So the Christmas holiday is over and I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. Although through the busyness of the celebrations I never once forgot about my page; I found myself stressing over the news of the slaughter plant opening in New Mexico. It didn’t matter if it was the holidays….I carried on with making phone calls to the New Mexico governor who has the power to stop the opening of the slaughter house. The United States cannot allow this to happen, we cannot allow the inhumane treatment of our wild ones and companions. They are not only the horses that are old, sick, or already dying; they are healthy, beautiful animals that are being slaughtered for money. There are now lawsuits that have been filed to stop horse slaughter in New Mexico (see links below), and time is running out for thousands of wild horses. I for one cannot even look at any videos let alone even reading about what the horses go through on their way to slaughter, from my understanding they are awake when they are being slaughtered due to the ineffective means that are used to knock them out unconscious. Like I said, I cannot look at the videos but have read enough to know that there is NO HUMANE WAY TO SLAUGHTER HORSES. So I continue to fight along with the other intelligent, compassionate humans that know that every little bit helps when it comes to stopping this inhumane practice. The fight is long and not easy, but without our help the wild ones will be gone……forever.
I feel a little background information is always a good place to start, so here in this video you can learn how many bands of Spanish Mustangs are left in the United States. The herds are small now and there is no concern by the government of the heritage of these horses. Paying attention to how many they are removing from the herds also tells a story of the disregard for lines of the Spanish Mustang to be destroyed….forever. It is in our hands to protect them, mother nature can take care of the herds but man’s constant interference has created a no win situation for the Mustangs. They take the mares away from the foals and sell them to slaughter; the foals will not survive alone. The stallions that carry the Spanish DNA are being removed and destroyed. This didn’t just start today……this has been happening for years now. Your help is needed to get the word out to as many people as possible to improve the chances for changes that are needed in our legislation. More on the legality of what is happening in our government… who is caring for the Mustangs; namely the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) in my next post, at one time they were protected but sadly not anymore.
Welcome to my blog! here you will find some of my most compassionate words, feelings, and everything factual about the Wild Mustangs in the United States. I will attempt to keep this on the more personal side but politics and political views will come into play as it is in the real world today. In tackling this project of mine, you will begin to see that not only is there a tremendous amount of politics in the Mustangs current situation, but also compassionate concern for their welfare from millions of people all over the world and myself of course. There is so much to talk about…..from their history in the west, to survival, to possible extinction? Hopefully not! My inspiration for doing this blog is the Wild Mustangs current plight of too much human interference, which today includes animal abuse, slaughter houses, and other emotionally charged issues. So enjoy your stay, it is my hope to keep educated on these and many more issues on the Mustangs of America and from around the world. I will be sharing links and new information as it is available; simply a one-stop place for all the information we need to be actively fighting for their Freedom. As we fight for their rights and their freedoms we are in actuality fighting for our own as well. Lets stay informed and involved doing whatever we can to help save them; you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone is a saying that I don’t want to associate with our Wild Mustangs.