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," ..to 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." -

CJ/MK

3 comments:

vicki said...

Yes, let's start acting like PETA and then we'll be totally ignorned...

CJ said...

Well there is a simple cure for your fear of stigmatazation. I had a sign that clearly said "I am NOT PETA!". I also let them know I eat meat. It is important to make that distinction. It is important to let our adversaries know that it IS NOT just "Peta-types" anymore against horse slaughter....besides, right or wrong in whatever PETA does (and I am NO fan of PETA, believe me) you have to give them their props...at least they have the PASSION that drives them to do whatever it is they do or think is right to further I say FURTHER the cause. Again, even the PETA demos are not so effective because they are spuratic at best. In order to be effective a "mass protest" would not necessarily have to be large, but prolonged, consistant, and never-ending no matter how long it takes until attention is got and serious "negotiations" begin between the "interested parties" (us & them) and the issue is finally resolved, one way or the other. It took us years of protesting to finally get us out of Viet Nam. What have we got to loose?

CJ said...

"To stand in silence when we should be protesting makes cowards of us."
- Abraham Lincoln

"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

"I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live.You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid.

You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab or shoot or bomb your house. So you refuse to take a stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety.

And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

You died when you refused to stand up for right.

You died when you refused to stand up for truth.

You died when you refused to stand up for justice.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike."
- Mother Jones