The UH has posted another blog entry. My goodness they are a busy bunch of animal haters this week! It would seem that somebody pointed out to D-Bag Duquette that his analogy about `Samson and Goliath’ was ridiculous and wrong, so he’s gone back and done an edit on the original posting as well. I’m sure that Mama Suey thoroughly chastised him and is now editing for him when she is not endlessly trolling the internet for irrelevant facts and figures to toss out to her idiot supporters. So, just before we pick this apart and have a good laugh, I want you all to know that D-bag is `very proud of this’ blog entry. He was also probably pretty proud of himself when he learned to pee standing up too. When you are a drooling moron, you have to celebrate the victories no matter how small they are.
“Greetings again, horsemen. Even as we work through a few early kinks and minor editorial mishaps, we’re excited to utilize the fluid medium of blogging to bring people up to speed with what we are accomplishing. Understandably, there have been a lot of questions about the programs we are putting in place, and we hope to be able to address them here.
In our first blog, we offered a preview of what our Equine Rescue & Rejuvenation Program (ERRP) will look like. While the diagram illustrates the basics, the program will also be inherently flexible and dynamic enough to meet the changes and challenges we’ll inevitably face—something we are ready, willing, and—most importantly–able to do. It’s impossible to sufficiently emphasize our priorities as being the well-being of horses, horse-people, and the horse industry as a whole.”
– I’m guessing the whole `Samson and Goliath’ thing was the minor editorial mishap? It’s also impossible to emphasize your priorities as the well-being of anything other than your pocket books if you’re honest.
“The well-being of horses is NOT being neglected and abandoned when owners run out of options, when the skyrocketing costs of feed and care are rivaled only by the cost of euthanasia and carcass disposal, and the struggling rescue network can’t accommodate even a fraction of the widely accepted estimate of 100,000 horses that become unwanted annually. ** See references at the end of the blog. “
– No matter what D-bag and Slaughterhouse Sue say, slaughtering horses is NOT going to fix neglect and abuse of horses. It was happening before slaughter shut down and it will continue to happen as long as there are idiots like the PSAs owning horses. Unless every single PSA gets out of the horse business, there will always be abused horses. Also, the cost of euthanasia and disposal is usually around the same amount as boarding a horse for a month or less. Here’s their references and it includes more whining about euthanized horses contaminating the water supply. http://www.amillionhorses.com/
” The well-being of horse-people is NOT being forced to choose between paying for groceries for their families, or paying for the disposal of a horse they can no longer afford.”
– If you are operating that close to the bone on your budget you have NO business owning a horse or any other animal. That sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight. Why should the taxpayers underwrite some backyard breeder or hoarder’s lack of planning? I think the money they want to spend on USDA inspections would be better put to use for bringing back mandatory sterilization for these idiots as it becomes increasingly clear that natural selection just isn’t working.
” The well-being of the horse industry is NOT to eliminate humane end of life options, not only creating prolonged and completely unnecessary suffering of horses, but also erasing the base of the market.”
– So now we are calling slaughter `humane end of life options’? Nobody wants to eliminate any humane option for horses, but since slaughter is not nor ever will be humane for horses this statement is ridiculous. At least now we get to move onto their FAQ portion of the blog where things get even more ridiculous.
“How does the United Horsmen’s ERRP differ from traditional rescues?
Most obviously, the ERRP includes humane processing as a final option for horses that cannot be rehabilitated and made useful otherwise. This will ensure that funds are used in the most productive and efficient manner possible.
Another unique aspect of ERRP will be the extensive involvement of professionals—trainers, veterinarians, and educational program leaders.”
– Does anybody care to hazard a guess on how many of the young, fat and healthy horses are going to get branded not suitable for rehab when they have kill quotas to meet? As far as their `professional’ trainers, vets and educational program leaders, I guess that D-bag Duquette, Holy Theresa Manzella, and Puppymill Patterson will finally have regular jobs.
“How will horses enter ERRP?
Horses may enter the Rescue and Rejuvenation Program in several ways. Owners who are unwilling or unable to care for their animals may donate them to the 501c3 non-profit program, and possibly receive a tax deduction. The Program also will accept horses from other over-burdened rescue organizations or from law enforcement/livestock agencies in possession of stray, abandoned or neglected horses. “
– Do these idiots honestly believe that any legitimate rescue is going to turn over a horse to them?? How about the can of worms that would open should a law enforcement agency seize a horse and put it in the slaughter pipeline? As for owners `donating’ them, what an ingenious way to further line your pockets! Not sure exactly how it’s going to help out these poor people who you claim can’t afford to feed their families due to no slaughter, to DONATE you the horse so you can make money from killing it. Newsflash for D-bag, if you are in that bad of shape financially, those tax deductions don’t mean a thing. That’s for rich people.
“What is the primary goal of the program?
To rehabilitate horses from an unwanted and at-risk status to a healthy and functional status. We will identify horses with potential, teach them skills, and then offer them to the public. Horses that can be trained, or re-trained for new purposes, will be sold. Horses that demonstrate suitability for purposes such as non-profit therapeutic riding or youth programs will be made available to those groups at little or no cost. Any profit on the re-homing of horses will go back into the Program in order to help more horses in need.”
– Ok, let me get this straight. Poor people are going to give them all these horses and they are going to sell them and keep the money, either as meat or riding horses? They get to keep all the profits to buy more horses to kill? Is there anybody actually stupid enough not to see through this scam?
“How will this be accomplished?
All horses entering the Program will be evaluated for health, soundness, behavior, disposition and level of training. These evaluations will be performed by qualified veterinarians and professional horse trainers. Horses will go in one of three directions: into training, into rehabilitation, or to humane processing/euthanasia. Healthy horses will continue their training as appropriate. Professional trainers, students from college and university equine science programs, and apprentice trainers from tribal education programs will work with the horses in a safe and supervised setting. Rideable horses will continue their training as appropriate, under the guidance of professionals and supervised student trainers from college and university equine programs. Horses will be developed in the areas where they demonstrate talent – roping, jumping, cow work, reining, pleasure, trails, ranch work, therapeutic riding, etc. Untrained horses that are sound and healthy will be started under saddle and evaluated for various disciplines.”
– Do you wanna bet that every horse that finds it way into their program has a clock ticking the second it gets off the trailer? It wouldn’t be economical to keep them around long enough to actually teach them anything useful or put a solid foundation on them. I’m also guessing their `rehabilitation’ program consists of fattening them up and holding them without drugs for the appropriate withdrawal times that are in effect right now. There is just so much wrong with what he is saying here, it’s hard to know what to address.
“How will the Program help horses?
By giving horses every possible chance to live a healthy, productive life. The Rescue and Rejuvenation Program offers sanctuary to horses that are starving, neglected or otherwise suffering. Horses who are ill, injured, thin or otherwise in need of rehabilitation will receive medical care and nutrition. If a horse in the program is unsuitable for any other purpose, the Program provides quality care and a quick, painless death. The rejuvenation phase of the program is designed for horses that cannot enter the training program due to their age or condition. Mares with foals at their sides, and horses too young to enter training, will go on pasture. These horses will stay in the rejuvenation program until their status changes, and then they will be re-evaluated.”
– Bullshit they will get medical care! If they give them Bute, Clenbuterol, or apply Furacin, to them they can’t be eaten and that just won’t happen. Nor will the `quick, painless death’ be happening either. The `rejuvenation’ program is their finishing program in preparation for slaughter.
“How will the Program help horse owners?
Part of the Rescue and Rejuvenation Program’s mission is to help horses and horse owners in need. Numerous “unwanted” horses enter the slaughter pipeline primarily due to their lack of training. This problem becomes cyclical for owners who need to sell their horses, cannot afford to have them trained, and then discover their horses have little or no re-sale value due to their lack of training.
The Rescue & Rejuvenation Program is a place for horses to receive training, thus transforming them from potentially slaughter-bound animals into valuable horses with skills and a purpose. In addition to training, the Program offers a safe haven for ill, injured, malnourished or abandoned animals. Horses in need of a feeding program or medical care will go on pasture or into treatment until they are healthy enough for a training and temperament evaluation. Critically sick or injured horses will be euthanized through humane processing.
Horses adopted/purchased from the Rescue & Rejuvenation Program will be eligible for a special show incentive. Events organized by the Program will offer classes in various disciplines for those horses, in which competitors can win money.“
– D-bag, giving their horses to you IS putting them in the slaughter pipeline and you want them for free. How is this helping somebody that can’t afford to feed their family like you keep crying about? Bringing back slaughter is going to give backyard breeders an outlet and create a bigger problem. Now you want to have a slaughter horse show circuit? Are you efffing kidding me with that? Will there be a class for the most creative use for your horse’s hide and hooves? The only thing D-bag Duquette is trying to create here is his own personal industry where he isn’t a bottom feeding joke like he is in the reined cowhorse circles.
“What happens to horses that can’t be trained or rehomed?
For horses who have lived past their useful life, are unsound, untrainable, or otherwise not suited for re-homing, a humane system of processing will be utilized. Equipment and management practices approved by industry experts will ensure a minimum of stress and pain. Horses will be handled with kindness and respect, employees will undergo proper training, and the facility will be monitored to prevent mishandling and abuse. The processing plant will be near enough to the the Rescue and Rejuvenation Program to spare horses the stress of trailering and travel.”
– Awww, does that mean you’re going to kiss them all on the nose before you shoot them in the face too? Where are you going to find all these caring and compassionate people to give out all these warm fuzzies in the death chamber? The one that is, apparently, going to be adjacent to where all the rehab and rejuvenation horses are housed….That sounds like such a happy place, they should also think of running a summer camp for poor kids there!
“How does ERRP set the base of the market?
ERRP doesn’t set the base of the market; the existence of domestic humane processing does. The ERRP is an option for horse owners, and because of the network of professionals involved, it’s a unique opportunity for otherwise unusable horses to become useful.”
– So horse slaughter is going to fix the economy. Good to know….. The only people who are going to make a single dime off these horses are going to be Duquette and the UH. The horse owners that `donate’ them into his program won’t see a red cent.
Will the ERRP benefits reach beyond horses, horse owners, and the industry?
Absolutely. Numerous educational opportunities will be available in all aspects of the Program. Dialogue is currently underway with colleges and universities to establish internships and credit-earning opportunities in the following areas:
At the Rescue & Rehabilitation Facility:
· Horse Training
· Equine Sales Promotion and Marketing
· Reproductive Management of Horses
· Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiologie
· Farrier Science/Basics of Equine Dentistry
· Therapeutic Riding
· Pasture Management
At the processing plant:
· Collection of Organs and Fluids (e.g. synovial fluids) for Therapeutic Purposes
· Meat Processing
– You are going to be teaching `Reproductive Management of Horses’ out of your feedlot? Does that mean you are going to be breeding specifically for slaughter? What `rescue’ would ever do that? And other than the inbred spawn of the PSA’,s what horse loving kid wants to go to college and `intern’ at a slaughter facility? I want some of the drugs these people are smoking!
“With the program’s holistic, multifaceted approach, issues that have been central to the ARM’s misguided battle against humane horse processing will be addressed and effectively curtailed. For example:”
– As far as `holistic’ you can read that as no horse will be given any banned substances ever. That means that if it has an injury, they are going to probably burn sweet grass and smudge him rather than give him a little Bute and do him up in Furacin or whatever he may need to be made comfortable. If that animal requires anything other than getting kicked out in a pen or pasture, he will be considered `unfixable’ and be marked for death. As far as ARM goes, Kudo is more than busy out there trying to uncover the illegal slaughter operations that are stealing and torturing animals than to be bothered with D-bag’s dumb ass. Does D-bag even know what ARM is?
““Horse slaughter can’t be done humanely.” The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) deem the captive bolt gun used in processing plants to be humane end of life option for equines. All food animals are processed under the same USDA guidelines for humane treatment. It is interesting to note that USDA reports for humane handling standards from late 2011 demonstrate less than 1%–that’s ONE percent—non-compliance.*** There is no logical, science-based reason to believe that the processing of horses will be any more problematic, or less humane, than is the processing of literally millions of other livestock.”
“Perfectly sound, usable horses go to slaughter.” Horses entering the program will be evaluated for any existing potential, and given a chance that is uniquely afforded by actual equine professionals. “
– How are they going to keep so many `professionals’ from every conceivable discipline on retainer and living in close proximity to this death chamber? Any true equine professional I know, wants NOTHING to do with this group or its plans. I have a feeling that Slaughterhouse Sue will be saying a lot of the horses involved will have great potential to be steaks.
“Horses are forced to endure long hours in trucks to their eventual fate across our borders.” The proximity of the ERRP to humane processing plants will eliminate this issue entirely.”
– So how are the horses going to get the ERRP facility? Is Scotty going to beam them up? Unless you have one of these facilities in every state, most horses are still going to have a very long ride. Since the flagship operation is likely going to be on the west coast, that is most inconvenient for many. It will still be cheaper and shorter to ship them to Canada or Mexico.
“ERRP is just one of the expansive efforts by United Horsemen to answer concerns related to horse processing. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs—we will soon be outlining the Equine Owners’ Assurance Program (EOAP), better known as the “do not slaughter registry.”
– I don’t know about you guys, but I, for one, am very excited about this. This is the program where you get to pay yearly ransom money to make sure your horses don’t end up slaughtered, but you only have 72 hrs to answer the phone if they do show up at a facility. How awesome!
I know I should think this is all very funny, but I’m actually getting kinda pissed about it all. I’m pissed that like the existing rescues that support slaughter, some poor soul is going to hand over their animal, thinking they are giving them a chance and that animal is going to end up in a freezer. I’m pissed that these horse eaters presume to speak for the true horse industry and the people who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of horses. A fourth grader can put together a better and more believable business plan than the one they are rolling out. If these people get so much as a toe-hold in the slaughter industry, it truly will be a holocaust for horses. I’m sickened.