Horse Slaughter America's Dirty Secret
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I have moved into my new home and feel I just cannot get caught up on my sleep! I wish I could cross my arms and wiggle my nose back and forth like "Genie" and have all my boxes unpacked and the items in their proper places. We collected furniture from India and it weighs a ton! Teak wood just has to be the densest and heaviest wood on the planet. I fear we cannot move anymore...with all our moves in the past it has taken a toll on my 200 and 300 year old Indian furniture.
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Last saturday I finally got a chance to go with my friend Teresa, to a small horse sanctuary owned by a very sweet older couple. They have found room on their 100+ acre ranch for some 7 horses, a couple donkeys, 2 pot bellied pigs, various rabbits and 20 or so dogs. These animals usually come to this ranch to live out the rest of their days getting so attached to each one that comes they cannot bare to adopt them out. We need more people in the world like them...
As I pulled into the driveway I was met with a chorus of dog barks. The welcoming energy of the ranch lulled me down to the barns where one horse was being administered by a DVM who also does acupuncture and massage. This lucky horse named Snoops was not able to go pee and they were doing everything they could to help the poor old gent.
After meeting the owners Peg and Dave, and asking their Vet for her card, I was pulled by anxious Teresa to where the rest of the horses were. "You just have to come and see Yulee!" she said. But before I got a chance to meet Yulee (a retired Fox hunter) I was drawn to a sleepy eyed, uninterested white horse, standing in the far corner. As I made my way to him I could feel the flow of energy in my hands begin to vibrate and heat ..I immediately recognized this as a sign this boy needed energy work. As I approached him he perked his ears forward and gave me a sniff. I held my hand out to him letting him get accustomed to the feel of the energy flow. Not really sure what it was he took a few halting steps away. But soon was drawn back to me. As I let the energy flow Teresa told me his story; what little they knew of him...
She told me that he, Smokey, was 30 years old and that he had come from the Wolf Sancturay. Sometimes people will bring their old and dying horses there to feed the wolves, but this guy was not ready to be eaten. The sancturay knowing Dave and Peg immediately called them and they went and picked him up. That was 4 or 5 years ago.
My first impression of Smokey and the first thing that come out of my mouth about him was that he was or used to be quite a noble guy. He had great presence and people noticed him or at least used to. I picked up on it right away and Somkey new it! I was there for two hours and he stayed at my side the whole time. Teresa was surprised at his behavior becasue she said he was usually a loner. I saw through his heavy eyelids right into his soul to the true being that lived within. I knew he wanted me to know his story and he was excited that someone recognized who he was. This guy sported many cowlicks on his freshly brushed white coat...which was shedding all over my black jacket; it is shedding season. The native american medicine man would always pick a horse with cowlicks because it was a sign to the great wisdom and magic that animal possessed.
I just had to connect with him and find out his story and that night lying in bed I connected to his higher self..and he had plenty to tell me. Since I only wanted the highlights of his life he informed and showed me him as a Parade horse. He loved the parades and pranced his best, showing of his great noble and proud spirit. He loved the ooooh's and awwww's he received from the on lookers. I got that he spent many years with a spanish or mexican family. But then he had an accident and fell on his knees wrenching his back. They never knew how much pain he was in but he tried his best to keep up the "show" at his next parades. Soon he could no longer keep up and the next thing he showed me was he was at the wolf sanctuary. Now I felt he had been with other owners after his parade years but they were not the high light of his life. He did tell me he would have gone to his death willingly at the sancturary but in the end was very grateful to Dave and Peg for bringing him to their home. He told me through their act of selflessness and taking him home expanded his level of consiciousness. Isn't that why we all come...for growth and expansion?
If I had the room I would have gladly taken Smokey home with me. I did not feel bad leaving him that day for I knew he was ready to cross at any time, but in the meantime he was given everything he needed to live out the rest of his days with dignity and comfort.
I must say he changed my view of the older horse. I felt the wisdom in his stare and was happy to know he was so eager to tell me his story. I think I gave him some peace in return.
Some back later to read Yulee's story..a 16'3" hand retired but only 10 year old ex fox hunter and what he had to tell me!
Yes, the picture is graphic and awful..but this horse is at least hopefully, already dead. Most if not all are just stunned before their throats are cut...the blood does not run out of the body without a beating heart...some wake up hanging by their legs and fight to their last breath.. how they can breath with a cut throat is beyond me.
Read the link above If you want the ugly truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about horse slaughter. Horses are bright intelligent beings, they are extremely sensitive to their environment and those around them. They have a strong desire to live as we do, expressinig their flight or fight patterns to stay alive. How we have forgotten that this being was the backbone of the success and power of man. They have literally broken their backs for us and this is what we give them in return?
I believe knowledge is power. It is time for the human who professes to be "religious' and "patriotict" to get his head out of his... well, lets just say sand, and really look at what our country is really about. I am to say the least disgusted by my fellow human.
The human race has this far fetched idea in his head that he is above nature, but in truth he is just part of nature. Worse yet are those who say we are "to be good stewards of Gods animals" and choose to jump on the bandwagon of inhumane treatment professing "it is the right thing to do" or claiming ignorance, "well, I didn't know that was happening". Shame on all of you!
How we treat other beings who SHARE this planet with us is being documented in the great hall of records also known as the Akashic records. Yes, we will have to answer for our actions. And those of us who stand by, and turn the other cheek, are just as accountable.
It is up to you our young people to continue this fight for the right of all beings sharing this beautiful planet with us. To give each and everyone of them the right to live a happy life and when the time comes, a humane end. That word is interesting is it not..human-e...
I strive to live by my Creede. Do what ye will and harm ye none!
And yes, I am a vegetarian.