Nancy Albin
Nancy Albin

WAKE UP OBAMA!!!!!

Wilhelmina Vanputten
Wilhelmina Vanputten

STOP THIS NOW PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WHY CANT HUMANS JUST STICK TO WHAT WE SHOULD BE EATING THERE's ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE HORSES AREn't ONE OF THEM.

Jane Pugh
Jane Pugh
  • Wilhelmina Vanputten

i signed and shared

Wilhelmina Vanputten
Wilhelmina Vanputten
  • Wilhelmina Vanputten

THANKYOU JANE :)

Patience O'Dowd
Patience O'Dowd
  • Wilhelmina Vanputten

Thanks Wilhelmlna and Jane!!! Share share!!

Sabine Kaluza-Lyons
Sabine Kaluza-Lyons

This is my letter I sent to the governor.

Honorable Governor Martinez,

My family and I have often travelled to and stayed in your lovely state many times in the past, always returning to what we truly believed to be the Land of Enchantment. However, recently, it has come to my attention that some of the activities that the state seems to endorse are making it far from any enchanted land I have ever heard or read about.

Although many of these petitions and articles come across my...

This is my letter I sent to the governor.

Honorable Governor Martinez,

My family and I have often travelled to and stayed in your lovely state many times in the past, always returning to what we truly believed to be the Land of Enchantment. However, recently, it has come to my attention that some of the activities that the state seems to endorse are making it far from any enchanted land I have ever heard or read about.

Although many of these petitions and articles come across my computer, usually it is only one thing along these lines that plagues one state or country. To my horror, New Mexico is now associated with not one but at least three atrocities - first it was the coyotes, then the loveable prairie dogs, and now the horses. My family and I had already decided to relocate to New Mexico, and in fact we were even extending the invitations to extended family members, constantly touting all the wonderful things about your state. But I have to tell you truthfully that these horrendous acts and the fact that the state appears to condone them, is very troubling indeed and is definitely making us reconsider our plans as we do not want to be associated with these atrocities.

It is time for you to use your powers and make a stand and not let these things happen. Horses are beautiful, majestic, hardworking, and loyal creatures who do not deserve to be slaughtered. Prairie dogs are actually good for the environment and in fact work hard to correct the harm that cattle ranching does to it. And the coyotes, do not deserve to be massacred. Yes, protect your livestock and family if threatened, but do not go out on a "manhunt" and hate these wonderful creatures. All the animals have a purpose in the circle of life, in the environment that we all share with them. We do not have the right to simply slaughter for pleasure or greed, or even hatred.

Please do everything in your power not to stain this wonderful land's reputation, with all the bloody atrocities, but instead make it once more truly a Land of Enchantment.

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Sabine Kaluza-Lyons

Awesome, thank you!

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Sabine Kaluza-Lyons

Currently these bills are being tracked on POPVOX by members of the House and Senate and they ARE listening and it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.
Please sign this most important petition, and pass on to your friends.

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/19/sound-off-over-80-of-americans-oppose-predatory-horse-slaughter/

Storm Dancer
Storm Dancer

According to the Federal Humane Slaughter Act, animals should be stunned into unconsciousness prior to their slaughter to ensure a death with NO suffering than in killing methods used earlier. The most common methods are electrocution and CO2 stunning for swine and A SINGLE SHOT from a captive bolt stunning for cattle, sheep, horses, mules and goats. Frequent on-site monitoring is necessary, as is the employment of SKILLED and WELL TRAINED personnel. An animal is considered properly stunned...

According to the Federal Humane Slaughter Act, animals should be stunned into unconsciousness prior to their slaughter to ensure a death with NO suffering than in killing methods used earlier. The most common methods are electrocution and CO2 stunning for swine and A SINGLE SHOT from a captive bolt stunning for cattle, sheep, horses, mules and goats. Frequent on-site monitoring is necessary, as is the employment of SKILLED and WELL TRAINED personnel. An animal is considered properly stunned when there is no "righting reflex"; that is, the animal must not try to stand up and right itself or makes any noise or sounds which indicate the animal is in a panic state, in pain or distress. Only then can it be considered fully unconscious. It can then proceed down the line, where slaughterhouse workers commence in cutting up its body."

Storm Dancer
Storm Dancer
  • Storm Dancer

It is this very law that is grossly violated by all commercial horse slaughter houses involving use of the captive-bolt pneumatic gun that can be seen in the many videos posted on YouTube titled "Canadian Horse Slaughter" and was also violated here in ALL U.S. horse slaughterhouses prior to 2007 which was well documented by the USDA inspectors.

This happens especially when the slaughter of wild, untrained or under-trained horses are observed, this method of "stunning" is highly ineffective,...

It is this very law that is grossly violated by all commercial horse slaughter houses involving use of the captive-bolt pneumatic gun that can be seen in the many videos posted on YouTube titled "Canadian Horse Slaughter" and was also violated here in ALL U.S. horse slaughterhouses prior to 2007 which was well documented by the USDA inspectors.

This happens especially when the slaughter of wild, untrained or under-trained horses are observed, this method of "stunning" is highly ineffective, requiring multiple shots applied to the same equine in CLEAR VIOLATION of Federal Law. It is extremely difficult to effect a clean shot even with a domestic, fully-trained and calm horse. This is because the position of the brain in their skulls making the angle and trajectory needed to be effective very difficult to achieve on a fight or flight animal whose neck can NOT be restrained. This is very important to point out because Valley Meats has never stunned an equine, EVER. They are completely speculatory in all of their representations. They are claiming to know what they are doing, but according to many years of observation of failed shots ineffective at rendering equines "senseless" we know that even a large majority of well-trained, calm, domestic horses regain consciousness and virtually ALL wild, untrained or under-trained horses require multiple shots, in direct violation of Federal Law, and are conscious and alive during their own vivisection. Skulls recovered from previous U.S. horse slaughter plants as well as in Canada, have shown 3-11 holes in almost every horse skull and in some instances up to 22 holes were found.

Valley Meats used to slaughter cattle but was shut down permanately in March 2012 by the USDA for numberous violations to this law as well as failing to properly dispose of the remains of animal carcasses. The employees couldn't humanely slaughter cattle, what makes anyone believe they will humanely slaughter horses, a fight or flight animal, using only the methods allowed by the Federal Law????

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle

What do you expect from government leaders who have their hands out for payoffs....

Milford Jones
Milford Jones

Horses are not for eating, horses are for riding and using for manual labor and transportion..." Horses are a majestic animal, so beautiful are horses.."

Wendye Louise Kolles
Wendye Louise Kolles

Every animal should be able to live their life in an environment that is best suited to their specific needs - away from greedy, thoughtless, selfish, cruel humans. God bless ALL animals! xo xo xo xo xo xo.

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Wendye Louise Kolles

Currently these bills are being tracked on POPVOX by members of the House and Senate and they ARE listening and it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.
Please sign this most important petition, and pass on to your friends.

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/19/sound-off-over-80-of-americans-oppose-predatory-horse-slaughter/

Tina Marie
Tina Marie

We are their voices!

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Tina Marie

Currently these bills are being tracked on POPVOX by members of the House and Senate and they ARE listening and it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.
Please sign this most important petition, and pass on to your friends.

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/19/sound-off-over-80-of-americans-oppose-predatory-horse-slaughter/

Kathy Paule Schnell
Kathy Paule Schnell

Although Ms Martinez is not my governor, I hope she will consider that we don't want this happening in our country, in our world. Let's not have it in NM.

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Kathy Paule Schnell

Currently these bills are being tracked on POPVOX by members of the House and Senate and they ARE listening and it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.
Please sign this most important petition, and pass on to your friends.

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/19/sound-off-over-80-of-americans-oppose-predatory-horse-slaughter/

Leslie Brown
Leslie Brown

The governor of NM's name is Susana Martinez. Her webpage is www.governor.state.nm.us and her office ph# is 505-476-2200. Please use the correct info when trying to contact her!!

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Leslie Brown

Currently these bills are being tracked on POPVOX by members of the House and Senate and they ARE listening and it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.
Please sign this most important petition, and pass on to your friends.

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/19/sound-off-over-80-of-americans-oppose-predatory-horse-slaughter/

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