“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.
I was searching the internet for images to illustrate a post when I came across some pictures of “die in” protests like this one.
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.
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.
PETA protesters stage a Die-In against seal hunting at Canada House in London, England. Photo Credit: See more at Getty Images.