October 4, 2013 § 3 Comments
Disgustingly some people apparently take pleasure in this sort of thing…
This post will be short, because I am BEYOND disgusted at this. I watched the first few minutes, then skipped ahead to about the five minute mark but hit pause rather quickly. This video is TWENTY MINUTES LONG. I just could NOT watch. Yes, this comes from someone who has watched countless videos of horses being slaughtered alive. I MADE myself watch those. Maybe I’ve just seen too much. Maybe I’m getting old. I don’t know. But I just couldn’t watch this defenseless puppy slowly die a horrid death. What’s the difference between the innocent horse being slaughtered and this puppy slowly dying from being stomped on? Nothing really. I guess at least a horse is big and can fight back to some degree… not that it saves them ultimately. No, there is no real difference. Except this poor puppy… so small, so defenseless, crying out so desperately… I don’t know. It just killed me.
I couldn’t watch.
I stopped the video. It was literally breaking my heart.
Please, do not watch the video.
Actually, I’ve just decided… I will not post the video. It’s out there. Just Google “three girls stepping on a puppy” and you’ll find a multitude of images and links. If, one day, the video is unavailable but someone needs it to prove who was in it, I’ll send it to the authorities upon request.
I will, however, post an unaltered photo of the three girls.
You see, what disgusts me ALMOST more than the video itself, are the so-called “news” pages blurring out the faces of the perpetrators!! Are you fucking KIDDING me???????????
Really, they post photos of child molesters online. What the fuck is the DIFFERENCE??? Because the girls look young? I don’t give a SHIT how old they are. Here they are, in all their glory.
Please, I BEG someone finds the original poster, and thereby these girls, and reports them.
Again, if I can be of any assistance, please email me through this blog.
May 30, 2013 § 2 Comments
(DOGS) The Labradoodle, a mix between a labrador and a standard poodle, was originally bred for a woman who needed a non-allergenic guide dog.
Now, the man responsible for the breed’s creation says he regrets creating a new breed – and all of the problems that came along with it. – Global Animal
Sydney Morning Herald
If Wally Conron had known what was going to become of the labradoodle, he wouldn’t have bred the dog in the first place. It was 22 years ago and Conron, now 81, was working as the breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia when his boss set him a tough task. A blind woman from Hawaii had written asking if they could provide a guide dog that would not shed hair, because her husband was allergic to it. ”I said, ‘Oh yes, this will be a piece of cake. The standard poodle is a working dog, it doesn’t shed hair, it’ll be great.’ I tried 33 in the course of three years and they all failed. They just didn’t make a guide dog.”
Conron decided there was one possibility left: take his best labrador bitch and mate it with a standard poodle. They created three cross-breed puppies that needed to be boarded out to be trained and socialised but nobody would take them; everyone wanted a pure-bred. And that’s when Conron came up with the name labradoodle. ”I went to our PR team and said, ‘Go to the press and tell them we’ve invented a new dog, the labradoodle.’ It was a gimmick and it went worldwide. No one wanted a cross-breed but the following day we had hundreds of calls from people wanting these master dogs.”
The labradoodle proved to be a brilliant dog for the blind and the woman in Hawaii was happy. So what was the problem?
It’s how the dog has been used and abused and sold under false pretences, Conron says. ”When the pups were five months old, we sent clippings and saliva to Hawaii to be tested with this woman’s husband. Of the three pups, he was not allergic to one of them. In the next litter I had, there were 10 pups but only three had non-allergenic coats. Now, people are breeding these dogs and selling them as non-allergenic and they’re not even testing them.
”All these backyard breeders have jumped on the bandwagon and they’re crossing any kind of dog with a poodle. They’re selling them for more than a pure-bred is worth and they’re not going into the backgrounds of the parents of the dogs. There are so many poodle crosses having fits, problems with their eyes, hips and elbows; a lot have epilepsy. There are a few ethical breeders but very, very few.”
Conron says that despite the fact the dogs have helped so many blind people, he regrets creating the first cross-breed. ”I released a Frankenstein. … People say ‘aren’t you proud of yourself?’ and I say, ‘not in the slightest. I’ve done so much harm to pure breeding.”’
May 10, 2013 § 2 Comments
A case went through the court in Perth Ontario today.
The case had to do with a landowner who shot a neighbours dog.
This is the rundown…
The landowner has several horses staying at their property for two months. So the horses are new to the area, and the neighbours two dogs ran over to see the horses. In the first incident on June 6, 2012 the dogs were playing in the field, not bothering the horses at all – this according to the landowner. Then, on June 9th, the landowners were out fencing and saw the dogs again. When they attempted to run the dogs off, the dogs then went towards the horses. According to the landowners, the dogs were barking and started “nipping at the horses heels”. At that point they fired a gun into the ground and scared the dogs off.
The landowner followed the dogs home and confronted the neighbour on that day. The landowner told the neighbour that if the dogs came back on the property around the horses, the dogs would be shot. The landowner waved a handful of bullets at the neighbour.
A few days later (June 18th to be precise), when the neighbour stepped in their house to retrieve something, the two large young dogs took off. They ran back to the landowners land, and were again playing with the horses. By the landowners own account, the dogs were not actually chasing or attacking the horses – but they seemed more playful. The horses were milling about a bit more because of the dogs, and some were jogging around.
The landowner, who was alone on this particular day (read: no independent witnesses – or even familial witnesses) went directly to the house and retrieved a gun. When the landowner walked back out towards where the dogs were, one dog ran off, and the other came running up towards the landowner in a friendly and playful manner. The landowner aimed the gun at the dog. The dog started running away from the landowner (coincidentally in the direction of the horses). The landowner shot the dog. Dead. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 25, 2013 § 29 Comments
Yep. I’m late to the game. BUT, I’ve been watching this story unfold via Facebook and other media outlets… and there’s something that I’d like to do.
I’d like to have the complete, unedited, version here for prosperity.
Please don’t watch this video if it’ll make you cry, stay up at night, or any such thing. Following is the complete, unedited (no grayed out boxes covering things, no bleeps to censor the curse words), graphic video. Also, do not watch this video if you are underage.
Please DO watch this video if it will make you angry (only) and want to stand up and do something about this asshole and horse slaughter activists everywhere.
I’m posting it here because it will be difficult to find, in its entirety soon enough.
All the pro-slaughter activists like to call us “Animal Activists” like it’s a bad label, a dirty word. They like to make it out like we’re a bunch of asshats who don’t know our ass from a hole in the ground. They like to all use the same straw-man arguments to try and make us look bad (which is why I wrote Copy and Paste Comments among other things on my page of Horse Slaughter articles) and deride us and do everything in their power to make us look like terrorists. Oh, right, they CALL us terrorists!
March 13, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Danger on Europe’s Dinner Plate
By WAYNE PACELLE
Published: March 11, 2013
THE discovery of horse meat in products labeled as beef in the European Union has raised serious questions, not just about food labeling, but also about food safety and the working of the somewhat opaque, global horse meat industry.
While the authorities in Brussels and various E.U. member states continue their investigations related to the scandal, there are questions unrelated to accurate labeling that must now be asked of industry and government regulators.
The European Union has strict rules on what meat products should be allowed into its home markets. In the case of horse meat imports, it’s apparent that these products are held to a different standard — a porous and permissive standard — compared with other meat products destined for dinner plates and supermarket shelves.
For example, the E.U. forbids imports of American chicken because the carcasses are bathed in chlorine. The authorities also ban pork imports because American producers treat the animals with ractopamine, a feed additive to promote leanness. And as a general matter, it is forbidden to use certain veterinary medicines on any animals used for human consumption.
Despite these important food safety policies and standards, every year tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of animals are routinely given prohibited substances; racehorses, show horses and carriage horses regularly end up as meat intended for human consumption imported into the E.U.
Plants in Canada and Mexico slaughter horses from their own country, but the majority of the horses they kill come from the United States. Horse meat from these plants eventually makes its way to France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Contaminated horse meat imports from these North American countries can end up anywhere in Europe for further processing. In July 2012, residues of the drugs phenylbutazone (an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and fever in animals) and clenbuterol (a drug that promotes leaner meat but that is banned in the United States and the E.U.) were found in a consignment of horse meat imported to Belgium from Canada.
European beef eaters are rightly appalled that they bought beef, but got horse meat instead. They should be even more concerned that some of that horse meat may also be contaminated and unfit for consumption.
There is no record-keeping mechanism for tracking the administration of drugs to racehorses. E.U. regulations stipulate that only meat from horses with a known medicinal treatment history (an equine passport) can be slaughtered for export to the E.U. But no North American horses have these passports. Yet last year approximately 160,000 American horses were transported to Canada and Mexico for slaughter, with the meat going primarily to the E.U. and Japan.
More testing and analysis would help, but it is insufficient. Animals coming off of U.S. racetracks and out of pastures are injected with prohibited substances on a routine basis, and that alone makes this type of meat unsuitable for import. These animals were never bred or raised for the table, but for other purposes, and they should be disqualified from the meat trade. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 10, 2013 § 6 Comments
Damnit. And right in my backyard.
The Calgary Herald wrote what can only be termed an advertorial on horse meat. And then of course wouldn’t allow anyone to comment on it, like they do their other stories. Sad really. I hate it when mainstream media write what are basically opinion pieces that are thinly veiled advertisements for the pro-slaughter activists.
Link: Calgary Herald
The writer is Robert Frankel, who sadly has the same name as a Hall of Fame racehorse trainer. What are the odds?
Here’s the article in full, with my comments to each point as per usual.
What horse meat scandal? Toronto deli owner doesn’t eat any other kind of meat
First off, I take extreme offense to the title!!! I’m shocked actually. WHAT SCANDAL? How about the scandal that people took the time to read labels and were not eating what they thought!?!? How absolutely ignorant of you to title your article like this. People should be outraged at you for this very asinine title alone. How about you go and pick up some food for your kids or grandkids, and feed them something unknowingly? Fuck.
TORONTO – Horse meat found lurking in beef products in Europe has some meat eaters worried about what’s on their dinner plate, but not Filomena Lorusso — she knows it’s all horse, of course.
Yeah, she knows because she put it there. She made a choice. Unlike the folks in Europe who didn’t have a choice? What about them? Your ignorant tongue-in-cheek intro to this article (not to mention the title) takes a very serious issue and turns it into a joke. Shame on you!
Lorusso, the owner of Toronto deli Cavallino Carne Equina and Groceries, feels so strongly about horse meat, it’s not just the only type of meat she sells, it’s the only kind of meat she eats.
“We do not serve beef, I do not eat beef,” she says. “I eat only horse meat.”
Ah. How nice of you to have a choice.
Lorusso’s customers are mainly of French, Italian and Russian backgrounds, she says, but she has seen all types of people purchase horse meat.
“Any way you eat beef, we eat horse,” she says. “Sandwiches? Yes. Barbecue? Yes. Every way.”
Shamez Amlani, owner of La Palette on Queen Street in Toronto, says horse meat is not as popular here as it is in France, where he lived for several years, but it is delicious.
“It tastes like beef — a little sweeter, and more tender,” he says. “Don’t cook it beyond medium rare.”
La Palette serves horse tenderloin in two ways on their menu. Both options are $35, the most expensive entrees on the menu (along with the bouillabaisse) but Amlani says their horse meat is flavourful, lean, and definitely popular.
Please note here folks, it’s not going to feed the poor and hungry… so keep that in mind for those who like to whine about that.
“We want to serve European food and so when I found a source in Quebec that had nice horse tenderloin, we jumped on it,” he says.
All European food is not based on horse meat. The fact so many people were up in arms about the horse meat being in their food should tell you that!
March 5, 2013 § 8 Comments
Yes, I’ve been away for quite a while. Sorry about that. It’s been a tough year or so for me, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about.
I’ve still been active in the horse rescue / information arena, and have been watching this latest newsfest about the “scandal” of horse meat showing up in products labelled as beef overseas. I’ve been thinking all along that this is probably the BEST thing to have happened to the horse slaughter industry in a LONG time (from an anti-slaughter activists POV). The reason for this thinking is varied on my part. On the one hand, I really believe that a solid 75% of the general population (those who don’t own or are not involved in the horse industry) have NO idea about horse slaughter at all. I’ll recount going to a doctor for a procedure and that doctor had NO idea horses were slaughtered at all in Canada! This was a smart, educated woman, and because she wasn’t an ‘insider’ she had no clue. She was utterly shocked when she found out how many horses were slaughtered annually, and where that “meat” ended up.
I’ve also talked to many folks who are not horse owners or involved in the industry who have NO clue that 130+k or so horses are slaughtered for meat in Canada annually. I can’t blame them; I had no idea myself until I started searching online for my first horse years ago! I’d always loved horses, but had been on the periphery of the horse-world.
Beyond the fact that I believed this issue would make more non-horsey people aware of the slaughter industry, I thought (believed) many people reading about this scandal would really be offended that there are folks out there shopping in their local grocery, believing the labels as to what they were eating – yet they were being fooled! I mean really, how offensive is it that people take the time to read labels, to ensure they’re getting the best nutritive value for their buck, and they’re NOT eating what the label says they’re eating.
Really, what if people found out the meat was actually DOG or something???
Unfortunately, I think if it WAS dog there would be more of an outcry. That saddens me. I see comments on news pages, and while the majority of them seem to be of the “WTF?” variety and honestly offended for the exact reasons I noted above, there ARE some seemingly average blokes commenting in the vein of “what’s the problem here?”
And then, what really pissed me off, what prompted me to come ‘out of hiding’ so to speak, today was seeing an article in the Edmonton Journal about the slaughter industry in Canada.
I have to say I was bothered with the implication that “more Canadians were willing to try horse meat in the wake of the “scandal”??? Here’s my take on this article: « Read the rest of this entry »