Clydesdale Super Bowl Commercials

After a tumultuous week let’s look at something that makes us feel good. With the Super Bowl just around the corner it’s time to think Clydesdale horses and some of the best ads ever.

Budweiser are not giving much away this year. But they will tell us this much:

“As per tradition, we know that parent-company Anheuser-Busch has purchased some ad slots in Super Bowl LI. This will be their 29th year in the Big Game!

“And while there won’t be any puppies this year, the Clydesdales will be back! The Budweiser Super Bowl LI commercial was filmed in New Orleans which is where the company’s founder, Adolphus Busch, first arrived to in America.”

Hooray.

In the meantime, here are the Clydesdales and Purina in action helping out in a big, big way. If this doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart, nothing will.

We polled our staff to help pick our all time favorite this one squeaked by to win.

Which one is your favorite? Perhaps this one?

Do you wish you could watch every Budweiser Super Bowl commercial? The Florida-Times Union has links to them all.  Go to this page, scroll down to the end of the article and you will see the years 1998 through 2016 listed. Click on the year to watch that year’s commercial.

Coming soon. What’s a Super Bowl without its famous commercials and loads of delicious snacks?

We have some vegan recipes coming up for Super Bowl entertaining that the most dedicated omnivore will eagerly dig into. Stay tuned. Follow us!

Abandoned horse survives 6 weeks in Wyoming wilderness

Updated Jan. 27, 2017

CHEYENNE, WYO. — On a 16-mile trek off a mountain, a young horse lay down — she could not go another step. The mare looked deathly ill to the men leading a train of horses out of a base camp for hunting and fishing excursions.

In a race against the weather last fall, they left behind the horse they named Valentine to get the rest of the animals down. When they went back for her the next day, she had vanished into the vast Wyoming wilderness.

Six weeks later, a worker spotted the 6-year-old mare, and her owners helped guide the healthy horse out through a storm and deep December snow. Not only is this grizzly bear country, a domesticated animal like Valentine had to find food and survive the harsh winter conditions.

She didn’t even need veterinary care. But when the story spread last week in the horse-loving resort region of Jackson Hole, it unleashed a fervent debate among residents over whether the outfitting company did the right thing in leaving the horse, did all it could to find her or should have put her down to spare her suffering.

It has culminated in a state criminal investigation that aims to find out if the outfitter’s actions were cruel or helped lead to what some call the miraculous survival of an animal that’s iconic in the American West.

B.J. Hill, who owns Swift Creek Outfitters and the horse, said he has received angry phone calls from across the country.

“People are so quick to judge,” Hill said in a telephone interview from his ranch. “Who knows what’s going to happen. It’s not over with yet. We’re just trying to survive the moment that our horse is home.”

Hill, who owns 125 horses, said Valentine is doing well and is happy. It’s unclear why she got sick.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article128831199.html#storylink=cpy

Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Via One Green Planet

Caslon Quote Left BlackThanks to the tireless efforts of Edgar’s Mission and the folks at Horse Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, an orphaned foal named Custard has been given a second chance to grow up with a loving mother. For those of you who are meeting Custard for the first time, here is a little background about our hero.

Custard’s mother is a thoroughbred mare who was ripped away from her baby and forced to foster another foal. Custard was only two-and-a-half weeks old when this happened. This is common practice in many facets of the husbandry industry and one that leaves many animals without mothers.

Thankfully Edgar’s Mission took charge of Custard and got in touch with the Horse Shepherd Rehabilitation Center. As luck would have it, the rehabilitation center had a mare who had recently lost her own foal to natural causes. When we left Custard, she was on her way to meet Meg in the hopes that she and her foster mother would accept each other.


See also this uplifting page on AnimalsAustralia.org which includes Custard’s rescue and six other heartwarming stories. It’s called “Seven Animals Who are Blissful of Anything Outside of Their Happiness Bubble”. Go there now »

Watch the video at One Green Planet to see how Meg and Custard are now fully bonded and as happy as any family can be. Go there now »

RELATED READING

Milk of Death: The Dark Side of the Nurse Mare Industry, by Jane Allin.

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Custard and Edgars Mission Director Pam Ahern (pictured at top) stepped in to give Custard the reassurance and love she needed until a long-term home could be found for the foal. Thanks to the loving team at Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary, she was able to be bonded with foster mare, Megs, who is now giving her everything she needs to grow into a happy and healthy horse.

Friday Foto: Horses rescued from Houston floods

There are so many wonderful examples of people rallying together to help one another and animals threatened by the flood waters in the Houston, Texas area. They have a great community there and it warms my heart to see their caring and courage on display. Our prayers are with you.

Richard Lopez and Allie Hairford-Siemens hold the reins of three horses as they lead them through flood water in Cypress, Texas, on Monday. Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle/AP.
Richard Lopez and Allie Hairford-Siemens hold the reins of three horses as they lead them through flood water in Cypress, Texas, on Monday. Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle/AP. (click to enlarge)