Words of wisdom for the advocate

© Bob Langrish. Use by The Horse Fund with his gracious permission.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

— Chinese Proverb


Get out there and do it. Take action for horses. With us. With someone else. They need our voices to give them a voice.

Even if someone says trying to defend horses from abuse and suffering is useless and nothing we do is going to work. Don’t let them interrupt you. Take action for horses uninterrupted!

 

Hope Your Christmas Has Been Merry and Bright

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Here’s wishing you continued good this Holiday Season.

Tomorrow it is back to business. We are working on a year in review touching on all issues.

In the meantime, what issue(s) impacted you the most in 2016? Tugged at your heartstrings?

What issue (s) do you feel have been overlooked or not getting enough of anyone’s attention?

You can email us or discuss them here in comments.

Many blessings and thank you for taking part. You are so important, more important than you may ever realize.

THE HORSE FUND TEAM

Foto Friday: Hank the Quarter Horse keeping cool while he can

Hank, a quarter horse, stays close to a fan to keep cool inside a barn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday in Springfield, Ill. Dangerously warm conditions are in the forecast for the Midwest over the next few days. Hank will participate this weekend in the Western American Quarter Horse Association Competition. Seth Perlman/AP.

The caption to this photograph reads:

“Hank, a quarter horse, stays close to a fan to keep cool inside a barn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday in Springfield, Ill. Dangerously warm conditions are in the forecast for the Midwest over the next few days. Hank will participate this weekend in the Western American Quarter Horse Association Competition. Image Credit: Seth Perlman/AP.” (Photo via the Christian Science Monitor).

Of course it wouldn’t occur to anyone to cancel at least some of the more strenuous events because of the heat or to competitors not take part. It would be so disappointing. Hank is no youngster either. -Ed.

Would you join in a “die in” protest for horses?

PETA protesters stage a Die-In against seal hunting with one protester draped in a white fur coat donated by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, at Canada House on March 31, 2009 in London, England.

I was searching the internet for images to illustrate a post when I came across some pictures of “die in” protests like this one.

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Protesters stage a die-in protest with gas masks and teddy bears at an anti-pollution rally outside the Department for Transport in London, England to highlight the dangers of polluted air poses to people and childrens health.
Photo Credit: Getty Images.
Protesters stage a die-in protest with gas masks and teddy bears at an anti-pollution rally outside the Department for Transport in London, England to highlight the dangers of polluted air poses to people and childrens health.

A die-in, sometimes known as a lie-in, is a form of protest in which participants simulate being dead. Die-ins are a tactic that has been used by a variety of protest groups including animal rights activists, peace activists, human rights activists, AIDS activists, gun control activists and environmental activists.

As you can see, this is not your average type of protest.

How about this? No matter what else you think about them, nobody does protesting quite like PETA.

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Peta Demo 'Die-In' - Supporters Wear Nothing More Than Bullhorns And Bloodied Paint With Banderilla Spears Pinned To Their Backs Outside The Spanish Embassy, In London.
Photo Credit: Getty Images.
PETA Demo ‘Die-In’ – Supporters Wear Nothing More Than Bullhorns And Bloodied Paint With Banderilla Spears Pinned To Their Backs Outside The Spanish Embassy, In London.

So, can you imagine yourself doing this to help our wild horses? Or raise awareness about horse slaughter? Horse racing? Horse soring? PMU horses?

Describe what you think a die-in protest on any horse issue might look like. If we can come up with a grand enough idea and can raise the money to stage it, we will do it. We would love to do it.

Where should we do it? How about Washington which is only slightly less challenging than New York.

There are protests there on a daily basis in Washington but I think something like this would get some decent attention. We would video it of course and to give it lots of extra mileage.

How about a “You Bet. They Die” die-in protest in Louisville or Lexington?

These are just a couple of examples to get your thinking cap on and for illustration purposes only. Thank you.


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PETA protesters stage a Die-In against seal hunting  at Canada House in London, England. Photo Credit: See more at Getty Images.