Overhaul on Equine Registry)
Virginia (This bill will allow for an appointment for someone to investigate animal cruelty)
House Bill 1143
Nebraska Pro Slaughter
L.B. 306 (This bill will make it a crime for horse advocates to refuse any horse)
Nebraska Pro Pro Pro Pro Slaughter
L.B. 305 (The return of commercial Horse Slaughter)
H.B. 1541 and S.B.1026
Weakens the requirements for farm animals.
H.R. 3907/S.B. 1834 (To ammend the Animal Safety Act to prohibit the sale of animals to medical research facilities by Class B [those who breed or steal animals specifically for the sale to researchers ])
H.R. 503: Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009
H.R. 6598:Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008
S. 727 [111th]: Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009
H.R. 305 [111th]: Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2009
S. 1579 [111th]: Restore Our American Mustangs
H.R. 1018 [111th]: Restore Our American Mustangs Act
S. 1076 [111th]: Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2009
H.R. 2480 [111th]: Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010