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Horses Deliver White House Christmas Tree

A horse-drawn carriage delivered a 19 foot Douglas Fir, from Pennsylvania, to the White House where it was greeted by the First Lady, the First Daughters and the First Dogs.

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  1. That really burns me up !!!!! Our Beauties are good enough to deliver a Christmas tree and bring some class there , but not good enough to have the Freedom they were promised ………………………………………..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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    • Now Arlene, you know that is not exactly politically correct. You musnt be negative, dEar. You musnt demand we actualy deal with the truth. Naw, better that we be nice. This horse, fr example, has come from a warm cozy stable and will spend the rest of its life – if not working for a living which it deepl desires to do – in green pastures eating apples under the apple tree. Come child, don’t speak of the truth. It upsets us so.

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      • Thank you Jan, each one of us was drawn to this place, for a reason, through our Love and Our Passion for these most beautiful beings,their is Freedom all written on our minds , their are many ways and many reasons this shall happen Freedom for our Mustangs I for one can taste this Freedom we are about to make happen for Our Mustangs,I see , I feel it and i know it , each one of us connect in this together with this destiny fueling each other in ways only the Mustangs can bring to us………………………….The power is within us and the Mustangs to achive………………………………..

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  2. Sorry !!! dont mean to be negative , but this is how i sees um………………………….in reference I smell complete marters……………………. How dare anyone use Our beauties for their own, to make them look ever so good when , in fact they are the ones condemning them………………………………………….. Find it possitively appalling !!!!!! Oppps gotta go I think Im gonna be sick again !!!!!!!

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  3. If they like these horses, they can go to new holland auction in PA on Monday and save a few from slaughter! Better yet, the girls can ask daddy to sign an executive order to close our borders and END horse slaughter.

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    • YES! Something meaningful like stopping auctions, ending slaughter, and closing the borders would be impressive, and saving our horses would be heroic! But, no hope for that I fear.

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  4. Sorry – I think this is the BEST way to bring a Christmas tree to the white house. Kind of paints a different picture of working horses – different from the one painted in NYC by the “activists”. And gives people who haven’t had the experience a look at what horses used to do! Believe me – I know what a crappy deal our wild horses & burros are getting – and the horses being sent to slaughter. Maybe whats needed is to bring horses – all horses – front & center to the public. If seeing these horses opens the eyes of a few – that’s a good thing.

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    • Ah, Maggie – see? The mask is hiding the horror of the reality this horse (and all horses) face. Its like dry rot in a piece of wood. Is it better to take a hammer and demolish the rot than to admire the facade of reality? All these children who see this horse go to school – they have seen animals, dogs, cats – been to zoos. What we teach the children is as long as the animals are cleaned up for their public appearance – what goes on behind the scene is “not of their concern.”. The killings, betting and social events at the scenes of their breakdowns (behind shielded view), caged and beaten lives, crowded and brutally handled lives on CAFs, transporting against their natures – the burgeoning reality is quickly and aggressively peeking out from behind the beauty of a well turned out team bringing our President our tree.

      See it now? We are the only voice for that beautifully turned out team who have no doubt seen the ugly and despicable hand of brutality. Which we ourselves have not even a clue.
      It will be a beautiful sight when we know the promises have been kept. Until then, reality must be unveiled.

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  5. I’m sorry, but is someone here under the impression that these are wild horses?
    They appear to be Clydesdales or Percherons. Or is it that carriage horses should not exist? Are you so sure that these horses have been abused? There are millions of working horses in the world that are not abused. It’s enough to point it out when you see it… you don’t have to assume that all working horses are being mistreated.

    As for the Obamas being hypocrites… it is highly likely they are unaware of the range wars and elimination of wild horses from their designated lands. It sounds like you will take any opportunity to bash the President. For shame for your lack of respect and underlying disdain!

    I have to agree with Maggie Frazier… more exposure to the public brings awareness.
    ALL children do NOT see many different animals in real life. Here in Texas where I live on the edge of vast ranching country, I encounter children every day when I walk my horses in the street, who have never seen a live horse.

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    • I wrote a rather long post back to you..but I see it isn’t here..I agree with you Margo..it appears that the whole background of just how slaughter became an issue again is lost on some..it had nothing to do with the President wanting it so..however, the DEFUNDING was “babysat” through the Omnibus bill passed in January of this year. That work was done by Victoria McCullough and Joe Biden the VP. If he S.A.F.E. Act HB1094 ever gets out of Congress I KNOW the President will sign it..PO’d that my other post isn’t here..it had quite the detail behind all of this.

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      • Bonnie, I have looked through spam and trash to see if your comment could have accidentally ended up there (even mine have) but couldn’t find a prior comment from you. Don’t know what happened to it.

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  6. Success! Feds Cancel Idaho’s Disgraceful Wildlife Killing Contest

    In a victory for wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has withdrawn the permit it issued that would have allowed a multi-year wildlife killing

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  7. Love to see different species want to interact — one family dog was very interested in the long-legged animals who pulled the wagon with the tree. She wasn’t allowed to investigate this new animal in the video, but would have been fun to see any interaction.

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  8. Can it be possible that’s theres More to this than meets the eye? Really. Because if horses are in the public eye even more then it helps OUR cause Instead of constant venoms we shouldn’t assume anything as assert that horses have a Place Everywhere in modern day. To Bash the White House that Defunded horse slaughter and Has Tons of Co sponsors on the Safe Act makes no sense as Victoria battles thereto help Americas horses, ALL of them. We can Afford Venom on the BLM in our words…. but it hasn’t gained Any ground. To insult the White House or the first family makes no gains either. So please take this as it is. Horses are there and that’s what we need Advocates keep the Long term Goals in mind and literally dismiss the minor infractions for the greater good. We Need Support and Offending supporters doesn’t do any good. We Need to Fight for the horses but this is just a Christmas tree delivery, lets just let it be. The horses were Noticed by US that’s what counts. WE the PEOPLE. WE WHO CARE. Maybe a child seeing a Christmas tree delivery will grow up to be a hard worker who will raise horses and fight for others to be free, we do Not know who will be inspired Or what they will do. Give the venom a break.

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    • LOL – that is exactly what the emperor said! When did truth become venom? The tree most years are brought by a team of horses. This is America, remember. Are you afraid of offending someone by allowing the truth? No one here has said anything venomous. Some see this delivery by horses as hypocritical – I seee their point. Allowing the horses to bring the Christmas tree (a spiritual sign of love and humility) without acknowledging them (not even a nod as they ran to fawn over the tree) is akin to silent alignment with the forces that want them slaughtered. I am an American, I live here, I earn a living supporting my community – I expect my leaders to let their actions speak for themselves. I am impatient too. The number of horses that crossed our borders are over 100K again this year. The number of horses scoured off the wildlands under the Salazar Plan is in the tens of thousands. How dare you parry the truth with crumbs of what he did versus what he promised to do. And if it were not for some inspired lobbying, we will might have had plants opening. I know, I’ve seen the warnings to stop demanding our President do what he promised. And I was willing to lie low and see what the future brought. But I’ve seen a continung parade of horses through auction, with slaughter tags on – including the beautiful brothers and sisters of the drafts in this team. I am first an American, your message takes my freedom down a road I will not travel on. I beg no one for freedom. It is the right thing to do for this species, who feel, bond and suffer for us. I demand President Obama do what he said he would do! Until then, from now forward, I will dog his every move.

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  9. Dear Jan, you are absolutely right !!!!!!!! I will defend our horses I dont care what breed they are, they should never be harrassed , Our Goverment is bound yes bound to preserve and protect under the Law……………. In the Pres campaign speech he promise to protect them, The Mustangs were given their freedom from all harm, ROAM ACT 1971 UNANIMOUSLY by Congess……. They have made a mockery of this Law , that was PROCLAIMED, and given with the Love they aLso proclaimed ………… All the horses are here they are ecologally PERFECT for our inviorment and they have more attributes too many to mention we all know what they are !!!!!!!

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  10. No words can describe my grief and rage seeing these beautiful, noble horses dutifully pulling a giant Christmas tree for show. Our beloved horses have always done everything in settling this country and beyond. Yet, our despicable government robs them of their own land, runs them to death or to unprotected pens, auctions them to brutal abusers, and now sells them to slaughter. What kind of land do we live in? We now live in a land of hell, along with our dying horses.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this. Tempering my anger is my hope and belief that the human heart can change. Seeing Sasha and Maleia with two dogs which are also on the “to be prevent, control, and eradicated” as an alien species and a potential threat to plants and plant products” helps us to see where the heart may be softened. My fear is that the horse be removed from sight, from everywhere it has been, and that we forget abut horse.

    As I have said before the most chilling paragraph I read (which I saying something) is that it is possible to change culture by changing language. By changing out language to reflect different values, our stories will change, and through changing our stories, we change our culture.

    But those changes should come within our hearts and not be imposed upon us be others with self-serving motives to persuade us to allow them to destroy what is good and at worse, harmless by allowing them to convince us that horses are harmful.

    Our best hope may be a father’s love informed through a daughter’s eyes.

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    • HH, I still believe it would be well worth trying to get any of the first family to visit America’s wild horses, in the wild, while there is still a chance to do so. At a minimum there are some striking comparisons with the President’s announcement regarding children of immigrants last week. If you take the strict line that all horses are immigrants here (which I don’t agree with) then surely their offspring have some parallel claim to a degree of amnesty which doesn’t yet exist.

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    • Im all for it and also a huge chrismas card to send to OUR PRES FEATURING A HUGE MUSTANG !!!!!!!! Wishing him and Family a joyous Christmas and to remember the Mustangs!!!!!!

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