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A Miracle Named Bella

June 3rd, 2012 (1)
Back in December I wrote the first article about Bella, “Here’s your typical slaughter bound horse.” In that article I told you about a horse that was tied to a tree with wire that had become tangled around her ...

Memorial Day for Our Horses

May 28th, 2012 Comments Off
It’s often said doing this three-day weekend that the real purpose of Memorial Day has long been forgotten. Writers, commentators and journalist around the country draw attention to the sacrifices made by those men and women who lost their ...

Many warriors, but none of the valor for horses

May 24th, 2012 Comments Off
Many warriors, but none of the valor for horses By Debbie Stoutamire Special to The Daily News Published May 23, 2012 British author and ex-cavalryman J.N.P. Watson once said, “The horse is so lacking in malice and yet so ...

Killing them softly…

May 22nd, 2012 (1)
Fifteen years ago, on one of my notorious rants, I claimed that the goal of the BLM was to send all the wild horses to slaughter. Any number of people considered me as having gone off the deep end ...

And so ends another day…

May 16th, 2012 Comments Off
The Judge look at the defendant and asked, “What do you want me to do about these animals?” The old man just shrugged his shoulders. “Okay, then I’m awarding all the horses to Habitat for Horses and all the ...

The Memories of Tomorrow

May 10th, 2012 Comments Off
There are times when I want to be alone, times when the memories cause more pain than I want to bear. I know I can’t walk away. I can’t get up and leave for a more perfect place. That’s ...

Legislative Efforts on Horse Slaughter

May 9th, 2012 Comments Off
Over the past thirteen years, a number of legislative efforts have been undertaken by concerned citizens and organizations alike to make horse slaughter a thing of the past. The success of such efforts have been negative so far, as ...

The Horse Slaughter Arguments

May 9th, 2012 Comments Off
Horse slaughter proponents basically complain that, without horse slaughter in the United States, owners would not have a “viable” solution to “dispose of” their old, diseased or merely “unwanted” horses, hence creating a rise in abuse and neglect cases. ...

The Problem with Horse Slaughtering

May 8th, 2012 Comments Off
Since industrialized horse slaughtering became publicly known, a number of characters and organizations, sharing the common ground of obtaining an either direct or indirect benefit from the industry, have come in its assistance arguing there is a “horse problem” ...

The Origins of Horse Slaughter in the United States

May 8th, 2012 Comments Off
Most Americans are unaware that their horses are being slaughtered by the thousands so their meat can feed the plates of overseas bourgeois diners in countries such as Belgium, France, Italy and Japan. Show horses, racehorses, foals born as ...