J.Frank Dobie- Texan Folklorist, of the Mustangs wrote: "The most beautiful, the most spirited and the most inspiring creature ever to print foot on the grasses of America."
Wild horses have been considered one of the treasures of the U.S. But now they are being treated like trash for disposal. Mustangs live in the plains and mountains of the western states. However, bowing to pressure from ranchers, the government has controlled their numbers by rounding them up for auction. Often tens of thousands are held in facilities, losing their freedom and the bonds they have developed. And since there aren’t enough homes for them to be adopted into at auction, as a result of a change in the law in 2004 they are sold for slaughter. There is better ways to manage over population. Ways that are humane but economical. Slaughter is just easier it seems.
Wild horses, and all other horses deserve better than to be slaughtered for human consumption.
"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
Let us all seek to influence our political representatives to actually represent our interests and pass legislation that will make these heinous practices end. Let us all seek to be examples to others as to how to treat animals with respect (even those who would give their lives so that others can eat). And let us purrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Purrrrrr.....Imagine the warmth of peace as a spark inside every person in the world. #purrs4peace
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrring...... See that spark of PEACE grow into a fire of love, tenderness, & sympathy, melting the hardness of every heart. #purrs4peace.
Purrr....Imagine that fire burning away selfishness, greed, and apathy. See empathy, unselfishness, and benevolence grow in their place. #purrs4peace
Purrrr.....Imagine human tyranny over animals broken and replaced by grace, mercy and respect. #purrs4peace
Purrr.....See every slaughterhouse destroyed, every animal suffering in their midst is freed. #purrs4peace
Purrr....See every wild horse running free, safe and protected throughout their natural lives. #purrs4peace
Purrrrr.....See every domesticated horse with a loving and nurturing human family. #purrs4peace
Purrrrr....Imagine a world dominated by insight, guided by love, controlled by peace. #purrs4peace.
Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Fred* Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti * Heddwch * Síochán * 和平