Wow! It’s only Tuesday and we’ve already had a bounty of drama! Seems we have the asstards of the PSA contingent on the run as they have now gone to ground and hid. Have no worries though, we have endless fodder stored up and my tentacles continue to reach far and wide. We are business as usual and can devote more time to the real issues now that the HFA buffoonery has been silenced. Not sure about y’all but I’m putting this one in the victory column and directly attributing it to them not liking the view in the mirror we keep holding up for them. I’ve been busier than anybody should ever have to be lately, and my connection is a bit dicey for the next few days, so please bear with me. Sadly, the PSAs never take a break and I may have to write several chapters to Point and Laugh Friday if the first few days of this week are any indication. Today, I want to talk about some articles they use to prop up their stance on slaughter. I’m sure you’ll be as confused as I am as to how they think they help them out, but we’ll discuss them anyhow, because that’s what we do best!
Today’s lunacy is brought to you mostly by Slaughterhouse Sue’s favorite foot soldier. The one and only, Mindy `Puppymill’ Patterson, clueless leader of the Cavalry Group and tireless advocate for animal cruelty in Missouri and beyond. She has taken a page out of Ole Suey’s `Rallying Your Dwindling Supporters’ handbook and gone into a frenzy of linking up articles to inspire and motivate the three remaining members of the United Horsemen. The first article we are going to look at today is about the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration being held in Shelbyville this week. It is the biggest event of the year for the TWHA and I’m going to tell you right now that Puppymill is `shocked and horrified’. It appears that after irrefutable evidence of soaring and other brutality used on the Big Lick horses, that the TWHA has finally decided to become pro-active and have implemented their toughest testing in the 74 year history of this event. They are also practicing transparency by posting the results of their testing online within 24 hrs. (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120822/NEWS01/120822011?fb_action_ids=3608637094717&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=246965925417366) I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I don’t see a lot negative in this link. It looks to me that this breed is finally trying to clean up its act and do right by the horses they identify themselves with. Not so fast……according to Puppymill, it’s all a great big conspiracy by the HSUS and USDA….
“The Tennessee Walking Horse industry has been wrongfully vilified by HSUS and USDA because of the bad actors. I attended the opening day of The Celebration in Shelbyville, TN last week and was shocked and horrified as I witnessed first hand how HSUS and USDA have successfully diminished this national annual event. I’m saddened by the low participation and low attendance because the participants are simply afraid to show up. HSUS has gone after the TWHA because they are considered to be the “easy target” or, in my opinion, the gateway to destroy other horse events! We all had better be prepared to defend the TWHA because they will be coming for all other horse events next!”
– Where to start? If you read the linked article, it clearly states they are expecting 200,000 spectators by the end of this week. That sounds pretty strong to me, but I suppose the fact that most people will show up for the championship and big classes held at the end of the week is lost on Puppymill. I guess she couldn’t scream `diminished’ had she bothered to show up later in the week. Also, I belong to an industry that has come under heavy scrutiny due to some public asshattery by the minority. As a result we have detention barns and very strict testing procedures. You know what? If you aren’t a cheater, you embrace that sort of thing because it doesn’t change how you do business and it might weed out the bad apples. It tends to level the playing field and the real horsemen will rise to the top. If you aren’t cheating, you have no worries and you aren’t afraid to show up. The TWHA is an `easy target’ because of their inability or refusal to police itself. The atrocities committed against the Big Lick horses disgust the general public and are completely barbaric. It’s been the worst kept secret in the horse industry for years, but with the internet, social media and people being more conscious of these things, it is not acceptable on any level any longer. I guess if you’re a PSA the answer to all this is to just slaughter horses and shut up about the abuse. Just to reiterate, Puppymill is `shocked and horrified’ and blaming the HSUS and USDA for all of this.
Ok, let’s move onto another concern that Puppymill Patterson has. She linked this article about how we all may be forced to be vegetarians by the year 2050. (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/vegetarian-2050-190426669.html). I’m not sure about the rest of y’all, but I think by the year 2050 I’ll mostly be eating soft food if I’m even kicking around at all so I probably won’t care. At any rate, the article talks about drought conditions and the estimated water shortage not being able to support the estimated 9 billion people’s eating habits by that year and that raising animals for food will take up 5 to 10 times more water than raising the crops for a vegetarian based diet. Nowhere in this article does it mention horses. However, Puppymill’s comment upon linking this article was: “Doom & gloom. And more proof we need U.S. horse slaughter now.” Go ahead and read what she said three more times and it still won’t make one lick of sense. Of course, the UH half wits are on the same wavelength, so they get it….
“The article is a good point to start several discussions. 1. Is it really inevitable that the world population will reach 9 billion? i’m happy with 7. In fact, I thought we had enough at 6 billion. Maybe we need to start figuring out what it takes to stabilize the increase in population instead of killing time worrying about how to feed all. 2. I think there is currently enough food production to feed everyone. The problem is the food and people are not in workable proximity to met nutrional needs. The same goes for water. Maybe we should devote efforts to proper distribution of humanity rather than throwing resources at feeding people in food scarce locales. 3. The artilce doesn’t seem to consider that water is a naturally reused resource. 4. The article makes no mention of increaseing water use efficiency.”
– I sincerely hope this person is not serious in what they are suggesting…..
“the article also doesn’t cover the fact that hsus and peta are doing all they can to ensure that this is the case by doing away with farming”
Guess what? She wasn’t finished yet! There was an article about the slaughter plants they are trying to open which I’ll cover in more detail in the next few days. It pretty much deserves its own treatment. There was also this little petition Puppymill wants everybody to sign because she is going to Washington DC in a couple of weeks and wants to present it. (http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/investigate-usda-aphis-and-stop-proposed-rule-to-regula.html) It has an entire 2600 signatures on it so I’m sure the boys in Washington will take it very seriously. Hell, Mendy Tobiano and her multiple personalities may account for a third of them for all we know. Basically it’s a move to halt the proposed rule to regulate pet sellers and that shouldn’t surprise any of us that know that Mindy is a huge puppymill supporter and one of the PSAs that think any sort of regulation or law in place to make sure animals are handled humanely infringe on her God-given right to be an asstard. I sure wish I could be a fly on the wall when this little band of animal abusers take their cause to DC. I always enjoy comedy.
So that’s a little sampling about what is going on in the PSA world this week. It’s been active for sure! That’s the good thing about silencing pockets of these people…..there are always more that are willing to step up to the plate. Still, we will methodically keep countering their propaganda with the truth and eventually more will just go away. You know, we have had a few venture over here with some questions. I don’t even mind that if it’s civil. Please look upon that as an opportunity to educate and maybe sway some opinions. While nobody likes to poke fun and tweak noses more than me, we are all here for a reason and can’t afford to lose focus just yet. Stay dry everybody!