The Horse Fund advocates for equines because that is our specialist knowledge. We love and respect all animals.
Imagine however that no animals were used, for any purpose, not for their meat, not for their excretions, not for their skins.
For horses, this would mean no more slaughter; no more farms stocked with pregnant mares milked for their urine to make hormone replacement drugs, their foals killed by what is now estimated to be more than a million;
— no pony skins used for home decoration or adorning high end athletic shoes or celebrity handbags;
— no breeding organizations clamoring for more slaughterhouses to use as a dumping ground for the horses they fail to sell, or racehorses who no longer run fast enough;
— no cattle lobby fighting for the removal of our wild horses and burros from public lands so federally subsidized ranchers can graze there.
These are just a few examples, and mighty big ones, that concern only equines.
Now imagine every time you sit down to a meal you can help bring this and much more to an end, not just for horses, but for all animals.
Eliminating the demand for animal products is the most effective way to eliminate animal exploitation, suffering and death in a way no amount of regulation and legislation can ever achieve.
MAKE THE CHANGE. ADOPT A PLANT-BASED DIET. GO VEGAN!
The Horse Fund invites you to advocate from your plate, not just for horses, but all animals, by going Vegan.
Embracing a Vegan lifestyle is the most important step you can take toward protecting animals in a peaceful, non-violent way. It is also fun, delicious, fulfilling and gives you a great sense of purpose.
Every sentient being has the right not to be treated as property and used as a commodity. Enlighten your life and the lives of others by becoming an agent of change for them, for us and the planet, by going Vegan.
We do not need to eat animal products. Indeed, more and more mainstream health care professionals are acknowledging that animal products are detrimental to human health.
Check out the Fork Over Knives movie to learn what a “plant-based diet” means. FOK recipes are outstanding. So if you like to cook you may just find the Vegan approach the most exciting adventure in the kitchen you’ve ever have.
Firemen are hot, right? How about a hot fireman who promotes being “Plant Strong”, and created the Engine 2 Diet concept. There is a book by the guy with the idea, Rip Esselstyn — “The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds“.
Here are links to a few of my favorite resources:
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
Do you sometimes get tired of writing letters?
Sending email? Faxing?
Making phone calls? Signing endless petitions?
Wondering what is you are accomplishing.
There is something you do daily that gives you the opportunity to do more for horses, for all animals, than anything else. And that is eat a plant-based diet.
Imagine that with every meat and dairy free meal you eat, you are saving innocent lives, preventing cruelty and making the world a better place for all of us. And it is 100% effective. And virtually immediate.
Thank you for stopping by and considering these ideas.
We are adding recipes all the time. We do not have nearly as many as we would like but hope the links in the table help you explore some of the scrumptious opportunities available to vegans. In the meantime, here is a link to what we have so far on Tuesday’s Horse. With love, Vivian.