Equine Rescue

December 13th: National Day of the Horse

Information Supplied by Equine Welfare Alliance; jointly supported by Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends and family!

National Day of the HorseThis is the 3rd Annual Event on Facebook. It’s a day to share your thoughts, photos and personal stories of how horses contribute to us, to our society and the special bond we have with horses. It’s a day to contact your legislators to urge passage of the SAFE Act, PAST Act and to enforce the 1971 Wild Horse and Burros Act.

Let’s unite and make this the largest event ever.

Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends and family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/699403540069891/

The first National day of the Horse was recognized in congress in 2004. This event was created to remind congress and others what this day and the horse represents. Congress needs to finally ban horse slaughter and pass the SAFE Act and stop the roundups of wild horses.

Please feel free to share pictures of your horses and stories about what the horse means to you.

Encouraging citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States and expressing the sense of Congress that a National Day of the Horse should be established.

Whereas the horse is a living link to the history of the United States;

Whereas, without horses, the economy, history, and character of the United States would be profoundly different;

Whereas horses continue to permeate the society of the United States, as witnessed on movie screens, on open land, and in our own backyards;

Whereas horses are a vital part of the collective experience of the United States and deserve protection and compassion;

Whereas, because of increasing pressure from modern society, wild and domestic horses rely on humans for adequate food, water, and shelter; and

Whereas the Congressional Horse Caucus estimates that the horse industry contributes well over $100,000,000,000 each year to the economy of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress–

(1) encourages all citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States;

(2) expresses its sense that a National Day of the Horse should be established in recognition of the importance of horses to the Nation’s security, economy, recreation, and heritage; and

(3) urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States and interested organizations to observe National Day of the Horse with appropriate programs and activities.

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  1. Horses have been an invaluable companion to humans throughout history. We owe them a debt of gratitude and respect for all that they have given and continue to give in ways that only horses can to enrich and enhance our quality of life. The National Day of the Horse is a day for all of us to honor horses by showing our appreciation and gratitude in both personal and collaborative actions. To be their voice to ensure their safety and well-being and to preserve and protect their rightful place for the future generations to come.

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  2. THESE ARE GREAT THINGS THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR OUR EQUINE HERITAGE. THESE HORSES ARE A PART OF OUR HISTORY, JUST AS WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND EVERY OTHER HISTORIC EVENT THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE. THEY DESERVE TO LIVE, AND BE FREE. I, AS A HORSE LOVER, AND PREVIOUS OWNER FOR MANY YEARS DO NOT WANT THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS TO FALL INTO EXTINCTION DUE TO CARELESS, HARD HEARTED, GREEDY HUMANS. TODAY WITH ALL THE LAND BEING GRABBED UP IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, THEY SOON WON’T HAVE A PLACE TO ROAM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR JOINT EFFORTS ON THEIR BEHALF; WISH I COULD BE APART OF IT FIRST HAND, BUT INSTEAD I WILL SUPPORT IN ANY WAY I CAN.

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  3. The United States on America has been discovered, wars fought, coaches adn carriages pulled, U.S. Mail Delivered and many other duties that horses have provided this great country of ours. Respect and protect horses, either wild or domestic, and take care not to harm them in anyway. That is what the Citizens of the U.S. ask for.

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  4. Sara Geneva Mullins Gallagher

    “Don’t Fence the Horses In” Donkey Acres has become a Horse and Rider Nitemare. The county hired from out of state, contractors and workers to build cement washes for rain reservoirs. The fence are hazardous to horse and rider. We have to ride the paved streets now because we have been fenced off from our trails to the washes, mountains and desert. Please be part of this event on this Friday December 13th to take a stand not for just the welfare of the wild horses and burros, but for our best friends and companions, our horses! Ride Strong!

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  5. Shared. We need to convince the DOI/BLM that wild horses have value and are thinking, feeling, family oriented creatures not be be abused and/or decimated on our lands.

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  6. We will probably never really know just how much the horse has changed our past and future. There is a study that was done in 2011 from information that was found at a archaeological site in Washington state that shows that hunters were present in North America at least 800 years sooner than first thought. In other words these hunters along with their offspring and other hunters that entered the country over these years were thought to have been responsible for helping to kill off all of the large mammals including the horse that roamed North America over 13,000 years ago. If the early horses along with camels had not roamed over the grasslands that was the dry Bering Straits during the last Ice Age and entered what would later be called Asia there would not be horses or camels on this planet at all.

    Without camels the Middle East would have been a harsh place to survive in without camels or donkeys to carry loads. Whatever carts that was invented people would have had to pull themselves the same with wagons and carts in North America and all over the planet. What played a large part in proving all of this was the identification of a spear point fragment made out of Mastodon bone found embedded in the back of a Mastodon that looked like it had been slaughtered at this site which identified it as a kill site. With DNA studies that proved the age of the bone fragment there was no doubt that human hunters did wipe out all of the large mammals in North America. The only survivors of the slaughter of the larger mammals was the horses and camels. These hunters are the ancestors of today’s Indian tribes in North America. If you want to read the article go to:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111020145100.htm
    But the idiots at the BLM will never pay the slightest bit of attention to anything that is scientifically proven and they never will.

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