"Today, Tennessee Walking Horses are known throughout the industry
as the breed that shows abused and tortured horses."

~ Jim Heird, Ph.D., Do Right By The Horse, February 2010

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HOW YOU CAN HELP - We Need Your Signatures for This Letter To Various Horse Organizations

And please do it more than once to emphasize the importance of this to be passed!
Go to www.senate.gov and www.house.gov and go to the upper right corner to find your Congress person.

Hello fellow sound horse warriors and friends.

To keep the momentum going to garner support for H.R. 6388, one of the posters on our Facebook group suggested writing letters to various horse associations and organizations that are outside of the TWH/SSH world to get more support.  I thought this was an excellent idea.  With the poster's permission to borrow her idea, I decided to take this a step further and put together a letter that we all can sign.

I did want to make this more than just a petition.  A petition is usually written to demand a change or to take action for or against certain activities, organizations or individuals.  What we're looking for is support for H.R. 6388.  So instead of creating a petition, I created an online document via Google Drive that people can comment on to give their support.  Basically, commenting will give me permission to include your name on the letter.  On November 6, I will close the comments and will send off the letter via email and snail mail to various horse organizations.

Here's how it works.
  • Go to this link to view the letter: CLICK HERE.
  • To comment, choose the gray Comment box in the upper right corner.  All you have to say is something to the effect of, "My name is Midnight Sun, and I am giving permission to use my name on this document."
  • I'm not going to include any further comments other than your name to keep the letter short.
  • You don't have to have a Google account to comment, but please use your real name in the comments.  Using a false name does not help our cause.
PLEASE COMMENT BY NOVEMBER 6, 2012.  I've chosen Election Day because it'll be easier for people to take the time to pay attention to the letter after the elections are over.  And it's an easy day to remember to comment by!

Since we have lots of moles and trolls out there that read this blog, I'm not going to include the names of the organizations here.  I don't want them to end up being harassed by people who are against what we're doing here.  I will be sending letters to various breed associations and riding organizations, and even if they don't send in their support, we can at least educate them about the situation, and they might just pass the information along to someone who will send in their support.

Thanks everyone!  And THANK YOU for being FOR THE HORSE!

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