Monthly Archives: July 2013

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

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?

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 the park horses, who have tracked the herd for years and keep a registry listing each horse and its lineage, are mounting Facebook campaigns to spread the word in the hope of placing the horses with caring buyers.

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The Push for Cloned Horses As Natural Horses Go to Slaughter

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

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 Change.org – angelfarmsbc@gmail.com – Gmail

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