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http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/chdc-reposts-proof-of-cfia-failure-phenylbutazone-positive-horse-sent-to-slaughter-and-through-the-food-chain/

As the world, and especially the horse world, watches as the horsemeat scandal unfolds in Europe and the U.K., the CHDC is reposting “Proof of CFIA Failure“, the story of Silky Shark, a Standardbred racehorse who was slaughtered and slipped through the system to dinner plates, when his carcass should have been condemned due to phenylbutazone contamination.

 

Canada’s Bloody Secret is that this country enables the mass brutality and inhumane treatment of both US and Canadian horses. Why, because it is a multimillion dollar industry, fueled by greed and a total disregard for life. The US banned their own equine slaughter plants many years ago, so Canada took up the opportunity to make money by importing tens of thousands of US horses destined for slaughter and horse meat exportation to Europe. Our own wild horses face the same total disregard and what few wild numbers are being exterminated because they have no protection and are considered feral vermin. Retired racehorses, competition horses are all now part of the growing horse meat industry.

With former Ontario PremierMcGuinty’s closure of Ontario racetracks that number of equine victims has increased, these horses contain toxic medicines administered during their racing and competitive careers that make the meat unfit for human consumption. The EU has already launched a full scale investigation into consumer fraud against companies within the EU that have failed to advise consumers that horse meat is often the prime ingredient in their products.


Regardless of the contaminants, horses continue to be exploited by any and all means possible at the hands of the greedy, self justified pro-slaughter advocates, who disregard the legal lands given to and what little protection there is for horses across the US and Canada.


Canada continues to bloody her hands and will continue to do so on this issue, just as she stains herself with the blood of murdered seals and by importing cat/dog fur products from China.


Until such time as Private Members Bills that are brought before the House of Commons demanding increased and strengthened Animal Protection Laws for this country no longer get defeated in their Second Reading (and there have been so many) nothing will change in this country. It is a total ongoing disgrace period!!! Shameful to a degree that cannot be described in words!!

 

ottawa-billboard    This is a Billboard in Ottawa, the Nations Capital.

It shows a stallion breaking his leg and it shows him running..heart wrenching. A foal also falls and a horse falls in the trap and gets trampled.. The BLM began the roundup of 200 wild horses in the Antelope and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) on Oct. 2, 2012. Two horses died as a result of the roundup on Day 1.   This video:

Silver King Roundup: Braveheart’s body is dragged onto the trailer

Uploaded by AWHPC1 on Oct 8, 2010

Loading the stallion’s body onto the truck as his mare looks on.

PVC Antelope Horses (newborn euthanized) 3-2-2011

Uploaded by LauraLeigh001 on Mar 2, 2011

3/2/2011 baby born from a mare run during the Antelope stampede Nevada at Palomino Valley BLM facility killed…. Baby never had a chance… our “protected” symbol of American spirit.

Triple B: Inhumane Treatment of Foals

Video provided by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC): BLM Inhumane Treatment of Foals During Wild Horse Roundups, August 2-4,
2011

Is it Bad Enough For You!!

 

 

 

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APPARENT AGENDA: MASS EXTERMINATION OF AMERICA’S WILD HORSES  AND BURROS

THE TOTAL ANHILIATION OF A HERITAGE SPECIES

METHOD OF OPERATION:

 BRUTAL MOTORIZED MASS ROUND UPS, CREATING ABSOLUTE PANIC WITHIN THE HERDS OF AMERICA’S WILD HORSES, RESULTING IN THE CRIPPLING INJURIES TO MARES, FOALS, AND THE COURAGEOUS STALLIONS DETERMINED TO PROTECT THEIR HERDS.

THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE DISTURBING TO SAY THE LEAST BYT THEY REVEAL THE REAL TRUTH!!

It shows a stallion breaking his leg and it shows him running..heart wrenching. A foal also falls and a horse falls in the trap and gets trampled..

The BLM began the roundup of 200 wild horses in the Antelope and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) on Oct. 2, 2012. Two horses died as a result of the roundup on Day 1.

http://youtu.be/ne3ppBnbr7g

 

SUCCESS RATE:  EXCCELLENT

Triple B: Inhumane Treatment of Foals

Video provided by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC): BLM Inhumane Treatment of Foals During Wild Horse Roundups, August 2-4,
2011

http://youtu.be/OoV9ak7HZLk

PVC Antelope Horses (newborn euthanized) 3-2-2011

http://youtu.be/pKEBH2IsJ1U

Uploaded by LauraLeigh001 on Mar 2, 2011

3/2/2011 baby born from a mare run during the Antelope stampede Nevada at Palomino Valley BLM facility killed…. Baby never had a chance… our “protected” symbol of American spirit.

Is it Bad Enough For You? Wild Horses

http://youtu.be/uvcd06Mywjc

Silver King Roundup: Braveheart’s body is dragged onto the trailer

http://youtu.be/QemGUkjLmg4

Uploaded by AWHPC1 on Oct 8, 2010

Loading the stallion’s body onto the truck as his mare looks on.

Animals’ Angels investigation at the horse sale in Kalona, Iowa

Uploaded by AnimalsAngelsUSA on Mar 11, 2009

This video shows the appaling conditions for slaughter horses at this large auction. Horses were beaten with wooden sticks and crushed by heavy metal gates.

http://youtu.be/fahQ_23zYZI

36 Hours to Hell

http://youtu.be/nHGVr0J8cVQ

HSUS Investigates Horse Slaughter Exports

Uploaded by hsus on Oct 4, 2007

The last equine slaugherhouse in the United States finally shut down, but American horses continue to go to slaughter across our southern and northern borders in record numbers.

PUBLIC OPINION:  SCATHING BY ALL EXCEPT FOR THOSE PRO-SLAUGHTER SUPPORTERS WHO CONTINUE TO SPEW OUT BIASED PROPAGANDA TO THE PEOPLES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.

BLM Blocks Press Access to Wild Horse Round Up

http://youtu.be/v_g-LZSQuPA

FACTS:

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT & US FOREST SERVICE:

“These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting& managing them. “

 

Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2008, organized by ISPMB

http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/renowned-wild-horse-expert-disputes-blms-flawed-math/

In 2008 Mr. Craig C. Downer a renowned Wild Horse Expert delivered his speech: https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/forever-wild-and-free-mr-craig-downers-full-unedited-speech-revealing-the-truth-about-the-blm-roundups-and-plight-of-u-s-wildhorses/

Excerpt:

“Though the horse family is endangered world wide, wild horses and burros on public land remain on the very bottom of the totem pole of priorities of both the Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service.  These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting& managing them.  These two “national heritage species,” have rights to live free that are covered by the unanimously passed Public Law 92-195 and that are supported by many millions of ordinary U.S. citizens as well as people worldwide.  For these and other sundry reasons, the extent of livestock grazing and the number of permittees involved both in the original Herd Areas and in reduced Herd Management Areas should be clearly spelled out to the public – but this is not currently the case!”

Here is a link to Craig's proposal. It is posted   on the Wild Horse 
and Burro page on below website above the previous   version he 
released in 2010.
http://equinewelfarealliance.org/uploads/Reserve_Design_Proposal_for_WH_B_2012.08.01.pdf

FACTS:

“The exclusion of wild horse and burro areas seems to be an intentional cover-up for the grossly unfair treatment that the wild horses and burros are receiving. “

Hundreds of thousands are fighting to Save America’s Wild Horses, unknown to each other, their voices are united for one GOAL, that being to end the brutal BLM roundups and the senseless annihiliation of wild horses and burros period.

“It is imperative to know the fabricated myths of range deterioration, starvation and the claim by some that wild horses are “feral” are fairy tales produced by special interests. Mustangs are native to North America, enough evidence is present.” See this report on BLM secrecy and tactics from George Knapp:
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/13194329/street-talk-commentary-the-blm-censoring-wild-horse-roundups
(watch the commentary video upper right corner).

Paul’s message to President Obama, March 2010, outside the American Embassy, London

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9m_qkB_14

QUOTE:

‘The fight to overcome injustice and cruelty must never be silent! Compassion is the vital link that makes life bearable when all else fails’

Maria Daines
2011

www.maria-daines.com

A commentary in response to comments made by US commissioner Tom Collins about how wild horse advocates must have been mistreated as kids was aired on KLAs.

http://www.8newsnow.com/

FACTS:  CANADA BLOODIES HER HANDS ENABLING BLM ROUND UPS TO CONTINUE!!!!

While the US closed their own equine slaughter houses years ago,  Canada continues to enable the massive and brutal round ups of American Wild Horses, by importing these terrified and injured animals into Canada.  After days of unending transport, without food, water and rest these exhausted magnificent horses find themselves in Canada’s Quebec and Alberta slaughterhouses.

Why?  So that Canada can export horse meat to countries outside of North America and derive yet more income for government coffers.

See Stats Canada chart showing number of American horses imported into this country for slaughter, the US banned this yrs ago and shut down their own slaughterhouses

Imports_Horses for slaughter

Source: Statistics Canada, CATS

2007 2008 2009 2010
Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity
Belgium

0

0

5,292

1

0

0

0

0

Indonesia

0

0

0

0

0

0

10,012

31

United States

11,490,082

32,452

13,652,214

42,318

16,575,871

52,405

15,205,457

53,803

Subtotal (included)

11,490,082

32,452

13,657,506

42,319

16,575,871

52,405

15,215,469

53,834

Country

11,490,082

32,452

13,657,506

42,319

16,575,871

52,405

15,215,469

53,834

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7:44:52 AM

2011 – February Total
Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity
Belgium

0

0

5,292

1

Indonesia

0

0

10,012

31

United States

2,418,401

8,465

59,342,025

189,443

Subtotal (included)

2,418,401

8,465

59,357,329

189,475

Country

2,418,401

8,465

59,357,329

189,475

 

Not included in the numbers shown above are racehorses, show jumpers, rodeo and all manner of horses deemed no longer of use to their respective owners, both in the US and Canada.

FACTS: CANADIAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT:

“MP introduces bill to ban horse meat for human consumption”

If this Private Members Bill is passed, it will go a very long way to help the Wild Horses being rounded up for slaughter by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

http://castlegarsource.com/news/mp-introduces-bill-ban-horse-meat-human-consumption-14189

MP introduces bill to ban horse meat for human consumption

by Alex Atamanenko MP on 06 Oct 2011

“New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko (BC southern Interior) has re-introduced a Private Members Bill that would effectively shut down the slaughtering of horses for human consumption in Canada. “

FACTS:  Tainted Horse meat Unfit for Human Consumption

Repost: from Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s Blog

Politically Incorrect – Alberta politicians and horse slaughterby canadianhorsedefencecoalition

Politically incorrect. 

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/politically-incorrect-alberta-politicians-and-horse-slaughter/

Excerpt:

“The law states that every horse that goes to slaughter MUST be accompanied with their original papers, to show their medical history & if they had been given drugs that are banned by the FDA & CFIA in animals intended for human consumption, yet this is impossible & rarely the case since so many horses have gone through multiple owners, are bought at auction & have even been stolen.”

“The most common drug that is given to horses, is Bute(Phenylbutazone) which is an analgesic (relieves pain) and anti-inflammatory medication, that is as common in horses, as aspirin is to people. The warning label reads; Health risks. Humans should not inhale or ingest Bute. Wash hands immediately after administering Bute. In humans, bone marrow, renal, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects are associated with use of Phenylbutazone.”
“Bute is a drug that is not only banned in animals intended for human consumption, but a drug that never leaves the system once it had been administered. Tests may say that the carcass is free of Bute, but the tests is not done on the part of the carcass where Bute can be found (in the Kidneys). Therefore, no amount of guaranteeing a horse that has ever had Bute given to them, will ever make their meat safe to eat. Racehorses are also commonly sent to slaughter plants & we know they are given Bute, as is the case with any privately owned horse.”
“There has never been & never will be any way possible to ensure that horses going to slaughter, for the purpose of human consumption, are free of drugs such as Bute, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets? That must be it, because there is not one benefit to horse slaughter, that isn’t monetary & that is only for those who benefit directly from the slaughter industry, which is only the people who are involved with horse slaughter (buyers, transporters, people in the plant, horse racing, PMU farms, Nurse mares, etc.) & the Government.
So I ask you, why is it not ok to allow consumers to eat tainted pork, beef, chicken, turkey or fish, but it is perfectly acceptable to allow consumers to eat tainted horse meat.”

“We need to force the Government to do the right thing, we must let them know that we will not allow our horses to be tortured, abused, maimed & killed in the most barbaric way, we will not tolerate them purposely poisoning people, just to make a buck. The time has come for them to get their heads out of their asses & smarten the hell up.

The Government needs to be held accountable for their irresponsible & selfish decisions & actions. The time for excuses, wool pulling, head in the sand & cover up’s are over. If they claim to not want to sell tainted beef, chicken, pork, etc, than they sure as hell shouldn’t be allowing tainted horse meat to be sold & exported”

If you have taken the time to read all of the above, the key words contained in the statement quoted are: “, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets?”

“Horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets”

Bloggers Comment:

Horse slaughter is an excellent way to ensure that the cattle industry can also continue to move into grazing lands  that were designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros,  without facing consequences.  Horse slaughter is also an excellent way for the continued destruction and exploitation  of natural habitat that was designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros by large and profitable enterprises in the oil and mineral industries, which of course, you can rightly believe, make hefty political donations as well as filling government coffers with their tax dollars.

Canada has already become an International Disgrace for it’s continued Seal Hunt.  The EU, European Union, banned Canadian Seal Products yet Canada goes on it’s merry way doesn’t it? and spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in its campaign to convince members of the EU to allow Canadian Seal Products into their countries and to find new customers outside the EU.

Canada continues to be an International Disgrace by enabling the massive BLM roundups for the slaughter of Wild Horses not only in the US but in Canada as well.

With Ontario’s Premier McGuinty’s closure of racetracks across Ontario, the estimated number of racehorses, 13,000 per CHDC, will likely be on the increase.  These horses, now deemed no longer profitable to their respective owners, injected with chemicals making them unfit for human consumption, will be brutally handled and slaughtered in Quebec plants that undercover investigations and videos have revealed to be houses of sheer suffering, pain and horror.

In addition the tainted meat produced from these horses will find its way to the dinner plates of unsuspecting families who will unknowingly  ingest chemicals which pose serious health risks to humans.

CONGRATULATIONS CANADA!!!

For your continued disregard!

For your continued enablement of the mass slaughter and extermination of a magnificent heritage species across the US and for the failure to protect the very few Wild Horses that still roam throughout Canada!

For your continued production and export of tainted horse meat products to the dinner plates of unsuspecting families!

Clearly obvious, now across Canada, the total disregard for population health safety can be seen, with the recent and unprecedented recall of  beef products produced in the XL Plant.  Contaminated with E.Coli this meat has proven to be deadly and the recall of the beef products has expanded in an alarming fashion.

While Agriculture Minister Rich has publically made the claim that we have more Meat and Plant Inspectors than ever before, his statement is ludicrous, given that P.M. Harper gutted the inspection process by firing so many inspectors across Canada.

Further, the failure to inspect and impose stricter regulations in the food processing plants and Factory Farms across Canada has resulted in the horrific and totally preventable deaths of thousands of Factor Farm animals in this country.  Once again the Canadian Government needs to be congratulated for inadequate and antiquated Federal Legislation, which protects an industry that continues to perpetuate the horrific treatment of these animals.

So, if anyone thinks that the Horse Slaughter Industry is being properly monitored and regulated here in Canada…THINK AGAIN!!!

Dirty little secret: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1032379–dirty-little-secret-canada-s-slaughter-industry-under-fire

Horse Slaughter in Canada!

http://youtu.be/_rHHUMMCtOw

Ever since the U.S banned horse slaughter for human consumption in 2006, the industry headed north to Canada.

This documentary by CBC exposes the gruesome methods used to put the horses down…

SIGN PETITION TO END HORSE SLAUGHTER IN CANADA!- http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/end-horse-slaughter-in-canada-now.html

HORRIFIC STATS ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS BURNED ALIVE IN JUST FOUR DAYS IN CANADA

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/horrific-stats-on-factory-farm-animals-burned-alive-in-just-four-days-in-canada/

EXCERPT FROM THE ANIMAL DEFENSE LEAGUE OF CANADA NEWSLETTER  BULLETIN #178  FALL/WINTER 2011

“FACTORY-FARM BARN FIRES FILL OVER 23,000 ANIMALS IN FOUR DAYS” From Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA), Vancouver, B.C., July 26, 2011

(Paraphrased):

‘Factory-barn fires are preventable – but they continue to occur because, in order to cut costs, they are highly automated with insufficient human maintenance and oversight.  This in spite of the fact that the toxic air from the waste of thousands of animals doesn’t only corrode the lungs of the confined animals – it also corrodes electrical wires and raises the likelihood of fire.  Furthermore, these animal death camps often lack either smoke sensors orsprinkler systems.  In this fire-trap situation, with many of the animals confined to metal gestation crates, concrete pens or battery cages, for animals to escape from the inferno is virtually impossible.”

STATISTICS:

QUEBEC:

Jan 7, 2011:   20,000 rabbits and 4,000 piglets burn alive

Jan 22,2011:  70 diary cows burn alive

Mar 5, 2011:   300 pigs burn alive

Mar 18, 2011:  125 beef cattle burn alive

ONTARIO:

Jan 24, 2011:   35 cattle burn alive

July 24, 2011:  650 pigs burn alive

July 25, 2011:  650 pigs burn alive

SASKATCHEWAN

Feb 26, 2011:  7,000 turkeys burn alive

MANITOBA

Mar 23, 2011:   16,000 chickens burn alive

May 21, 2011:   4,000 pigs burn alive

June 8, 2011:    12,000 chickens burn alive

July 22, 2011:  12,000 chickens burn alive

ALBERTA

Mar 31,2011:   2,000 pigs burn alive

June 8, 2011:   30,000 hens burn alive

July 24, 2011:   600 pigs burn alive

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Call me CRAZY, call me TOO SENSITIVE.  Call me AN ACTIVIST.  Call me AN ADVOCATE…..Call me ANGRY, FRUSTRATED, DISGUSTED, APPALLED, FED UP, DISCOURAGED!!!

Call me whatever you like, but NEVER call me APATHETIC.  Never call me COMPLACENT.

Every single day, 24 hours a day, in the news there is something about the horrors inflicted on animals somewhere.  In our towns, our cities, our neighborhoods and across the globe.  Every day, 24 hours a day there is something about the destruction of habitat, our fresh waterways, our ozone layer, our overall environment. Perfect example is the decision of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, despite the outcries of protest, to destroy the home of Lucky and Lily, the Lindsay Pond Beavers.  In response to the emails his offices received, a rather canned response was issued, I know I got the identical response others have received.

In the news every day, 24 hours a day, there are published accounts of man-kinds inhumanity against our own species.  Wars plague our planet, the fight for freedom and for democracy continues. Wars rage against   tyranny.  There are wars evolving around  religion, wars of politics, war for land, for resources, the subjugation of human rights and freedoms.  Wars are big business,  wars create jobs and make money for the politicians and the vast innumerable companies that manufacture arms of destruction.  Wars make humans disposable items, just as humans have made animals disposable, made our waterways, our lands disposable.

There are wars in our schools, wars in our neighborhoods, continued child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence is on the rise. Mutilators of animals turned mutilators of people.  Wars between drug lords, wars among street gangs, wars with our neighbors, wars in every single aspect of our lives.

The biggest war is our personal war to survive period., to pay our bills, to support and feed our families and to keep a roof over our heads, to cover medical costs and to just get through each day as best we can.

Unfortunately far too many do not, far too many just say to hell with it, suicides are on the rise, addictions are on the rise, mental illness is on the rise, murder/suicides are on the rise.  People are snapping, losing it, you see it every day in the newscasts.

Is it me or has all of mankind inhabiting this beautiful planet gone absolutely mad??

From the continuing Middle East crisis, that has not changed over the centuries, nor will it ever;  the Euro catastrophe;  the issues here at home and pretty much everywhere:  the rising cost of living, the rising unemployment, the rising interest rates, the famine and crop failures coupled with increasing droughts in some countries, the increased natural disasters across the globe, the negative health effects suffered by First Nations and others due to Canada’s dirty oil and planned expansion in Alberta…the millions of taxpayer dollars ill spent by our politicians in their continuing bid to ensure Canada’s sealing industry continues, the unwanted pipelines that pose risk to our environment, wildlife and communities are pushed through;  the continued Canadian importation of US horses for slaughter, the continued horrific slaughter of Canadian horses, the devastating cruelty in  Factory Farms and the horrific suffering of these animals in fires due to the lack of proper safeguards.   The violation of human rights here at home and around the globe.

Add to the above the lack of affordable housing, cuts to social programs, the lack of proper health care in Northern communities…increased taxes, hungry children across our land…and MOST of all the deaf ears of politicians to the voices of the people….MY GOD, where will it all end???

Here in Canada, Harper has gutted Environmental Protection despite the loud voices of protest across this country.    Revenue Canada is now charged with the responsibility to pull Charitable Status from any organization that speaks out against the policies of Harper’s Government.

Here in Canada, unless one is independently wealthy or has a substantial nest egg, Canadians are now being forced to retire at age 67 rather than at 65.  Is this a ploy to ensure that Canada Pension will remain in the coffers of government….that hopefully many of us will be dead before we are able to collect the benefits which we have paid into all of our working careers??

Would it not be nice if our politicians stopped wasting our tax dollars on propaganda campaigns hoping to lull us into a false sense of security as well as attempting to lift EU bans that are in place on Sealing products or attempts to convince countries outside of Canada to by dirty oil?  Or to fulfill personal agendas? Or to waste our money on all the fixings for the last G Summit held in Toronto?  Or to launch insulting campaigns against each other during the election process?  Count the many ways your tax dollars are wasted…can anyone count that high?

Wow, then there would be money for all our Pensions, all of our health care needs and social programs.

We would not have needed the “Black out. Speak Out” campaign!! that so many participated in across our country.

Oops, did I say that…am I provoking thought…oops again.

Throughout human history, we have an extremely dismal past.  If anything the centuries clearly show that despite our so-called technical advances, our medical miracles discovered, we have failed miserably as an overall species to live in harmony with each other and the world around us.

Everything we have ever come in contact with, including each other, our environment, our wildlife, every living organism on this planet, has been manipulated, controlled and destroyed due to a superiority complex infused with ego, greed and a self centered pathology.

My favorite phrase (put more politely) is that if one does not like what I have to say, does not wish to know the truth, then one can walk away.  Calling it as I see it, and voicing my personal opinion (as everyone has the right to do) often creates a great deal of controversy, at times negative, however it also provokes thought.

All of us are on the brink, that very fine thin line and unless there is extremely positive action to reverse the centuries of accumulated damage to human thinking, the human misconceptions and current way of life, society today across the globe will go the way of the Aztec, the Mayan, the Roman Empire, and the Egyptian Empire just to name a few.  All great civilizations in their own right, that by their own actions, produced their decline and extinction.

I am not a harbinger of doom…..I see the reality…I do not have my head stuck in the sand…I shout from the rooftops, I reach out, try to educate as best I can.

Each and every one of us, has within us an untapped strength and the ability to make positive change in any area and or issue that we now face on a global scale.  Each and every one of us has the Free Will to do so, to take a Positive Stand, to Reach Out, to Shout Loudly not only through our words but also our Actions.

What are you prepared to do?  Are you prepared to join those of us who continue to fight the good fight against unfair odds?  If so I applaud you, if so I am grateful to you!

My dearest mother and sole living relative asked me what I wanted for my coming birthday…my answer..to just once listen to the radio, or watch TV news broadcasts, or pick up a newspaper where there were very real Happy Stories instead of the continued barrage of doom and gloom.

Imagine a news broadcast that featured only good things?  Is that at all even possible?

Here is one bad story with what is hoped will be a happy ending for one severely injured cat.

‘Lucky’ cat gets life-saving treatment and TLC in Etobicoke

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/04/lucky-cat-gets-life-saving-treatment-and-tlc-in-etobicoke?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=recommend-button&utm_campaign=%27Lucky%27+cat+gets+life-saving+treatment+and+TLC+in+Etobicoke

Anyone wishing to help cover the high medical costs for “Lucky” can do so.  Donations may be sent to:

Long Branch Animal Clinic

3459 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto, Ontario  M8W 1N2 Vets names are Dr. Yvonne Worthy and Dr. K. Zimmerman……

telephone 416 251-6787   fax 416 251-0853 and www.longbranchanimalclinic.com

My rant is now done.  Thank you for taking the time to read and to comment.

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This Never Ending story is not a fairy tale!!!    What is to become of the thousands of Wild Horses across the U.S. that continue to rounded up and shipped in the most inhumane methods possible across US boarders to Canada and Mexico for even more horrific treatment in Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses???

Canadian Wild Horses also are being slaughtered as well.

Not just Wild Horses, but that retired race horse, that once beloved family horse and companion, that hard working competition horse that brought i n thousands of dollars, blue ribbons and trophies, those rodeo horses no longer considered useful.  Horses used to produce medicines like Premarin and the mares who are constantly bred to provide milk for the ‘winners’ while their foals are destroyed and never stood a chance.

Just released by the Equine Welfare Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2012

 http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=omaglqdab&v=001Uw9QefivccL1RSoTONCp8Ik3J4qJEdDJUUv_ZpTB-KjX0VLCIQpvRN0cQYUeGdhViAMGC7BkxZNI8eleESITn_p8hagFsQr3FeklpKmeRjfqYBOx6m8q02pa4QtRZVFpO7bVc14wDJ8d1gvwzi1A2WALnUu7bw_BJGpvCrK25l8YSJaTsCW_ocJ_vtHkCk9M6H76uxY_iJqp1szIi3HNieomu0pMMYkxtDtLVyNZw-3zJPL4XwUpwbeBMCxoh5LB

Excerpts:

Horse slaughter promoter alleges death threats to YMCA director

“Mountain Grove, MO (EWA) – A bizarre chain of events has followed the contentious meeting of the Mountain Grove City Council on March 6th concerning the Unified Equine proposal to build a horse slaughter plant near the town.” …………………….

“But during the meeting city residents became inflamed by a presentation given by attorney Cynthia MacPherson, cataloging the pollution and crime that Chevideco’s Dallas Crown facility had brought to the town of Kaufman Texas.” ………………….

“On her facebook page, Wallis explained this apparent snub by saying “We have not spoken to him directly, but it is my understanding that the YMCA director received death threats to his family, and to sponsors of his organization, We have heard directly from other community members that they have received threatening letters just for publicly expressing their support for the project.”

“EWA contacted the Missouri State Police, the Mountain Grove police department and the YMCA director, Chad Watson. State police captain Duane Isringhausen, told EWA’s John Holland that he had received no such reports. The Mountain Grove police said they had heard the report and investigated but that they could find no evidence of threats being made to anyone. YMCA director Chad Watson said he had received no threats and had moved the meeting when he learned of its subject. “This place is for the children”, said Watson.”…………….

PLEASE GO TO ABOVE LINK TO READ FULL REPORT

 EXCERPTS:

“The ploy of Wallis’ cleverly embellished selling strategy by adding the key word “humane” is an insult to all horse people. When will Americans wake up to this ruse ? Plenty of evidence exists: Horse slaughter was never and will never be humane.

“Sue Wallis is a one woman outfit with huge financial backers, no qualifications and no integrity. She does not tell the whole story and cleverly used Grandin’s name last year for her summit to maintain “credibility”. Now she is doing just that again. WHEN will the non-suspecting horse folks wake up ? “

Additional Reading

 

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/forever-wild-and-free-mr-craig-downers-full-unedited-speech-revealing-the-truth-about-the-blm-roundups-and-plight-of-u-s-wildhorses/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/never-ending-tragedy-of-americas-wild-horses-important-new-source-information/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/new-post-on-canadian-horse-defence-coalitions-blog/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/immediate-release-wild-for-life-foundation-wflf-study-reveals-disturbing-number-of-u-s-thoroughbreds-slaughtered-each-year/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/canada-bloodies-her-hands-as-usual-end-this-now/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/mp-introduces-bill-to-ban-horse-meat-for-human-consumption/

NEW PETITION FOR WILD HORSES:

Tell Interior Secretary to Dump Pro-Wild Horse Slaughter Appointee

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-interior-secretary-to-dump-pro-wild-horse-slaughter-appointee/

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Remembrance Day, November 11, 2011

Around the World on this Day, we honor  the fallen human heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our right to Freedom.  We honor those who have survived the unimaginable horrors of War, those men and women who continue to suffer the after effects of the severe trauma inflicted upon them, both physically, mentally and emotionally.  It is one day out of 365 when we  stop, put aside our own hectic schedules, to acknowledge our War Heroes, our War Dead and their families.  To these men and women around the world who continue even today, to make the sacrifices our many Nations call upon them to make in the name of our Freedom and Privileges , I thank you.

In my own moment of silence, I will remember my favorite uncle Dan who served under U.S. General Patton, and who was captured by the Germans on February 14th, his birthday.  His yearly visits to our home in Ottawa were a very real treat when I was a child, and it was he who started my wonderful collection of China horses.  I shall remember Uncle Densel whom I never really knew who served in WWI and WWII and Uncle Bud who also served in both wars.  A gentle man who bounced me on his knee as a child.

It is not my intent to insult any of my readers, nor the Fallen War Heroes, the War Survivors or their families, and it is my hope that I will not by publishing this post.  It is not my intent to belittle this very special day, it is my intent to provoke thought, and to enlighten.

Beyond the human component of the Fallen Soldiers and the Survivors, there are also those additional War Heroes that need to be remembered….those that too often, though they survived, were left behind.  Those whose names remain unknown, those that would have been long forgotten for their sacrifices had Tribute not been paid for their ultimate sacrifice as well.

I speak of the many Military horses, dogs and donkeys that played such a crucial role in supporting troops around the world.  I speak of the many animals that continue to be used by the Military even now, both overseas, at home and in the ongoing Military research facilities as live victims of experimental weapons.  One need only use the ever popular Internet to research the many Animal Heroes throughout human history.

War Memorials paying tribute to dogs who served during human war conflicts can be found at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York City; at the Maxwell  Air Force Base in Alabama;  March Field Air Museum in Riverside California and the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia; and a replica of the monument located in Guam  at the U.S. Marine Corps War Dog Cemetery can be found at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as well as elsewhere in the World.

Images of War Dog Memorials

http://www.google.ca/search?q=war+dog+memorials&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1920&bih=877&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=F2O9TsL3K8qTiQL645W7Aw&ved=0CGgQsAQ

Dogs of all breeds continue to serve humanity today.  From the highly trained military and police dogs, the K-9’s trained in Search and Rescue, trained to sniff out bombs and narcotics, trained to take that bullet for their handler…to those who are the eyes of the blind, who bring solace to the elderly, the ill, the handicapped and the physically and emotionally impaired.

Rudyard Kipling said : “His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.”

Animals In War Memorial

http://lifelongscotland.tripod.com/holyrood/id22.html

A Tribute to the Many Horses:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/21/war-horse-army-exhibition

A major monument designed for London.

http://www.animalsinwar.org.uk/

They served and suffered for us

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/3626468/They-served-and-suffered-for-us.html

An A to Z of Animals In War

http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/animals/

Memorials dedicated to animals in war

The Animals War Memorial Dispensary

http://www.rspca.org.uk/in-action/aboutus/heritage/animalsinwar/memorials

Animals in War Memorial

http://youtu.be/U-fiW6LRS_o

Nor can  we forget those specifically  bred for research such as Beagles bred and sold to laboratories around the world, or the un-adopted shelter animals sold to and held in laboratories subjected to continued experimentation, Live Terminal Surgeries, toxic chemicals, poisonous gasses all in the same of science, medicine and the weapons of war ……apparently for the betterment of humanity.

We do not hear as much about the sacrifices these animals make, the dogs, cats, chimps, monkeys, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, cattle…because they are behind closed doors and because the public in general does not want to know what goes into making a new line of cosmetics, household cleaner , drug therapy or any other such advancement to benefit mankind.

Nor can we forget the horrors inflicted upon Factory Farm animals that wind up on human dinner plates, those murdered for their fur to fulfill human ego and an exploitative means to generate income.  We cannot forget the Puppy Mills, the Battery Hens, the Kitten Mills, the Dog Fighting Rings.

We cannot forget The American Wild Horses and the brutal Bureau of Land Management Round-ups for slaughter, ensuring that land is available for the cattle industry; the mass slaughter of Alaskan Wolves, the wildlife taken by Trophy Hunters, and Outfitters;  the wildlife displaced and destroyed due to human expansion and exploitation of the environment.  We cannot forget the whales, dolphins, sharks and so many more, we cannot forget the many species such as the Carrier Pigeon or the countless others that became extinct due to human activities.  Somewhere I read that every so many seconds one species of animal becomes extinct  never to be seen again on Planet Earth.

Plain and simple..   We Cannot Be Allowed to Forget Any, be they the Military and Police Heroes of the Animal Kingdom  or those who continue to suffer each and every day around the world.  Each and every life is precious, each and every life is to be honored for their individual sacrifices.  Each and every one of these animals is a Hero in their own right.

Pact of Fire: A Lakota Legend

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