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

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

More News...

In for a wild ride
Columbia Missourian - Columbia,MO,USA
... Part-time horse trainer Chris Jamison works with a 1-year-old mustang during the Bureau of Land Management's wild

horse and burro adoption session ...


For the sake of wild horses
Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
... Since each wild horse herd typically doubles in size every five years, a key directive of the original Wild Horse and

Burro Act is that horses be gathered ...


Letter: Speak up for horses
Press & Sun-Bulletin - Binghamton,NY,USA
... in the protection of the thoroughbred and all of its equine relatives, famous and not so famous, by supporting the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.


Wild Horses Sold by US Agency Sent to Slaughter
National Geographic - Washington,D.C.,USA
... reduce the number of horses that BLM keeps in holding facilities and to reduce the agency's horse-care costs (see "US

Wild Horse Slaughter Legalization Draws ...



Nick Zito and Bo Derek Lead National Coalition's Efforts Urging ...
PR Newswire (press release) - USA
... Last year Congressman John Sweeney of New York introduced a bill to ban horse slaughter in America and to close the last

three slaughterhouses operating in the ...


1/2 page ad in the New York Times


Horse-slaughtering plants aren't good for cities


As stated by the Chronicle, there are three horse-slaughtering plants operating in the United States. At least two of them are polluting the communities that have the misfortune of being home to these operations.

Both Dallas Crown in the small Texas community of Kaufman and Cavel International in our very own city of DeKalb have consistently polluted and overtaxed their respective communities' sewer systems for quite some time... [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE...]


Durango, CO--May 9, 2005
Saving the mustang
By Dale Rodebaugh,Herald Staff Writer

Alicia James feeds carrots to Venus, 5, a newcomer to the family mustang sanctuary, on April 29 in La Posta Canyon. Venus and her mother, Athena, 11, not shown, came from a local horsewoman who could not keep them.

Blaze, 5, left, and Dakota, also 5, graze last month in a pasture that is part of a mustang sanctuary in La Posta Canyon, south of Durango.

A mother and daughter, both horse lovers since childhood, have turned 15 acres along the Animas River south of Durango into a haven for mustangs, the wild descendants of steeds brought to America by Spanish conquerors and later arrivals.

"We may not be able to do much, but we'll do what we can," Debra Gates said as she watched her daughter, Alicia James, work with six of the legendary horses in a corral on a bluff overlooking the river. Two other mustangs grazed in a pasture below. "They have to be gentled and get used to this as their new home before they can be turned out into the big field."

Gates is outraged over the slaughter of 41 mustangs since December. That happened after Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., slipped a change to the 34-year-old Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act into the 2005 Omnibus
Appropriations Bill...[READ ENTIRE ARTICLE...]


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