The humane horse slaughter issue has inspired 2 Bucket Funds this month…
The “Beagle Freedom Project” and “The Forgotten Older Horses at the Holidays”.
(The equine Bucket Fund is further down the page…)
Dogs? But this is a horse blog for criminy sakes!…
Y’know, dog people have been fighting inhumane treatment of dogs for years. Years and Years. Dogs are still treated inhumanely daily. Dogs are still used in medical testing. Dogs are still abandoned and discarded.
But, the dog people don’t give up. They keep fighting the good fight.
And, sometimes, the way to keep on keepin’ on is to think outside the box… to figure out an unfamiliar avenue to persevere. And, we horse people need to feel inspired right now. We need to feel success against all odds.
THE BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT
Get a hankie and click on the BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT video. It will be an uplifting and encouraging cry…
THE DOGS’ STORY.
Two animal respecting attorneys started ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education) a 501(c)3 Non- Profit to defend the welfare of dogs and barn animals.
ARME heard about 9 Beagles that were going to be released from a research situation so The Beagle Freedom Project beget.
Upon arrival to rescue the Beagles, ARME realized that the dogs had no idea how to be dogs. They had never felt grass or dirt, they had never dug a hole, never chewed on a bone, never played anything or chased a cat or run – ever. These dogs knew nothing except a cement exam room and their cage.
Imagine the joy in opening the world for these dogs…
A WEEK AGO, THEY TOOK ON 40 MORE LAB DOGS FROM SPAIN!
A week ago, ARME rescued 40 more (!) from a testing lab in SPAIN!
This was a HUGE endeavor.
These dogs need everything (shipping, medical care, training, rehabilitation, food… plus foster homes and adopters).
WHY HELP? – We need a happy ending.
Since these ladies haven’t given up fighting for animal justice and humanity, I want to support them. Who knows, maybe they can add insight to us and help us with our fight. Looking at the horse plight from a different angle may inject some energy and light.
After all, dogs have been in the slaughter boat for years. But not last week for these Beagles. They got a break they never, ever saw coming…
Click here to watch the donation thermometer rise.
2) FORGOTTEN OLDSTER HORSES DURING THE HOLIDAYS…
As always, it makes me crazy that old horses are just dumped. No one is putting cutesy Santa caps on their heads or using their images on Holiday cards. Not many care about the abandoned older horses…
I do. I think some of you do, too.
So, let’s help a charity that takes in ONLY older, sick and abandoned elder equines. The Golden Carrot. (FB Golden Carrot)
The Golden Carrot dignifies the old ones.
HIDDEN COSTS OF CARING FOR OLDER HORSES…
Older horses are not just expensive to keep fit due to age and illnesses… they die. All of them will eventually pass at the Golden Carrot. All of them with either need help passing or will need to be buried. Those are EXACTLY the fees that make some negligent horse owners send their older horses down the road to slaughter – so they won’t have to deal with the costs themselves. So sad.
HELPING TO KEEP THE OLD GUYS OFF THE SLAUGHTER BUS
Many of the horses at THE GOLDEN CARROT don’t have sponsors. Your donation will help those very unfortunate older ones who luckily landed at The Golden Carrot.
LET’S HELP DIGNIFY THE OLDSTERS.
DONATE AND GET A CERTIFICATE IF YOU WISH! – ANY DENOMINATION!
If you desire, anyone who donates any amount to the oldsters will receive a donation certificate that can be given as a gift this holiday season. Any amount per certificate is fine. I’m happy to break up donations as well so for example, you can donate $50 and receive 5 – $10 certificates, or whatever you wish. Just add the “To” and “From” in the comment box during the Pay Pal check-out. Or email me: email@example.com
If you don’t need any certificates, that’s fine, too!
I just saw how much has been raised for the horses, and wanted to thank ALL of you for your help. This has been a hard year at TGC. I lost Mr. Happy Grump, Debbie, Mary, Chacha Indian Dancer and now Oso. Oso was a surprise, the others not so much. Taking in the oldsters means I have to be ready to lose them. I’m never really ready but …. My final task here is to be sure their end is quick and painless, in the bosom of their new family, with all the love I can give. Sometimes, I’ll give them a snack of something I normally wouldn’t let them have as a final meal. Sometimes, just a massage and grooming, with hugs. I try to make their ends dignified. And I’ve seen the pain and heartache felt by their friends. Never tell me they are “just animals”. So are we! But they become very attached to each other, some having the opportunity to interact with other horses for the first time since they were babies. I’m comforted knowing that they are remembered, and mourned, here. Anything you can do to help us will be appreciated, whether spent on our happy meals, or our sad final expenses. And no amount is too small. In these difficult times, it’s hard to consider sending money to charity, but a little bit from a lot of people can make a huge difference in the lives of horses. Thank you all again for your kindness to The Golden Carrot horses…