Let’s do this together…
August 25, 2013
Late 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
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.
Habitat for Horses is always on the lookout for a few great people, both in the office and on our ranches. The work is unique, the animals are special and we want folks who both know and understand the special connection our animals need.
Don’t forget – if you have adopted a horse from Habitat for Horses we want to show you how much we appreciate your support tomorrow at our Manvel Texas Ranch! Find out more! http://www.habitatforhorses.org/share-your-hfh-horse-adoption-story/