Smarty's Gift Stable

 

Equine Rescue

 

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RESCUE ME

 

The sparkle of life has long since left my tired eyes
Years of neglect have brought me here
A steel hand is all that I have felt
The bang of an auction gavel sealed my fate

The huge steel truck stands before me

But a golden ray of sunshine comes upon me
A soft voice whispers in my drooping ears
A gentle hand touches my tired withers

Although I flinch, I do not feel the sting of a whip

Calming words and a soothing voice ease my fears
A halter and lead rope are gently placed on me
Another trailer stands before me now, I am urged to go inside

I struggle with fear and pull back hard on the rope
Awaiting harsh words and whip lashes, I pull harder

But no harsh words hurt my ears
No sting from the whip piercing my skin

I only hear more gentle soothing words
With fear and trepidation, I step into the trailer
My entire body quivers in fear
A huge mound of fresh green hay awaits me

 

At my destination, I am gently led into an enormous stall with deep, soft bedding
A trough of clear, cool water to drink from
A feed tub with fresh grain awaits me
I peek out of my stall door to a pasture of lush green grass
I wonder to myself, "Is this the Rainbow Bridge?"
The horse in the stall next to me nickers,
"No, it's an equine rescue."

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THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT ME AND MY FRIENDS!!

            HORSES SLAUGHTERED
        FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION

Eating horse meat is not accepted in America, but slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico brutally kill OUR horses to send their meat overseas for human consumption.  And, although the last slaughterhouse in this country closed in 2007 due to state violations, there is no federal law prohibiting the opening of a new slaughter facility.  Approximately 100,000 horses were butchered last year including thoroughbreds, ponies, show horses and family pets.  Most are healthy, young horses.  These are the same animals that have given us such happiness and joy.  Most people are shocked to learn the same fate has befallen great champion racehorses whose careers have gone downhill.  Their stories will shock you!!

The transport of horses to slaughter is just as inhumane as the method of slaughter itself.  Terrified horses are put in double decker trucks with no food or water.  They are transferred to what is commonly called kill pens.  Many times they end up trampling each other in their panic.  Next, in the slaughter house, they are hit with a stun gun and hung up to be butchered.  They know what is happening...can you even imagine the horror and fear!!!

You can learn more by clicking on the following link  www.americansagainsthorseslaughter.com



              WAYS YOU CAN HELP

First...Please contact your Congressman (HR503) and your two Senators (S311) and ask them to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.  These bills will prohibit the slaughter of our horses for human consumption as well as prohibiting the transport of American horses across our borders for slaughter.  For more facts on horse slaughter, where the current legislation stands and information on how to contact your legislators, please go to:

www.saplonline.org  or  www.hsus.org

Second...We must support our Equine Rescue organizations that give these horses the second chance they need.  Most horses can be successfully retrained for second careers as show horses, companion horses, riding horses and even therapy horses for the handicapped.  Those that cannot go on to a new career are able to live our their lives in peace with dignity and loving people to care for them.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS OR FIND ONE IN YOUR AREA THAT YOU CAN HELP.

www.thoroughbredcharities.org

www.trfinc.org

www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com

www.midatlantichorserescue.org

www.miraclehorse.com

www.oldfriendsequine.org

www.excellerfund.org

www.lastchanceranch.org


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