World Animal Day – October 4, 2014

World Animal Day – October 4, 2014

World Animal Day – October 4, 2014 – Human beings have far more in common than not – but we tend to forget that in our constant striving for supremacy – we are right and you are wrong – greed – the pursuit of money and recognition – the need to dominate – corruption – the destruction of our environment by irresponsible corporations and absurd political posturing.

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Horse Slaughter Is Flourishing

Horse Slaughter Is Flourishing

It is illegal to kill horses in many parts of the USA for their meat but horse slaughter is flourishing. What on earth to do with race horses who can no longer win? And all those unwanted, abandonned and no longer useful – but still profitable horses?  Well for heaven’s sake – just send them to Canada and Mexico – who happily throw open their borders to truck loads of terrfiied horses. That’s where to make some money. The animals are shipped in brutal conditions and killed with no compassion. Sound familiar?

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Donkeys – We’re Just So Cute. We Must Have Great Lives!

Donkeys – Burros – Mules – Ponies

If horses have served us well over the eons – then these smaller beasts of burden have been super-heros.  They are helpers to mankind but are dismissed as equine royalty because they are sort of goofy looking – don’t prance and can’t run like the wind. But these strong, uncomplaining, sure-footed little beings with incredible endurance remain man’s servant and pack animal in countries all over the world.

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Horses – The Sport of Kings!

Horses

Yes – the dog is man’s best friend – but has there ever been a more noble friend to man than a horse? It is believed that horses were first domesticated around 4000 BC. There are currently more than 300 breeds of horse worldwide. There are both a herd animal and a prey animal – so they can startle or bolt easily. Horses are creatures of habit and they like routine.

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