Archive | April, 2013

More Ways to Counter Horse Slaughter from Tambi Renee

24 Apr

Los Angeles businesswoman Tambi Rene has been riding and caring for horses for most of her life. As a lover of animals of all kinds, Tambi Renee is glad to see that horse slaughter has entered the forefront of animal rights and welfare concerns, and that more and more individuals are beginning to understand the horrible truth about horses being sold for human consumption. If you’d like to get involved with the campaign to end horse slaughter in the United States and around the world, Tambi Renee has a few more tips.

Be Aware of Horse Theft

Horse theft in and of itself is a terrible crime, but the idea that your beloved companion would be not only stolen but then sold at auction to a slaughterhouse is nearly unthinkable. If you own horses, minimize the risk of theft to the best of your ability. Ensure that your horses are registered with the correct authorities and organizations, consider locking stalls or barns when you are not present, and keep an eye out for suspicious activity around your property.

Fight Horse Negle

Horses are a significant responsibility, and many first-time owners simply don’t understand the time, expense, and effort that must go into caring for a horse. Unfortunately, this can often mean that horses are abandoned, neglected, or sold to the first buyer that makes an offer once the owner begins to understand that owning a horse is not as simple or easy as it may first seem to be. Often, these unwanted horses are some of those sent to slaugher houses out of the country.

Demand That Organizations End their Support

While hundreds of equestrian and animal welfare groups oppose the practice of horse slaughter, others continue to support the practice. The largest organization of horse breeders in the United States, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), remains a backer of horse slaughter, as do the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Get in touch with these lobbying organizations and let them know that you are against horse slaughter today!