On Friday Canadian slaughterhouses refused to accept American horses bound to be slaughtered in Canada. It is not clear yet who put out those orders. This is a huge! chance for all horse, anti-slaughter and Wild Horse advocates to demand clean, humane regulations and help create those new laws!!! Lets get working and especially, let’s all work together!

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By: Cheryl Hanna ~ Pet Rescue Examiner

“We all knew this was coming and have warned of it for years…”

Horse dealers and “killbuyers” arriving with their trucks filled with American horses slated to be slaughtered in Canada for their meat were told early Friday morning to take their horses and go home. According to the Equine Welfare Alliance, New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania, Sugarcreek Auction in Ohio, and Shipshewana Auction in Indiana all confirmed rumors that although the Canadian borders were open, the trucks were turned away as they arrived at the slaughterhouses.

In 2007, the last slaughterhouse in the United States closed when Congress ended the funding of federal inspectors. Since then horses have continued to be exported to Canada and Mexico where they are slaughtered for their meat which is then sent to European markets.

It is unclear whether this ban will be permanent or temporary…

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WHE website: providing great background info about the Wild Horses and how endangered they are today!

Wild Horse Education

On Thursday, September 20th, a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Council (RAC), for the Northeastern Great Basin, met in Battle Mountain, Nevada.

These RAC’s were formed by the BLM to add in gathering public input to create land use plans. For the public interested in wild horses these boards make recommendations that include the forage allotments in Herd Management Areas (HMA’s).

From BLM website:

“The Bureau of Land Management formed 29 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) in the western States to provide advice on the management of public lands and resources. These citizen-based groups provide an opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of these lands, and to help improve their health and productivity.  RAC recommendations address all public land issues, including: land use planning, recreation, noxious weeds, and wild horse and burro herd management areas.”

Nevada…

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Honestly Speaking ~ The World Needs Our Women’s Power NOW!

Dear Sisters,

Honestly speaking:
After watching the theater of the debate, it became more clear then ever to me that these two parties will not bring the change and turn around the people of this country need. Hearing the responses of Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson to Jim Lehrer’s posed questions made that abundantly obvious. Both of the candidates are bowing to the money powers that support them, they will NOT fundamentally change our way of life and doing business. It is very unsettling and I do fear of what is coming down the road, food shortages and global financial meltdown. Maybe there will be a successful uprising and awakening of the people, in time to avert a catastrophe, especially of the women whom we need in power, except the likes of Jane Brewer, Michelle Bachman, Ann Culture and the like. Please watch the heart and soul stirring poem of Alice Walker at the end of this message. And you know, this is exactly what we have been doing in our circles and ceremonies! We have to come out and claim our Women’s Power. The world truly needs us NOW!
This was my comment last night after watching the alternative, expanded debate on Link TV and Democracy Now!:
“The only place where true debate happened tonight was Amy Goodman’s Democracy NOW! where she had Dr. Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson with equal amounts of time debating along with the two candidates in Denver.
That! was truly enlightening and showed clearly that with these two parties, GOP/Dems we will have NO CHANGE and the country will NOT be able to turn onto a healthy path of recovery, freedom and equality! I do not see the recording of the 3 hr. show yet, but you can keep on checking here: http://www.democracynow.org/

 

From my heart to Yours,
Regina

And here it is ~ Last night’s expanded coverage of the debate on Democracy Now! including third party candidates, Dr. Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson:

Regina Siegel shared a link via Democracy Now!
This was the place to BE tonight! Thank you, Amy, you are the Best! as usual.
FROM: “Democracy Now!”

Miss any of our special presidential debate show tonight? Watch and share video clips on our YouTube channel. If you tweet them, please use this hashtag: #ExpandTheDebate

Expanding the 2012 Debate
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Democracy Now! asks third party candidates, Green Party’s Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, to respond to questions asked to President Obama and Mitt Romney during the live presidential debate on October 3, 2012.
Amy’s interview from last week:
Regina Siegel shared a link via TreeSisters: women seeding change.
A few days ago, we watched this hour long interview by Amy Goodman of Alice Walker! and you are right, I was crying too and felt so deeply touched and felt that Alice is talking for ALL women and ALL peoples. Thank you for sharing!
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Democratic Womanism: A Poem by Alice Walker | Watch Now
With less than 40 days to go before the 2012 presidential election, poet and activist Alice Walker reads her new poem, “Democratic Womanism”

Shame, Shame, SHAME on Hugues Dufour!

Tuesday's Horse

This past Saturday, a group of dedicated activists (see photos on Facebook) gathered at MoMA PS1 (Museum of Modern Art) in Long Island City, Queens, New York, in protest of the museum’s new restaurant tenant, M. Wells Dinette, and its intention to serve horse meat.

Other than the nuisance factor, the protest made little impression on French-Canadian chef Hugue Dufour, who re-opened M. Wells with wife and partner Sarah Obraitis, on September 27, 2012. Dufour is not changing his mind about serving horse meat, and sees absolutely no reason to take it off the menu. Earlier this year, the M. Wells crew served horse meat in a grilled sandwich at a popular Brooklyn outdoor festival. Dufour, who hails from Montreal, appeared on Canada’s Food Network television show “The Wild Chef”, the same network that featured horse meat in an episode of “Top Chef Canada“.

The people…

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To the Heart of a Mustang

Another productive week!

Aries is getting less and less resistant about lowering his head when the bareback pad is on him. This is a very slow process. I have wrestled with how much to ask of Aries. He is a smart horse, but due to his long life in the wild, he is accustomed to a pretty slow pace of life. He does not deal with “fast” very well. I remember discussing “emotional control” with my friend and mustang trainer Jamie Thomas. She said emotional control is one of the most important things to teach a mustang. I think Aries will take extra time to develop that control. When stressed or threatened, he still reverts straight back to wild stallion, which is understandable.

So it’s been and will continue to be a slow program of reconditioning his reactions. It will likely take years! But he’s worth it!

I have a…

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A wonderful Farm in Washington ~ Friendly Haven Rise Farm

What an incredible inspiration it was to listen to a one hour podcast where Paul Wheaton interviews Jacqueline & Joseph Freeman from Friendly haven Rise Farm in Washinton state.  They were in the same place we are now 10 years ago. They had a dream, they wanted to become farmers and grow their own food. They knew nothing much about farming at the time, but the dream in their hearts and minds was clear and strong and they found their true HOME.

http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/1959-202-paul-visits-joseph-jacqueline-freeman-of-friendly-haven-rise-farm-pt-i/

 

Jacqueline and Joseph have become my role models during this overcast pre autumn afternoon in NY. Our dreams are leading us to move South to Alabama where some wonderful friends who also own Andalusian horses are waiting to teach us make a new beginning and create community.

 

 

Blessed Bees

P E A C E

Regina

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