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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

An admittedly scathing rant

I'd rather be putting up actual information here about how things work, but honestly, I have a lot on my plate, including my own horses. And I shouldn't have to,  you went through junior high and high school, right? Then you should have some clue. Stop watching FauxNews and maybe you'd know how the government worked and not need it explained. But as I know that the comment I made will not be published and if it is it will just get overrun with FauxNews inspired twisting, I need to get this off my chest.

I am horrified that there are horse advocates who think Romney, who put his own dog on the roof of the car and drove to Canada, will be a better horse president because his wife is into horses as a therapy tool and for prestige of having a Olympic level competitor. Oh, never mind that it was Republicans who snuck the inspection ban out of that bill....the President signed it so "he's got an agenda to kill horses!!11eleventyone"

Never mind that the majority of those politicians who want to stop horse slaughter are Democrats while all of the politicians who want it back are republican. Our President isn't making horses the ONLY issue so we're going to put a known horse abuser into the office! Let's elect more Republicans that'll show Obama....never mind that it will bring horse slaughter full throttle into the US again.

This twisted, sick thinking has become so prevalent in this movement that I have really been having trouble working with anyone in it. There's so much misplaced anger and useless and totally ignorant political ranting instead of any real efforts being made to work with the mostly Democratic Congress members who are working on stopping horse slaughter. It's all about replacing Obama with a Republican while ignoring that it's Republican Congress members who are fighting to get slaughter happening here and to stop the transportation for slaughter bans.

As I said above, I suppose it would be more appropriate to put up the voting stats and such shit but I have chores to do. And I shouldn't have to, it's all pretty obvious if these people weren't so stuck on their "we want things done now for us and no one but us or we're going to go vote for the people who will make things worse!!!! That'll show you! WAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!"

Of course, this isn't the only issue that people are acting like that. If the President doesn't act as a fucking dictator for what we want then we will replace him with someone who will act as a dictator against us. What the fuck is wrong with people?

I know this is no accident. The Republicans have been playing game all along. They pull this shit, then the people blindly blame the President. It's the same with economy (which is killing horses too, BTW). At the moment I'm very dismayed at my fellow country people. If the Republicans win this one, we're fucked...and so are the horses.

So this is why I feel hopeless, why I feel I can't work with the people who rather than fighting for horses are just spouting pointless hate. Yeah, this too is probably pointless. Until people in general get with a fucking program to actually do something it really is all just pointless.


  1. Good rant, and while I'm not an American and really shouldn't stick my nose into this, I just wanted to say EXACTLY!!! Why are people wanting to vote against their best interest and the interest of the issues they back? Things don't happen over night and with the congress this man had to put up with...well...

  2. Hear, hear! Living in an area where there massive breeding farms which over breed and use slaughter to make a bit more with their "surplus" supply. They are QH and Paint breeders who keep their organizations supporting slaughter so they can make more money. They own horses, some own champions too, some will gladly say that horseback riding is keeps them healthy and everyone should to it...buy our horses! Then when they're 10 or so, they're old so replace them with a newer model, just send the "old" ones to slaughter. Is it any surprise that most of these upstanding gentlemen are heavily involved in Republican politics? No! Many hold offices. Some call themselves "Libertarian" but they only mean they want unregulated BUSINESS, including horse slaughter, not little government. When it comes to my bedroom or my vagina they want regulations! But not against horse slaughter. That's interfering with business. Because horses are just about the bottom line, they're not real to these people who are around them every fucking day.

    No, owning a show horse or claiming that horseback riding is a therapy does NOT mean one cares about horses. If anything that sort of focus indicates to me that she and her husband probably think of them as nothing but tools. Sport equipment. Useful for their use, disposable when they no longer are useful. Perhaps too big to stick in a crate on top of the car, but they'll fit on the slaughter truck when they start losing or are too old to be a therapy tool.

  3. I respond to the 'you went through jr. high and high school' I didn't get an education, I was being indoctrinated. The Awake teachers I had were few and far between. Of the 10,000 origamie peace cranes I folded while at the switchboard of NHH in the middle of the night, 1 wish was for education. I folded those cranes like I hooked rugs with each pregnancy; one more row. (Maybe it helped me get to Esalen-though I learned more about healing (another wish) right there in NH. I graduated high school in 3 years - had all the required classes and credits. I told the counselor they didn't have anything to teach me. Glad though for your rant! yessiree. You pick your battles. Me? I rode a horse. Loved it. No dinero to ride again. Wanted to take botany in high school. No botany, they tore down hundreds of old growth forest to build a freaking highway around the city, which now has high walls around it... for noise and dirt? or to prevent us seeing what is going on in our cities or where the military convoys are going. I am here for a reason and within my abilities I totally support you. and yet, if it was in my power to end chemtrails and poisons in our water, antifreeze in the bodies we put in the earth, vaccinations, this is quite kettle of fish (now suffering from cancers and messed up hormones. sorry. my own rant, Junie.