Breaking! NSPCA “Horrified” To Find Hundreds Of Horses Starving To Death On South African Military Base – World Animal News

Breaking! NSPCA “Horrified” To Find Hundreds Of Horses Starving To Death On South African Military Base
By Lauren Lewis – May 8, 2018

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) were horrified to discover that horses in the care of the South African Army Special Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) were starving to death.
According to a statement released by the organization and a post on its Facebook page yesterday, “25 horses on the army base were in such emaciated condition or compromised state of health that to prevent further suffering they had to be euthanized.

In 2013, the SANDF and NSPCA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which was formally signed in May 2016, but the SANDF has continually reneged on the agreement, particularly the SAASIC Unit, with regards to their responsibilities to adequately care for the animals in their control.
Their failure to secure suitably qualified personnel or adequate facilities, combined with a non-empathetic infrastructure that has repeatedly failed the animals in their care, has resulted in a complete breakdown in the welfare conditions afforded to the horses.
The main herd had no food, the horses had no other option but to eat soil and their own feces. Food was only provided to the horses after the NSPCA forced the SAASIC unit into taking emergency action to secure adequate feed for the animals due to process restrictions.
Further investigations revealed that prior to this inspection, the Military Veterinary Institute (MVI) had to step in and euthanize starving horses and treat others as a result of ongoing neglect.
A further 169 horses are currently being kept on the Potchefstroom property in the North West Province which is overstocked, has inadequate shelter, and is a hazardous environment for these animals.
The NSPCA will be laying criminal charges against the persons responsible for the suffering of these horses.
The NSPCA is an organization which struggles with funding and receives no assistance from the government, we rely on the public to continue the much-needed work that we do. The NSPCA will need to continually check on the remaining horses to ensure that they are being adequately cared for. This is a huge strain on already scarce resources that come from the generous public – these resources should not have to be spent on ensuring that the government upholds the law.
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Petition: Justice for Cindy – Find the Abuser Who Threw Acid in Her Face!

by: Care2 Team
target: Clowne, Derbyshire Constabulary

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Why did someone throw acid in an Cindy the horse’s face? That is the question officials in Clowne, Derbyshire, United Kingdom are trying to answer after rescuers found her dumped on the side of the road. According to one animal rescuer, the poor 8-month-old foal had the “worst acid burns” they had ever seen, leaving her with skin peeling off her face and head.

“The injuries sustained by this poor horse are absolutely appalling…”

At the moment no one knows who committed this act of cruelty against Cindy, but what is known is that the person or persons isn’t just a danger to animals, but to people as well. There are plenty of studies that show an irrefutable link between violence against animals and and violence against people. Many of the world’s most heinous violent criminals got their start torturing or killing animals.

We must demand that animal abusers like Cindy’s attacker are taken off the streets.

Please sign the petition and let’s ask Clowne officials to do all they can to find Cindy’s abuser and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

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Stop Competitive Horse Fights Where Rape is the Trophy in Philippines

Horses are subjected to bloody, barbaric cruelty in fights known as “derbies” in the Philippines, in which males are made to fight to the death and females are raped as the ‘prize.’ Fifteen horses die in these fights every year, and despite the best efforts of animal rights groups, the fights continue. Sign this petition to put a stop to this horrific violence in the Philippines.

Source: Stop Competitive Horse Fights Where Rape is the Trophy in Philippines

Oppose Trump’s BLM Plan Using Mass Sterilization & Slaughter to Manage Horse Population · Change.org

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Petition Opposing BLM’s Extinction of Wild Horses & Land Decimation

Join The Movement – American’s Against BLM Plan Threatening Wild Horses And Public Lands

Cana Foundation calls upon citizens, animal and environmental advocates to sign petition opposing any BLM Plans that threaten wild horses with extinction and give preferential treatment to public lands livestock grazing over the sustainability of our environment.

The BLM plan includes mass sterilization, sale without limitations and even slaughter to curb an exaggerated over population issue instead of using more creative and less costly programs such as REWILDING America’s Wild Horses onto available lands. This devastating plan places our Wild Horse Nation further at risk and continues to give preferential treatment to public lands livestock grazing over the wellbeing and stability of our wildlife & environment.

Our Horses & Habitats Need Your Help!

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Tourism-Fuelled Animal Abuse on the Gili Islands

Backpackers, honeymooners, and other tourists visit Indonesia’s Gili Islands to bathe in the blue seas and relax under palm trees, yet this idyllic resort has a dark, ugly side: more than 500 small, exhausted horses are forced to cart heavy loads of tourists and supplies around the islands every day.Whipped and Beaten

 

According to local animal advocates, the horses are badly neglected and often mercilessly beaten as they are literally worked to death.

Thirsty and Exhausted

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Despite the sweltering heat, they’re rarely given water to drink, relief from their harnesses, or the opportunity to rest – and they’re worked long into the night, until the last tourists have left the bars.

Gili Carriage Horse Support Network (GCHSN), a local group working to end the exploitation, has stated that, in some cases, the equipment isn’t removed when the shift is over, so the horses are strapped to carriages all day and all night.

Although horses’ average life expectancy is 25 to 30 years, those on the Gili Islands typically live a mere one to three years.

An Endless Cycle

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Local people and welfare groups such as GCHSN are trying desperately to end this misery, but until tourists speak out and refuse to pay for rides, the horses’ exploitation and suffering will continue.

What Can You Do?

If you’re travelling to the Gili Islands, please refuse to take carriage rides, and remember to leave reviews highlighting the cruelty on a variety of travel websites. When tourists stop contributing to this cycle of abuse, authorities will be forced to replace horse-drawn carriages with alternative means of transport.

Please also let your friends and family know about the plight of these horses – the more people who know, the better our chances of ending the cruelty.

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RIP Lilbitluso: Horse Dies on First Day of Grand National Festival

The 10-year-old gelding was euthanised after falling at the Canal Turn fence.

Source: RIP Lilbitluso: Horse Dies on First Day of Grand National Festival

Petition · Ban Cruel Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Birmingham · Change.org

Ban Cruel Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Birmingham
John F started this petition to Mayor Woodfin and 10 others

Birmingham should be a city of compassion instead of abuse which can be achieved by banning horse-drawn carriage rides.

Horse-drawn carriages are cruel to horses by forcing them to pull oversized loads, constantly breathe in noxious exhaust fumes and suffer from serious hoof ailments due to walking on hard pavement past the point of exhaustion – no matter how hot the weather is.

Horse-drawn carriages are a disgraceful exploitation that does not represent the wholesome and progressive image of Birmingham.

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Petition update · ANIMAL MISTREATMENT

Apr 18, 2018 — Please Click Here To Sign This Petition:

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The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in the World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse’s front hooves.

We have over 25,000 signatures supporting the end of this.

Let’s get to 50,000 signatures!!!

Please Sign and Share With Everyone You Know.

Here is the “Story of CCABLAC, “WE, The People”, (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … Speaking FOR “The Horses”

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Petition: Demand the maximum sentence for the one who left 70 horses to starve on top of a mountain

by: Jasmina Tzvetanova
target: https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/home_en; http://www.babh.government.bg/en/; http://www.justice.government.bg/; http://www.vss.justice.bg/en/page/view/2068; dfz@dfz.bg; https://www.prb.bg/en; http://www.nij.bg/Default.aspx?lang=en-US; http://kjustendil.cou
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This man has decided to keep horses. Applied for European funding and received it. Yet he abandoned them on a high mountain, in 5 feet of snow, with no food or shelter, at least a couple of months ago.

According to the volunteers who managed to reach the place on motor sleds yesterday, it was a mournful sight. At least 40 of the horses were dead, the rest bearly alive, buried in the snow, with eyes pecked out by birds of prey, and worse; not able to stand up or chew the food that was brought to them.

There is an Animal Protection Act here in Bulgaria. The maximum penalty in it is 3 years imprisonment. However, the local courts are extremely lenient towards animal abusers. There have only been a couple of mild sentences for the past 7 years since animal abuse was classified as felony. Despite the fact that this type of crime is widely spread! 😦

My friends and I are going to make sure that charges are pressed but fear that it will result in just another slap on the wrist. And this is neither just nor acceptable. Sign and share, please! Your help is highly appreciated!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/297/960/016/demand-a-harsh-sentence-for-the-person-who-left-70-horses-to-starve-on-top-of-a-mountain/?TAP=1724

Update #33 days ago
Friends of the Horses, I don’t have good news today. Apparently, the government agency in charge of animal welfare, http://www.babh.government.bg/en/, refuses to seize the surviving horses. For lack of setting they say. Lack of common sense whatsoever I’d say, as volunteers and activists offer their help to organize both transport and shelter. What will happen to the horses when the perpetrator goes to prison! Please, keep sharing this cause! Change will have to happen!
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Update #26 days ago
2000 signatures and counting! Thank you all! An investigation is taking place. Though rumour has it that a prison sentence is not guaranteed. Please spend another minute and share our cause again. This petition may turn out to be the key to justice being served in this outrageous case.
Best Regards, Jasmina
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Update #19 days ago
Thank you, kindred spirits from all over the world. ❤ For your time, for your care and for your support! We reached more than 1000 signatures in 24 hours. What a great response! Please keep sharing our cause! We will not let this criminal slip through the system! Best Regards, Jasmina

Petition: Demand Edmonton Airport stops supporting the shipment of horses to Japan for slaughter.

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by: Voice For Animals
target: Tom Ruth – EIA President and CEO, Traci Bednard – VPMarket Development, Myron Keehn – VP Commercial Development, Rob Malli – Strategy/Financial Officer, Maureen McCaw – Board of Directors Chair, Norm Richard – Director of Air Service Developmen
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Insist that Edmonton stop allowing live horse shipments out of Edmonton International Airport EIA. They must make the ethical choice to not support live export!

Edmonton Airport supports this industry by allowing Korean Airlines and other live shippers such as Nippon Air and Atlas Air to operate out of it’s facility. Edmonton Airport is complicit in this violent and unsavoury industry by making money from the take off and landing fees paid by these air cargo companies and airlines.

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition has been working to expose the horse slaughter industry and the live shipment of horses to Japan from Canada. Work by animal advocates and investigators have been helpful in exposing this practice which is abhorrent and not supported by the majority of Canadians and other countries around the world.

It has been revealed that the shipments occur out of Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg International Airports. What has also been revealed is the lack of adherence to shipping regulations put forth by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Images and video footage captured at Calgary and Edmonton Airports fully support the allegations of non-compliance. Horses overcrowded in crates, crates that are often too small for the height of the horses and lack of food and water for many hours. The horses are permitted to be denied food and water for up to 36 hours within Canada and the time begins when they are loaded at the feed lot. Horses spend many hours in transit by truck and then in crates at the airport waiting to be loaded and then being loaded into the aircraft; shipments happen in all kinds of weather. Unfortunately, the Canadian regulations cease to be in effect when the horses leave Canada. Their confinement and lack of food and water can continue for much longer than the prescribed 36 hours as they face at least another 10 to 13 1/2 hours of flight time and add to that, ground transfer time in Japan.

The Canadian government continues to do nothing about the infractions and is actually working to remove the regulations that have been put in place to protect these horses.

Since horse slaughter is unfunded in the U.S.A. and has essentially ended there, horses from the racing, rodeo and pet trade as well as feral horses who have been sent to auction are purchased by kill buyers who ship them to Canada for the meat and live export trade. Canadian horses are also exploited and slaughtered in this industry. This is a lucrative, secretive industry worth upwards of 80 million dollars in Canada.

Buyers in Japan purchase the animals, strongly preferring draft horses for a delicacy called basashi, thinly sliced raw horsemeat, eaten like sashimi. Our horses are being turned into a food fetish.

Insist that Edmonton stop allowing live horse shipments out of Edmonton International Airport EIA. They must make the ethical choice to not support live export!

Targets -Tom Ruth – EIA President and CEO, Traci Bednard – VPMarket Development, Myron Keehn – VP Commercial Development, Rob Malli – Strategy/Financial Officer, Maureen McCaw – Board of Directors Chair, Norm Richard – Director of Air Service Development, Alex Lowe – Mgr of Cargo Business Development.

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Yesterday, On National Horse Protection Day, 60 Wild Horses’ Lives Were Spared From Being Hunted At Navajo Nation In AZ – World Animal News

http://worldanimalnews.com/yesterday-national-horse-protection-day-60-wild-horses-lives-spared-hunter-navajo-nation-az/

By Lauren Lewis –
March 2, 2018
Last week, the lives of up to 60 wild horses in Arizona were threatened by a hunt to kill the “excess” feral animals in a local trophy hunting area.
Fortunately, on March 1st, which was National Horse Protection Day, the planned massacre was canceled and the horses are safe for now.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye acknowledged on Tuesday that while the growing population of feral horses on the Navajo Nation is a problem that has to be addressed, he determined it would not be resolved with a wild horse hunt.
“We understand the concerns of the people,” President Begaye said in a statement that was in part a response to the outrage expressed by animal advocates. “We know the issue of horses is an emotional one with strong feelings on all sides. My administration will not condone a horse hunt for controlling the overpopulation of feral horses. But we do need to implement a management plan to preserve and protect Navajo land for future generations.”
The president’s statement comes on the heels of a 2018 Horse Hunt Proclamation issued last week by the Navajo Department of Fish and Wildlife (DNR). Since that proclamation has been rescinded and the hunt will no longer take place, Fish and Wildlife now are working to pursue alternate methods of feral horse management.
Sadly, some of their alternative approaches such as trapping, castration and birth control, sill equate to inhumane methods to many animal advocates. Adoptions of the feral horses is a much more welcome plan.
“All of these methods, together, will address the problem of overpopulation that is causing extensive damage to our ecosystems,” President Begaye said. “If we don’t take action now, the overgrazing will have major impacts on drought conditions that we anticipate in both the short and long-term.”
The Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management on Monday approved a new State of Emergency Drought Declaration. The commission is anticipating large-scale drought conditions this summer, which will create a critical shortage of water and range feed for livestock, resulting in the poor physical condition of livestock and an increase in disease.

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Take Action | American Wild Horse Campaign

Updated Feb.28,2018

Congress has less than a month until March 23rd to come up with a 2018 budget deal. That’s what the current Continuing Resolution keeping the government running expires.

Congress will decide between house legislation that allows the BLM to destroy healthy wild horses and burros, and the senate version, which continues to prohibit killing and slaughter.

https://act.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25931

Director not found; error 404

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Editorial, Laura Leigh

For those of us that have spent a lot of time in the world of “internet language” the number 404 means one thing, an error.

The HTTP 404404 Not Found and 404 (pronounced “four oh four”) error message is a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standard response code, in computer network communications, to indicate that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

There are multiple ways to fix the error like refreshing the page, checking to make sure the url is formatted correctly or checking for malware.

In the instance of the Department of Interior failure to produce a director for National Parks Service (NPS) or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) it is all about the “malware.”

America’s public land represents our public resources. Those public resources are part of what has…

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Petition: Protect Wild Horses and Burros From Roundups and Slaughter

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Horses Dumped in Killing Field and Left for Dead Deserve Justice – ForceChange


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Petition · Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Open the gates to the Forest Service for the Pryor Wild Horses · Change.org


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Petition: Trump: Stop the Slaughter of the American Mustang


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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT | U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


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BLM Begins Wild Horse Water Bait Trap Gather near Gerlach on Thursday, June 1

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District (WD) will begin an emergency wild horse gather on Thursday, June 1 north of Gerlach, Nevada. Due to reported safety concerns of horses crossing the highway and creating near misses with vehicles, the WD will be gathering approximately 15 horses from the area near the highway.

The BLM plans to use a water trap, consisting of corral panels stocked with water; no helicopters will be used. Because wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the gather site during operations.

All the horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center north of Reno, NV where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program. Horses not adopted will be placed in off-range pastures where they can retain their free-roaming nature. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit http://on.doi.gov/1u25hEH.

For more information, please contact Jenny Lesieutre, Wild Horse and Burro Public Affairs Specialist for the Nevada State Office at (775) 861-6594 or jlesieut@blm.gov.

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Petition: Tell Texas A&M to Stop Abusing Horses and Selling Them to Slaughter


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Petition update · Horse down on the Charleston pavement today · Change.org


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Petition update · Red Alert: Help get to 75K signatures! · Change.org


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Livestock auction in New Holland where meat men prey on horses is banning photos and videos

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MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — News of the Horse reports that the livestock auction in New Holland, Pennsylvania, is banning photos and videos.

New Holland auction is notorious among horse lovers chiefly because it is one of the largest sales rings where horses are dumped in some of the most deplorable circumstances imaginable and preyed on by meat man acting on behalf of horse slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico.

Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of horse slaughter has heard of New Holland auction.

It is where thousands of horses each year enter what has commonly become referred to as the “slaughter pipeline”.

Ford Turner, reporting for McClatchy-Tribune Informational Services, writes:

Every Monday, 200 or more thoroughbreds, Amish-owned work animals, Tennessee walkers, tiny “miniatures” and other varieties of horses pass between tiered plank seats full of auction spectators. The roughly 1,500 consignors, or sellers, who bring animals to the auction every week…

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Petition: Stop the Slaughter of Horses: Urge Congress to Support the SAFE Act


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Another Carriage Horse Collapses – Time to End the Abuse

Yet another horse has collapsed while pulling a carriage through New York’s Central Park. Dozens of other horses have been badly treated by this often cruel and irresponsible industry. Help finally ban horse-drawn carriages.

Source: Another Carriage Horse Collapses – Time to End the Abuse

Canadian Horse Slaughter Regulations Changing – News of the Horse

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Canadian Horse Slaughter Regulations Changing

Canada – Effective March 31st, major changes are taking place for Canada’s horse slaughter industry, which could cripple the export of horses from the United States. The changes are being forced upon Canada by the European Union, the largest purchaser of horse meat.

Starting March 31, all horses imported into Canada must remain at a feedlot for 6 months before slaughter. 60% or more of the horses slaughtered in Canada are brought in from the United States, and this rule will increase the cost of importing horses from the US beyond profitability. Canada exported over $36 million worth of horse meat to the EU in 2016, but with the new rules, the future of horse slaughter in Canada is unknown.
Horse welfare activists are worried that the paperwork will simply be forged for horses that are slaughtered in Canada. The industry has a long history of skirting the law, and with paperwork forgery so prevalent in all areas of the horse slaughter pipeline, it would come as surprise to no one if horses continued to be slaughtered within days of leaving the United States.

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Pads and Chains Outlawed

Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions…

January 13, 2017

Washington – The USDA announced today that new rules prohibiting the use of padded shoes, chains, action devices, and other methods of soring horses have become law. The rule states, in part “Amend the regulations to prohibit use of pads, substances, and action devices on horses at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions…” Horse owners have 30 days to comply after publication of the final rule to cease using all action devices, except certain boots, at shows, sales or auctions. Pads and wedges are outlawed starting Jan 1, 2018.

The Office of Management and Budget finalized their review of the proposed changes to the 1970 Horse Protection Act on January the 10th.
As previously reported, those who show and participate in Walking Horse shows stated “The USDA proposed rules will severely negatively impact every aspect of the horse community,” a worker at the Bedford Tack booth told News of the Horse. When asked if padded shoes and chains are necessary for the Walking Horse show, he replied “No comment.” Celebration Show Staff refused to comment on the proposed USDA rules, other than to say they had never heard of them.

While Animal welfare activists are celebrating the rule changes, no doubt those in the Walking Horse industry are preparing lawsuits to file against the rule changes.
                              
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Catch Killer Who Cut Off Water for Wild Horses

Multiple wild horses were found dead of dehydration, after someone sabotaged their water supply in an act of pure cruelty. Demand that the person responsible is found and given the maximum sentence possible.

Source: Catch Killer Who Cut Off Water for Wild Horses