I'm a little prejudiced when it comes to horses. I have always loved them. I currently have about 68; 25-30 were rescued directly from slaughter. I got involved 8 years ago, when AWI first made me aware that American horses are being slaughtered and shipped overseas for human consumption. It's a shame horses - or any animal - be treated this way when horses are the foundation of America. Horses were a way to travel to get to where we are today, and it is our job to protect them.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency in charge of protecting wild horses, has been rounding them up at an alarming rate, supposedly for their own good. Sadly, there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild. Something is wrong with that, so we must act now before the BLM has managed these magnificent animals into extinction.
Folks, please join my family and friends at the Animal Welfare Institute to see how you can help with this important American cause.
-- Willie Nelson
Those horses are all from Habitat for Horses. We need your help in this struggle to save the American Icon. Read about how you can help by going to:
http://www.awionlin e.org/ht/ d/sp/i/11223/ pid/11223
Habitat for Horses, Inc.
PO Box 213
Hitchcock, TX 77563