Calling all animal advocates.....JOIN THE CARAVAN/STOP
"When we achieve an end to horse slaughter, we
will be that much closer to ending
the mass killing of other factory-farmed animals. Horses,
respected through the ages in
'partnership' with humans, are the link between domestic
pets and livestock."
--Ray Kellosalmi, M.D.
It is estimated that the PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) industry
is responsible for the deaths of approximately 30,000 North
American foals every year. Considered a by-product of the
hormone replacement drug, Premarin, these beautiful,
innocent babies are brutally
force-weaned at about three months of age, often younger,
and taken to auction. There, the
majority (75-80%) are purchased by feedlot operators,
"killer buyers" who make a living out of fattening up horses
for European and Asian markets.
All this for a controversial drug which has recently made
headline news regarding its
potential health risks to women! Prempro has been
associated with a significantly increased
risk of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood
clots; further, the 10-year use of
estrogen therapy appears to be associated with a 60%
increased risk of ovarian cancer.....
We say...enough is enough. It's time to kill the industry,
not women and foals!
Helen Meredith of United Pegasus Foundation has rescued
hundreds of foals this year from
Canadian prairie auctions. Beginning on September 20, 2002,
these tiny survivors of the PMU industry will begin their
trek to adoptive homes in the northeastern United States,
and later to points west. Some will travel in small horse
trailers from Minnesota to New York, and will pass through
major centers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Estimated travel
time will be 4-5 days, with rest stops and veterinary
check-ups along the way.
With every mile traveled, the foals will tell their story.
They have escaped the cruelty
of factory farming, where lives are disposable and newborn
horses are considered a "crop". They have been forcibly
removed from their mothers' protective and comforting
Theirs is a story of betrayal....the ultimate betrayal
inflicted by humankind, and it is a story which must be
Please join the caravan! This campaign is called Hoofbeats
Across the Heart-land
(Premarin Foal Rescue Movement). Here's what we need:
--ground troops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana,
Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York....we need you (or
your family, friends, and
contacts) there when the caravan comes to your town and
meets with the media
--qualified "horse" people to help hands-on, providing TLC
at the foals' rest stops
--qualified "horse" people with trailers to help in a
"relay" effort to transport the foals
--a Faunavision van or truck (videomobile) leading the
procession (all the way or
--sanctuaries where the foals may stop to rest
--billeting opportunities for human travelers.
All volunteers' travel costs will be covered initially by
gas card or cash; donations will
be solicited enroute in order to recover costs.
We are grateful to those who have already offered their kind
assistance. We need even more help to make the caravan a
success....through a united effort, we can topple the giant
and help create a brighter future for the animals. But we
must act now! This is a
crucial situation, and the importance of this campaign
cannot be stressed enough!
Thank you in advance for contacting:
Sinikka Crosland, R.N.
President of TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society)
Director of Canadian Health Action Professionals (Committee
for Compassionate Living)
"But when the buffalo went away the hearts of
my people fell to the ground, and they could not
pick them up again."
~~Chief Plenty Coups, 1848-1932~~
Boycott Montana until they STOP the SLAUGHTER
Check it out at http://www.wildrockies.org/buffalo
Give Hope to the Mill Dogs
BOYCOTT Stores that Sell Puppies!
"Live in peace with the animals. Animals bring love to our hearts, and warmth to our souls."
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant
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