Cross-posted from LAist
By EMMA GALLEGOS
CALIF. — (Jan. 26, 2012) Hollywood has always loved a good story about a horseback journey, and that’s been true for Karin Hauenstein, who I caught riding down Sunset Boulevard through traffic on Tuesday.
She e-mailed LAist to let us know about her long journey from the Central Coast to Hollywood with her three horses Glory, Coley and Smoke.
Hauenstein is a professional horse behaviorist who lives about 65 miles north of Santa Barbara, but she is also an activist. She had planned on taking a long horseback journey to advocate against the inhumane treatment of horses and horse slaughter this year, but she had to leave ahead of schedule after President Obama signed an appropriations bill this fall that funded the USDA to certify U.S. horse meat for human consumption and sale in other countries.
She writes, “It is going to take the power of the U.S. General Public, informed and outraged, to stem the development of fully-contained (which means nobody sees in and nobody hears in, like McDonald’s facilities…) horse slaughter facilities in the northern U.S.” Read full story >>