Dual campaigns can benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline

Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.
Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Horse Slaughter) — Dual anti-horse slaughter campaigns launched by The Horse Fund could benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline.

Canadian horse slaughter plant owners are lining the pockets of U.S. federal lawmakers and lobbying them to ensure U.S. horses continue to go to their country for slaughter.

Horse slaughter plants in Canada are scared of the knock on effect it could have on their business if we eliminate all U.S. horses from entering the human food chain.

Ending the export of U.S. horses might very well be the final nail in the coffin of an already struggling Canadian horse slaughter industry and they know it.

Eliminating U.S. horses from the Mexican slaughter pipeline could also harm the Mexican horse slaughter industry causing one or more of their plants to shut down.

If we work together and end the slaughter of U.S. horses, think how many horses would benefit if not a single horse from the U.S. entered the slaughter pipeline. It would put kill buyers out of business, shut down those hideously cruel feedlots and eliminate the nightmare of transport to slaughter for thousands and thousands of horses.

We need to continue to work at the State and Federal levels to do this.

Ready to help? 

Matching Gift Opportunity

One of The Horse Fund’s loyal supporters who has matched many a financial contribution over the years was so impressed with our dual anti-horse slaughter campaigns he has stepped in once again with yet another matching gift opportunity for us.

Make a donation to support one campaign — Join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang — and our generous benefactor will match it dollar for dollar and donate it to the other campaign — Join Our State Anti-Horse Slaughter Campaign — both launched today here on Tuesday’s Horse.

Make a Matching Gift Donation

Please give in your own currency and where necessary it will be converted into U.S. dollars at the current rate of exchange.

Thank you so very much.


Summer vacation

White horse on beach. From Pinterest.
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Vegan recipes for Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican food junkie

MEAT OUT FOR MUSTANGS — Being (partially) from Texas and growing up loving Mexican food — both traditional and Tex-Mex — I can’t go without it.

I remember fondly from my early Law Office days in Houston when at Christmas time a group of ladies came around and took our orders for home made tamales. It was a wonderful tradition that happened all over the region. Alas, being a vegetarian and almost vegan at the time, I couldn’t participate for they all had meat.

But that didn’t last long. I asked one the of the ladies if she knew how to make vegetarian tamales. She said she would think about it.

I could hardly wait for her to get back to me.

Having a vegetarian child who loved Mexican food my Dad prevailed upon a lady from Mexico who lived in our neighborhood to make vegetarian tamales for me. What she turned out was a milestone in my life and when vegetarian tamales were born for me.

We got what we wanted years later at the office too.

The vegetarian tamales the ladies at our office turned out were also delightfully delicious. Straightaway I ordered three dozen. They are perfect for the freezer too and thaw out beautifully in their corn husks which also makes them ideal for steaming if you want to warm them up.

See how fun and delicious it all is. On the serious side, you know what living vegan means for the animals too.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and as part of our “Meat Out for Mustangs” campaign, here is link to a group of recipes that will titillate the taste buds.

The following vegan recipe grouping was put together by the Garden Grazer. See “Ultimate List of Vegan Mexican Recipes“. My favorite black bean enchilada recipe comes from “Give Me Some Oven” although my own is none to shabby.

For something not quite traditional for the day, this 6-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Casserole recipe by Kitchn will blow your mind.

Recipe and image by Kitchn. Click to visit website.
Recipe and image by Kitchn. Click to visit website.

How about margaritas? Are they vegan? Not unless you use a vegan tequila. There are many.

Cookie and Kate have us covered with the healthiest, tastiest margarita I have ever had and believe me I have had my share of margaritas over the decades (smile).

There is a great Vegan Alcohol List at Urban Tastebud. Find out where to get vegan wines and spirits at Barnivore.

Don’t drink? How about making some vegan Mucho Margarita Cupcakes instead?

Wow. Look at this website we found, VeganMexicanFood.com. Their home page sums it up for me:

Vegans avoid ingredients that are the product of animal suffering while embracing plant-based foods that not only sustain us but offer tasty entrées, sauces, side dishes, drinks, and desserts.

This is especially true of Mexican food, and you’ll quickly discover that these recipes, that do not require “meat,” eggs, or dairy ingredients, are not only satisfying, but truly delicious.

Juntos no hay nada que no podemos hacer. Nunca es demasiado tarde para hacer algo bueno.

Together there is nothing we can’t do. It’s never too late to do good.

Start today, right here, right now. Take the Meat Out for Mustangs pledge. See also Advocate From Your Plate.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo.  Con cariño, Vivian.

May 5 is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo day. The date May 5 is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.



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We are currently seeking horse lovers 18 years or older who are self-starters, capable of managing themselves responsibly, and can dedicate one to two hours per week to help out with the following:

social media campaigns (esp. Twitter)
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