Sign the FEI petition against Roll-Kur (hyperflexion of the neck)

http://no-rollkur.com/

http://www.wu-wei-verlag.com

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/antihf/

all petitions will make it to the metting on Feb 9
and here is a list of attendees so you can write letters.
http://projecthorse.blogspot.com/2010/01/round-table-conference-re-rollkur-at.htm

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Dear Friends,

On Feb.9th, the FEI will hold a closed door, no press allowed meeting to discuss Rollkur for the fifth time.

The list of invitees is long but only one man has spoken up loudly agaisnt rollkur again and again and refused to be silenced. That one man, Dr. Heuschmann will stand quite alone in a room dominated by interests that have nothing to do with the good of the horse. Please show him and the FEI that his fight, our fight has not been in vain and that there are thousands upon thousands of horse lovers who stand with him.

On Sunday a petition went live after 9:00am CA time on his publisher’s website. We need 20,000 signatures!

I do not know what your policy is for these things, but I am asking you if you could personalize one of the following messages, or create one from scratch if you prefer and distribute it tomorrow. If you reach out to all your equine friends, colleagues, professionals, I know you can make a difference.

“YOU can HELP Dr. Heuschmann put an end to rollkur on Feb. 9th at the next FEI meeting by signing your name to to a list he will take with him. Every voice is needed, it is time to step up and be counted for the good of our horses. Go to www.wu-wei-verlag.com and click “Officials! Stop Hyperflexion!”. If you want to help Dr. Heuschmann prevail, end rollkur and horse suffering please share this message with everyone you know, use your Facebook page, twitter, blogs, phone. Together lets make a difference.

or:

Take a stand with Dr. Heuschmann to put an end to Rollkur on Feb.9th at the next FEI meeting. Sign your name to a list he will take with him by going to www.wu-wei-verlag.com and clicking on “Officials! Stop Hyperflexion!”. It is time to stand up and be counted for the good of horses. If you want to help Dr.Heuschmann prevail, end rollkur and horse suffering please share this message with everyone you know. Use your Facebook, twitter, blog, phone. Together lets make a difference.

Please email this message to your customers, subscribers, friends, post it on your facebook page, etc…. Here is a Facebook friendly version under 420 characters:

“YOU can HELP Dr. Heuschmann put an end to rollkur on Feb. 9th at the next FEI meeting by signing your name to to a list he will take with him. Every voice is needed, it is time to step up and be counted for the good of our horses. Go to www.wu-wei-verlag.com. On the side click “Officials! Stop Hyperflexion!”. If you want to help Dr. Heuschmann prevail post this message on your wall. Together lets make a difference.

or:

Take a stand with Dr. Heuschmann to put an end to Rollkur on Feb.9th at the next FEI meeting. Sign your name to a list he will take with him by going to www.wu-wei-verlag.com and clicking on “Officials! Stop Hyperflexion!”. It is time to stand up and be counted for the good of horses. If you want to help Dr.Heuschmann prevail, post this message on your wall. Together lets make a difference.

Dont let Dr. Heuschmann stand alone, let your voice be heard with his and fill that room with compassion and a plea to end a practice that robs our beloved horses of their dignity, strength and beauty.

You are very welcome to share this email with everyone you know.

Thank you.

Compassion is not a four letter word.

Madeleine Pickens is our first guest of the decade on the Reaching Out with Anna Twinney Podcast

Madeleine Pickens – Animal Rights Advocate & Philanthropist.

Reaching Out with Anna Twinney starts the year off with a bang!  Anna and Vin sat down with Madeleine Pickens to discuss her mission to save the American Wild Horse from Greed, Corruption and, ultimately, extinction. Madeleine shared the trials and tribulations of putting together a project of this magnitude, working with the BLM and the Federal Government, and what you can do to help save these majestic symbols of the American West.

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FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES

Each year, millions of women take Premarin, a drug prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of menopause and once believed to prevent osteoporosis. While the NIH (National Institute of Health) study has exposed many of the serious risks associated with HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) and has reduced the number of women now taking Premarin or PremPro there remains an untold story of the dark side of the industry…

What many of these women don’t realize is that Premarin is derived from pregnant mare urine. (PREgnant MAre uRINe), and that the mares used to produce the urine are kept in inhumane conditions.

Because these mares are perpetually impregnated, the foals they produce must continually be disposed of.  Most are sold for slaughter and shipped to Europe and Asia for human consumption.

The pain and suffering of these innocent creatures is all the more tragic when realizing that it is entirely unnecessary…

Find out more about the plight of the Premarin Mares and Foals, the new Wyeth-Ayerst “conjugated estrogen” product, currently in the process of FDA approval, called Aprela and how you can help end the tragic abuse of our equine companions at:

www.fortheloveofhorses.org/

HORSES ESCAPE SLAUGHTER, FIND REFUGE AND STAR IN A NEW DVD IN EAST HADDAM.

Press Release: East Haddam, CT – November 16th, 2009.

Approximately 12 young horses slated for either destruction or human consumption overseas will find sanctuary at Ray of Light Farm, an animal rescue and animal-assisted therapy facility in East Haddam. Seven of the rescues are foals, less than six months of age. The remaining five are yearlings from a slaughter-bound feed lot.

Ray of Light has partnered with Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) in this effort. Among thousands of unwanted “Premarin” foals across the country that are a by-product of Premarin* (an estrogen replacement therapy) production, these foals are lucky to find a home.

World-renowned Equine Specialist Anna Twinney will be joining us at Ray of Light Farm for several days, from December 5th – 14th, dedicating her time to facilitate the gentling process. The entire process will be filmed for a DVD on Foal Gentling and Handling to be released in 2010.   The event is also open for public viewing.  A small donation is requested that will go towards caring for the foals.  The intention is to educate people about the little known and often confusing topic of foal gentling and training, with a concentration on the interaction between horse and human.

Great care will be taken at every turn to ensure the well being of the horses, and the training will help to ensure the successful adoption of the foals.

In both 2007 and 2008, Ray of Light Farm partnered with Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary to rescue Premarin foals. Media coverage was instrumental to the successful adoption of many foals into loving homes.

Fortunate Foals
According to The Humane Society of the United States, prospects for PMU foals are not good: “Foals are allowed to nurse and be with their mothers for only three to four months-instead of the normal six-month period. When the time comes for the mares to return to the collection barns, the farmers dispose of surplus foals. A few female foals may be kept for future PMU production, and some farmers even breed registered horses in hopes of selling the foals as riding prospects. Thousands of remaining foals are sent to unsheltered feedlots until they reach a desirable market weight. There they are slaughtered and their carcasses shipped to Europe and Asia for human consumption.” (http://www.hsus.org/horses_equines/issues/the_facts_about_premarin.html).

Bonnie Buongiorne, Ray of Light’s founder, is grateful for a third opportunity to help: “Times are tough right now, but with the help of many, we’ll find a way to help these horses.”

About Ray of Light
Ray of Light Farm, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 public charity incorporated in 2004. Ray of Light offers a wealth of Community Programs for “children of all ages” and is committed to helping people make a positive connection with life through animals. Ray of Light depends upon the generosity of sponsors and donors to support its efforts. A Ray of Light Farm brochure is enclosed for your reference.

About Premarin
*Premarin® is a conjugated estrogen product extracted from pregnant mares’ urine (PMU). It is manufactured by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Inc., and is most commonly prescribed for estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) to relieve hormonal deficiency symptoms associated with menopause or hysterectomy. More recently, it has been prescribed to help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease. Premarin® is the most widely used ERT drug, marketed for more than 50 years, and currently administered to more than nine million American women. (http://www.hsus.org/horses_equines/issues/the_facts_about_premarin.html).

For more information about the foals, adoption or attending the training event, contact Frank Weller at info@foalrescue.com.  Or visit www.foalrescue.com or www.reachouttohorses.com.