Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008; The AQHA is Warned

I have informed the AQHA today about the 19 Registered AQHA babies said to be going to meat-market auction on Nov. 25, 2008, and below is their automated reply;

Email Confirmation: Thank you Christine A Jubic, your email to AQHA
will be handled as quickly as possible.

The following information has been e-mailed to AQHA, if you need to
make a change then please click the back button on your browser to
make the change and resubmit your request.

Name: Christine A Jubic
Address1: 118 River Rd
City: Johnsonville
State: NY
Zip Code: 12094
Country: US
Phone: 518 753 7791

Email Subject: ALERT! 19 Registered AQHA Foals to go to Meatmarket
Auction Nov. 25th, 2008. Who can save them?

CJ, aka "MuleKist," Founder,
Friends of Equines FOES of Equine Slaughter
Because We Care Enough to Protest & Demand
an End to Equine Slaughter

Thank you,

19 Registered AQHA Foals to go to Meatmarket Auction Nov. 25th!

The Animali Farm Newsletter
Horses in immediate danger!
November 21, 2008

I just returned from North Dakota, where I spent a week photographing horses that desperately need homes. The "snow season" started the day before I arrived. Beautiful, but not good news for horses needing homes and the ranchers feeding them.

As we approach winter time gets shorter for the horses that we have been working to place. Ranchers have started setting auction dates, needing to reduce their numbers before winter gets any worse.

If you have been wanting to adopt a horse now would be a good time. There are lots of wonderful horses needing homes, and their need is very real.
19 Registered Quarterhorse foals going to auction Tuesday, November 25, 2008. These foals are in Alberta, Canada. The rancher is giving us until Monday evening to get them placed. These are beautiful babies, primarily roans and duns. The rancher has reduced his price and shiping costs are still reduced as long as fuel stays down. If you can take one of these foals please let us know immediately.

We are working with several ranchers that have draft and draft crosses available. All are in immediate need of homes, and if we are not able to place them they will go to auction. Some of these horses are located in Alberta, Canada. The rest are in North Dakota. They are at former PMU ranches that have been working hard to place their horses in the years after loosing their contracts.
Appaloosas in Danger!

We are working with a rancher in Alberta, Canada who has been an Appaloosa breeder for many years. This rancher was not a PMU producer. She is having health problems, and cannot keep all of her horses. This rancher has held on to her horses for as long as possible, but now she really has to find them homes. If we are unable to get them placed they will go to auction.
$200 discounts available on adoption fee's.

Many people have made donations to help reduce the costs of rescuing a horse. These donations have been put into a "pool", allowing us to give a $200 discount 13 horses already. There is enough left for the next 15 horses adopted to get a $200 discount!

With your help we can keep this fund going, and continue placing horses. We accept donations through Paypal, and also personal checks. Thanks so much for helping!

Jennifer Johns
The Animali Farm
3401 Tepusquet Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: 805-938-0174

Friday, November 7, 2008

Permits in Order for "OK Demo" but No "Friends of Equines" 2 B Found

Permits in Place for Up to 25 "Friends of Equines" at the AQHA World Show Event in Oklahoma City, OK, Nov. 7 - 27th. "Just in Case" some "Friends" decided to show up for the horses;

We Can Only Hope.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

National Horse Protection League "too soft" on the AQHA?

"Friends of Equines" has spoken with a representative of The National Horse Protection League (NHPL) about our idea of organizing some demos for the AQHA World Show Event through all of Novemeber to take place in Oklahoma City. At first they thought it was a good idea that at least they might support as "a good idea" to their members, but we have since found out they have "nixed" the idea of a real demo against the AQHA but instead propose a simple & easy, but ineffective "cyber-protest" via email bombardment, and asks us for help with slogan ideas;,


Can you spare a few words?

We were so impressed with the response to our recent Horse Hero alert that we decided to ask for your help with another project. This one doesn't require your personal knowledge of any heroes in your area. It just requires your creativity.

We need five (or fewer) simple words that convey your disgust with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) for its support of horse slaughter. You may not know this, but AQHA -- in large part because of its own active encouragement of over-breeding -- has lobbied against legislation banning horse slaughter in the United States as well as legislation prohibiting the export of horses for slaughter and eventual consumption.

It is time we show them that the community of horse lovers in this country finds this completely unacceptable. So here is what we are going to do…

From November 7-22, the AQHA will be holding its annual World Show in Oklahoma City. As this show is taking place, we will ask our supporters to send protest emails to AQHA's leadership. The subject line of the email will be a short phrase that conveys our collective opposition to AQHA's support of horse slaughter. We came up with one idea but want to know if you can come up with something better. Here is our contribution to the effort:

Horse: It's NOT for Dinner!

If you have a short phrase you think might work, send it to, with the phrase in the subject line, by midnight on Sunday (11/9). We will pick our favorite and incorporate it into our action in a couple of weeks.

So put your thinking cap on. We look forward to seeing your phrases and will keep you posted about the progress of this campaign.



Well we "Friends of Equines" have "a few choice words" alright, but they are not anti-AQHA slogan ideas, ....the words we have right now are for the NHPL,.. but we are trying to be polite so will say only this to them;

An electronic protest is THE EASY WAY OUT and is NOT NEARLY as effective as an "in their face" "real human" protest campaign,....your emails ARE NOT seen by the general public and if fact, do nothing to educate. The AQHA BIG WHIGS you propose to bombard with emails will have a good laugh and "poof" away your emails unread and then forget them. They cannot "poof" us away OR stop us from educating the public right under their noses, and that they WILL NOT forget! It will STRIKE TERROR in them IF only we could BE THERE to do it but we CANT do it without help from the National "big Whig" Orgs whos JOB it is to protect, advocate and educate for the horses, and to DRAW NEW SUPPORT for their cause.

Why arent the Mother Orgs organizing some REAL protests? We have plenty of time to do it and our permits for "Friends of Equines" are all in order ALREADY for some OK Demos. Are we going to WASTE this GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to let the AQHA (and the public) know how we feel?

UNPLUG your computers and fax machines, and help to organize us into REAL ACTION to put an end to equine slaughter,...a GOOD place to start is with the Racing Industry and the AQHA.....BUT YOU KNOW THAT! What R U Waiting for?

Your idea for a cyber protest is a VERY poor substitute for the real thing, but would work WONDERFULLY if done in CONJUNCTION with the real thing! The Cyber-protest alone is not even worthy of a "nice try" from us. There are NO sacrifices to be made that way. We must SACRIFICE something of ourselves to get the job done. We must TRAVEL and SHOUT our DEMANDS to the "enemies" right in their face! It is the ONLY way. We are so disappointed in the so called "movement." What is wrong with you people afraid to "go all the way" and possibly get the job done in a hurry? Afraid if we got the job done and finally ended the slaughter that you would be "out of a desk job" protecting horses?" GET BUSY and help us GET OUT THERE DEMANDING in the Industrys face for an IMMEDIATE end to Horse slaughter! Nothing less will do. Where do you draw the line in the battle to see it end? Who will go "all the way" in this fight? Friends of Equines will, with OR without any support from the "so-called" anti-horse slaughter "movement" OR Mother Orgs,... cause we know IN OUR HEARTS its the right thing to do and the ONLY way to get the job done...but we cant get it done alone. "We" are only one and will continue to do all that we can on our own, but it is not enough without a UNITED front or a system of support behind us so that we can conduct these demos all across the land whereever and whenever possible. Its dosnet take BIG crowds to do it either, just a few "here and there" dedicated individuals or groups will do, for a start. Once that begins, others will join.

"To Stand by and Do Nothing When WE SHOULD BE Protesting Makes Cowards of Us" - A. Lincoln

Here is our THREE YEAR OLD "World Challange" Petition that is NOT getting any support from the horse-loving horse-rescue-horse protector community. Can you imagine why? Are we that much of a dispassionate lot? Still, we will keep our impassioned pleas to you for assistance, hoping some will "see the light" and help organize us in a real and tangible way. UNITED we stand, Devided we FAIL.


The Anti-Association QH Lovers Fan Club:

Thanks for Caring at least somewhat about the plight of the murdered horses!


----- Original Message -----
From: National Horse Protection League
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:55 AM
Subject: Five words to stop slaughter

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Horse Slaughter Stats by Breed

For those of you that doubt Registered Quarter-Horses make up over half of all horses going to slaughter, is just one study done back in 2003,....but there are more recent ones and I will post them here for you soon.

Click on the title above which will take you to the Equine Protection Networks "White Paper" report on "unwanted" horses. Once there, page down to the charts on Page 6 of that report. Here you will see a break down of horses sent to slaughter by breed. Look for the colums that are 10 times higher than the others and that will be the quarter-Horses going to slaughter as compared to other breeds.

The stats are from the USDA.

Monday, October 27, 2008

No "Dissenting Voice" 4 the Horses @ AQHA World Show Events?

No "Friends of Equines FOES of Equine Slaughter" available to Protest
the Upcoming American Quarter-Horse Association World Show in
Oklahoma City, OK, Nov. 7th -27th,2008? What a shame! You'all know
that the AQHA is responsible for over half of all horses going to

Are we going to let them get away with it or are we going to protest
against their policies (or lack thereof) and DEMAND "in their face"
an end to QUARTER-HORSE slaughter at this WORLD CLASS event?

No "Friends of Equines" to Protest in Oklahoma?
Click on title above to read more

**"Friends of Equines FOES of Equine Slaughter" will have permits in
place for the entire duration of the event for any "Friends" (one or
more, up to 25) that may be wanting and/or able to attend this event
to protest and demonstate against the AQHA. Just know this: Thousands
upon thousands of us who cannot make it ourselves will be with you in
spirit if you go, and your educational efforts alone will indeed do
alot of good in helping to spread the word about horse-slaughter and
the AQHA, and doing it "right under their noses" to their own
embarassment. Subjecting them to public ridicule is the "meat" of our
campaigns, and the part we enjoy the most,...the "education' the
public stuff" is just gravy! The actions have a "two-pronged" effect.

See also:

No Support from Anti-Horse Slaughter "Movement" for Petition that
would Really Help Horses?

No Help From the Mother Orgs?

MuleKist Calls Anti-Horse Slaughter "Movement" Cowards
The nerve of her!

"Whatever your fight, dont be lady-like!"
-Mother Jones

"Fight like their lives depends on it, cause they do!"

Thanks for Caring!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

No Friends of Equines in Oklahoma?

Click on title above to see the invitation Friends of Equines FOES of Equine Slaughter has sent out to hundreds of horse lovers, rescuers, advocates and protectors inviting them to PICKET & DEMONSTRATE at the AQHA WORLD SHOW coming up in November,.....still no replies or interest. Does no one see this as a golden opportunity to let the AQHA know how we feel about them being responsible for over half of all horses going to slaughter? What are they waiting for? When is the anti-horse slaughter "movement" going to get moving and ADVANCE beyond the waiting? When are they going to go that "extra mile" for the horses and start DEMANDING an end to slaughter? Maybe after they start building back up the horse slaughter industry in the USA? How bad do "we" want to see it end? Apparently, not bad enough to change tatics and strategies, to take it "one step further," go"all the way."

"If you keep on doing what you always did you will always get what you always got - NOTHING,"....nothing that is except empty prom ices from dirty politicians who would sell their own mothers down river for a buck.

"Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
– Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist

Dont be an "arm-chair" warrior. Get out there, get visible, and make some noise for the horses, and DEMAND an end to slaughter NOW.

"Fight Like Their Lives Depend on It, Cause They Do." -


Monday, October 13, 2008

"Quarter-Horses: Bred for Slaughter" and a Bit about "The Bill"

Monday, October 13, 2008
Quarter horses born for slaughter

John Holland

Holland, of Shawsville, is a freelance writer, author of three books and senior analyst for Americans Against Horse Slaughter.

In the aftermath of Black Monday, most of us felt like Baghdad citizens after "shock and awe." Stunned and disoriented, we sifted through our portfolios looking for anything salvageable.

But while lesser politicians were distracted by the proposed bailout, Rep. Bob Goodlatte was not. He knew what needed to be done and how to do it. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were at stake and time was critical. H.R. 6598 had to be stopped.

Goodlatte, now in his eighth term, might never have gained the skills he now employed had he not made the pragmatic decision to ignore his original campaign promise to limit himself to six terms, or his prophetic warning of the corrosive process that befalls anyone who stays in Congress longer.

H.R. 6598, The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, had to be delayed in the Judiciary Committee before it could reach the House floor for a vote. Within hours, horse rescues around the country began posting about strange calls from unassigned telephone numbers in the bowels of the House office buildings.

The callers were asking how many horses the rescue could currently accept. If asked how many horses the caller had, or any other probative question, the callers would simply hang up.

H.R. 6598 was a last-minute attempt by horse slaughter opponents to do an end run through the Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte and the ranking members of the House Agriculture and Commerce committees had managed to bottle up a similar bill (H.R. 503) in their committees.

The Senate version of that bill (S. 311) was reported out of committee last year but was blocked on the Senate floor by Goodlatte's stalwart pro-slaughter ally, Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho. Like Goodlatte, Craig had demonstrated the good sense to forget a promise: to resign after his unfortunate arrest in the Minneapolis Airport men's room affair.

With formidable resolve, Craig refused to surrender his seat even after being admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee for illegally using his campaign coffers to mount a legal challenge to his own guilty plea in that incident. It is such politicians who have bequeathed to our Congress its coveted 15 percent approval rating.

Goodlatte used his seat on the Judiciary Committee to fulfill his sacred obligation to old compatriots, like his former Agriculture Committee minority leader Charles Stenholm, and his former aide Brent Gattis, who left his side to work as pro-slaughter lobbyists for the firm of Olson, Frank and Weeda.

In 2007, the last three horse slaughter plants in the U.S. were closed by state laws in Texas and Illinois, but the industry quickly shifted its operations to Canada and Mexico. The slaughter of American horses actually increased, but the victory for anti-slaughter proponents sent shock waves through the pro-slaughter community.

There loomed the possibility of a crisis of faith among the horse slaughter lobbyists. Professionals like Goodlatte and Craig realized that such a crisis might ripple through the entire system, causing untold financial devastation.

Goodlatte has long enjoyed the largesse of horse slaughter supporters like the American Quarter Horse Association. No breed is more prominently represented in the slaughter trucks rolling toward Canada and Mexico than the quarter horse. A unique American breed with a muscular rump, it is both the unchallenged denizen of rodeos and a highly prized menu selection among European horsemeat gourmets.

The AQHA and Goodlatte have long dismissed the assertion that the AQHA defended horse slaughter because it needs the registration fees on foals for their bottom line. Like Goodlatte, it continually insists that there are excess horses and slaughter is the only answer.

By meeting time, Goodlatte had his survey. Claiming that rescues could accept only 7,000 of the more than 100,000 horses sent to slaughter each year, Goodlatte skillfully consumed the allotted time for considering H.R. 6598. No matter that the survey was a farce, the tactic was successful and the bill was once again delayed.

The following Tuesday the committee finally reported the bill out over Goodlatte's warning that if it passed, unwanted horses would starve, creating a buzzard epidemic. But the delays all but guaranteed it would not pass.

Bill Brewer, AQHA executive, demonstrated the hyperbolic hypocrisy of their excess-horse excuse in his 2008 AQHA convention speech. Reveling in their earnings, he declared not that there were too many horses in America, but that "our challenge becomes looking at ways to introduce an equine economic stimulus package that will boost registration numbers so we don't have a horse shortage in a few years."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Judiciary Committee Sees Thru Pro-Slaughter BS

In response to the Pro-Slaughters Letter to Congress; submitted to Committee by
Lamar Smith.
Bob Goodlatte.
Steve King.
Jim Jordan

See Pro-Slaughter Letter at;

Congressional Summary Sees Through the BS


Opponents of this bill have argued that horse slaughter is a necessary evil, and that without it, the horses that would have been slaughtered will be abandoned or neglected, leading to another and worse form of cruelty to horses. The available evidence, however, does not support this assertion. Between 1990 and 1995, the number of horses slaughtered in the United States decreased from 345,700 to 109, 225. By 2001, the number of horses slaughtered in the United States or exported for slaughter had dropped to only 79, 734. 7

[Footnote] During this time, there was no reported epidemic of unwanted horses resulting from the decreased number of horses being slaughtered.

[Footnote 7: Humane Society Equine Slaughter Table, supra note 2.]

According to a 2002 United States Department of Agriculture report, 92.3% of the horses arriving at two Texas slaughter plants arrived in good condition. 8

[Footnote] They were not the `unwanted' sick, old, or starving horses. This statistic comports with common sense: healthy animals maximize the amount of meat processed per horse and help insure that the meat will be of good quality and safe for human consumption. Thus, the proportion of currently slaughtered horses that fall into the category of `unwanted' sick or old horses would appear to be small.

[Footnote 8: R. Timothy Cordes, D.V.M. and Betsy J. Stillers, Technical Coordinators, U.S.D.A. Guidebook for USDA's Slaughter Horse Transport Program, January 2002, at 5.]

The corollary of the opponents' argument regarding unwanted horses is that horse slaughter for human consumption is a humane form of euthanasia. Again, the available evidence does not support this claim. The previously described `puntilla' slaughter method used at many slaughterhouses in Mexico could never be considered humane. As described by Dr. Dodman, Director of Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, `No ethical veterinarian, faced with a client who has a horse that is old, sick, or otherwise no longer wanted, would suggest that the horse in question should be put on a truck and hauled thousands of miles to slaughter. Instead, the veterinarian would most likely suggest truly humane euthanasia via chemical injection, after which the carcass can be composted, buried, incinerated, sent to landfill or rendered.' 9

[Footnote] The shot could be performed by any veterinarian at the farm, ranch, or racetrack.

[Footnote 9: Written testimony of Dr. Dodman at 2, submitted for the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2008.]

The Committee received many letters from horse rescue organizations across the country, repeatedly telling the same experience of attempting to buy horses at auctions and getting out-bid by `killer-buyers' from the horse slaughterhouses. Based on these and other letters, testimony received at our hearing, and countless phone calls and conversations with other interested stakeholders, it appears to the Committee that there is a strongly committed community of horse rescue and sanctuary organizations, farmers, horse owners, and other entities and persons that are willing and able to assist with any `unwanted' horses that may result from this legislation. Large organizations such as the National Black Farmers Association, Animal Welfare Institute, and the Humane Society of the United States also have pledged to work with their members to find homes for any `unwanted horses.'

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a business. It is motivated by economic forces, not altruistic ones. In the Committee's opinion, the equities balance in favor of this legislation. We know for certain that if we do nothing, hundreds of thousands of horses will meet cruel and inhumane deaths at foreign slaughterhouses; if we pass this legislation, we save horses from suffering this same fate in the future. There may be unintended adverse consequences for a small percentage of these horses; but we are confident that the supporters of this bill--which are many and varied--are sincere about their commitment to the welfare of all horses.

Cong. Summary;

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bill is dead but we arent,...are we?

HR 6598 Dead n Stinkin'
& Arkansas Wants New Horse Slaughter Plant

Our latest bill to end horse slaughter, HR 6598, is dead and now, the Arkansas Horse Counsil wants to build a new horse slaughter plant.
Is failure of this latest bill signaling a green-light to the pro-slaughterers for a re-opening of equine slaughter houses in the USA?

Think it cant happen? Think Arkansas is the only state that cant wait
to jump on the "build a new horse-slaughter plant" bandwagon? Think
again. There are many states waiting in the wings to see "which way the wind blows" on the federal issue of horse slaughter. Sure we are winning the "polite wars" on paper and in the polls but, meanwhile, we have this mindset (and their money) to contend with;

Arkansas Horse Counsil Wants Horse Slaughter Plant!

Fellow Advocates;

Had enough of the "polite" wars? Tired of waiting on our bills to
pass? We have said it before and we'll say it again: We dont need no stinikin' bill to stop the slaughter! Come join our "Friends of Equines Industry Accountability" Campaign. We are out to hold the industry accountable and to COMPEL THEM to stop the slaughter of their own right NOW....

Our targets are the American Horse Counsil (AHC), The Jockey Club, The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA,) The American Quarter-Horse Association (AQHA), and the Nations Top Ten Breeders, just for starters. They are the most visible culpable ones,...and they are also the ones most able to afford to help us fix the problems that they are helping to create. In terrorem (no contest,) res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself,) and Respondant Superior (They are the masters we are only the servants. They have the "deepest pockets.")!

*I know what the pro-slaughter BIGWHIGS are saying about some of our
ideas,.. I have heard them with my own ears while on our DC and Saratoga Campaigns. We also got word from some of our spies inside the enemy camps. Word is that the pro-slaughter industrialists think we are "dangerous." They say that we will cost them dearly if any of our ideas catch on. What say you?

Read more about our campaigns here;

Friends of Equines FOES of Equine Slaughter
Dont Get Sad Get MAD, and start
"Kicking Ass for the Equines!"

"Whatever Your Fight, Dont be Lady Like!"
-Mother Jones

"Fight Like Their Lives Depend on It, Cause They Do."


"There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil and too few
striking at the root."

---Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 27, 2008

AQHA Worries About "Horse Shortage," Tells Members to "Breed Baby Breed!"

From the AQHA's Industry Newsletter, written by executive VP;

"..Now our challenge becomes looking at ways to introduce an “equine economic stimulus package” that will boost registration numbers so we don’t have a horse shortage in a few years – one that will supply good quality, usable horses for a membership of around 345,000-350,000. This somewhat changes AQHA’s role in the industry because we have always assumed that we don’t “control” the supplier – in our case that would be breeders. But perhaps there are things the Association can do to encourage people to breed enough good horses to meet today’s demands..."

For full article go to;

Welcome to the Anti-Association American QH Lovers & Fan Club

This is a place for people who love quarter-horses but hate the fact that over half of all horses going to needless slaughter today are registered american quarter-horses and whats worse, that seems to be "A-OK" with the AQHA!

We are currently under construction but will be up and running shortly, so check back soon.