Christmas Commentary by R.T. Fitch ~ President Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Horses Thank All of You for Who and What You Are For the safety and security of my wife, Terry, and our ranch I rarely divulge my location, travel plans or activities. But being that it […]
As I have done twice a day 365 days a year for most of my adult life, I am on my way to take care of the barn people. Tonight is special because it is Christmas Eve. As I make my way along the two lane country roads that lead to the barn, the darkness and silence of the cold southwestern Pennsylvania night is interrupted only briefly by the Christmas lights on barns and homes scattered throughout the open fields.
by Vicki Tobin and R.T. Fitch, Illustration by Kerry Kelly of the Houston Chronicle ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and All through the land…. Twas the night before Christmas on our public land, Not a Mustang was stirring, knowing what was at hand. They huddled in fear hoping […]
Animal advocacy groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video emerged from a Quebec slaughterhouse showing horses being knocked unconscious before they are butchered.
One of the videos, shot with a hidden camera in Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in western Quebec, shows an agitated-looking horse standing in a small stall.
A worker from the facility near Montbello, Que. walks up to the animal, pets it briefly, then shoots it in the head with what is known as a captive bolt pistol.
Lobbyist Charlie Stenholm has been working hard since before Thanksgiving. First, there was his Opinion piece in The Washington Times blasting proposed legislation protecting circus elephants, tigers and zebras from abuse—something that would hurt his client, Ringling Brothers.
Then, there was the push to get horse slaughter inspection bans reversed, which was accomplished a week later by three U.S. lawmakers who quietly revised a long-overdue spending bill behind closed doors.
Opening Commentary by R.T. Fitch with followup rebuttal by Vicki Tobin Never a Grain of Truth to Fall from Wallis’ Bloody Lips Well America, the scourge of our society and the symbol of all that is wrong with our political system has firmly planted her over inflated head […]
“The mission of the Unwanted Puffball Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted fluffy white dogs (Puffballs) and to improve their welfare by education, buying politicians and planting false stories in the press, combined with the efforts of organizations who say publicly that they are committed to the health, safety, and responsible care but are really interested in the profitable disposition of these creatures.”
Only three. This is the number it took to remove language from an agriculture appropriations spending bill on November 18, reversing a five-year ban on horsemeat inspections. The culprits? Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA). Their strategy? The old closed-door-session-on-Capitol-Hill trick.
This is a public service announcement (PSA) created to raise awareness and support for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1176/H.R. 2966).
Though they cannot speak, they shall not remain voiceless.
When it comes to the issue of horse slaughter, the Star-Telegram’s Monday editorial got one thing right: The American people, and Texans in particular, love their horses — but because they are trusted companions, not dinner.