Open Letter to the AAEP

Open Letter to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Time to Set the Record Straight on Horse Slaughter, Responsible Ownership and the Myth of the “Unwanted Horse” The AAEP will soon convene its 59th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the Convention schedule, one topic to be covered is “Slaughter Horse Transport.” In … Continue reading

All Horses are Wanted: Some People Just Want them Dead

At the 2011 International Equine Conference (September 26-28, 2011, in Alexandria, VA), Congressman Jim Moran, VA., an opponent of horse slaughter, described an “ongoing, concerted attempt by Western members of Congress to revive horse slaughter in the U.S..”  Rep. Moran was troubled by the unsupported conclusion of a controversial report by the Government Accounting Office; that … Continue reading

Horse Slaughter Cannot Happen Here Again

The horse slaughter industry has dragged it’s bloody, putrid carcass back onto American soil.  Now, instead of arguing free enterprise or the right to do business as they please, slaughter proponents are making the case for this reprehensible act by claiming it is in the horses’s best interest.  What is worse, most journalists are parroting … Continue reading

The Delta we Deserve?

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety – Benjamin Franklin This quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin is widely paraphrased as “we get the government we deserve.”  If Franklin were to observe our current Administration, he might have said, “They who can give up essential democracy … Continue reading

Disposable Horses

Proponents of horse slaughter in the United States, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemens Beef Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) make common cause on an issue that most Americans do not … Continue reading