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Canine Profiling threatens thousands

While it has been a few years since I found it necessary to take a self imposed respite from my advocacy work, that does not mean that I have not continued to witness the continuing horrors inflicted upon the innocent.  Each and every account, each and every horrific graphic image is permanently etched into my psyche and adds to the unhealed scars that remain hidden, adding to the dark cloud that covers my very soul and which has essentially destroyed what little faith in mankind I had left.

First a question.  Do any of you still feel the knots of frustration and anger when you, as well, continue to witness the many injustices that we are bombarded with daily?  Be it the autrocities inflicted upon the human species or the animal species?  If you do not, then stop reading this post.

We are all aware of the ramifications and negative results of ‘racial profiling’.  Judging all by the actions of others, based upon their colour and beliefs.  Many likely support that notion, but many do not.  This bias is at best, motivated by fear and prejudice, and many around the world believe it to be totally unacceptable.

There is another type of profiling that is currently going on in today’s fearful society, resulting in the destruction of innocent lives and which rips at the heart of loving families.

Currently Montreal, Quebec, Canada plans to use “Canine Profiling as their bandaid solution to a problem which is not a dog problem, it is in fact a human problem!  This planned Canine Profiling is biased and prejudicial, based upon fear and ignorance (at least in this writers opinion).

Given that the Animal Legal Defense Fund lists Quebec in the Bottom Tier for Animal Protection Laws, as it has for over a decade, it comes as no surprise that the animals in this province continue to be subjugated.  A province well known for it’s continuing puppy mills and apathy.

For those of us who remember LENNOX and BRINDIE, for those of us that remember the Whistler Massacre, The Howl Heard around the World, we also remember the sheer anger, our gut knotted in disbelief and total frustration.  If you are like I am, each incident, inflicts upon you a striking blow.  It is not just the innocent life that has been taken, we lose part of ourselves as well.

Canine Profiling does not focus on the real issue.  Canine Profiling is biased, prejudicial and based upon the ignorance and fear which is a direct result of the mistreatment, uneducated handling and training of targeted breeds.  It is born from the  questionable personal agendas and the irresponsibility of far too many “humans” who own targeted breeds.

I am asking all of you who continue to advocate and fight for the lives of the innocent, to join us in our fight against Canine Profiling”.  Please help this campaign go viral by sharing.

Thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/BoycottBSLMontreal/

 

 

 

 

 

Keystone XL: Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise Downstream Of Expanding Extraction

Keystone XL: Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise Downstream Of Expanding Extraction

Posted: 04/27/2013 9:18 am EDT  |  Updated: 04/27/2013 4:02 pm EDT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/27/keystone-xl-oil-sands-health_n_3164615.html?utm_hp_ref=green

Excerpt:

“Now, you can’t drink water from the river. It’s too dangerous,” Ladouceur told The Huffington Post, taking a break from chopping wood. “We’re seeing deformed fish, which I’d never seen in my whole entire years. And something in that water is killing the muskrats.”

Craig Downer, renown author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” is presenting in London Ontario Canada, in May.

http://giftofloki.com/2013/04/21/craig-downer-renown-author-of-the-wild-horse-conspiracy-is-presenting-in-london-ontario-canada-in-may/

Craig Downer, renown author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” is presenting in London Ontario Canada, in May.

The poster below was sent to me via Craig and with permission I am included it in this link provided above.


Renown author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy”, Mr. Craig Downer will be presenting in London ,Ontario, CANADA next month and I urge any and all of you who are fighting to save both American and Canadian horses from the horrors found in slaughterhouses to attend.  Believe me you will find his presentation enlightening as well as thought provoking and it will light your fire to act in a very positive direction to preserve this heritage species, and to put an end to the Canadian participation which enables the war on both US and Canadian horses.

I feel very privileged to work with all who fight so diligently to ensure that wild equines as well as  domesticated horses do not continue to face the never ending harassment and the houses of horror called slaughter plants.

Craig has dedicated himself to the Saving of Wild Horses and Burros in the U.S. and has revealed the truth about just what these magnificent horses and burros face in their never ending battle to remain alive and free.

http://giftofloki.com/2011/09/24/forever-wild-and-free-mr-craig-downers-full-unedited-speech-revealing-the-truth-about-the-blm-roundups-and-plight-of-u-s-wildhorses/

FOREVER WILD AND FREE

By Craig C. Downer, Wild Horse Ecologist

P.O. Box 456, Minden, NV 89423; ccdowner@yahoo.com

Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2008, organized by ISPMB

Though the horse family is endangered world wide, wild horses and burros on public land remain on the very bottom of the totem pole of priorities of both the Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service.  These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting & managing them.  These two “national heritage species,” have rights to live free that are covered by the unanimously passed Public Law 92-195 and that are supported by many millions of ordinary U.S. citizens as well as people worldwide.  For these and other sundry reasons, the extent of livestock grazing and the number of permittees involved both in the original Herd Areas and in reduced Herd Management Areas should be clearly spelled out to the public – but this is not currently the case!

 

I have also included links to prior posts which I have on this Blog, all related to the continuing fight to end horse slaughter.    To see all posts, just type in wildhorses into the search box at the top right of the Blog page.

Note the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition is very active here in Canada and has published many articles on their own site as well.

Did you know that the Japanese also import live horses from Canada, to slaughter in their own country???  These animals are enclosed in containers so cramped they cannot move and then set sail over open seas to Japan.

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/ctv-news-in-saskatoon-reports-on-japan-shipments/

Recent scandals in the EU whereby horse meat was sold in various food products to unsuspecting consumers, the EU has banned the import of horsemeat from the US.  Canada however continues to accept US wild horses into this country for slaughter and shipping horse meat out of Canada.

CHDC Reposts “Proof of CFIA Failure”, Phenylbutazone Positive Horse Sent to Slaughter and Through the Food Chain

http://giftofloki.com/2013/02/17/chdc-reposts-proof-of-cfia-failure-phenylbutazone-positive-horse-sent-to-slaughter-and-through-the-food-chain/

http://giftofloki.com/2013/04/21/urgent-please-read-this-report-on-horse-slaughter-plants-in-canada-and-help-put-a-full-stop-on-the-slaughter-of-canadas-precious-wild-horses-in-alberta-cull-starting-nov-1st-thank-you/?fb_source=pubv1

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/01/18/uk-burger-factory-at-a-standstill-after-more-horse-meat-is-found-in-food-chain/

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/01/18/horse-meat-scandal-hit-tesco-at-centre-of-twitter-backlash-after-customer-care-message-which-told-followers-its-staff-will-hit-the-hayy/

In the Name of Beef: How Cattle Ranching Could Drive Wild Horses to Extinction

http://freefromharm.org/author/admin/

Dirty little secret: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/canada-bloodies-her-hands-as-usual-end-this-now/

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1032379–dirty-little-secret-canada-s-slaughter-industry-under-fire

4 Slaughter Houses in Quebec, 1 slaughter house in Alberta

This Billboard is just outside of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-billboard

Is it bad enough for you? Wild Horses 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_1KDf8bwY

This chart shows the number of horse imported into this country for slaughter, despite the FACT that the US banned slaughter for horsemeat in the early 2000′s.  The US closed down her own slaughter houses and Canada took on the role of slaughtering these magnificent wild American horses!!!!

http://giftofloki.com/2011/10/29/the-bureau-of-land-grabbing-management-the-us-organized-catastrophe-of-incompetence/

BLM – Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Roundups Lack Oversight for Animal Welfare

The reality of our wild horses NEEDS OUR ACTION and INVOLVEMENT now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK6WM1-xmv4

People fear the press release may be lip service. See below.  Please prove otherwise. The record shows little real exposure for this crisis. Many people feel that HSUS donors deserve to know. Especially during this holiday time.. when people are targeted to donate to “give love” etc. The public is your backbone for a possible national educational campaign. We know the horrors are real, the cruelty is real and the numbers are inflated. HSUS must act now before more irreversible damage is done.

Most of HSUS donors across the US do not know what is done to our wild horses and burros. Who could educate better than you ? We want the plight of mustangs and your concerns to reach the general public with newsletters, links on website and educational materials with real footage and incidents as they DO go down,  to be included. Millions could be reached, millions who know nothing about this tragedy. It lies much deeper than horses – if you have not read the book by Craig Downer, “The Wild Horse Conspiracy”, please do so. It will tell the tale of the West, and the reality of the last 4 decades. Even those who worked for BLM once, would be amazed to learn the truth. It is not a work of fiction or staged on personal greedit is the truth and it is time for the truth to be accepted and live up to your name.

 

We must all work together to save one of our most Sacred & Natural Resources…The American Wild Horses!  Horses are our Natural Heritage & Legacy, and should share a place with the American Eagle as our National Symbol!  Think for a moment where this country would be if it had not been for Horses!  It surely doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out…WE WOULD NOT BE THE COUNTRY WE ARE TODAY!  So, let’s not serve up our Horses on dinner plates, so that other countries can eat them!  Please, let us ALL Work together for a common goal…Saving the American Wild Horses!

 

Please maintain the pressure and demand change now, tell the real story to Americans – it’s been hidden too long. A turn around only comes from true willingness to achieve it. The challenge is big, yet HSUS is a powerhouse that can help in this mission. It is time – as you noted, the horrors go on, and the hasty evictions do too. BLM needs to be held accountable in a society of 21st century, civilized values – not get away with constant unacceptable deceptive tactics, lies and methods that remind of indifferent savagery.

 

HSUS : Tell  America what is really going on. We all feel this could be the puzzle piece adding the momentum needed in this mission. HSUS ought to cater to the animals’ needs in question here, not the propaganda by those who inflict their suffering and plight. After all, BLM didn’t even meet your PZP expectations in your dealings with them. No time to lose, this is now most urgent. Your latest newsletter reached my inbox. “Give Love”… I agree.

Thank you for your time.

Monika Courtney

Wild Horse escapes containment pen and continues to run with his dangling broken leg.

Video and email sent to me via my Colorado contact who submitted same to BLM with her below comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ne3ppBnbr7g

“ No matter what we work for or on whose side we are – this link shows a horse running with a broken leg during a round up. We know accidents happen. But this is bad. You can’t possibly blow this off as just another bad luck event in the minority ? If your wranglers are so professional as your agency claims, this would not happen. Trap pens would be better designed. There is a problem when horses break their necks and legs like this.  For God’s sake, this must stop, Tom ! This is America, not the third world of savagery – BLM has got to stop this cruel treatment and find better ways to prevent this. To you it’s just a statistic, to this horse, it was his life, his freedom. He suffered horribly and I cannot fathom the fact that anyone within your agency can allow such horrid mishaps. BLM must improve – are we at least agreeable on this one part ???  And better sooner than later. We have been waiting ! Please respond.  “

 

Animals’ Angels Inc.

Investigation of the TDA

Export Pens

and the Chula Vista Slaughter Horse

Collecting Station in Eagle Pass, TX

Recent Investigation in Mexico Reveals Continuing Non Compliance with EU Standards

http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101655399670-307/Animals%27+Angels+Investigation+at+the+Eagle+Pass+Export+Pens+in+Texas.pdf

 http://www.animalsangels.org/news/541-animals-angels-usa-exposes-the-truth-of-horse-slaughter.html

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/11/30/wild-horses-risk

Exposing the Truth about China’s Fur Trade of Dog and Cat Fur as well as other innocents

Exposing the Truth : China’s Fur Trade

February 26, 2013 by Zephr | Edit

1 Votes

 

Canada continues to import fur products from China!!!!!

 

Demand that Prime Minister Harper bans and ends these imports instead of enabling this horrific cruelty.

http://youtu.be/YEBLpMAEueY
Warning!! This is an extremely graphic undercover video.
Canada continues to enable this by importing these fur products into Canada. This must stop now!!!!!

How could anyone be proud to show off fur cuffs, fur boot trim and fur accessories imported from China when these animals suffer so horrendously.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – LICENSED TO KILL

Sign just outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – LICENSED TO KILL – BLOOD LUSTING MURDERERS

APPARENT AGENDA: MASS EXTERMINATION OF AMERICA’S WILD HORSES  AND BURROS

THE TOTAL ANHILIATION OF A HERITAGE SPECIES

METHOD OF OPERATION:

 BRUTAL MOTORIZED MASS ROUND UPS, CREATING ABSOLUTE PANIC WITHIN THE HERDS OF AMERICA’S WILD HORSES, RESULTING IN THE CRIPPLING INJURIES TO MARES, FOALS, AND THE COURAGEOUS STALLIONS DETERMINED TO PROTECT THEIR HERDS.

THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE DISTURBING TO SAY THE LEAST BYT THEY REVEAL THE REAL TRUTH!!

It shows a stallion breaking his leg and it shows him running..heart wrenching. A foal also falls and a horse falls in the trap and gets trampled..

The BLM began the roundup of 200 wild horses in the Antelope and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) on Oct. 2, 2012. Two horses died as a result of the roundup on Day 1.

http://youtu.be/ne3ppBnbr7g

 

SUCCESS RATE:  EXCCELLENT

Triple B: Inhumane Treatment of Foals

Video provided by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC): BLM Inhumane Treatment of Foals During Wild Horse Roundups, August 2-4,
2011

http://youtu.be/OoV9ak7HZLk

PVC Antelope Horses (newborn euthanized) 3-2-2011

http://youtu.be/pKEBH2IsJ1U

Uploaded by LauraLeigh001 on Mar 2, 2011

3/2/2011 baby born from a mare run during the Antelope stampede Nevada at Palomino Valley BLM facility killed…. Baby never had a chance… our “protected” symbol of American spirit.

Is it Bad Enough For You? Wild Horses

http://youtu.be/uvcd06Mywjc

Silver King Roundup: Braveheart’s body is dragged onto the trailer

http://youtu.be/QemGUkjLmg4

Uploaded by AWHPC1 on Oct 8, 2010

Loading the stallion’s body onto the truck as his mare looks on.

Animals’ Angels investigation at the horse sale in Kalona, Iowa

Uploaded by AnimalsAngelsUSA on Mar 11, 2009

This video shows the appaling conditions for slaughter horses at this large auction. Horses were beaten with wooden sticks and crushed by heavy metal gates.

http://youtu.be/fahQ_23zYZI

36 Hours to Hell

http://youtu.be/nHGVr0J8cVQ

HSUS Investigates Horse Slaughter Exports

Uploaded by hsus on Oct 4, 2007

The last equine slaughterhouse in the United States finally shut down, but American horses continue to go to slaughter across our southern and northern borders in record numbers.

PUBLIC OPINION:  SCATHING BY ALL EXCEPT FOR THOSE PRO-SLAUGHTER SUPPORTERS WHO CONTINUE TO SPEW OUT BIASED PROPAGANDA TO THE PEOPLES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.

BLM Blocks Press Access to Wild Horse Round Up

http://youtu.be/v_g-LZSQuPA

FACTS:

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT & US FOREST SERVICE:

“These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting& managing them. “

Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2008, organized by ISPMB

http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/renowned-wild-horse-expert-disputes-blms-flawed-math/

In 2008 Mr. Craig C. Downer a renowned Wild Horse Expert delivered his speech: http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/forever-wild-and-free-mr-craig-downers-full-unedited-speech-revealing-the-truth-about-the-blm-roundups-and-plight-of-u-s-wildhorses/

Excerpt:

“Though the horse family is endangered world wide, wild horses and burros on public land remain on the very bottom of the totem pole of priorities of both the Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service.  These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting& managing them.  These two “national heritage species,” have rights to live free that are covered by the unanimously passed Public Law 92-195 and that are supported by many millions of ordinary U.S. citizens as well as people worldwide.  For these and other sundry reasons, the extent of livestock grazing and the number of permittees involved both in the original Herd Areas and in reduced Herd Management Areas should be clearly spelled out to the public – but this is not currently the case!”

FACTS:

“The exclusion of wild horse and burro areas seems to be an intentional cover-up for the grossly unfair treatment that the wild horses and burros are receiving. “

Hundreds of thousands are fighting to Save America’s Wild Horses, unknown to each other, their voices are united for one GOAL, that being to end the brutal BLM roundups and the senseless annihiliation of wild horses and burros period.

“It is imperative to know the fabricated myths of range deterioration, starvation and the claim by some that wild horses are “feral” are fairy tales produced by special interests. Mustangs are native to North America, enough evidence is present.” See this report on BLM secrecy and tactics from George Knapp:
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/13194329/street-talk-commentary-the-blm-censoring-wild-horse-roundups
(watch the commentary video upper right corner).

Paul’s message to President Obama, March 2010, outside the American Embassy, London

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9m_qkB_14

QUOTE:

‘The fight to overcome injustice and cruelty must never be silent! Compassion is the vital link that makes life bearable when all else fails’

Maria Daines
2011

www.maria-daines.com

A commentary in response to comments made by US commissioner Tom Collins about how wild horse advocates must have been mistreated as kids was aired on KLAs.

http://www.8newsnow.com/

FACTS:  CANADA BLOODIES HER HANDS ENABLING BLM ROUND UPS TO CONTINUE!!!!

While the US closed their own equine slaughter houses years ago,  Canada continues to enable the massive and brutal round ups of American Wild Horses, by importing these terrified and injured animals into Canada.  After days of unending transport, without food, water and rest these exhausted magnificent horses find themselves in Canada’s Quebec and Alberta slaughterhouses.

Why?  So that Canada can export horse meat to countries outside of North America and derive yet more income for government coffers.

See Stats Canada chart showing number of American horses imported into this country for slaughter, the US banned this yrs ago and shut down their own slaughterhouses

Imports_Horses for slaughter

Source: Statistics Canada, CATS

2007 2008 2009 2010
Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity
Belgium

0

0

5,292

1

0

0

0

0

Indonesia

0

0

0

0

0

0

10,012

31

United States

11,490,082

32,452

13,652,214

42,318

16,575,871

52,405

15,205,457

53,803

Subtotal (included)

11,490,082

32,452

13,657,506

42,319

16,575,871

52,405

15,215,469

53,834

Country

11,490,082

32,452

13,657,506

42,319

16,575,871

52,405

15,215,469

53,834

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2011 – February Total
Canadian Dollars Quantity Canadian Dollars Quantity
Belgium

0

0

5,292

1

Indonesia

0

0

10,012

31

United States

2,418,401

8,465

59,342,025

189,443

Subtotal (included)

2,418,401

8,465

59,357,329

189,475

Country

2,418,401

8,465

59,357,329

189,475

 

Not included in the numbers shown above are racehorses, show jumpers, rodeo and all manner of horses deemed no longer of use to their respective owners, both in the US and Canada.

FACTS: CANADIAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT:

“MP introduces bill to ban horse meat for human consumption”

If this Private Members Bill is passed, it will go a very long way to help the Wild Horses being rounded up for slaughter by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

http://castlegarsource.com/news/mp-introduces-bill-ban-horse-meat-human-consumption-14189

MP introduces bill to ban horse meat for human consumption

by Alex Atamanenko MP on 06 Oct 2011

“New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko (BC southern Interior) has re-introduced a Private Members Bill that would effectively shut down the slaughtering of horses for human consumption in Canada. “

FACTS:  Tainted Horse meat Unfit for Human Consumption

Repost: from Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s Blog

Politically Incorrect – Alberta politicians and horse slaughterby canadianhorsedefencecoalition

Politically incorrect. 

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/politically-incorrect-alberta-politicians-and-horse-slaughter/

Excerpt:

“The law states that every horse that goes to slaughter MUST be accompanied with their original papers, to show their medical history & if they had been given drugs that are banned by the FDA & CFIA in animals intended for human consumption, yet this is impossible & rarely the case since so many horses have gone through multiple owners, are bought at auction & have even been stolen.”

“The most common drug that is given to horses, is Bute(Phenylbutazone) which is an analgesic (relieves pain) and anti-inflammatory medication, that is as common in horses, as aspirin is to people. The warning label reads; Health risks. Humans should not inhale or ingest Bute. Wash hands immediately after administering Bute. In humans, bone marrow, renal, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects are associated with use of Phenylbutazone.”
“Bute is a drug that is not only banned in animals intended for human consumption, but a drug that never leaves the system once it had been administered. Tests may say that the carcass is free of Bute, but the tests is not done on the part of the carcass where Bute can be found (in the Kidneys). Therefore, no amount of guaranteeing a horse that has ever had Bute given to them, will ever make their meat safe to eat. Racehorses are also commonly sent to slaughter plants & we know they are given Bute, as is the case with any privately owned horse.”
“There has never been & never will be any way possible to ensure that horses going to slaughter, for the purpose of human consumption, are free of drugs such as Bute, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets? That must be it, because there is not one benefit to horse slaughter, that isn’t monetary & that is only for those who benefit directly from the slaughter industry, which is only the people who are involved with horse slaughter (buyers, transporters, people in the plant, horse racing, PMU farms, Nurse mares, etc.) & the Government. So I ask you, why is it not ok to allow consumers to eat tainted pork, beef, chicken, turkey or fish, but it is perfectly acceptable to allow consumers to eat tainted horse meat.”

“We need to force the Government to do the right thing, we must let them know that we will not allow our horses to be tortured, abused, maimed & killed in the most barbaric way, we will not tolerate them purposely poisoning people, just to make a buck. The time has come for them to get their heads out of their asses & smarten the hell up.”

“The Government needs to be held accountable for their irresponsible & selfish decisions & actions. The time for excuses, wool pulling, head in the sand & cover up’s are over. If they claim to not want to sell tainted beef, chicken, pork, etc, than they sure as hell shouldn’t be allowing tainted horse meat to be sold & exported”

Bloggers Comment:

If you have taken the time to read all of the above, the key words contained in the statement quoted are: “, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets?”

“Horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets”

Horse slaughter is an excellent way to ensure that the cattle industry can also continue to move into grazing lands  that were designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros,  without facing consequences.  Horse slaughter is also an excellent way for the continued destruction and exploitation  of natural habitat that was designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros by large and profitable enterprises in the oil and mineral industries, which of course, you can rightly believe, make hefty political donations as well as filling government coffers with their tax dollars.

Canada has already become an International Disgrace for it’s continued Seal Hunt.  The EU, European Union, banned Canadian Seal Products yet Canada goes on it’s merry way doesn’t it? and spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in its campaign to convince members of the EU to allow Canadian Seal Products into their countries and to find new customers outside the EU.

Canada continues to be an International Disgrace by enabling the massive BLM roundups for the slaughter of Wild Horses not only in the US but in Canada as well.

With Ontario’s Premier McGuinty’s closure of racetracks across Ontario, the estimated number of racehorses, 13,000 per CHDC, will likely be on the increase.  These horses, now deemed no longer profitable to their respective owners, injected with chemicals making them unfit for human consumption, will be brutally handled and slaughtered in Quebec plants that undercover investigations and videos have revealed to be houses of sheer suffering, pain and horror.

In addition the tainted meat produced from these horses will find its way to the dinner plates of unsuspecting families who will unknowingly  ingest chemicals which pose serious health risks to humans.

CONGRATULATIONS CANADA!!!

For your continued disregard!

For your continued enablement of the mass slaughter and extermination of a magnificent heritage species across the US and for the failure to protect the very few Wild Horses that still roam throughout Canada!

For your continued production and export of tainted horse meat products to the dinner plates of unsuspecting families!

Clearly obvious, now across Canada, the total disregard for population health safety can be seen, with the recent and unprecedented recall of  beef products produced in the XL Plant.  Contaminated with E.Coli this meat has proven to be deadly and the recall of the beef products has expanded in an alarming fashion.

While Agriculture Minister Rich has publically made the claim that we have more Meat and Plant Inspectors than ever before, his statement is ludicrous, given that P.M. Harper gutted the inspection process by firing so many inspectors across Canada.

Further, the failure to inspect and impose stricter regulations in the food processing plants and Factory Farms across Canada has resulted in the horrific and totally preventable deaths of thousands of Factor Farm animals in this country.  Once again the Canadian Government needs to be congratulated for inadequate and antiquated Federal Legislation, which protects an industry that continues to perpetuate the horrific treatment of these animals.

CANADIANS DESERVE BETTER – RITZ MUST RESIGN

http://www.ndp.ca/ritz-must-resign

“Petition to the House of Commons in support of the call for the Minister of Agriculture’s resignation.”

So, if anyone thinks that the Horse Slaughter Industry is being properly monitored and regulated here in Canada…THINK AGAIN!!!

Dirty little secret: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1032379–dirty-little-secret-canada-s-slaughter-industry-under-fire

Horse Slaughter in Canada!

http://youtu.be/_rHHUMMCtOw

Ever since the U.S banned horse slaughter for human consumption in 2006, the industry headed north to Canada.

This documentary by CBC exposes the gruesome methods used to put the horses down…

SIGN PETITION TO END HORSE SLAUGHTER IN CANADA!- http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/end-horse-slaughter-in-canada-now.html

HORRIFIC STATS ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS BURNED ALIVE IN JUST FOUR DAYS IN CANADA

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/horrific-stats-on-factory-farm-animals-burned-alive-in-just-four-days-in-canada/

EXCERPT FROM THE ANIMAL DEFENSE LEAGUE OF CANADA NEWSLETTER  BULLETIN #178  FALL/WINTER 2011

“FACTORY-FARM BARN FIRES FILL OVER 23,000 ANIMALS IN FOUR DAYS” From Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA), Vancouver, B.C., July 26, 2011

(Paraphrased):

‘Factory-barn fires are preventable – but they continue to occur because, in order to cut costs, they are highly automated with insufficient human maintenance and oversight.  This in spite of the fact that the toxic air from the waste of thousands of animals doesn’t only corrode the lungs of the confined animals – it also corrodes electrical wires and raises the likelihood of fire.  Furthermore, these animal death camps often lack either smoke sensors orsprinkler systems.  In this fire-trap situation, with many of the animals confined to metal gestation crates, concrete pens or battery cages, for animals to escape from the inferno is virtually impossible.”

STATISTICS:

QUEBEC:

Jan 7, 2011:   20,000 rabbits and 4,000 piglets burn alive

Jan 22,2011:  70 diary cows burn alive

Mar 5, 2011:   300 pigs burn alive

Mar 18, 2011:  125 beef cattle burn alive

ONTARIO:

Jan 24, 2011:   35 cattle burn alive

July 24, 2011:  650 pigs burn alive

July 25, 2011:  650 pigs burn alive

SASKATCHEWAN

Feb 26, 2011:  7,000 turkeys burn alive

MANITOBA

Mar 23, 2011:   16,000 chickens burn alive

May 21, 2011:   4,000 pigs burn alive

June 8, 2011:    12,000 chickens burn alive

July 22, 2011:  12,000 chickens burn alive

ALBERTA

Mar 31,2011:   2,000 pigs burn alive

June 8, 2011:   30,000 hens burn alive

July 24, 2011:   600 pigs burn alive

http://giftofloki.com/2012/10/08/bureau-of-land-management-licensed-to-kill-blood-lusting-murderers/

 

Act now to stop the cruel and dangerous horse slaughter industry

 http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=2501

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – LICENSED TO KILL – BLOOD LUSTING MURDERERS

http://giftofloki.com/2012/10/08/bureau-of-land-management-licensed-to-kill-blood-lusting-murderers/

 

Act now to stop the cruel and dangerous horse slaughter industry

 

http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=2501

A CALL TO ACTION TO SAVE THE LINDSAY POND BEAVERS IN STITTSVILLE, ONTARIO

Lindsay Pond Beaver dam destroyed by City of Ottawa – Action Alert!!!

July 2, 2012

Lucky Pic taken by Sylvie Sabourin

Lindsay pond beaver now WITHOUT a home!!

Last year concerned citizens raised the Red Flag and protested the trapping of the Lindsay Pond beavers and the planned destruction of their dam.  A reprieve was the result.

http://giftofloki.com/2011/11/07/ottawaontariocanada-nov-12-noon-rally-to-tell-the-city-to-stop-killing-beavers-in-ottawa%E2%80%8F/

http://giftofloki.com/2011/11/11/lindsay-pond-beaver-trapping-halted-stittsville-ontario-beavers-get-reprieve-thanks-to-concerned-citizens/

Unfortunately Mayor Watson of Ottawa recently decided it would be a good thing to do.  Now there is a push on to flood Ottawa Mayor Watson’s office with emails and telephone calls protesting this action.

Lucky and Lily’s home now destroyed

Video footage of Lucky trying to rebuild their home:

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10151854845495596

 Mayor Jim Watson

Phone: 613-580-2496
Fax: 613-580-2509
E-mail: Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca

Address
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1J1

As a former Ottawa resident, born and raised in the Nation’s Capital, I find it totally appalling and totally unacceptable that this politician took it upon himself to destroy the home of these animals.  It takes months for beavers to build their home, further they are symbolic of Canada, a symbol of our heritage.  How dare he!!!

Please loudly speak out for these beavers.  Video link is provided below of the destruction of their home.  I have requested to be allowed to publish pictures taken of the beavers and will post when available.

http://www.martinezbeavers.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/notice_beaver_June6.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpGCFZNBT4I&feature=youtu.be

City of Ottawa destroys famous beavers’ lodge

www.youtube.com

On Friday, June 29th, 2012, City of Ottawa workers destroyed the lodge of two famous

This is my own personal letter to Mayor Watson sent a moment ago.

With All Due Respect to your Honor, Jim Watson
Mayor of our Nation’s Capital

Mr. Watson:

It is with great sadness that I have been made aware that despite the protests which you received in 2011 concerning the Lindsay Pond beavers, that you have indeed chosen to destroy the habitat of these industrious National Heritage Symbols of Canada.

Having been born an raised in Ottawa, I am more than familiar with the area in question.

While you listened in 2011 to the voices raised in protest at the planned destruction of this dam you have totally chosen to ignore these very same voices raised in 2012.

It is appalling and disgusting to me, the negative actions which you have taken with regard to this beaver habitat.  It is further appalling and disgusting, sir, that you chose to ignore the taxpaying electorate whom employ your position, office and staff.

Your actions shall be remembered.

Respectfully,

Bonnie Dawson, Hay River, NT

loki.apna@gmail.com

bc_dawson@hotmail.com
Founder:  Action for the Protection of Northern Animals
Co-Founder: Canadian Animal Welfare Coalition (CAWC)

Northern Representative & Government Liaison:  Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform (CFAWR)

Member:   Animal Defense League of Canada

Animal Alliance of Canada

Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party

WSPA, PETA

Nominee:  2009 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Recipient:  Certificate of Nomination: CBC’s Champions of Change  2010

Author:      Philly’s Corner

www.bonniedawson.com

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry.
“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”
God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, “I have done something,” he replied. “I created you.”

 

http://giftofloki.com/2012/07/03/a-message-to-ottawa-mayor-jim-watson-from-cfawr-do-not-kill-the-lindsay-pond-beavers/

http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-of-ottawa-jim-watson-stop-the-trapping-of-beaver-in-the-city-of-ottawa

WE the People of Canada: Messages to Stephen Harper From the 99%

An important new FB page where you can upload your personal video messages to Harper.

Please LIKE this page and start working on your video!
INSTRUCTIONS: Using your webcam or other video equipment, record your “live” message to Stephen Harper, upload to YouTube and post the link on this page. RULES: 1. No profanity or personal attacks (which would only serve to undermine the credibility of the messages). https://www.facebook.com/pages/WE-the-People-of-Canada-Messages-to-Stephen-Harper-From-the-99/403811742995835

Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform (CFAWR) : Another letter to Harper: A growing list of Conservative ‘fubar’s’

Letter from CFAWR Copied and pasted (unedited and with permission)

(links and pictures provided from prior Blog posts)

Subject: TO STEVEN HARPER YOUR LIST OF POLITICAL BLOWS TO THIS COUNTRY GETTING LONGER

STEVEN HARPER STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY PIECE BY PIECE?

 

       YOU ALLOW THE SEAL HUNT TO CONTINUE in flagrant denial and disregard of 80% of Canadian citizens… that’s 27 million people… and the world.. WHO WANT IT STOPPED

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/take-a-look-steven-harper-there-is-blood-on-your-hands-a-message-from-cfawr/

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/why-are-taxpayers-subsidizing-the-dying-seal-slaughter-industry/

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/cfawr-challenges-p-m-harper-and-the-honourable-kathy-dunderdale-do-the-right-thing-end-the-seal-hunt/

      YOU ARE MESSING UP THE LIVES OF CANADIAN SENIORS!!!!

      YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT AND SELL OUT CANADA

  Planned drilling in Beaufort likely going ahead, HOW would they clean up a disaster under the ICE????

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/stop-harpers-war-on-canadas-environment-stop-government-sell-out-protect-our-nation/

       YOU ALLOW FARM ANIMALS TO BE TRANSPORTED AND SLAUGHTERED IN THE MOST INHUMANE CONDITIONS AND DON’T  MONITOR THE TRANSPORT DRIVERS OR FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY OFFICERS

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/horrific-stats-on-factory-farm-animals-burned-alive-in-just-four-days-in-canada/


YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SUPPORT YOUR GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO THE UDAW UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON ANIMAL WELFARE

      YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AN “ ANIMAL LOVER” BUT ALLOW PRODUCTS INTO THIS COUNTRY MADE FROM CATS AND DOGS FUR.. ANIMALS WHO HAVE BEEN SKINNED ALIVE.

http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/i-am-the-owner-of-this-coat/

       YOU ARE ALLOWING HORSES TO BE SLAUGHTERED  AND ALLOWING  THE PRACTICE OF HAVING TO SHOOT A HORSE 11 TIMES ON OCCASIONS BEFORE IT IS DEAD

Billboard placed just outside of Ottawa, Ontario…the Nation’s Capital.  Canada continues to import wild horses rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management for slaughter in the US;  Alberta’s horses face the same fate

Is it bad enough for you? Wild Horses 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_1KDf8bwY

Awaiting slaughter, eyes gouged so horse cannot kick to defend itself

http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/chambers-of-carnage.html

      Mare sniffing foal murdered at birth

DID YOU KNOW UNDER CANADIAN LAW YOU CAN BEAT YOUR DOG TO DEATH WITH A HAMMER... AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT “ SUFFER” TOO MUCH YOU WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED “    Actual case? Yes.

       YOU ARE DOING NOTHING TO UPDATE OUR USELESS INEFFECTIVE 120 YEAR OLD ANIMAL CRUELTY LEGISLATION

Found alive and frozen to wooden floor of Dog house: NWT

Pokiak Victims  NWTMother and daughter starving NWT

 Dogs starving in NWT, no charges ever laid      

BLOGGERS NOTE:  YOU FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE THE LINK BETWEEN ANIMAL CRUELTY AND HUMAN VIOLENCE

Maher: Animal rights activists started chasing Magnotta years before mutilation murder

http://www.canada.com/life/Maher+Animal+rights+activists+started+chasing+Magnotta+years+before+mutilation/6710225/story.html

YOU HAVE DECIDED FOR US THAT WE ARE NO LONGER A MEMBER OF THE KYOTO PROTOCOL ( you never asked us how we felt)

      YOU PAY YOUR FAVORITE SUPPORTERS …YES we have noticed that so many of your supporters are now in high paying government positions?????????

A quarter of defeated Tory candidates landed in public jobs after 2011 election: Analysis

www.theprovince.com

        YOU ARE INVADING OUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY…. and that’s not even half of what you are doing to this country  !!!

 

CFAWR is one of the few groups that are connecting all the dots with regard to your ineffectiveness  as a leader we can trust and rely on ! Our list of your “ political blows” to Canada is getting longer by the minute. You are seriously eroding this country’s integrity and our international and global reputation inch by inch .

 

WE SERIOUSLY WANT YOU GONE and we will do all in our power to educate  the public and the media via …legal ,appropriate and professional means … in looking at all the destructive and politically “ unsound” decisions you are making. We the people got you voted in and we the people want you out and we will get you out!.

 

CFAWR Invites the media contacts we have sent this to ….. to  take some time and create a big picture of exactly what you doing to this country, week by week… month by month… hour by hour!

 

You are most welcome to respond and yes we have used caps because we are shouting at you ! The tide is turning against you and If you have any sense left you will pay attention to Canada and her citizens. You do not have our permission to destroy our country or our lives Steven Harper

 

Yours Truly

 

Sarah West Founder/President

Canadians For Animal Welfare Reform (CFAWR) www.cfawr.org

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BLOGGERS NOTE:  Until such time that WE as Canadians stand up to protect our country, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our Privacy, our Environment, Animals and Wildlife, our fresh water resources AND our mineral rights Canada will continue to be SOLD OUT to highly profitable foreign investors.  The continued EXPLOITATION of our country must be STOPPED.  The VIOLATION of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms MUST be STOPPED.

Dictatorship destroys Democracy!!

Canada belongs to all Canadians, not JUST one Canadian in power with a seemingly personal agenda.

ADDED TO THE GROWING LIST: 

INADEQUATE WATER MONITORING OF POLLUTANTS ENTERING ATHABASCA RIVER FROM ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS RESULTING IN THE POISONING OF FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES, THE LAND, FISH, WILDLIFE AND HABITAT!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fort Chipewyan community alarmed: Two deformed and lesion covered fish caught

Feds to gain power with NWT Act amendments     srj.ca

http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/about.php

Franke James » What is Harper Afraid Of?

www.frankejames.com

Defend Canada’s Democracy and Environment from Bill C-38

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/286/802/967/?z00m=20308889

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Raging-Boomers/470689556279856

 

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STOP HARPER’S WAR ON CANADA’S ENVIRONMENT!!!! STOP GOVERNMENT SELL OUT!! PROTECT OUR NATION!!

STOP HARPER’S WAR ON CANADA’S ENVIRONMENT!!!! STOP GOVERNMENT SELL OUT!! PROTECT OUR NATION!!

All across this country Canadians are SHOUTING!!  Canadians are PROTESTING!!!

Quoted from the AAEV:( Environmental Voters Party of Canada) : “Harper intends to make toothless most of the legal and regulatory framework that protects Canada’s environment and animals. The Species at Risk Act, the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board, all these and more are being gutted, hamstrung, neutered to give Harper-friendly industries unfettered license to degrade, to destroy, to kill the environment and animals. All to fuel their reckless drive for profit – and damn the cost!”

We must speak out against this budget and his plans to sell out and destroy Canada. This is OUR magnificent land, NOT his!! We must support all those int he fight to STOP HARPER…people like Francois Paulette who has worked so hard bringing the truth to the world about the Oilsands, the ACFN who fight against Shell..it is up to all of us to STAND TOGETHER UNITED in ONE VOICE. Letters and emails must be sent out to Opposition Party Environment Critics, to your Members of Parliament. All our lives and that of future generations depends on STOPPING this.

OPPOSITION PARTY ENVIRONMENT CRITICS:

Megan Leslie, NDP: Ottawa (613-995-7614) N.S. (902-426.8691) megan.leslie@parl.gc.ca

Kirsty Duncan, Liberal: Ottawa (613-995-4702) Etobicoke (416-747-6003)  kirsty.duncan@parl.gc.ca

Elizabeth May, Green Party: Ottawa (613-996-1119) B.C. (800-667-9188) Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca

MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT: The Hon. Peter Kent : Ottawa (613-992-0253)  Thornhill (905-886-9911) peter.kent@parl.gc.ca

 

BLACK OUT EVENTS ARE PLANNED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR HERITAGE, OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR CANADA!!!

IN THE NEWS:

NORTHERN JOURNAL www.srj.ca

“Norway church backs Dene Oilsands fight”…”Bishop, Sami Parliament ask Statoil to pull out of Alberta”
by Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt:  ” A prominent bishop in Norway is the latest luminary to throw some weight behind Francois Paulette’s campaign against the oil sands, which took the Dene elder from Smith’s Landing First Nation on a tour of the Scandinavian country this month”……”all 12 bishops of the Church of Norway have joined opposition to Canada’s oil sands in solidarity with Canada’s indigenous peoples.”
“ACFN heads to Shell AGM in Netherlands
by Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt:  ” Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is sending a representative to the Hague in the Netherlands this week to confront shareholders of oil sands company Royal Dutch Shell at their annual general meeting May 22.”…”The First Nation is adamantly rejecting Shell’s two future oilsands project proposals, the Jackpine mine expansion and Pierre River mine.”
“Majority of oilsands companies foreign-owned – Report hits back at attack on ‘foreign funded environmentalists’
By Meagan Wohlberg
Excerpt:  “A report by environmental group ForestEthics Advocacy shows that 71 percent of all oil sands production is owned by foreign companies.”
Bloggers Note:  Co-founder of ForestEthics, Tzeporah Berman, is quoted in this article as saying “With the majority of profits from the tar sands operations flowing to foreign companies, we need to ask in whose interest is the Government of Canada under Prime Minister Harper serving?”
15 oil companies were looked at in the review, nine have headquarters in Canada and ForestEthics found that over 50% of all nine of these headquartered in Canada are actually owned by foreign interests.
Excerpt:  ” The study also found that over (51.1 percent) of all oil and gas operating revenue in Canada went to foreign entities, such as China.  According to Skuce, Canada is quickly becoming China’s “resource colony.””
BLOGGERS NOTE:
The new 2012 Federal Budget is targeting environmentalists/Groups by stipulating that “charitable organizations WILL NOT be able to register as donors and receive income tax credits unless they are pursuing activities “in the national interest of Canada.”  Those opposing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline have been accused by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver of being “foreign funded radicals.”
Question:  IS IT NOT IN THE ” national interest of Canada” TO protect OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR LAND, OUR WATER, OUR WILDLIFE????? IS IT NOT IN THE ” national interest of Canada” TO PROTECT OUR HERITAGE, TO ENSURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A PRISTINE CANADA TO RAISE THEIR OWN FAMILIES??
Apparently to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, apparently to the current Prime Minister of Canada and to the Conservative Party now in power, none of this matters whatsoever as long as our countries continued exploitation and sell out moves forward as planned.
Harper’s plan “to block foreign funding of environmental organizations” has far reaching implications.  ForestEthics Advocacy was formed by “breaking off” as a “new arm of the registered charity,ForestEthics in order to engage in political activity following the budget announcement.”
ANIMAL ALLIANCE ENVIRONMENT VOTERS PARTY OF CANADA (AAEV)
IS THE ONLY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTY IN CANADA
FOCUSED ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL PROTECTION ISSUES
As a Registered Political Party the AAEV is in the position whereby they are able to engage activity opposing the Conservative plans to Sell Out Canada, to gut Environmental protection and “to degrade, to destroy, to kill the environment and animals” .   As a Registered Political Party donations in support of the AAEV are Contributions to a Canadian Political Party and are therefore issued Tax Receipts which may be claimed on individual Tax Returns.
Having myself, represented the AAEV during the 2011 Federal Election, I am very proud to say that I did receive votes here in the NWT.  I am extremely proud to be part of an amazing organization that continues to fight to protect Canada and my support will continue.
I urge everyone to visit :  www.environmentvoters.org
In a message from Director, Liz White:
“The Harper Conservatives have declared war on environmental charities.  They’ve threatened them with the Canada Revenue Agency persecuting them and revoking their charitable status if they speak out honestly and accurately about Canada’s most environmentally destructive industries.  It’s for this reason that Dr. David Suzuki was forced to resign from his own foundation.  It was the only way he could be free to speak out.”
“The Minister at the Canada Revenue Agency which the Conservatives will use to persecute environmental charities is none other than Gail Shea, the former Fisheries Minister who waged war on harp seals and grey seals with deceit, bogus science, and baseless slander against animal protection groups.  She’ll relish persecuting green charities.”
BLOGGERS NOTE:   Additional Information will be posted shortly.
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Activists gear up for multi-pronged protest against Tory budget bill (Globe and Mail)

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Fort McMurray – May 31, 2012 – Wednesday afternoon members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), including Chief Allan Adam, found two grotesquely deformed, lesion covered Fish in…