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#89525 - 09/26/06 01:43 AM 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter
sawjja Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas
I have missed you all. Good Work Ladies. Thank you!!!! With your great help ,we got our anti horse slaughter bill HR 503 passed in the house about 2 to 1 in favor . Now it is going to the senate if we can get them to vote on it this session.This video says it all, short but sweet!

#89526 - 09/26/06 01:51 PM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: sawjja]
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Oh my gracious. What a touching movie. It brought tears to my eyes. Are they your children?
Founder Emeritus of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

#89527 - 09/26/06 03:03 PM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter
Dancing Dolphin Offline

Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 2529
Loc: Southern California
Yes, me too - "from the mouths of babes" hmmm?


#89528 - 09/26/06 07:53 PM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: Dancing Dolphin]
Dianne Offline
Queen of Shoes

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
Bless their hearts. It really tugged at my heart to see them have such strong statements for such an early age.

I've kept track of the bill and cheered when it was passed!
If it doesn't feel good, don't do it twice.

Boomer Queen of Shoes

#89529 - 09/27/06 03:03 AM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: Dianne]
sawjja Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas
These are not my girls but you can bet their mom is a horse lover.. I really do wish to sincerely thank each one of you who took the time out of your busy schedules to call your reps and senators.Every voice made a great difference!Every voice is the ring of freedom.. Hugs and great thanks Sawjja

#89530 - 09/30/06 04:50 AM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: sawjja]
sawjja Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas
Please check out this newest story about this horrific indusrty. And this special picture

Missouri Accident Reveals Uncovers Truth About Horse Slaughter

By Laura Boothby

September 28, 2006

42 horses became 42 martyrs in the national fight against horse slaughter for
human consumption in the early hours of September 27, 2006.
I looked for a way to convey their story to unknown masses that have no idea of
the struggle of American horses and the people who work everyday to make this
country safer for them. These noble creatures who give everything to their human
care givers without question. Then I had a thought instead of going with the
emotional response, I thought I would address the facts and lies that were
reported in many of the reports that were posted at news outlets across the
The statement that the horses involved in the accident were "old" horses is
false. The horses in the accident ranged in ages from 7 months old to 26 years
old. Horses can live well into their thirties and at 7 months they haven't even
been given a chance.
I can only assume that the term "old" was thrown at the reporter by Cavel and
the truck driver. This of course was false and must be emphasized that the
majority of horses that go to slaughter are healthy animals and are in good body
condition. In published slaughter house records it is documented that horses in
good/healthy condition get top dollar.

Next I would like to address Cavel manager Jim Tucker's statement that reads as
"Treating these animals humanely not only happens to be the right thing to do,
but it's in our best business interest to see that the horses are treated well
during their transportation to our facility," Cavel General Manager Jim Tucker
"Stressed horses result in an inferior product, and injured horses must be
turned away," he said.*
Anyone who has campaigned to end the inhumane slaughter of horses knows that the
above statement is simply a lie! Evidence has shown that many horses that are
injured are indeed accepted for slaughter.
Just last month 19 horses bruised, battered and bloody were processed at a Texas
slaughter plant. The man transporting the horses has been charged with 5 counts
of animal abuse. Over the years former employees from Cavel have come forward
and spoken about the horrors the horses go through before they are strung up and

Each slaughter plant insists they cannot control what a single transporter will
do yet they continue to do business with the same kill buyers repeatedly. They
can control who they do business with yet they continue to turn their backs to
the suffering of all equine during transport.

A spokesman for Cavel said the horse trader, not the processing facility,
arranges for the
transportation and chooses the driver.
Cavel also said that it was disappointed the driver had allegedly been in
violation of USDA
transportation regulations

The horse shown in the picture has an injury to his head, yet he stands in line
at the slaughter house.

These statements are part of a long list of statements made by Jim Tucker, in a
desperate attempt to quiet public outcry .
In 2005 when Cavel bought and slaughtered several wild mustangs he insisted that
his plant did not want to buy wild horse meat.
Quoting an article written by Samantha Young in May 2005:
"We've told our buyers, 'Don't bring BLM wild horses to us,' " plant
manager James Tucker said, adding that wild horses generally do not
yield good meat.

Representatives for Beltex Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dallas Crown
of Kaufman, Texas, said BLM officials had yet to contact them.

"We're not interested in those horses anyway," said Jim Bradshaw,
counsel for Dallas Crown.++

Yet in another article from the same time period (April 22, 2005) this is what
Jim Tucker had to say on the slaughter of wild mustangs:

**Cavel General Manager Jim Tucker said the slaughterhouse has legally purchased
wild horses from sellers who have the appropriate certification from the BLM.
"BLM allows horses to be adopted and held for a certain amount of time and
allows them to be slaughtered," he said.

He confirmed that within the last week, Cavel purchased and slaughtered some
horses from a seller who had gotten them through the BLM. He declined to say how
many horses were purchased or from whom they were purchased, saying that such
information is "proprietary."
He also said it wasn't the first time the slaughterhouse has processed wild

The horse slaughter industry has made an art out of contradiction. Take for
instance the use of the words humane euthanasia.
Euthanasia is the practice of killing in a painless or minimally painful way
for merciful reasons, usually to end suffering.

In a statement released Wednesday, Cavel confirmed the horses were bound
for the slaughterhouse, where they would have been euthanized under the
supervision of federal inspectors and USDA veterinarians, but the horses did
belong to the horse trader who bought them until they reach the plant.

Slaughter plants continue to use this word of mercy knowing full well that the
majority of this country believe in humane euthanasia for our animal companions.
It is a gross and negligent use of this word. There is nothing about horse
slaughter that is humane.
From the beginning to the end horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys sent to
slaughter are thrown into an inhumane situation. Beginning at auction houses
across this country where disease and injury are regular occurrences. Only to be
hauled for days on end without rest, food or water to one of the three operating
slaughter plants.
The ending of the journey is the harshest reality. Horses are sent down to
slaughter one by one. Forced through fencing and gates by men screaming and
whipping them. They can hear other horses screaming in terror and thrashing in
the "kill box". They can smell the blood and sweat of the horses that have been
strung up before them. The horse next in line can see what is happening and they
know what is coming. They struggle and fight for their lives. Blasted again and
again with the captive bolt gun, in the shoulder, in the neck, on their smooth
Is this a humane end to a life of service or for a life that never even had a
chance to begin? I say No.

Kind Regards,
Laura Boothby
H.O.R.S.E Yahoo! Gr. Moderator

#89531 - 09/30/06 09:15 PM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: sawjja]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Talk about horrendous, wait till MustangGal sees this. She fights for the horses along with Patty and myself. I sometimes wonder how the Good Lord gave the name HUMAN being to any man, they are the perpatrators of this carnage.
Take a peek at my BLOG:

#89532 - 10/01/06 12:16 AM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: chatty lady]
sawjja Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas
Thank you so much for supporting these magnificent animals. Chatty Lady you are awesome... Thanks from the bottom of my Texas heart....I think you are all WONDERFUL-POWER WOMEN and we ARE making a difference here. We need to get s1915 out on the senate floor before they go to recess. ASAP... My sisters,This dirty little secret,,,,,,,,ain't no secret any more... They say a horses heart takes on the same beat as it owner whom it loves. I believe it. Bless you all, Sawjja

Edited by sawjja (10/01/06 12:18 AM)

#89533 - 10/01/06 01:49 AM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: sawjja]
sawjja Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas\

Letters, faxes, and e-mail

Friday, September 29, 2006

Back legislation
to protect horses
As someone who has had a horse stolen from her stall at a public stable, and
as a horse owner for 35 years, I urge people to write their Alabama, Mississippi
and/or Florida senators to co-sponsor Senate Bill 1915 along with the other 25
Senate co-sponsors.
The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping,
transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling or
donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption,
and for other purposes.
Ninety-thousand horses were slaughtered last year, 92 percent of which were
healthy young horses. This is around 1 percent of our present horse population.
Horse slaughter promotes theft. After California banned it in 1998, horse
theft dropped by 34 percent; and there was no reported increase of abuse, as the
foreign-owned industry maintains. In addition, there was no documented rise in
Illinois following closure of the state's only horse slaughter plant in 2002.
On Sept. 7, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed this
bill's counterpart, HR 503, with a nonpartisan vote of 263 for and 110 against.
My U.S. representative, Jo Bonner, voted against the bill.
There are three slaughter plants in the United States -- two in Texas and one
in Illinois. All three plants are owned by foreigners who export horse meat for
consumption in some European countries.
A horse can be stolen Saturday evening, sold at auction on a Saturday night,
transported on Sunday, slaughtered on Monday and flown to France on Tuesday as
horse meat.
Please write your senators. Every day, these plants continue to operate.

#89534 - 10/01/06 01:36 PM Re: 2 little girls made video to stop horse slaughter [Re: sawjja]

Sawjja, this is just awful! I presently lease a draft paint mare as my reintroduction into horses, and if this were her fate she would immediately be in my back yard, regardless of the neighbors and HOA. This is why I don't eat beef. Yet, I feel like a traitor when feeding my cats and dog.

In about 2 years I'll be financially ready to own a horse which I'll most probably stable board. If you know of any 'legitimate' horse adoption agencies in SC, NC or GA (there are so many, I'm not certain which ones to trust and some of the horses have nerve or navicular syndrome), please do let me know. I want a horse between 2-8 years so we can grow old together! Thank you for helping these beautiful animals.

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