Author:jfinch

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(Personal note - Gail Vacca was instrumental in closing down the slaughterhouse in Illinois and has done miracles in saving the lives of hundreds of horses. She is also a personal friend. - Jerry) Gail Vacca, founder and president of the Illinois Equine Rescue Center, entered...

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National Geographic's Intelligent Travel, Shannon Switzer, May 1, 2013 [caption id="attachment_18389" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sandie walking with her horse, Bird. (Photograph by Shannon Switzer)[/caption] I would be learning about Reiki, the technique of directing “universal energy” through the hands to promote healing. But there’s a twist. My instructor would...

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NBC News.com. Jeri Clausing , The Associated Press, April 30. 2013 [caption id="attachment_18379" align="alignleft" width="300"] Valley Meat Co., which has been sitting idle for more than a year, waiting for the Department of Agriculture to approve its plans to slaughter horses, is expected to open soon.[/caption] Agriculture Secretary Tom...