Martin Rogers | USA TODAY Sports 2.5 million dogs are bred each year in South Korea for human consumption. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – As the Winter Olympics approach this week, figure skater Meagan Duhamel still shudders to think the dog she rescued from South Korea might have ended […]
Raisa Bruner, Time Here’s Everything You Need to Know Pre-Game Show: https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl/full-episodes/puppy-bowl-xiv-pre-game-show If football isn’t quite your cup of tea, fear not: the annual Puppy Bowl is here to save you on Super Bowl Sunday, offering an adorable dose of furry canine competition. How do I watch the […]
Feel Good Sunday: Pics of Animal Companions Who Acted Like Real Jerks, And It Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
photos from WeLikeWorld.com “If you are a guardian of horses it is all but certain that you are staff to other four legged creatures on your property, dogs, cats, birds, fish…somewhere out there are more critters conspiring to make your life either one of hilarity or continued suffering, […]
“Behind the scenes, here at Straight from the Horse’s Heart, are several volunteers who write while others scourer the internet in search of equine related news and articles that will not only be entertaining but of value to our horsey readership. One such individual, Geraldine Bray, works seven days a week with no compensation in an effort to get the news about horses, burros, buffalo, whales, wolves, grizzles, dolphins and any other wild being that is downtrodden by humans out and in front of our readers so that they can have the information needed to make a difference when discussing such topics with family, friends and legislators. Likewise, Chief News Correspondent, Geri, endeavors to locate at least one story a week that might bemuse and uplift our audience as a Feel Good Sunday (FGS) installation so that we can wash our hearts and souls out for one day a week before we wade back into the fray on Monday. This week, I am kindly going to ask Geri to take the day off as I have found the fodder for FGS right within arm’s reach in our own backyard with our wild and wacky four legged charges who never cease to either entertain or amaze me.” ~ R.T.
From Wolves to Horses to Dogs, This Big Law Partner Has Built a Practice Exclusively Defending Animals
“It is a very sincere pleasure to share with you this article about our legal consultant and my longtime friend, Bruce Wagman. Bruce was the attorney that we pleaded with, almost a decade ago, to research for Terry and myself ways to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from zeroing out federally protected wild horse herds. With no organization to back us up and zero history to bolster our dedication to the cause Bruce took up our case and to this day was the silent partner and legal consultant behind our BLM Long Term Holding White Paper…and there is more to come. Thank you Bruce for all that you do for those who are recognized only as property and even if they could speak, would not be allowed to. You are the voice for millions. Rock On my brother!” ~ R.T.
by R.T. Fitch “More Companion Animals Run Away During the 4th Than any other Time of the Year…” Living in an equestrian community it has always been the ‘law of the land’ to ban all types of fireworks at all times of the year for the sake of […]
Story by Natasha Brooks as published on One Green Planet.org People convicted of serious animal cruelty crimes will now be banned from owning companion animals. We have some great news for animals! The New York state Senate passed legislation on June 6, 2017, that would increase penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty. This legislation was sponsored […]
“While at first glance this sad story might not appear to have much to do with wild horses and burros but it most certainly applies, with spades. Some time ago, myself and fellow investigators from Wild Horse Freedom Federation were documenting BLM Contract long term holding facilities when we came across one contractor’s property, used to house former wild horses, with prominent signs indicating that like poison devices were in use on the very same property that captive wild horses were grazing. To date, this finding haunts us as we continue to seek ways and means to stop the barbaric removal of protected wild horses and burros from their congressionaly approved, rightful range.” ~ R.T.
Source: International Humane Society PR “This story walks hand-in-hand with our discussion on Wild Horse and Burro Radio last night” ~ R.T. Bill also shines a light on brutal trade in China and South Korea U.S. Representatives Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Dave Trott, R-Mich. and […]
“Here at SFTHH and WHFF we are all about the safety and future well being of wild horses and burros but of course that concern extends to domestic equine and all wildlife in general. You will see articles appear hear that speak to the uncalled for slaughter and/or abuse of bison, wolves, bears, coyotes, mountain lion and the case of today’s article, domestic dogs.
I spent the past six years rotating in and of China on a monthly basis and unfortunately my eyes have witnessed acts of cruelty that I would prefer to forget versus regurgitating. But everyday is a bad day for any sort of domestic animal who lives in rural China and I have witnessed the worst. Although I might have been able to influence the educated young nationals who worked with me it was beyond my ability to influence the actions of rural farmers; all I could do was to divert my gaze and pray for an end to the suffering of the affected animal. It is a cultural thing as there is little respect for human life so how can one expect the culture to respect animal pain and suffering, the mind set just is not there.
So today, stroke the head of your bird, cat, dog, horse or donkey and remind yourself how lucky they are to have you in their lives and how special a ingredient they are to your daily diet of goodness and how they enhance your spiritual well being.
We are all connected and we are all fellow passengers on this spaceship Earth. A little courtesy to others goes a long, long way. Keep the faith.” ~ R.T.