Why we're here

We are taking a stand against horse slaughter returning to the US and are striving to stop the transportation of horses to other countries for slaughter. Some of us are working in those other countries as well.

We are taking this stance as Pagans and Heathens, at a time when it seems some have decided that eating slaughtered horse meat in ritual is somehow cool, edgy and "ancestral." Therefore we want to show that that minority does not represent all of the Pagan and Heathen communities. Many of us worship Horse Deities, many of us are horse people who may see our horses as sacred charges who we care for to honor these Deities. Not by killing but by striving to give them good lives.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Roundup links, not wild horses!

As I'm back online again, I thought I'd try to help with updating this. Burn out is a bitch, mine went deep. I'm hoping there is some end in sight, although even if we get the total ban on transportation we'll have to keep fighting to keep it. But, although they fight, once we get it it'll be a lot easier to keep that it has been to get. So if you haven't signed these petitions then please do so and please keep up letters and phone calls until this is done!

And speaking of them, the Horse Killers chief asshole, Slaughterhouse Sue Wallis is using fake science to claim that horses given Bute are not dangerous to eatThe Equine Welfare Alliance has strongly rebuked this with actual facts. So if you don't give a shit about the welfare of horses, remember that this is also a public health issue, Slaugherhouse Sue is more than happy to endanger people's lives as well as inhumanely kill horses.

Today, Oct. 5, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in Massachusetts is holding a hearing on a state ban of horse slaughter for human consumption and the sale, purchase, transport, possession, delivery, receipt, or export for slaughter for human consumption. While this is one issue I want to see go federal, every state that makes such a move will help with that. It shows we the citizens do not want horse slaughter!

A bit of good news on the Wild Horse and Burro front. The US Supreme Court denied consideration of an appeal of an earlier overturn of the Bush era BLM grazing regulations which had violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. This is a big step in getting the land back to the use of the wild and feral animals who should be using it, rather than ranchers.

But we have a long way to go.

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