Wild for Life Fact Sheet

This is an excellent fact sheet produced by Wild for Life Foundation Equine Protection Program, Katia Louise, filmmaker, Saving Our Nation’s Horses and the Animal Law Coalition, Laura Allen.  Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter.  It’s already made the internet and social media rounds but I thought I’d post it here for good measure.http://savingamericashorses.blogspot.com/2012/02/facts-that-refute-7-most-common-myths.html

 

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War Horse & PETA

Contrary to the excesses (on- and off-set) of the new TV show, Luck, the producers of War Horse (the movie, not the play) ensured the safety of the horses on-set. According to PETA, Spielberg and co-producer Kennedy, did everything to accommodate the horses, using computer-generated graphics in many cases.  In contrast, PETA’s appeal to the producers of Luck (one of whom is Dustin Hoffman), went for naught, and at least one horse had to be euthanized on-set after the filming of a dangerous scene.  We have the technology, people, why don’t you use it?

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Serenity N o w

REVISION: This post is outdated but I wanted to clarify PETA’s position on horse slaughter: they are against, not for it. I was duped by the pro-slaughter manipulation of certain media stories. Here, I stand corrected.

I picked up my new dental guard today.  It’s a plastic appliance I put on my teeth at night because I grind my teeth in my sleep.  My dentist suggested that one of the causes may be stress.  “Stress?” I echoed.  “No, I don’t think I’m any more stressed out than anyone else,” I replied.  But there are a few things that stress me out….   For example:  that some blonde nitwit is now worth $70 million just because she divorced someone (and there are billions of children starving);

that the Egyptian military is still controlling Egypt despite last year’s promise to yield power to the people;

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Shaming the Devil

Tell the truth and shame the devil!  Does anyone remember that old chestnut?  That’s exactly what Sonja Meadows does in the attached video.  The video (also on Youtube) was produced by Animals-Angels USA and was intended for general audiences, although some viewers have already alerted me that it is, in fact, disturbing…towards the end, just a little bit, not very but enough to make one cringe, etc.  Les images sont peu perturbantes mais les ames sensibles sont averties.  Remember that, according to the USDA’s own figures, nearly 92 per cent of horses sent to Canada for slaughter are young and healthy.  What a waste when these horses could be recycled into the live horse industry–a vibrant and thriving industry here in Quebec…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvWBtoQ3C8E&w=420&h=315]

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A Continuum of Deceit & Cruelty

The CHDC has released a grim report on the gruesome realities at La Petite Nation’s slaughterhouse in St-Andre-Avellin.  The undercover investigation was conducted in July 2011.  La version française est aussi disponible.  Warning:  the video segments are graphic.

“Beauty in the lap of terror” (The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe, 1794)

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Saving America’s Horses. A Nation Betrayed

Saving America’s Horses. A Nation Betrayed

While at the Virginia Conference, I had the good fortune to meet Katia Louise, producer and director of the outstanding film, Saving America’s Horses.  This was a film that I’d been frothing at the mouth to see for nearly two years.  (I kid you not.)  A Humanion Films production sponsored by Wild for Life Foundation, I’d seen the movie trailer over and over again on different advocacy sites, and in addition to being a total fan of Tippi Hedren, director of Shambala, the wildlife preserve in California, who is featured in the movie (along with Paul Sorvino), I knew–I just knew–that this film could evolve public understanding of the plight of North American horses in one sitting. Katia, who is about the size of a china doll with the accompanying exquisiteness must have the inner fortitude of Samson.  

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