Newsletter - November 2010


Cinemud Gets a Happy Home
Congratulations to Dara Dresden who adopted Cinemud from Spring Lake Equestrian Center. We wish her and Cinemud happy days and an extra bale of hay! Read more here.

Cinemud enjoying the view
Race Horse Retirement Accountability 
It is most disturbing how perspective is skewed by money. In the case of the race horse who can no longer race, it is clear that when inhumane atrocities occur, those who profit disregard the very animal who paid for the bed they sleep in. This is not a just a sad story, it is reality. Slaughter houses who sell horses for meat inflict extreme pain and agony to the horses for prolonged periods of consciousness. When these horses bare their own sweat across the finish line, while money exchanges hands behind the cages, and the owners smile as shutters click, they never would have thought the very humans who rode them abandon their earned right to a humane existence and death with honor. Every country that these horses are shipped to, ships products into our country where the government makes money from import tax. So now our country is making money from people who allow this kind of treatment of horses. Taking responsibility like the Tampa Bay Downs HBPA does is big step in the right direction.

Take action guided by heart.
 
Wild Horse Roundups
    It is most disturbing how perspective is skewed by money. In the case of the helicopter round up, it is clear that too many are profiting at the demise of the wild horse. This is not a just a sad story, it is reality. The helicopter pilots are getting paid by the BLM, who is getting paid for land leases. which cause a decrease in land for the wild horses to roam. The ranchers leasing the land are profiting from selling their livestock fed by this government land that tax payers pay for. So now, as tax payers, horse advocates are indirectly paying for this kind of treatment of horses.

    Take action guided by heart.










    Happy Homes Found
    Congratulations to Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa who adopted out four horses this month that were with us here at Spring Lake Equestrian Center. We wish everyone happy days and an extra bale of hay! The lucky horses are:

    Shezabay Ferrari

    Jules Jewel

    Mambo Appeal

    Flying the Flag