keep-calm-and-flash-mob-8Written by:  Heather Clemenceau

What I love about the flashmobs is that they are planted by a seed and are typically organic and truly amateur in nature.  Yet they are also characteristic of a combination of military efficiency, complete anonymity, rapid communication and organization by internet. Normally, they occur without a specific purpose other than to be short-lived and fun and sometimes even baffling, with the purpose being left up to the interpretation of the viewers.

We’ve all seen video of the Hallelujah chorus at the food mall court, the no-pants subway ride, or the flashmob that gathered to cheer on a little boy on a carousel.  But unlike the typical flashmob, horse advocates today held their own single-issue mobilization which took place on talk show host Craig Ferguson’s Facebook page.   If you thought flashmobs were viral, you’ll never believe what one Facebook member was…

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First Light Productions

Location: the Southwest Livestock Auction & Slaughter Horse Feedlot
Date: 3/10/12
Address: 24 Dalies Road Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
Owner: Dennis Chavez 505-865-4600 505-866-0149 fax
Sale Schedule: Cattle Auction: Saturdays @ 12:00 noon Special Horse Sales 4 times/year.

Dennis Chavez

is New Mexico’s largest kill buyer. According to USDA records, he uses the export pens at Santa Teresa directly across the border from Ciudad Juarez to transship close to 10,000 horses each year to Mexican slaughter plants. Some of the plants still slaughter horses with the inhumane Puntilla knife method, a barbaric practice that leaves the horse fully conscious during the slaughter process.

The investigation was triggered by numerous complaints Animals’ Angels received about the treatment of the animals at the feedlot. Photographs & reports received from an anonymous source showed multiple incidents of inadequate care & extremely emaciated horses.


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CONGRESS HAS TO DO WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY!!!! WHY IS IT THAT THE WILD HORSE AND BURRO ACT OF 1971-IS NOT Bwikimedia-button 220px-Wildhorsesowyhee 220px-Pryor_Mountains_feral_horse_-_2009 poweredby_mediawiki_88x31 magnify-clipEING UPHELD, AS IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED!!!!?????WTF

Tuesday's Horse

Cross-posted from ProPublica


(Jan. 31, 2013) — Two congressmen wrote to the Department of Interior this week to demand information on the progress of its investigation into whether more than 1,700 federally protected wild horses sold to a Colorado man may have been illegally sent to slaughter.

The investigation was triggered by a ProPublica story published in September showing that since 2009 the department had sold truckload after truckload of mustangs to a horse-slaughter proponent named Tom Davis who acknowledged shipping many of them out of state in violation of Colorado law. The fate of the horses is unknown.

Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., have sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pressing him to explain what role the agency had in selling so many horses to a man the letter calls “a longtime kill buyer.”

“As you are aware, the ProPublica…

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you PROBABLY wont let me put my TRUE thoughts, so…oh what the heck!! FUCK YOU KEN SALAZAR!!!!!

Tuesday's Horse

Oklahoma Senator Mark Allen (R-4) filed a bill on January 15, 2013, repealing the State’s ban on the human consumption of horse meat.

SB 375 reads:

An Act relating to horsemeat; repealing 63 O.S. 2011, Sections 1-1135, 1-1136, 1-1137, 1-1138 and 1-1139,
which relate to making human consumption of horsemeat unlawful, making transferring possession of horsemeat intended for human consumption unlawful, clarifying definitions, designating certain facts to be prima facie evidence that horsemeat is intended to be sold for human consumption, and expanding the powers of the State Commissioner of Health; and providing an effective date.

The bill is scheduled for its first reading on February 4, 2013.

Link to Bill SB 375: (pdf)


We invite Oklahoma residents opposed to the repeal of their State law banning the human consumption of horse meat to contact your Senators and voice your concern.

If you know your District number…

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