The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Friday, January 28, 2005

Letters from America...

Wild and free horses have a right to freedom, too...
"...Is their freedom actually hurting us? What right does Sen. Burns have to sneak in a rider to amend a federal law that has been in effect since 1971 to protect wild horses and burros on federal land? This rider allows the sale of wild horses that have not been fortunate enough to be adopted; many to slaughter houses. How fair is this?

I watched a movie last night, "In Pursuit of Honor." It was about the calvary in 1935. General MacArthur ordered the execution of 400 horses. One hundred of them were slaughtered by machine guns and gunfire. Finally, sickened by this, a lieutenant went against orders and fled with a few other men and the remaining 300 or so horses.

The journey continued over a very long and hard 2,000 miles before finally leading what remained of the horses to Canada. Instead of being court marshalled, they were pardoned by President Roosevelt.

Throughout time, we have fought for freedom. Please allow the beautiful, majestic horses their right to freedom."


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