A place to rant about what is bad in the horse world. Bad owners. Bad sale ads. Bad slaughter industry. Bad bad bad…
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I just found this place and I absolutely LOVE it! I subscribed so I won’t miss anything.
Thanks!! I really appreciate your feedback.
I’ve been fairly busy lately, so haven’t had time to post. But I do intend on posting things every now and again for sure! What ever seems to catch my attention in the animal world. :)
Another site to check out would be http://rehomeyourhorse.wordpress.com/
Lots of great info going up there too… ;)
can you send us a copy of the email that Bill desbarres sent you where he writes that 100,000 horse owners support the organization? firstname.lastname@example.org really like your blog
I do believe it’s from the Philippines.
Absolutely WONDERFUL website. Thank you for the time you have taken to compose it all. What a great resource.
Thank you Amber. Glad you like it!
Thank you so much for this blog! I support you 1000%. Our horses need OUR voices so desperately. I will most definitely be sharing your articles and other information posted on this site. Thank you so much once again.
Thank you Pamela. Your support is MUCH appreciated!
I’m a journalism student currently doing a tv documentary about the horse slaughter industry in Alberta and I stumbled across your website. Thanks for all the links – very informative and helpful.
Thanks Silvia! That was my intent… to provide information, and hopefully start a discussion about possible solutions OTHER than slaughter for horses.
Good luck on your documentary, and please be sure to come back and link back to your documentary! I’d LOVE to see it!!
Love your site! I do have a question though about rescues. I looked around but did not find what I was looking for on your list (I may have just missed it) so here we go:) Do you happen to have a list of good and reputable horse rescues in the U.S.? I have been on Facebook for a good while now trying to get the word out about horse slaughter not being an option. I also have many rescues on my friends list but there is so much fighting and back stabbing between most of them…now I fear trying to help any of them and would love to have a better idea who is trustworthy. If you do not know yourself do you happen to know of a site that may? Thanks for your help in advance! Safron
Give me a few minutes… I am writing but I don’t want you to think I’m not responding. :)
There is not a full list anywhere, to be quite honest – not one that you can be SURE everything is good there always (except a new one, jump to the bottom of this comment if you want to see it quicker). The only thing I can suggest is the following: research online by googling the phone number, people’s names as well as the rescue name. It’s unfortunate how much squabbling seems to go on between rescues. I mean, seriously, there are enough horses to go around! I guess it’s really the money – donations – that drives some of the back-stabbing.
I will tell you how I found a great rescue. I picked up a sad little emaciated blind mare knowing I would have to find it a new home (I just needed to get it out of the situation she was in). First, I searched online for rescues in my area. I found several and contacted them. A few were full, and I got two positive responses. One of the positive responders, never again responded even after several attempts to contact them.
The one who did respond positively, and who has kept on top of things… even though she seemed nice, I still went further in checking her out. She is a bit too far away to check in on her myself (10 hour drive round trip), so I had a friend in the area stop by pretending to look for a horse for herself. She did an excellent job, noted things like their feet, general weight and health of all the horses, general cleanliness, how much food was stocked, etc. She really did give me an amazingly detailed report back. And there ultimately wouldn’t have been a horse there for her anyway…
After all is said and done, either personally doing a drop-in, or setting up a friend to do it for you is the only way to know for sure how the horses are treated.
After giving over a horse to a rescue, stay involved! Either volunteer there if you live close enough, or have that friend drop in again in a few months.
Go to fuglyblog.com and ask in the comments section. Better yet, search fuglyblog first to see if anything has been said about them.
There is an organization that has set up a great accreditation process, including checking in on the rescues every so often, etc. It takes time and resources for rescues to get accredited, and the process is fairly rigorous, so if you choose from the list linked, you should feel fairly good about that choice. That being said, we all know things can change quickly, so don’t assume because they’re on the list, you don’t ever have to check in with them.
I linked in.and wondered, does anyone know if Spotz Supreme is still with lightning wind? he belonged to my friend Carol Quast.and I have a wonderful mare by him. Keep up the outstanding work on the behalf of the all the animals. I am in your debt..Sandy
There is a partial list at this link: http://forums.arabianbreeders.net/topic/48496-horrible-horse-abuse/page__st__90
And unfortunately, Spotz Supreme IS still listed on their website: http://www.lightningwindarabians.com/stallions.htm#Spotz_Supreme
Thanks for the comment. I do what I can. I’ve also started moderating on a true crime board, they set up an animal abuse section just for me. ;) A good place to check, as I’ll be adding stories from the news there (otherwise this blog would have multiple posts per day unfortunately). Check it out: http://crimecrawlers.proboards.com/index.cgi
Greetings. Thank you for taking the time to raise the important issues you do. I wanted to invite you to explore some of my writing at http://www.carnism.com, where I discuss the psychology of eating (certain) animals. I was interviewed for this piece and unfortunately only about five percent of my interview ended up published, so there is much more to be said, and I think you may find the concept of carnism (the invisible belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals) useful. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you very much for stopping by!
I appreciate your comment, and will definitely check out your writing.
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