Report and Images, Boston Wild Horse Rally, Friday, October 8, 2010
Written by CAROL POOLE
BOSTON, MA (Oct. 11, 2010) — The protest was just incredible!
We had 18 wonderful people attend including two children who travelled from Central Massachusetts, North of Boston, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Virginia.
Not as many people came out as said they would, but that did not really matter at all. What did matter is that those who did come were the most passionate advocates in their intent to do something to help save what is left of our precious American wild horses and stop the slaughter and export for slaughter of our domestic horses who are our companions, best friends and pets.
The front of the State House in Boston is an amazing location for visibility. Every tour bus and or field trip that goes through Boston stops there. We had busload after busload of people in front of us throughout the entire event. Sometimes the people in the open air buses cheered and waved. Some people in cars honked and gave the thumbs up out their windows when going by.
Walking traffic was just as busy. We spoke to and gave information to folks from North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan & Canada, to name a few! As a matter of fact, we passed out information and talked to people the entire time we were there.
Most if not all of us were interviewed by Emerson Graduate students who were there is full force armed with microphones and recorders. A Boston Channel 5 truck pulled over right in front of us, but the camera man said he was there to film for the nightly show “Chronicle” and he wouldn’t even take some printed information from us. An employee from Fox 25 did take some information though.
We did not have to walk up to people and try to engage them. People came up to us one after the other asking what was happening with the horses. We passed out hundreds of flyers and postcards to Obama asking to stop the roundups and flyers from Americans Against Horse Slaughter asking for passage of Federal legislation to ban the transport of America’s horses to slaughter.
It was a very productive and positive day, and by the reception we received from motorists, tourists and foot traffic, we plan to have another one before the snow flies!
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