Starved Horses owned by Veterinarians!

December 18, 2008 by Editor  
Filed under ANIMAL NEWZ, CRUELTY WATCH, featured

Starving Horses Owned by Vets!

The Surrey SPCA was called in to deal with a dead horse on December 8, 2008. The emaciated animal collapsed after being forced to pull a car from a ditch. More shocking still was the discovery of five more horses in varying degrees of starvation inside the barn. Yet, the Langley, British Columbia farm (where the horses were housed) was hiding an even more sinister fact: it was the home of two veterinarians, Mark Morohn and Carol Schoyen.

Starved horses owned by pair of veterinarians

Animal Protection Officer, Shawn Eccles, remarked on the preposterous notion that anyone in their right mind frame would use an animal in this condition to pull a vehicle out of ditch, “That’s outrageous … to take a look at the animal itself they believe that animal has the health to do this. I’m stunned. Stunned.

British Columbia CTV News discovered that the veterinarian’s practice has changed ownership. When asked to comment on this situation Dr. Jeff Grognet, President of the BC Veterinary Medical Association stated, “Veterinarians, in my mind, would be held at a higher standard of care. They can pull a license pending the investigation. In our situation, we have to investigate and reach a conclusion before we can look at suspending a license.”

In the meantime these unfortunate horses have a hope for a brighter and healthier future. The public support and offers for foster homes have been pouring in. And it is obvious that these noble thoroughbreds have captured the hearts of shelter works and the public.

Click here to sign the online petition to have Mark Morohn’s and Carol Schoyen’s license to practice veterinary medicine revoked.

The video of the downed horse forced to pull an automobile out of a ditch by its owners can be viewed below. The horse was in such a severe state of starvation and weakness it had to be euthanized.

Stop Plan to Kill America’s Wild Horses

July 14, 2008 by Gyvel Young © 2014  
Filed under Animal Atrocities, CRUELTY WATCH

SecurePet Pet Sitter Services asks that You Help Stop the Plan to Kill America’s Wild Horses

Darko, a wild mustang rescued by one of SecurePet\'s clients

Darko, a wild mustang rescued by one of SecurePet’s clients.

Dear Animal Advocates,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior that administers America’s public lands, including the animals who call this land home.

As part of its wild horse management program, the BLM has spent the past several years rounding up wild horses and keeping them in private, long-term holding facilities—which is expensive. Now, the agency wants to euthanize thousands of healthy horses, claiming it is too costly to feed and care for them.

The ASPCA encourages the BLM to explore other solutions, including but not limited to reopening additional land for the horses and increasing certain contraception programs that have already proven safe and effective.

What You Can Do:

Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to email a letter to your legislators in the U.S. Congress urging them to oppose the BLM’s plan to kill thousands of healthy wild horses.
http://www.aspca.org/site/R?i=hRCaiddKkbCHsthZCnAspg..

Thank you for taking action for America’s animals.

Donate to the ASPCA:
http://www.aspca.org/donate

Become an ASPCA Guardian:
http://www.aspca.org/guardian

Find Your Legislator:
http://www.aspca.org/legislator

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American Horse Slaughter

June 28, 2008 by Editor  
Filed under Animal Atrocities, CRUELTY WATCH

Federal Action Alert: The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Reintroduced in Congress

horse

Bill Number: H.R. 503/S. 311
Sponsor(s): Representatives Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Nick Rahall (D-WV), John Spratt (D-SC); Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and John Ensign (R-NV)
ASPCA Position: Support
Action Needed: Send a letter to your senators and representative now and urge them to support the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act!

Update, 4/26/07: On Wednesday, April 25, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted to move this important bill to the entire Senate for a vote, without making any changes to it. Please take action on this legislation if you have not already done so. We’ll let you know when the Senate vote is imminent.

Update, 4/23/07: On April 25, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will meet to “mark-up” S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. The Senate committee will decide on language that will be presented to the full Senate for a vote. It is vital that senators hear from their constituents on this issue—particularly the 23 senators on this committee. Whether or not they are members of the committee, we ask everyone to please call your senators and urge them to support this important legislation and move it to the full Senate for a vote right away! Click here to see if one of your senators is on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Last year, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Unfortunately, Congress recessed for the year before the Senate had a chance to vote on the measure. As a result, the bill died and had to be reintroduced in both houses of Congress this year. The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA), H.R. 503/S. 311, has now been reintroduced by the 110th Congress! The bill would prohibit the transport, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of any horse to be slaughtered for human consumption.

Last year, over 100,000 American horses were killed in the United States and shipped to Europe and Japan for human consumption. Every week that Congress fails to take action on the AHSPA, thousands of American horses will be slaughtered and sent overseas.

Additionally, the transport of horses to slaughter houses is often extremely inhumane. Many horses are injured even before reaching the slaughter plant due to overcrowded conditions during transport. Some are shipped for more than 24 hours at a time without food, water or rest. In addition, the methods used to slaughter these horses once they arrive at the plant can be exceptionally inhumane. The horses are often forced to endure repeated stuns or blows, and often remain conscious during their slaughter.

H.R. 503 and S. 311 would put an end to this cruel and inhumane practice by effectively prohibiting horse slaughter in the U.S. for human consumption.

Thank you for your support last year, and please help us advance this important legislation once again. Contact your senators and representative now and urge them to support and cosponsor H.R. 503/S. 311. Take action now!

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