What is the difference between a wild horse and a captive horse? What is the difference between a trained and an untrained horse? What is the difference between a mare and stallion? What is the difference between a horse tortured by the BLM and a horse tortured by a killer buyer? The correct answer is NONE.
ALL horses know pain and fear, all horses know joy and sorrow, all horses know love and friendship and all horses want to live in piece and harmony.
The atrocities and injustices against horses are happening across the board, the BLM and Forest Service injustices to horses, the atrocious PMU Industry and nurse mare foal practices, the horrible travesties of the horse slaughter industry and the cruel transport of horses in cattle trucks all across the country.
Currently there are three bills in the House and in the Senate; The horse transportation safety Act, H.R. 305, the Wild horse protection bill or R.O.A.M Act, S 1579, and the Ban on Horse Slaughter which would protect ALL horses from slaughter across our borders, H.R. 503 and S 727.
Horse advocates are doing an awesome job, all of them, working their tail ends off for the protection of our American horses. They stand to gain nothing but a victory for horses. These people shall be celebrated and admired for their unselfish work.
The most well known amongst the Wild Horse Protectors is the Cloud foundation which has gone all out and has just managed this past weekend to give Conquistador and his family members his freedom back, on a large piece of land close to the Pryor Mountains. America rejoices for these horses and applauds the combined efforts of everyone involved.
There are also many different organizations working relentlessly to end the slaughter of over 100,000 horses a year . They have done an awesome job of organizing calling, writing and faxing campaigns to legislators to cosponsor the Ban on horse slaughter.
The Wild Horse Advocates and the Anti Horse Slaughter advocates joined forces on Sept 29th to protest and lobby for both bills in Washington. This is a great start to a new development in this struggle for a little humanity for horses.
In order to take this fight to the next level and in order to reach both of these goals; the protection of 60,000 Wild Horses, as well as the protection of over 100,000 Domestic Horses per year, both hands might need to reach at the same time.
As of September 29th 2009 we have 152 cosponsors for H.R. 503, we have 53 cosponsors for H.R. 305, and we have 23 cosponsors for S 727 and there are none yet for S 1579 (its new in the Senate). Most legislators favorable to one bill, will most likely be favorable to the others, but oddly enough not each cosponsor of one bill, cosponsors the other bills.
Just imagine, what would happen if we mentioned each bill every time we lobby and network, and if we would get each legislator to simultaneously sign onto all three bills. This would be three times the efficiency, three times the amount of people and three times the power for all three bills! 3 flies with one hit!
Let’s say you have one cupboard in your kitchen that contains dishes and silverware and napkins. When your goal is to set the table, do you open it once for the dishes, once for the silverware and once for the napkins, or do you grab all three while you are at it?
Let us take this fight onto the next level and let us fight for ALL horses, big and small, wild and captive, BLM and Forest Service, trained and untrained, mare, stallion, gelding and foal.
While you are talking to, or writing a letter, to legislators, please mention ALL of the bills to the person you are speaking to anyway. Inform them of all three injustices against our American Horses and ALL solutions that they can cosponsor: The Ban on Horse Slaughter, The Wild Horse Protection act, and the Horse Transportation Safety act. (S727, S 1579, H.R. 503 and HR.305)
(Mention the S bills to senators, mention the H.R. bills to representatives)
Dear Horse Advocacy Groups,
Every website of every horse organization, sanctuary, rescue or foundation, could add, in addition to their own purpose or individuality, information about ALL horse related bills currently in the House and the Senate. We can reach three times the people and have three times the power.
Let’s ALL stand up for ALL horses ALL the way, ALL the time, until they are ALL safe!!
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