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Well they tried their best didn’t they? They had hoped that they could find ways to convince the American public that horse meat is delicious and won’t give you cancer at all, and they had hoped to convince the media that they are doing it because they love horses so much, and they had hoped that Mr. Bob Abbey would say sure, good idea.
But the only reason that they have gotten away with the atrocities for so long is because they have managed to keep it in the dark. Now that they got cocky enough to come out into the light, they got burned by it.
I was sitting fifteen feet from Sue Wallis and I swear I thought I saw steam coming out of her ears when Mr. Abbey was delivering his speech. It was clearly not what she expected or wanted to hear. Mr. Abbey even spoke about possibly giving the wild horses some of their original acreage back and I’m pretty sure I saw some ranchers pop some blood vessels when he said that.
No we did not like the fact that Bob Abbey accepted their invitation, but to be fair, he accepted our invitation as well, in which I personally thanked him for his truly reasonable speech. We had a good meeting about giving the wild horses some of their original acres back, about expanding HMA’s, about forage allocation, leaving some herds untouched and undamaged, and about Respect4Horses humane roundup proposal. It’s all on video and I will post it as soon as I can.
Several times in his speech Mr. Abbey mentioned the CNN pieces, this shows you how great of an impact the media truly has in this, and these are the pieces of the puzzle that are going to make all the difference. No more room for public ignorance in 2011.
At our press conference every major news channel in the area showed up and they all stayed for over an hour. They asked intelligent questions, and left their cameras rolling the entire time. There were also a couple of newspapers and they all received our media kit with every piece of information they could possibly need. Even if all their reports aren’t as fabulous as George’s, they are now armed with information that they can use in the future. Watch for Channel 13 NBC and Channel 3 ABC exposure, I haven’t seen it so far.
AWHA volunteers with horse trailers driving up and down the strip all day are drawing a lot of attention and the people handing out flyers are getting great responses. It is clear that the public is ready in 2011 to draw the right conclusions, no matter how much propaganda Sue Wallis pollutes the airwaves with.
Back in the summit, Bob Abbey left a little time for questions. I had my hand up the entire time of course, and so did other advocates, there were quite a few of us in the room. Bob Abbey picked some ranchers to ask him questions and then he picked Lorna Muffet, a wonderful producer and advocate from Santa Barbara, as soon as Lorna started speaking I heard Sue Wallis say to her uniformed security guy, control who gets up to the microphone, control who gets up there! Then the uniformed guy went off to control whatever he could control, which wasn’t much, because it was luck of the draw who Bob Abbey pointed at, so Brian got to speak as well on behalf of the defenseless.
Some native Americans on the podium did do a good job of making wild horse overpopulation problems seem fantastically large. Except for one exceptional native American man named Blue Thunder. When he started speaking it was very different than what they expected out of him, apparently they assumed falsely that just because he is native American, that he would be all in favor of slaughtering wild horses. a beautiful lady representing the Picuris tribe was there to stand up for horses as well, however she chose not pay any money to Sue Wallis and sat outside the conference the entire time, talking to people. The native Americans that see the wild horses as a pest and vermin are truly the exception and they do not represent all native Americans by any means.
Mr. Bob Abbey ended his truly reasonable speech by saying that the BLM has an obligation to treat the wild horses the very best that they possibly can. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so now our question remains; Dear federal government of the United States of America, is this truly the best that you can do??
I think we are off to a good start of the new year for the horses. Thank you to the media who weren’t afraid to get involved in these issues of utmost importance to our humanity. Please thank CNN and George Knapp for the absolutely awesome job they did. Save the horses by eating more of them, ha,ha, we love you George.
There simply is no more room for public ignorance, heartless greed, barbaric cruelty and senseless excuses in 2011!
P.S. Sorry for this not very well written nor detailed report, I am in a state of constant hurry and have many very important meetings today. Off to listen to Temple Grandin now, please watch on the live stream.
“Moments after emailing this report Simone called to verify that I had recieved it and then notified me of her harsh physical treatment by Sue Wallis that ended up landing Simone in a Vegas Emergency Room. As we spoke Wallis returned with hotel security to have Simone removed from the convention center hallway for no reason. I heard it all!” ~ R.T.
Click (HERE) to View News Report that set Wallis off!
- New Year’s Day Horse Eater Attack Backfires (ppjg.wordpress.com)
- Wallis’ Wyoming Horse Slaughter Plant Plans Turn Flaky (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Pay No Attention to the Elephants: Who is the REAL Guest of Honor at the Summit of the Horse? (ppjg.wordpress.com)
- Head Horse Eater Loses Cool at SlaughterFest (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Participation in “BloodFest” Shocking (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Director Bob Abbey Endorses Vegas Summit by Accepting Invitation to Speak (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Denies Wild Horses are “Stampeded” (rtfitch.wordpress.com)