Wild Horse with foal picture: Public Domain Canadian Geese with goslings picture: Brocken Inaglory
I had no intentions of writing today, as you know by now, this has been a difficult week and we are both exhausted.
However, our local news this morning will allow me no rest.
At 5 AM, the first story here was that the state of New Mexico And The FDA Have Come To An Agreement and they will be slaughtering horses.
As if to quell the expected outbreak of hostility, it was clearly stated that of course, none of the horse meat will be sold in America.
Hello, that is not the problem people, the problem is, you are slaughtering horses.
Hopefully, you have all had the chance to read my story on this Blog, called “We Want To Live.”
A group on Facebook has much, much more: https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoAgainstHorseSlaughter
It is simply incomprehensible to me and I am sure to you as well, that this is going to be done.
Is America still a Democracy?
Do the concerns of the People have any meaning any more?
Why is there no discussion, no input allowed, for something as egregious as this?
We, the People, in this country have raised our voices in absolute objection to many Issues and it is if we are speaking another language, no one in charge seems to hear us.
I feel so angry, so sickened by this, that I cannot speak.
Then, as if that news was not enough to break my heart this morning, I opened my first email and it was about 144 Canadian Geese being slaughtered in North Carolina.
The group trying to stop it has a petition and much more information here:
Sometimes like today, I feel like this is all for nothing.
Right now, my heart is broken and it is like no one is listening, nobody cares.
It is indefensible. And the fact that I am a NM resident amplifies the cruelty. We know the federal and state governments don’t care. If they did, it wouldn’t have reached this point. The FDA is a tone-deaf, useless agency – like so many others. Still, this doesn’t render our words and actions pointless. It just means few have to persevere longer and harder. Behind noble causes are valiant beings who fight, tirelessly. Personally (and oddly), I find some solace in the fact that there is a merciful God and He will watch over his herds, flocks. etc. There are facets of peace within this atrocity; we just need to (un)comfortably seek and be with it.
As always Eric, your stellar thinking brings comfort~
God Bless you for your kind heart.
It must be so difficult to live there and know this is happening.
I would be in jail.
The whole idea is cruel and unusual. I’m surprised that selling horses to Mexico and Canada isn’t a worthwhile option. The people who have come forward have the time and resources to care for the animals they purchase. I’m suspicious of them selling horsemeat for human consumption anywhere. The wild horses don’t belong to them. The wild life belongs to the environment. The same situation applies to the geese. If they choose to kill domestic animals that’s within their jurisdiction, but the wild animals belong to the environment and they don’t have the authority to interfere.
Completely agree with everything that you have said~
But, we the people, do not appear to have ANY say in the things that are happening all around us anymore,
or do we?
Our voices are speaking, I can see our lips moving, but is anyone listening, anywhere?