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August 25, 2013

Unknown-3Late yesterday afternoon a few of us old timers sat in a restaurant discussing the current state of affairs. It didn’t take long for any of us to realize that we are once again spinning our wheels on the horse slaughter issue.

“This could be 2006 all over again. Different towns, different names, but the same tired, old arguments,” lamented one. “We’re stuck in a rut.”

“And don’t think we’re getting anywhere. In fact, I have no doubt that the pro-slaughter folks planned all these attempts to open a slaughterhouse in the states to keep us occupied and keep us from pushing the SAFE Act,” said another.

“Then let’s do something different,” said the wise one. “Let’s do what we can to hit them where it really hurts. Let’s go after the cattle ranchers. They are promoting the killing of our horses, yet we sit here and eat their beef. That’s absurd.”

From that conversation, the idea was born. Boycott beef. As long as they keep promoting the killing of horses for fun and profit, we’ll not buy another ounce of beef for any reason. For the boycott to be effective, it has to REALLY touch them. If 80% of the American people say they are against the slaughter of horses, them we need as many of them as possible to know about the boycott, and why.

Both RT and I posted it this morning. Now it’s your turn to spread the word. Here’s the link to the petition site: Click HERE or copy/paste

https://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-beef-until-the-sa-f-e-act-is-passed

To be effective, we need at least 10,000 signatures. Please send the link to your family and friends. Share it on FB and retweet it all over the place. If you have a blog pr a newsletter, feel free to grab the words, add your own, and send it to your subscribers under your name. This isn’t about this rescue, or about who does what. This is about making sure that the beef industry KNOWS we mean business. 

No more beef until the S.A.F.E. Act is signed into law! If the cattle industry can’t support the will of the American people, then we will no longer support the cattle industry. Simple as that.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
20 Comments
  • Terra Pennington

    I am on board. No Beef for this family until our voice is hear and the SAFE Act is signed.

    August 25, 2013
  • Louise Martin

    The boycitt is what I posted and suggested to you last week. I don’t know that folks will commit to long term not buying beef but they can do it for a defined period.Just how long would it take for safe act to.pass? Isn’t congress out for the summer or are they back? I don’t have a problem because I am vegetarian. I think realistically ask folks to do it for 3 or 4 weeks or even a no beef week every 3 weeks will have a huge effect on the economy. Just saying….Also perfect time for ad csmpaign to educate public as I mentioned too to go Along with it.

    August 25, 2013
  • Louise Martin

    Correction my last post – Please forgive typing/spelling errors. I was using my cell phone to type and sometimes it has a mind of it’s own. Sorry

    August 25, 2013
  • Susan

    I think this is an interesting idea if you can get it to take root. I have taken a look at your petition and I suggest you pare down some of the wording so that it gets more to the point. People are going to get lost in the verbiage. I suggest cutting out the first paragraph, the stand alone sentence about “time for the laughter to end,” and eliminate the large extra space between paragraphs. You mention “the 80%” but don’t explain what you mean. I know you mean that 80% of Americans do not support horse slaughter. But this is not clear to the potential readers of your petition who are not already your fans. So, in sum, I suggest you read it with the eyes of somebody who has not followed the controversy.

    You guys are awesome in your tireless efforts, year after year, to stop the horse slaughter. I hope that this time you can get the legislation through. I have already contacted my legislators about the SAFE Act and will sign your petition. Keep up the good work!

    I know that you were not asking for editing suggestions, so take them with a grain of salt. They are just my opinion and the things that jumped out at me when I read your page.

    August 25, 2013
  • John

    Ya got my vote-the entire system needs to be boycotted, completely shut out of “society”, and shunned. Only problem is, the majority think you cannot change the “system”, stupid is SO much easier, and don’ want to be pried away from their burger and personal escape device-don’t EVEN think of forcing reality on me!!!!Aside from big money, bought political system, and advertising manipulation, that’s what us few with a soul,conscience,and ideals are up against. But gotta fight, gotta fight..

    August 25, 2013
  • ClipClopToday

    Bit extreme.. not likely to get good results since most people eat a lot of beef, which is why there is such big money in it. You might want to start something a bit on the smaller side like asking people to buy from local farmers who raise their cattle on their own land, not on government land, that are slaughtered locally instead of at the massive slaughter houses. That is something that we should be pushing anyway.

    August 25, 2013
  • debra heverly, m.d.

    all in! signed and shared and thanks for your efforts (plus I have 600+ signatures on my own petition to pass the SAFE Act on Change.org – if we can combine ’em or you can use mine – they’re yours to use – we gotta get this passed NOW

    August 25, 2013
  • Debbie Tracy

    My Family is on board,,,,, YES indeed!!!! Let’s do this everyone pass this on wide and far…… 🙂

    August 25, 2013
  • Betty Goodman

    I’m in ! No more beef purchased by us ! And ill sign

    August 25, 2013
  • Margaret

    I have no problem boycotting beef but what about chicken? I got do that lamb so that isn’t an issue.

    I’m in for boycotting beef until the ranchers wake up and realize they should be aligning themselves with us because there next on the hit list from the BLM.

    August 25, 2013
  • kumadee

    We need to wake people up! I love a good steak but since the horse contamination in the EU – I haven’t eaten a burger. I can’t get past the possibilities…if you think your whopper may be part Mr. Ed …changes the attraction.

    August 25, 2013
  • Amy Miller

    I haven’t eaten beef for a long time since I don’t want the inhumane slaughter of beef to continue either where they feed them poor quality corn instead of raising them on grass and hay. I am in since I have been doing it anyway.

    August 25, 2013
  • I don’t buy beef. Ever. But I QUESTION if this will be effective. I TRULY BELIEVE that the SAFE ACTS will only be passed when we have tremendous lobbying on our side and a backing by all animal advocates who make up a huge voting block.. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO USE THE POWER AND NUMBERS OF THE HSUS.
    I HAVE ALREADY SIGNED & TWEETED THE PETITION.

    August 25, 2013
  • Judy Wendt

    By giving up beef you can open up a whole world of HEALTHY eating. I sometimes face criticism for not eating meat, but I tell them that eating my veggies is far less extreme than triple by-pass, strokes, obesity, diabetes, and various cancers triggered by excess cholesterol and animal protein.

    There are good substitute “mock-meats” as transitional products, but if you buy a good vegan cookbook you can relearn to eat some great tasting, nutritionally balanced food and you will not miss flesh – of any kind. I hope this catches on!

    August 26, 2013
  • I think that is a great idea…..I haven’t ate beef or pork for years…and I’m living proof that I feel a whole lot better for it…Hit the cattle people where it hurts…in the pocketbooks…we have to band together to get this done and let them know we aren’t going to take there crap anymore…..

    August 26, 2013
  • Tom Walker

    We raise our own beef, but I am for the passing of the SAFE ACTS.

    August 26, 2013
  • Nina Eckhoff

    I don’t eat meat, but I support this effort.

    August 26, 2013
  • I am in and will Boycott beef until horse slaughter stops.

    August 26, 2013
  • LNorman

    I boycotted beef when the EU scandal broke. USDA does not do dna testing and hello, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Nestle are here too. Don’t miss beef at all. I love veggies!

    August 30, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    Our Pledge isn’t reaching enough people. I just signed it and was surprised to see that after I signed the signature went from 1298 to 1299. That’s unacceptable! WHERE ARE ALL THE HORSE ADVOCATES? WE NEED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES AND WE NEED THEM NOW!!!
    Everybody PLEDGE AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

    September 2, 2013