There is so much need for local horse rescues. Equine Voices & Sanctuary located near Green Valley saves PMU horses (used to make premarin from pregnant mare urine) as well as horses from other abusive situations.
April 26 fundraiser – Chico’s at the Park Place Mall location is giving 10% of all sales made between 9 am – 1 pm to Equine Voices. Coffee and donuts will also be served. Chico’s has fabulous fashions and good sales.
Diamond Rio (pictured) is a sweet, handsome 10-year-old who was used as a drug smuggling horse and was left to die in the desert when his job was done. He was found by livestock officers and came to Equine Voices in January 2009. The smugglers left Diamond Rio permanently injured; he will be lame for the rest of his life. He cannot be ridden, but this wonderful horse would make a great addition to a special family. View these page if you would like to adopt or sponsor Diamond Rio (or many other horses).
For only $10/month, you can help “Gulliver” (everyone’s favorite Clydesdale) spread the word about the plight of the foals bred for the PMU industry by joining the “Gulliver Fan Club.”
Check out Gulliver’s Wishlist on Amazon.
Stay in the loop with the Equine Voices blog.
Now for the gruesome topic of horse slaughter. The Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico has been USDA approved to do just that. Previously there was a U.S. ban on horse slaughter but that was lifted in 2011. Robert Redford is speaking out against horse slaughter. What do you think? Horse meat is perceived as gourmet in parts of Europe and Asia.
Disturbing alert: Lastly, Tucson Tails viewed this video about a month ago and cannot get this image out of my mind where a crazy spiteful man shoots his trusting horse in the face, his way of saying @#!% you to animal activists. Shocking! Sign the petition to demand that NM Governor Susana Martinez take action against him. (has link to video)