9 Year Old NH Boy Takes Saving American Horses from Slaughter to the Air Waves

Declan Pleads with Americans to Save Our Horses

THANKS so much Kelly Brown for giving Declan an opportunity to raise awareness about what is happening to America’s horses every day.

This is a radio interview done with Kelly Brown from Clear Channel Radio on March 8th, 2012 which airs on March 11, 2012 on all local Clear Channel radio stations. The interview was also shortened to be highlighted on the “Community Spotlight” program.

Join 9 year old Declan in his fight to save America’s horses from slaughter. Write letters about what you like about horses, why horses are special to you or even just draw a picture. Send letters and drawings to Declan at:
℅ Children 4 Horses
PO Box 614
Greenland, NH 03840

Declan will take your letters to Washington DC with him as part of the Equine Welfare Alliance‘s (EWA) Million Horse March, and present them to Congress and the Senate on March 27th, 2012.

To help Declan get to Washington DC, a PayPal account has been set up for donations: dg4horses@hotmail.com

Declan will also be collecting money and making a donation to the NHSPCA’s “SOS Fund” to help local horses in need. If you would like to make a contribution, please use the same PayPal account dg4horses@hotmail.com and make a note, “SOS Fund”.

Grown-ups can write him letters too – just be sure to contact your State Representatives directly and ask them to support/co-sponsor S.1176/H.R. 2966 The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Check out Declan’s blog at: children4horses.blogspot.com
Visit Children 4 Horses on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/children4horses

Horse Slaughter Promoter Alleges Death Threats to YMCA Director

Press Release from the Equine Welfare Alliance

Wyoming’s State Rep. Sue Wallis Caught in Tornado of Controversy and Rumor

Mountain Grove, MO (EWA) – A bizarre chain of events has followed the contentious meeting of the Mountain Grove City Council on March 6th concerning the Unified Equine proposal to build a horse slaughter plant near the town.

Unified Equine CEO Sue Wallis claimed that the project would be a 50% partnership with Belgian company Chevideco, and that they would invest $6 to $7 million in a plant that would be designed by Dr. Temple Grandin.

But during the meeting city residents became inflamed by a presentation given by attorney Cynthia MacPherson, cataloging the pollution and crime that Chevideco’s Dallas Crown facility had brought to the town of Kaufman Texas.

When banker Roger Lindsey rose to defend the project he was shouted down and left the meeting. The unanticipated public anger touched off a series of events. First, the director of the Mountain Grove YMCA announced that he would no longer permit Sue Wallis to hold a planned meeting there on the following Monday.

On her facebook page, Wallis explained this apparent snub by saying “We have not spoken to him directly, but it is my understanding that the YMCA director received death threats to his family, and to sponsors of his organization, We have heard directly from other community members that they have received threatening letters just for publicly expressing their support for the project.”

EWA contacted the Missouri State Police, the Mountain Grove police department and the YMCA director, Chad Watson. State police captain Duane Isringhausen, told EWA’s John Holland that he had received no such reports. The Mountain Grove police said they had heard the report and investigated but that they could find no evidence of threats being made to anyone. YMCA director Chad Watson said he had received no threats and had moved the meeting when he learned of its subject. “This place is for the children”, said Watson.

Wallis announced that the meeting had been moved to the Wright County Livestock Auction, and that while the public was welcome, anyone being “disrespectful” would be evicted. On March 10th the auction owner, Nathan Kelly, said the meeting would be closed to the press. Kelly said he had been “lambasted” by people opposed to the project.

MacPherson told EWA that she is encouraging people to stay away from the Wallis meeting; however postings on the popular Topix blog show some residents plan a peaceful protest outside the auction.

The media ban was not the end of this bizarre episode. In subsequent interviews, Wallis was quoted contradicting her earlier claims of backing from Chevideco saying that she did not have an agreement, and that she would likely depend on local investors. This revelation follows the earlier statement by Grandin that she knew nothing of the project.

EWA’s John Holland summed up the situation saying “It now appears that Wallis, rather than bringing millions of investment dollars into the area, intends instead to borrow millions from the people of Missouri to have someone who had not been told of the project build them a horse slaughter plant that they don’t want! What could go wrong with that?