Folks, Let us all focus on the problem here. We all have an agenda to address. HSUS and others have teamed up with local governments to take your horses and your property. Let us all band together and forbid this from ever happening again. Get with the AHA and American Horse Council (whoemver your breed group is), scream it from your barntops. This has to be national and we have to be strong or YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHTS. There is legislation in several states right now to make this happen. WAKE UP PEOPLE. We all love our horses, we all love our respective breeds, we all want to do what is best by our animals. We cannot allow the government to become so intrusive in the care of our livestock that we are directed in the day to day operations of our farms. It is we, the breeders, who will determine the fate of our respective breeds, not the government. Let us work together. I find it particularly fitting that this attack was against our beloved Polish Arabians. If we could only show a modicum of the endurance and strength that these fine animals have shown through thier storied history, then we shall all prevail.
Yes, I agree. We need to start with education because so many people still do not understand what private property rights and due process mean and they have no idea what HSUS / Wayne Pacelle / Peter Singer have been trying to do.
Texas passed a similar bill earlier this year. We weren't able to convince the state legislature to vote against the bill. Then it went to Perry. While the bill was waiting for Perry's signature, Perry's office was met with a massive phone calls against this bill. Perry signed it anyway.
I understand that Humane Watch has been working hard to educate us but it is met with attacks by HSUS.
Regardless, are there any plans to petition both the state and federal legislation to reverse bad bills and reject new bad bills?