"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Monday, March 7, 2011

More "dancing horse" horror.

el caballo azteca bailando en culiacan

Did you see how the horse struck out at the handler? And how his ears were pinned several times? And how he was a nervous wreck the entire video?

That, in my opinion, says far more about the handler than the horse.

El compa alonso, entrenando caballo bailador
This one is also particularly upsetting. I'm not exactly sure what the guy is trying to do, but I think the horse has made it perfectly clear what he thinks of it. And that's all I need to see.

El Macho Bailador 1

Yes, let's put chains around the poor thing's legs, tie him up, and whip his legs to make him prance. Awesome.

El Macho Bailador 2

Same mule again. Isn't that just precious.

El toro bailador

El toro bailador 2!!

And because doing it to horses isn't enough, let's try it with a bull!
The poor thing looks aggravated. It tried to bolt a several times. The reins attached to the nose ring make me want to cry a little. Ouch.

Notice how long they make the animals do that. At least several minutes at a time, no rest. And often on hard surfaces.

One more horror show.

Are your eyeballs burning out of their sockets yet?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Let me just say something...

Horse slaughter is often referred to as a "necessary evil".

A necessary evil.


There is




Monday, January 24, 2011

Horses aren't slaves and I can prove it.

I find it interesting that certain animal rights extremists (or radical "horse trainers") feel that riding horses, or even keeping them at all, is somehow "enslaving" them. They should all be set free, right?

Mkay. Let me explain something.

Domestic horses are, for the most part, the farthest thing from slaves as any creature can get. In fact, most horse owners will tell you that the horses are the ones cracking the whip.

Bottom line:
Dogs have masters. Horses have staff.

Have you ever seen a horse prepare his own meal? And when's the last time you saw a horse clean up after himself? That's what we're for. We are their personal cooks, maids, beauticians, fitness trainers, and body guards.

Assuming they have decent owners, which is the case more often than not, horses never have a care in the world. They're generally a lot happier and healthier living with people than they are out in the wild, taking their chances with the bears and mountain lions.

I don't know, I think I'd rather be a pampered pet than lunch for a large carnivorous mammal.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

United Horseman and the Pro-Slaughter mess in Vegas.

Firstly, I apologize for my absence these past few months. I've been having computer issues and other stuff going on. Anyway, to the point.

United Horseman on Horse Slaughter.

Okay, seriously? First off, they lumped slaughter in with rescue and rejuvenation. WTF??? Are they TRYING to piss people off? Rescue is about as far from slaughter as it gets. Rescues are there to help horses. Slaughter, as in hitting them in the head with a captive bolt and hanging them upside down, is not helpful to the horse. Obviously. It does, however, enable breeders and irresponsible owners to make their "unwanted" horses go away.

Scroll down to the slaughter section.

"For those horses who have lived past their useful life, who are unsound, or dangerous and untrainable..."

This is a very telling statement. It shows exactly what kind of people we're dealing with. Let me translate that highlighted part:

"If you're sick of paying to feed and care for your old show horse that can no longer compete or be ridden, slaughter is a no-brainer solution."

These cretins who claim to want the best for these animals only care for them as long as they're useful. If a horse can't be ridden anymore, they're better off dead. That's exactly what that statement is saying.

Think about it: How many decent horse people would ever allow one of their horses to end up in a slaughterhouse? Good owners just do not let that happen. What good owner could stomach the idea of their beloved pet being cut up and shipped to a foreign restaurant to end up on some rich bastard's dinner plate (or in this case, United Horsemen seem to think that America will be happy to start eating horses)? How would you feel if your horse was turned into dog food?

Even if horse slaughter was humane (which will never happen), how could you stand the idea of your pet being taken away and killed, butchered, packaged, and sold for food? Is that not mortifying as all hell?

Horses are not food animals. Bottom line. They are pets. By pro-slaughter logic, it should be perfectly fine to start slaughtering cats and dogs. Wouldn't that go over well with the American public? Horses are exactly the same as any other pet. Ever seen a pig being ridden in a parade? Ever seen a cow in a presidential funeral? Not. Food. Animals. End of story. It's not about which animal is smarter (although you will never convince me that pigs are smarter than horses) or whether or not they have the ability to reason or any other BS that some pro-slaughter advocates spew. And it has nothing to do with which horses are better quality. A fat, shaggy, grade pony shouldn't be in a kill pen any more than a Hanoverian showjumper. A horse is a horse.

And that Horse Eater's Conference in Vegas? Way to go, Dave and Sue. You just made total dickweeds of yourselves. I hope you're happy.