You could win a copy of Missionville

Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.
Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.

JUNE 2019 RAFFLE

This June is raffle month. We are raising money to fight for a federal law prohibiting the slaughter of American horses on U.S. soil and across U.S. borders. We may never have a better chance than the bill pending right now.

MISSIONVILLE

We have 5 copies of Alex Brown’s Missionville for you to win.

The NTRA estimates that 7,500 to 10,000 Thoroughbred racehorses are sent to slaughter per year. These deaths are in addition to the number of horses who die at the track.

In Missionville you will learn how and why racehorses are sent to slaughter, and who takes them there.

To enter, make a donation of $5.00 and we will throw your name into the hat. Enter as many times as you wish. A $25.00 donation would give you 5 entries, and so forth.

REVIEW

Alex Brown, author of Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, has written a book called Missionville which delves into the lives and activities of the people who work horses in the business of the American claiming race.

Missionville is a well crafted story with credibly drawn characters you can root for or against as Brown gives you an unvarnished look at the day-to-day rigors of training and racing horses at a small track and its resulting often tragic consequences for horses and humans alike.

Eclipse award winner Mike Jensen, journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his review of Missionville puts it this way:

“Alex Brown, a lifelong horseman, takes you on a journey few are capable of providing. He takes you to the underbelly of the sport. A terrific read”.

Missionville gives true to life insight into what happens to horses when their careers begin to take a downward spiral and tragically end up in the claiming race system.

DONATE $5.00 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Drawing will be held on June 30, 2019 at 6.00 pm EST.

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H.R.961 — The SAFE Act of 2019, Tuesday’s Horse »

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Meat and antibiotics

No Meat May. Artwork.
No Meat May. Artwork.

Hey there, it’s Patsy. I was supposed to post yesterday. Wednesday’s my new day to do our vegan posts but I am so used to Thursday’s I clean forgot. Sorry!

Since this is No Meat May, and we don’t have far to go, I thought I would talk about antibiotics in animal agriculture.

Did you know that 80% of antibiotics sold in the US are used for food animals.

When I started out years and years ago it was 30%. Then hovered around 50%. I hadn’t checked it in a long time and now it’s a whopping 80%. I thought it may have gone higher, but not 80%. How toxic. Ugh.

Get a load of this from American Journal of Public Health:

Antibiotics are administered to animals in feed to marginally improve growth rates and to prevent infections, a practice projected to increase dramatically worldwide over the next 15 years.

There is growing evidence that antibiotic resistance in humans is promoted by the widespread use of nontherapeutic antibiotics in animals. Resistant bacteria are transmitted to humans through direct contact with animals, by exposure to animal manure, through consumption of undercooked meat, and through contact with uncooked meat or surfaces meat has touched.

Wow, increase dramatically. It’s already dramatic enough for me at 80%. What about you? Can you imagine amount of toxins you are dumping in your body when you eat meat? I hate the idea of people eating meat for the animals of course, but I also hate that people who eat meat are doing this to themselves and their families.

Love y’all!

No Meat May

Hey, if you haven’t been doing this — No Meat May — why don’t you join us for the last week of May? Pleeeeeezzzzz!

https://www.nomeatmay.net/

Eating Animals

Oops! Forgot the book. You gotta read this if you are on the fence about giving up meat. Especially if you have a family like me.

Click to buy at Amazon.com. Thanks!
Click image to purchase at Amazon.com.

About the Author

Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.

Description source: Amazon.com. Get the book now »

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