Equine Abuse Takes No Day Off
On our blog we attempt to either post or write a positive and, hopefully, uplifting article for publication on Sunday. It is our hope that everyone has the opportunity to rest, relax and recharge their emotional and spiritual batteries before heading into another week of survival in a world turned upside down. The past two Sundays nothing, absolutely not one word has been published at “Straight from the Horse’s Heart“.
Why was that, was there not even one glimmer of good news or a singular bright shining light glowing somewhere that could be shared…if there was I either couldn’t find it or the guilt that I felt was gnawing at me too deeply to allow myself to turn my back on issues that continue to fester and just won’t go away…so we went underground for the day.
Although not displayed in glaring print or screaming to the world in a published press release there was work going on Sunday…lots of it.
In west Texas there are, now, qualified and undisclosed observers in the field attempting to bring reality and clarity to the sensationalized misinformation over the Presidio horses headed across the border to slaughter. This is not a new situation, it goes on daily and has been exposed as cruel and inhumane in the past but it will not ever go away until the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176, to prohibit the sale or transport of horses or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent of processing for human consumption is passed. This practice will not stop until our elected representatives take action. We can jump up and down all day long screaming about the inhumane practice but until it is legislated out of business, which it currently is not, then the practice will continue. Sunday, in the quiet of their dens or from their iPhones on their patios Americans where writing their elected officials and journalists had their sights set on west Texas, work was going on.
In north west Nevada a BLM helicopter contractor was fracturing wild horse families, running weak and just born babies into oblivion during foaling season and in unconscionable heat; the cruelty was continuing. Everyday, caught on tape and film the dangerous and out of control helicopter pilot uses his aircraft as a weapon instead of a tool and we watch in horror through the lens of WHE and WHFF‘s own Laura Leigh. Can nothing be done, isn’t that illegal, everyone asks and those who do not take time off from the cause worked on Sunday, not only out on the range but calls were made, meetings were held and plans were laid. While the BLM contractor continued to operate in an assumed bubble of unaccountability evidence was being collected, sorted and prepared for the new week and maybe a new day for the horses, although Sunday, work was going on.
And today that work continues, perhaps it is not visible and apparent because no one is beating their chest nor is anyone fabricating and publishing information in an effort appear relevant, no; rock solid, constructive information gathering proceeds and a few more people in D.C. will have a light go on in their heads this Monday the 15th of August 2011. The work goes on and those who abuse our horses should be afraid, very afraid because the knock on their door is coming and when that doorbell goes off in their dark, dank corner of the universe the resulting actions will turn their morbid little world upside down.
That day is coming and who knows, that day might even be a Sunday.
- Report Released on Wild Horse Deaths during BLM Helicopter Stampede (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Nominations Allegedly Open for BLM Special Interest Board (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Video: Animal Cruelty Charges Due at Obama’s BLM Wild Horse Stampede (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Obama’s BLM Cruelty Continues at Wild Horse Massacre (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Fitch Outs BLM Employee Who Advocates Hunting Season on Wild Horses (rtfitch.wordpress.com)