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Equine Advocacy Blog Hits 1 Million Viewer Milestone

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1 Million Caring Souls Reach out to the Horses

Author R.T. Fitch with real life charactors from book ~ photo by Terry Fitch

HOUSTON (SFTHH) – The Equine Welfare blog, Straight from the Horses Heart hit the milestone of 1 million unique views this day, August 16th, 2011.  Originally intended to be a promotional platform for the heart rending book by the same name the blog soon became an internet megaphone for wild horse and horse slaughter related issues.  Book author and publisher of the site R.T. Fitch says that he wouldn’t have it any other way:

“Shocked, pleased and happy for the horses pretty much sums up how my wife Terry and I feel right now.” said Fitch, “Our book is all about increasing awareness of the plight of both domestic and wild horses in the United States and for this blog to take a sharp right turn and head into the fertile fields of equine advocacy speaks highly of material that we write upon and also the compassion, drive and tenacity of the individuals that read and comment upon the blog.”

Just a little over 2 years old SFTHH addresses issues centering around the inhumanity of the predatory business of horse slaughter while propelling the Fitch’s into center ring over the controversial mismanagement of public owned wild horses and burros on their rightful land.

“SFTHH has become a premier, public think tank where advocates bounce ideas off from one another to the point that we have actually acted upon those concepts and initiated legal actions in an attempt to halt the decimation of our wild horse herds by the Obama administration‘s renegade Bureau of Land Management (BLM)”, said Fitch.

Fitch is the Co-Founder and President of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation, a Texas non-profit corporation, with 501(c)3 pending, that was a product of the dialogue discussed on SFTHH and is actively engaged in landmark litigation against the alleged unlawful actions of the BLM.

“The readership of SFTHH have helped more horses than they will ever know and in so doing, they have helped each other”, Fitch mused, “I am proud and pleased to call each and every one of them a most sincere and special friend.”

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  1. RT and Terry, congratulations!!! and thanks for the many hours of love and hard work you’ve devoted to the wild horses and burros.

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  2. Horse Advocacy, factual, up to date information and freedom of speech at it’s very best!

    Thank you both!!! We love you!

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  3. Yes, Congratulations! This says a whole BIG lot about the people who love wild and domestic horses. You both have been a beacon for us!! mar

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  4. I give to you RT and Terry a Huge Heartfelt Congratulations !!!!! for all you have given to the Wild Mustangs, and wish that very soon we all can give them Their Land , for the Peace and Serenity they have so graciously earned……………………………………God Bless all here ………….I million wonderful hearts filled with Love willing to make this a reality……………….for every Mustang……………….

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  5. Thank you, R.T. & Terry, for being some of the best leaders any group of advocates could ever hope to have! You share our tears, our victories, and never stop setting the bar higher for us all. Blessed Be!

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    • Well heck RT let’s all stand up and take a bow. Thank you for opening up the opportunity for us all to learn, love and argue, just like the family we have become. I see 2 million around the corner. No wonder we all have carpal tunnel.

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  6. I look forward to reading this “blog” everyday. When I see a “New Post” is up I know I will be getting well-written, intelligent, facts…the truth. Thank you RT & Terry for working so hard for the horses and the advocates. And thank all here for your comments. All sources of information, morality, courage, caring… Bless you.

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  7. To the most awesome folk on the planet who are helping regain the freedom of our wild horses and educating all of us on the most important components of our time. FREEDOM OF OUR HORSES AND BURROS. FAIR AND HUMANE TREATMENT, RESPECT AND LOVE, KINDNESS AND HONESTY IN SHARING THE TRUTH OF A HORSES LIFE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A TRUE AND LOVING HORSE OWNER. YOU DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT IT YOU LIVE IT AND WE ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT, SOUL AND TRUE INTEGRITY. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. SO WELL DESERVED. I LOVED YOUR BOOK AND I SHARE IT WITH MY FRIENDS. RT FITCH AND TERRY WE LOVE YOU DEARLY. KEEP UP THE FINE WORK ON BEHALF OF OUR BELOVED AND TREASURED WILD HORSES AND BURROS. WE MUST SAVE THEM. WE MUST HELP THEM. WE CARE AND WILL NEVER GIVE INTO SLAUGHTER, HATRED AND FEAR. WE ARE MIGHTY AND STRONG FOREVER. FREEDOM, FREEDOM, FREEDOM FOR OUR WILD HORSES. BACK ON THE RANGE. WE MUST PUT THEM BACK AND TAKE THE FENCES DOWN. BRING THE FENCES DOWN NOW. WOOOOOHOOOO FOR THE BEST TEAM. WE ARE FOLLOWING YOUR FOOTSTEPS AND WE ARE ONE TOGETHER FOREVER. WE WILL NOT STOP PROTECTING AND DEFENDING OUR WILD HORSES. THANK YOU R.T. FITCH AND TERRY. LOVE YOU DEARLY. JUDITH HAMILTON-SCHULTZE. WE ARE THEIR VOICE FOREVER.AMEN.

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  8. Thank you for caring about these horses and sharing your information with the world. May good things happen soon to help these amazing horses. May God bless you for years to come.

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  9. Wvow and double wow RT. Don’t know how you’re able to see thru all the muck to help peeps stay on track. You do a great job!

    Now if I could only learn how to email my thoughts in, instead of coming to the site then I could send from my iPad all the time…

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  10. Congrats RT, Terri, Laura, and all that have been responsible and dedicated to helping the horses in this important way.

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  11. With a million strong and growing wow , we should have lots of Great Clout……………….. If I were the BLM I would be afraid , very afraid……………….

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    • Arlene, It’s too bad they’re not afraid! Unfortunately, the BLM is too stupid to be afraid!! Congrats on 1 million, let’s get some real, physical action stirred up! Surely, there are more of us, than “them”, let’s take advantage of their stupidity!

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      • A million strong & growing!! Yes!! I believe the BLM has ever-growing nervousness too. Like never before, they are being challenged! That said, they ARE like stupid, yet savvy, immature things. In addition to the horror they bring to ALL the wild horses, to now go after the Pryor Cloud herd, AGAIN (!), would seem unbelievable, incomprehensible. The BLM knows the value of the years of Ginger Kathren’s research, PBS, an icon… To decimate this herd is like a BLM “We’ll show you advocates!” Like a slap in the face. Trying to more devalue advocates AND the wild horses. Welllll… I know this will only increase our numbers. Get the number ticker on, it is moving up, RT! 🙂

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      • Valerie, You are right they are to stupid to be afraid, We are now 1 Million strong, I am counting on for the horses ,that this will be The BLM Waterloo………………

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  12. Congratulations!!!! As I have said before it is snow balling.. You soon will be at 2 million. I am sharing your email with many of my horse friends too. You and your wife are true advocates for both our domestic and Wild Horses. We also
    cannot forget the Burros either…WE WILL DEFEAT the BLM! Let the “Force of the Horse” be with you all.

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  13. Belated hosanas on your 1 million unique hits, RT and Terry. You deserve every one of those hard-won clicks — and many more. And so do the wild horses and burros.

    Speaking of 1 million, there’s an international group http://www.avaaz.org that creates important petitions. Right now Avaaz has a petition addressed to Brazil’s President Dilma in an effort to save the Amazon. The goal was to reach 1 million signatures in 4 days, and in less than that time they’ve already gotten 1,019,000 and the bar has been raised to 1.5 million.

    Perhaps someone on RT’s blog would like to approach the Avaaz team — “To contact Avaaz, please … write to us at http://www.avaaz.org/en/contact or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US)” — and find out whether shutting down the BLM’s wild horse gathers in the U.S. could be the next big Avaaz campaign.

    Here’s a little more information on the group: Avaaz.org is a 9-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 13 countries on 4 continents and operates in 14 languages.

    If you want to sign the Amazon petition, it’s here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_amazon_a/?cl=1225686600&v=9952

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  14. I feel, the round up of the horses is a CRIME. To take [chase] the Horses of the land, given to them years ago,!! To seperate them from their families, to load them [ while cruel devices are beeing used on them] into trucks, and beeing transported [without water or food], to Canada or where ever, and THEN !!! pushed into the SLAUGHTER Houses, and killed in the most INHUMANE way!!!. It is like a repeat, like the NAZIS were doing with the JEWS. in World War TWO.. I am from Holland, and underwent the War. I think, it is unspeakeble,, what is going on, Those Horses are a part of the American History. We have NO RIGHT to do this Crime, The Roundup of the Horses. .I know one thing, those people, who are involved in it, I would not like to be in their Boots , because at their end, ” HELL IS WAITING FOR THEM “. There is no Doubt about that. Solvejg P Zaferes

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