former Obama Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, became the first candidate in the 2020 presidential field to unveil a platform focused on advancing the welfare of animals around the globe, both domestic and wild, raising standards for factory farms, encouraging conservation efforts, including an expansion of U.S. protected lands to 30 percent by 2030 with the goal of 50 percent by 2050.

Julián Castro Releases The Protecting Animals and Wildlife Plan

Hey there, it’s Patsy again. I’m back and not a recipe in sight. Whether or not this ever actually happens, even if part of it does, I am in love with these ideas you’ll see coming up. We’ve got so much going on at The Horse Fund, I am helping out while my daughter is away at camp.

It’s in the form of a big old press release about Julián Castro’s PAW Plan. You’ll have to scroll all the way down to get to the horse bit.

Oh, never mind. Here’s the horse bit now.

“Protect horses by instituting a permanent ban on horse slaughter for human consumption, ban race-day doping of horses, and strengthen penalties and protections against horse soring. I respect the cultural importance of wild horses and support shifting Bureau of Land Management resources towards range management. This would include science-based data collection and the use of temporary fertility measures to manage the wild horse and burro population”.

Vivian has a much better idea concerning our wild horses, no fertility treatment or anything like it needed. She’s going to Washington this Fall to pitch it. They’re already very interested! It would save the Government millions too.

Don’t know if I ever mentioned this, I am so food focused, but my family rescued two of the sweetest Quarter Horses from slaughter a couple of years ago. They were so young. Only 3 and 4. We got them both because they were so scared and clinging to each other, biting at each other’s necks they were so nervous and scared. They are still inseparable but for all the right reasons. They are safe and happy. We want this for all horses wherever and however we can.

I will let my daughter learn to ride when she turns 13. Right now it’s all ground work for her, but she doesn’t care one bit. As my grandma used to say, you gotta learn horses from the ground up.

Speaking of “gottas”, we gotta end horse slaughter. Hope y’all are contacting your Reps and Senators. Please! Go here on Tuesday’s Horse to take action »

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