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

Monday, April 25, 2005


(cross-posting from Wild Horse Preservation organization)
Multiple sources have confirmed that on Monday, April 18, six wild horses were slaughtered at the Cavel International facility in DeKalb, Ill. The horses, sold by the Bureau of Land Management pursuant to the Burns Amendment’s sale mandate on Friday, April 15th, had been purchased in Canon City, CO, for $50 each by Dustin Herbert of Oklahoma. Mr. Herbert, a former rodeo clown, had claimed that the horses would be used for a church youth program, and would not be sold for slaughter. But by Monday, less than 3 days after he purchased the animals, all six were slaughtered so that their meat could be shipped overseas to end up on foreign dinner tables.

This is a sad day for wild horses and confirms our worst fears regarding last November’s amendment to the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. Please contact your local and national media expressing your outrage over this latest development.

It is also critical that we keep up our efforts to pass remedial legislation: please urge your legislators to co-sponsor H.R. 297 and S. 576. Please also keep the pressure on Senator Conrad Burns (MT) – fax: 202.224.8594, who introduced the wild horse slaughter amendment, and Senator Harry Reid (NV) - fax: 202.224.7327, primary supporter of the Burns Amendment. They need to hear from their constituents as well as from concerned citizens from all states protesting this latest development. Please also express your outrage to Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior, Department of the Interior,1849 C Street, N.W., Washington DC 20240 - fax: 202.208.5048.

For more information on how to help, please visit
Wild Horse Preservation


Blogger M.T. Daffenberg said...

I happen to live in Dekalb, IL, precisely the town in which Cavel is located. I, too, am disgusted and alarmed at this business deal based on a lie. BTW, I was researching for my own article on this subject when I stumbled upon your blog--you were on the first Google page. Care if I link to you? Thanks for bringing more attention to this.

2:30 PM

Blogger Teresa said...

Please, YES, link to me and help get the word out. People ARE disgusted by horse slaughter and do not want it in our country. Thanks for anything you can do to get the word out. They keep it under wraps because they know they'll get the boot!

9:24 AM


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