Blogs + Sites I love
Off-Network Blogs + Posts we LOVE!
Scattered throughout the internet are some really amazing peple writing regularly on issues having to do with wild horses, slaughter and more. These people do an amazing job keeping abreast of the area of interest. They don’t always have the time nor resources to make parallel posts here at EquineConnection.org. Quite understandable indeed.
Sometimes we comb their postings and copy and post newsworthy or actionable updates in our forum here (always credited, by the way with links back to the original post) – but we also can’t leep abreast of everything they write or produce. So below are links to sites with information on a variety of topics.
American Wild Horses and Burros:
Straight From the Horse’s Heart blog by RT Fitch. RT writes about issues and actions having to do with America’s western wild mustangs and burros. He’s totally on top of things out there.
Sandy Elmore’s Youtube channel. Sandy videos actual round ups – bearing witness to the methods used by the American Bureau of Land Management to ‘manage’ the herds.
Saving America’s Mustangs This organization keeps abreast of all the Bureau of Land Managment “gathers” (round ups) and documents via observation and posts events as they happen.
The Cloud Foundation is dedicated to bring to your attention issues surrouding America’s wild horses through the auspices of a mustang named Cloud featured in a fascinating series of feature length documentaries. They post news and information about what’s happening with American Wild Horses – including round ups, protests and actionable items.
Horses at Risk of Slaughter
Every week horses are sent to what are known as killpens located on the grounds of certain auction centers. While equine slaughter is currently illegal in the United States horses are still sold for their meat value and loaded up into transport trucks and driven across the borders to Mexico or Canada where it is legal to process horse meat. Some groups focus their attention on saving these horses from this fate.
The Camelot Feedlot Rescue Effort focuses on horses run through the auction of the same name in New Jersey. The go in advance of the auction and take photos of the horses in the kill pen and interact with as best they can to post their observations about the personality of each equine. They also have a group on Facebook.
List of all the major US equine kill auctions as well as a wealth of information about these places. their methods of business and conduct and tips to employ when attending an auction. Run by a wiki on the blog created by Alex Brown, former exercise rider for Barbaro the famous thoroughbred who died from injuries very publically suffered iduring the running of the 2006 Preakness Stakes.
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