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Horse advocate, animal lover, photographer, multi blogger, sports fan, creator of Hattingdon Horses and grateful vegan.

Vegan breakfast idea — Coconut Cinna Ring — by Vegan Fling

I am not going to do anything but show you a gorgeous picture and list the ingredients so you can see if you already have what you need, or feel like going out to get what you need, to make it.

You will want to!

It’s by Vegan Fling. Go there now.

Make this up, put it in the fridge and pop it into the oven when you are ready. I would rather cook in the evening than in the morning, so I love recipes where I can do this, don’t you?

Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors ever. Let’s go!

Coconut Cinni Ring by Vegan Fling.
Coconut Cinni Ring by Vegan Fling. Click for recipe.

Ingredients
Serves 12

You will need:

For the sweet dough:
3 1/4 cups spelt flour
2 tsp package active dry yeast
1 cup almond milk
1/3 cup vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain soy yogurt

For the filling:
2 tbsp vegan butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup

Learn how to make this at Vegan Fling »

4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs

BY PATRICK BATTUELLO

As with Saratoga in New York, a single California track dominates the summer scene, garnering, along the way, (mostly) fawning coverage from mainstream media and racing press alike – Del Mar, of course. And yet, just like NY, other tracks are running – and killing. From the Stewards Minutes:

August 7, Santa Rosa: 4-year-old McCann’s Half Full snapped a leg training. Dead. She was last raced nine days prior – last of 8.

August 12, Santa Rosa: 3-year-old Miss Special Regard suffered “multiple fractures” in the 2nd. Dead. She was coming off a last-of-10 in early July.

August 13, Santa Rosa: 3-year-old Foxie Gotham “bled outwardly post workout – collapsed on walking machine.” Dead.

August 13, Los Alamitos: 3-year-old Kr Crusin Cartel fell after crossing the finish line in the 9th. “She appeared to have broken both knees…euthanized on the track.”

In addition, there is this note in the Santa Rosa minutes: “Jockey PEDRO TERRERO who rode THE WAY TO WIN in the third race on August 12 is hereby fined the sum of $500 for causing welts or breaks in the skin.” It’s called animal cruelty, folks.

This is horseracing.

SOURCE: https://horseracingwrongs.com/2016/08/25/4-fillies-killed-in-california-one-from-a-pair-of-broken-knees/

Embryo Transfer – A Shadowy Market Ripe for Exploitation

WRITTEN BY HEATHER CLEMENCEAU
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We’ve known for many years that farm animals have been exploited to produce more meat, milk, wool etc. Embryo transfer in horses is another technology that is unrivalled for its inefficiency and costliness. There’s also some evidence that embryo transfer (ET) is exploitative because it can be painful, requiring analgesics. We recently read about the cast-off recipient mares (the “gestational” carriers that give birth to foals of a different mare/stallion) from the Arnold Reproduction Center who were consigned to the Kaufman kill pen/kill buyer Mike McBarron for eventual slaughter.

Once exposed on social media platforms, veterinarian Leea Arnold responded:

“I recently sent some mares to the Cleburne Horse Sale. I certainly never intended for them to end up in the slaughter pen. Many of these mares came to me through the sale barn system, were sick, completely unbroken and certainly destined for slaughter at that time (15 or so years ago). As long as these mares are reproductively sound, they stay in my herd – many probably longer than they are useful. My staff and I have taken the time, money, and resources we have to help these mares become useful and give them a viable purpose.

“I will use another avenue to re-home these mares in the future. If you are a non-profit organization and have your 501(c)3 at hand, I would be more than happy to donate any older or reproductively unsound recipients to your facilities as they become available.”

Dr. Arnold did not otherwise offer to help the animals that were scheduled to be sent for slaughter.

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Fattening up wild horses for slaughter

“BLM’s got those wild horses as fat as butterballs–all paid for with taxpayer dollars,” explained an anonymous source. “That way they always have buyers wanting them by the truckload.”

This statement was reported by Protect Mustangs here.

For those of you who questioned them, perhaps you understand the strong words I used in this post from last month “Branded. Liars and Killers. The BLM and Its Political Allies” better.

TAKE ACTION

Will you take a minute to sign this Petition?

I signed it. And here is the comment I made:

These are heinous crimes, breaking federal law, which would usually result in a long prison sentence. These BLM employees and the people they are trading with are making money off killing a federally protected species and go unpunished. They are subjecting America’s wild horses to the horrors of the brutality of being killed for their meat. This has been going on during Obama’s entire Administration and will always be part of his legacy in the minds of many, many people who love our iconic Mustangs. He can change that now. But is he good enough, just enough, compassionate enough? I wonder. Do the right thing Mr. President and get this stopped now.

How do you like it that these deathly dealings are being paid for from the taxes taken out of your paycheck every pay period?

Isn’t it mind boggling to you that these criminals participating in the bloody destruction of an American icon are being protected and the Mustangs who are safeguarded by federal law are not?

Sign and share this petition widely. You are a voice for the innocent and voiceless wild horses and burros. They need you to protect them.

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Desatoya wild horses on day 5 of their roundup, in short term holding awaiting “processing” by the rogue federal agency BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Source: Wikimedia.org.

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