HORSES: SANCTUARY NOT CRUELTY FOR EXPLOITED RACE HORSES

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“You have just seen what happens to racehorses on the previous post by PETA. I’m still in tears over it. So PLEASE…IF YOU TRULY LOVE ANIMALS; SUPPORT THEM, NOT THE INDUSTRY! P.S. The video is not in the original post, it’s just to remind people how horses suffer in horse racing!”

Posted 26 March 2014

Saturday (March 29) marks the start of Animal Aid’s Horse Racing Awareness Week, an annual campaign during which the public is asked to consider the sombre truth about an exploitative horseracing industry.

Just to remind you – The Dark Side Of Horse Racing

Uploaded on 25 Mar 2008

Most people regard horse racing as a harmless sport in which the animals are willing participants who thoroughly enjoy the thrill. The truth is that behind the scenes lies a story of immense suffering.

On racecourses around the country, a total of around 200 horses die every year – usually from broken backs, legs and necks; or they suffer a heart attack. A large number of other horses at the start of their ‘careers’ are rejected as unsuitable, and others – when they have finished racing – are disposed of by being sent for slaughter.

The amount allocated for the roughly 7,500 horses who leave racing every year is pitifully small. The official rehabilitation scheme received just £50,000 from the Horserace Betting Levy Board for race horse care in 2013, out of a total of about £75m that was dispersed throughout the industry.1

Animal Aid supporters will be in high streets across the country during Horse Racing Awareness Week, communicating these hidden truths to a public that is told over and over by industry propagandists that race horses are cherished and cosseted like royalty.

Animal Aid’s detailed research over the past 15 years reveals something quite different: that the industry treats thoroughbreds as mere disposable commodities.

Animal Aid publishes details, as best we can, of every on-course death on British racecourses (because the British Horseracing Authority does not).

Our online database for this purpose is called Race Horse DeathWatch.

We also publish periodic annual reviews. The last one – for 2012 – revealed that ten racecourses saw two deaths in a single day’s racing, while three courses saw three horses die in a single meeting.

Based on industry data, we have calculated that around one in every 42 horses who begins the jump race season will be dead by the end of it as a result of an on-course injury.

Horse Racing Awareness Week is an ideal time for people to commit to supporting horses in need rather than bolstering the industry with their betting money or racecourse attendance fees.

The Animal Aid initiative that promotes this cause is called Sanctuary Not Cruelty. This year, the named horse charity is Hillside Animal Sanctuary of Frettenham, Norfolk.

Says Animal Aid Director Andrew Tyler:

A typical reject of the racing industry is Underwriter. He stopped being profitable and found himself about to be sold to a slaughterhouse. About 1,000 horses from the racing industry are butchered each year in British slaughterhouses.

Happily, when it came to Underwriter, the meat man was outbid by representatives of Hillside Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk – and that is where Underwriter is currently to be found, sharing his days with special friend Sweetie and 900 other rescued equines.

As we approach the frenetically hyped three-day Grand National meeting, our message to the public is to use the money that would have gone on a bet, to support a hardworking horse sanctuary.’

Underwriter and Sweetie are featured in a short film produced for this year’s Sanctuary Not Cruelty campaign.

News Link:-http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_horse//3075//

“The 175th edition of the Grand National takes place at Aintree on Saturday, 5 April 2014 – PLEASE DON’T BET ON THE CRUELTY!”

THE GRAND NATIONAL KILLS HORSES

THE GRAND NATIONAL KILLS HORSES

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Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs; Can You Offer A Forever Home?

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“I was sent the following information from a friend & fellow animal advocate, Pam Burns; which tugged at my heart-strings immediately. We both have something very special in our lives…blind fur-friends. So when I received the link I knew I had to  share the following with you, as these dogs are very special & are looking for new forever homes, please share!! There are so many, please pass this information on, thanks x”

“The little guy below was due to be put to sleep, but thank God he was rescued in time by Blind dog Rescue. There are so many others just like him, waiting for that special person to give them a loving home. My little dog has no eyes, when he cuddles me, there is no better feeling! Please take a look at some of the dogs below that need a home, I can guarantee they will love you unconditionally, as long as you let them into your home & heart!!!”:-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos_stream

Was due to be pts but is now SAFE!!! RESCUE CONFIRMED – WILL BE COMING TO Blind Dog Rescue Alliance! Thank you BDRA!! Waahooo!!!

If you would like to adopt this Sweetie please get in touch with them at adoption@blinddogrescue.com

SAFE!!! RESCUE CONFIRMED – WILL BE COMING TO Blind Dog Rescue Alliance!

We received the following:

Poor guy was found in the middle of the road last night. On antibiotics and antihistamines. Not sure how much he can see or hear. Hardly any teeth. Blind in left eye, was covered in faeces and matted hair, teeth are in bad shape, maybe 5 pounds and very old.

Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs Networking:- Thank you all for caring and advocating for this sweet pup! To see all the dogs currently looking for rescue, many beyond urgent with a PTS date ,that desperately need exposure and your help, please go to our albums :-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos

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BEYOND URGENT!! PTS AT ANY TIME!!! LA, Baton Rouge – Shih Tzu, Horribly Neglected, Blind in One Eye, Possibly Diminished Vision in the Other. **CODE RED** PLEASE HELP QUICKLY! “Please if anyone can help with this, post & share with everyone, this little guy really needs help NOW!!”Contact info at the end.This adorable Shih Tzu needs to find a forever home or rescue now!!! He is at high risk of being PTS at this high kill shelter! Please help!!! Please do not let this little guy die afraid and alone in a shelter!
He is blind in one eye that may need an enucleation. He is not completely blind, but may possibly have diminished vision in the other eye.
Please help him find the home he so deserves, either directly or thru a rescue, where he can part of a family and receive some TLC that he clearly has not had in a very long time. Anyone who has ever known a vision diminished, or even blind dog, will tell you that once acclimated, you forget they have any eye issues at all and they are the same loving dogs, if not more so, as the fully sighted! “I can confirm this, with my dog; please please share with everyone!”
Please help!!! If you find you are not in a position to help now, please quickly share with all your contacts! Thanks!We received the following:This little guy has a blind eye that may need to be taken out. I am not sure how much sight he has in his other eye but he is not completely blind. He is at a high risk of being euthanized in the Baton Rouge, La shelter. He’s very friendly, appears house trained because he keeps his kennel clean. He was found as a stray with a jewel studded collar. No one claimed him. I held him and he was so calm.This is all the information we have. We are networking; we do not have this sweet pup, nor, unfortunately, are we able to help with transport. For any additional information, or to adopt or rescue, please quickly get in touch with the shelter/person listed under contact information.

Contact Information:
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center
2680 Progress Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Paula Shaw , Rescue Coordinator
For Pet Adoptions call CAA 225 774-7701
(225) 774-7700 Office
(225) 774-7876 Fax
Email: acc@brgov.com

Please also take a look at this album, all these dogs need a special forever home, with someone to just love them. Being blind or deaf, doesn’t mean these babies don’t deserve the same love as any other dog, if anything they deserve more, because they will love you unconditionally; I know that for a fact!! :-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos_albums

I have a Yorkshire Terrier who had to have both eyes removed within 1 month of each other. We took him to the vets numerous times, saying he just didn’t seem right; as an owner who loves their dog, one knows if & when something is wrong!! However, the vet kept telling us he just had infections, which he was treated for.

Two years ago on Christmas Eve, we knew something was seriously wrong with Harry; so we rushed him to the vet. His retina had detached & the pressure in his eye was so high, he must have felt like his head was about to burst. He went straight into theatre, there was nothing they could do, other than to  remove the eye then & there.

They told us his other eye had glaucoma & may have to come out as the retina could detach in that one also. After a month of seeing him refuse food & just wanting to sit somewhere quiet, we couldn’t bear to see him go through so much pain again, so we told the vets to take his remaining eye out also. We learnt that the pressure in that eye was triple what it should have been, so we made the right move! 

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Harry after having both eyes removed due to Glaucoma

Having had both eyes out, Harry is virtually no different. As long as we don’t move furniture around, he knows where he is going & will often run from one room to the other…which amazes me!!  Most people don’t even notice he has no eyes.”

“He is the same dog, just as cheeky & mischievous…just without eyes! He loves to be cuddled up with me on the settee or even riding on my wheelchair, he knows he is safe, because he knows he is loved & gives that love back tenfold; there is no other feeling in the world, like that!!”

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