Summer vacation

White horse on beach. From Pinterest.
Image: Pinterest.

The Horse Fund’s staff and volunteers work year round on behalf of horses, donating their many talents and putting in impressive hours despite having the pressures and responsibilities that go with daily life.

Twice a year we give them much deserved time off — during the summer and at Christmas time.

Everyone will be back in full force July 10th.

We are so grateful to these heroes.

Stay in touch with us here at Tuesday’s Horse.

Our summertime recommended reading list for 2017 will debut next week.

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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Volunteer for The Horse Fund

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Horse Fund is the single most influential all volunteer advocacy group dedicated to equine protection. Based in the U.S., The Horse Fund act as lobbyists and industry watchdogs using imaginative strategies and innovative campaigns.

Get involved. Join us. Together let’s see what we can do for horses.

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)
investigations
research
online petitions
grant writing for a special project c. $35K — $50K

These are not office based and all work from home opportunities.

As The Horse Fund works internationally, we can always use foreign language skills.

• Learn more about volunteering with the Horse Fund here »  • Contact the Horse Fund here »

Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Next Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is our Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter. Let’s get ready now.

As pro slaughter forces lobby to raise support for returning horse slaughter to US soil let’s get together and let our US Governors know that their citizens are against horse slaughter.

Your tweets should include a short message to your Governor @GovernorsName then hash tag horses, the name of your state and zip code.

Examples:

I am strongly opposed to horse slaughter @GovMattBevin #horses #kentucky #40208

Keep the slaughter of #horses out of #Texas @GovAbbott from #77019

Protect our #horses from slaughter Gov @EricGreitens #missouri #63006

Horse slaughter is an UNnecessary evil. Say NO Gov @JohnKasich #horses #ohio #43004

You can see how this not only let’s our Governors know how we feel but also raises awareness around the country and particularly right where you live.

Share your ideas for some great anti horse slaughter tweets in comments using the format above.

If you have a program where you can schedule your tweets, go ahead and do them now and set them to tweet anytime on March 28.

GOVERNOR’S LIST

See how we love you. Here is a Twitter list for all 50 State Governors as of March 2017.

• Alabama
Gov. Robert Bentley — @GovernorBentley

• Alaska
Gov. Bill Walker — @AkGovBillWalker

• Arizona
Gov. Doug Ducey — @dougducey

• Arkansas
Gov. Asa Hutchinson — @AsaHutchinson

• California
Gov. Jerry Brown — @JerryBrownGov

• Colorado
Gov. John Hickenlooper — @GovOfCO

• Connecticut
Gov. Dan Malloy — @GovMalloyOffice

• Delaware
Gov. John Carney — @JohnCarneyDE

• Florida
Gov. Rick Scott — @FLGovScott

• Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal — @GovernorDeal

• Hawaii
Gov. David Ige @GovHawaii

• Idaho
Gov. Butch Otter — @ButchOtter

• Illinois
Gov. Bruce Rauner — @GovRauner

• Indiana
Gov. Eric Holcomb — @GovHolcomb

• Iowa
Gov. Terry Branstad — @TerryBranstad

• Kansas
Gov. Sam Brownback — @govsambrownback

• Kentucky
Gov. Matt Bevin — @GovMattBevin

• Louisiana
Gov. John Bel Edwards — @LouisianaGov

• Maine
Gov. Paul R. LePage — @Governor_LePage

• Maryland
Gov. Larry Hogan — @LarryHogan

• Massachusetts
Gov. Charlie Baker — @MassGovernor

• Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder — @onetoughnerd

• Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton — @GovMarkDayton

• Mississippi
Gov. Phil Bryant — @PhilBryantMS

• Missouri
Gov. Eric Greitens — @EricGreitens

• Montana
Gov. Steve Bullock — @GovernorBullock

• Nebraska
Gov. Pete Ricketts — @GovRicketts

• Nevada
Gov. Sandoval — @GovSandoval

• New Hampshire
Chris Sununu — @GovChrisSununu

• New Jersey
Gov. Christie — @GovChristie

• New Mexico
Gov. Susana Martinez — @Gov_Martinez

• New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo — @NYGovCuomo

• North Carolina
Gov. Roy Cooper — @NC_Governor

• North Dakota
Gov. Doug Burgum @DougBurgum

• Ohio
Gov. Kasich — @JohnKasich

• Oklahoma
Gov. Mary Fallin — @GovMaryFallin

• Oregon
Gov. Kate Brown — @OregonGovBrown

• Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Wolf — @GovernorTomWolf

• Rhode Island
Gov. Gina Raimondo — @GinaRaimondo

• South Carolina
Gov. Henry McMaster — @henrymcmaster

• South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard — @SDGovDaugaard

• Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam — @BillHaslam

• Texas
Gov. Greg Abbott — @GovAbbott

• Utah
Gov. Gary Herbert — @GovHerbert

• Vermont
Gov. Phil Scott @GovPhilScott

• Virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe — @GovernorVA

• Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee — @GovInslee

• West Virginia
Gov. Jim Justice — @WVGovernor

• Wisconsin
Gov. Walker — @GovWalker

• Wyoming
Gov. Matt Mead — @GovMattMead

It doesn’t matter if horse slaughter has been outlawed in your State. Plans to overturn your law may already be underway.

Remember. The final stop for a bill is the Governor’s Office where he or she will decide whether or not to sign it into law.

Not on Twitter? We have something for everyone coming up.

Want to start tweeting now? We don’t mind. But be sure to tweet on March 28 as well.

Be brief. Be polite. Thank you!

Updated Mar 24, 7:06 am.