Archive for February, 2012


Very important reading for all those involved and dedicated to animal welfare.


Thank you to Sarah, Founder of Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform and Co-founder: Canadian Animal Welfare Coalition    for having emailed this to me.




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Discarded while still alive, found in a garbage bag….miracles do happen.

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   Now, if you were to look out your patio door, and saw this image…..would you panic?  Likely some of you would.  Especially when it is in mid evening and you don’t expect to see a pair of eyes glinting at you.

On this particular evening, Loki along with Sarg gifted me with their presence.  Both arrived together, and this picture was taken through the patio door of them on my deck.

Of course, time was needed to clothe myself warmly before I would spend time outside with them.  Sno-suit, boots, hat, gloves and of course a plate of food and a pocketful of treats is all a mandatory requirement on such an occasion.

  Having seen me get dressed, Loki waited patiently at the bottom of the steps of my deck..

  That beautiful face covered in frost from the cold night air.

Visits like this are welcome, so very much so.  Often I must go out to look for him in the evenings.  Calling his name and using our special whistle code that let’s him know it is me and that it is safe.  Loki continues to spook at the sound of unknown vehicles, headlights,  sounds and strangers to him.  Having him come to my property is the ideal situation, here he knows he is safe and will be undisturbed to enjoy his meals and our quiet time together.  Often times we will spend up to an hour together, no matter the frigid temperature or weather conditions.  He laying silently and close to me, speaking with his eyes and little throaty expressions or whimpers.


  Just as he is seen here on my property, Loki can sometimes be seen, lounging quietly in the driveways of some of my neighbors.  He watches passively the comings and goings of  passerbys, and often plays with neighbor dogs, seeking out their company.  I can never be sure which buddy of his will accompany him to my home.

This beautiful, gentle and unassuming boy remains a target of the Town’s By-Law Officer.  Thus far Loki has eluded capture.  His fate if captured is questionable.  I continue to wait for a response to a registered letter and signed deposition of many neighbors concerning Loki and his gentle disposition and how we all care for him,  that I know was received by the Town’s Senior Administrative Officer in November 2011;  and being witness to the numerous times the By-Law Officer will cruise past my home and up and down my street (often 3-4 times within a 15 minute period some days)….due diligence to keep Loki safe, fed and cared for is this writers ongoing priority.

This is our second winter together, and God willing we will get through it together.

Look into the eyes of a gentle spirit….

and feel Blessed.


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Catching up with emails is very difficult at best, especially when there are so many coming in relating to issues for the animals around the globe.


Thankfully updates are coming in almost daily.  Below please find the latest received.  Please take the time to go to the links provided.

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Read AWHPC’s letter to Bob Abbey protesting appointment of pro-slaughter cattlewoman to represent public interest on national advisory board: http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/news/wp-content/uploads/AWHPC-LETTER-RE-ADVISRY-BOARD-fin1.pdf




American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Please take a moment to speak up for wild Arizona burros and against a massive roundup, removal and castration plan. http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6931/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9485


American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign


The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving the American wild horse in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. Its grassroots efforts are supported by a coalition of over forty organizations.


Urge UBC President to end Animal Research at the University: Sample letters

February 8, 2012:  Our Compass


What are the ethical issues associated with animal welfare?





No Internet Lockdown

“Massive media conglomerates are lobbying the government to create shadowy legislation: an Internet lock-down, where Internet users are cut off for no good reason, where vast swaths of the Internet are removed or hidden from view, and where users are locked out of their own services.”



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Please share the information below and attend the hearing February 23, 2012 if possible.


February 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of California
501 I Street 
Courtroom #7, on the 14th Floor Judge Morrison England Jr.
Sacramento, California
website:  www.caed.uscourts.gov

This hearing is the final adjudication on all of our legal claims presented under the Wild Horse Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, including whether simply being over AML is enough to show that wild horses are excess, whether long-term holding is legal under the Act, and whether they needed to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, just to name a few.  If we win, we will be pushing to have the wild horses which were illegally captured returned to the range.  If we loose, we will immediately proceed to the Ninth Circuit, where the same panel of Judges who initially reviewed our appeal of preliminary injunction is waiting to give us a final ruling on the matter, where again, we will push to have the wild horses returned.


You can check for any updates regarding the hearing on the website, under Court Calendar (menu on left side of page) and then select Judge England, Jr., and pick the date 2/23/12.  Typically updates are posted starting the week before the hearing.




The Cloud Foundation

Action Alert: Arizona’s Burros Need Your Help


Equine Welfare Alliance

Dr. Ann Marini Makes Devastating Response to Slaughter Apologists in Letter to Peer Reviewed Journal

February 8, 2012


Wild and Free Weekly


Corolla Wild Horse Herd Expansion Bill Moves to Senate by:

 Pat Raia
February 07 2012, Article # 19568


American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign



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