How Much Does It Cost To Own A Congressman?

Originally posted on Armory of the Revolution:

Under current law, Big Agriculture, Big Oil, Wall Street, Big Banks, etc, are able to bribe Congressmen and Senators. Corporate political contributions and gifts to public officials make a mockery of democratic government. And on top of that, the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates for billionaires and multi-millionaires to buy their own Congressmen and Senators.

Our government supports the killing industries with subsidies, price supports, and the use of public lands. The government is owned by Big Ag, for all practical purposes. Nominal rental fees for grazing, wild horse roundups and slaughter, tax payers’ money to prop up prices for milk, subsidies to farmers and ranchers, etc, are all because Big Ag bribes Congress.

Big Oil bribes the government for subsidies, offshore oil leases, pipeline approvals, legislation to defeat green energy, drilling on public lands, opposition to climate change regulation, etc.

Big Pharmacy lobbying and bribery was rewarded Big…

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Horse Cloners Fight in Court to Make More “Unwanted” Horses

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

I’ve written about the horse cloning company ViaGen in past articles, including more about the history of cloned horses included in this article

There is a survey below the NBC news article that asks “Should cloning be used to create animals for competition or food?”  If ViaGen wins this court case, will it crack open the door for them to clone horses for food?  (think of what Monsanto has done)   – Debbie Coffey


Horse cloners try to force their way into the starting gate

Lynn Roberts / AP

Rocky Mountain Fly (12) with jockey Stevie Gillum aboard, narrowly edges Political Option (3), with John Hamilton in the irons, to win the Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans on Dec. 8, 2012.

Editor’s note: This story includes a correction.

Horse race fixers…

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Video: Federal Judge STOPS Horse Slaughter Plants | Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The battle here is getting beyond serious with implications of Congressional approval looming large. In addition more and more diversity is being represented among the pro-slaughter component. Thanks are due to ALL who stand up in this war on slaughter! Video: Federal Judge STOPS Horse Slaughter Plants | Straight from the Horse's Heart.

Equine Advocates Use Social Media In Attempt to Save ND Wild Horses

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Source: By: Patrick Springer, as published at INFORUM

Will the young wild horses find caring homes or will they be sent to the slaughterhouse?

Shown are 2-year-old horses named Birch and Ponderosa fighting. Stallions vy for dominance to lead their own bands and the right to breed with band mares in the wild horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota Badlands Horse

Fargo – Thousands of people are reading about the saga of stallions like Thunder and mares like Spotted Blue as they wait to learn the fate of their offspring in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.

Will the young wild horses find caring homes or will they be sent to the slaughterhouse?

Rangers at the park plan to round up more than 100 horses this fall to thin the herd, and surplus horses will be sold at auction Sept. 28.

Supporters of…

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The Push for Cloned Horses As Natural Horses Go to Slaughter

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

SOURCE:  PPJ Gazette

By Debbie Coffey    Copyright 2013     All Rights Reserved.

At a time when so many horses are being sent to slaughter, who are the two men who have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association to force it to allow cloned horses to be registered?

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Dr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason Abraham

Rancher Jason Abraham of Canadian, Texas, and Amarillo veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen, who owns the Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital in Canyon, Texas, aren’t just a couple of cowboys, they’re both major partners with animal cloning company ViaGen.

Here is a shocking fact:

“ViaGen Inc. has had a field office in Canada since 2007. When the United States closed the doors to their equine slaughterhouses, the company moved north to Canada, as the cloning process requires equine ovaries (a by-product of slaughter horses).

To take advantage of the Fort Macleod…

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Richardson meets agriculture secretary in Washington to halt horse slaughter

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Source: by Gary Gerew of the Albuquerque Business First

“Secretary Vilsack made it clear to me that he opposes horse slaughter…”

Former Gov. Bill Richardson Thursday met in Washington D.C with meet with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and urge him to stop the reopening of horse slaughterhouses, but didn’t come back with the response he hoped to hear.

“I appreciate Secretary Vilsack’s willingness to meet with me and listen to the concerns of our foundation and those of others who adamantly oppose horse slaughter,” Richardson said in a news release. “Secretary Vilsack made it clear to me that he opposes horse slaughter, but said he has to follow federal rules.”

Richardson suggested that the USDA immediately conduct a complete review of its rule making procedures regarding horse slaughter and that it block any horse slaughterhouse from reopening until that review is completed.

The meeting was part of an effort…

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Update about ‘The California Rehabilitation Center in Norco: Prison to Not Be Allowed to Rid Grounds of Feral Cats’ on – – Gmail

Update about 'The California Rehabilitation Center in Norco: Prison to Not Be Allowed to Rid Grounds of Feral Cats' on – – Gmail.

Ireland’s Missing 70,000 horses… and Now Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese is 60% Equine


This is criminal and fraud!

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Source: the UK’s Yorkshire Post

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has become the latest retailer to drop a major supplier after discovering a range of spaghetti bolognese ready meals contained more than 60% horse meat.

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Tests on its frozen Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese, which was withdrawn last week as a precaution, showed some had high levels of contamination, it said.

It followed frozen food firm Findus and Aldi in finding the meat in products made by French firm Comigel and last night joined them in dropping the company as a supplier.

The announcement came as Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said clear evidence of an illegal trade of horses from Ireland to the UK for meat had been uncovered.

She said there were 70,000 horses unaccounted for in Northern Ireland, with unwanted animals given false paperwork before being sold for 10 euros (£8) and then resold…

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Dramatic photos of cat, owner swimming to safety during Alberta flooding


A not so everyday hero! <3

Originally posted on Global News:

TORONTO – More than a dozen towns in southern Alberta declared states of emergency after swollen rivers crested their banks Thursday, forcing many communities to order mandatory evacuations.

Kevan Yaets and his cat Momo had to swim to safety after his pickup truck was swept away after the Highwood River overflowed its banks in High River, south of Calgary.

Check out these dramatic photos captured by Canadian Press photographer Jordan Verlage.








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