A Tragic and Brutal End for our American Horses.

Written by Stephen Murphy

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repparttar many horses they manipulated from good loving owners and taken them straight torepparttar 145443 Slaughter House! The purpose of this article to openrepparttar 145444 American publics eyes torepparttar 145445 senseless practice of horse slaughter. Our American horses of all types are being slaughtered as would any domesticated food animal. Our Founding Fathers designatedrepparttar 145446 horse a "favored" animal which means they are not bred or raised for food, not eaten in our culture. Why? Becauserepparttar 145447 horse is part of American heritage, having played a major role in our historical growth and development. Extensive independent polling shows that voters think it is illegal to slaughter a horse for human consumption; however when informed that it is not, 88%-93% think that it should be. Now taking that in consideration here arerepparttar 145448 alarming facts: Over 3 million American recreational horses have been secretly purchased and slaughtered forrepparttar 145449 foreign markets inrepparttar 145450 last two decades. And because ofrepparttar 145451 lack of disclosure onrepparttar 145452 part ofrepparttar 145453 agents forrepparttar 145454 foreign owned horsemeat industry, people's horses can and have been stolen and their pets purchased under false pretenses. This practice has contributed to crime and consumer fraud. Inrepparttar 145455 United States there are currently two horse slaughter plants in operation, both foreign-owned, both in Texas and a third in IIinois. In addition torepparttar 145456 horses killed inrepparttar 145457 two US-based plants, thousands more are transported under deplorable conditions across our borders into Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered. Horses are often transported for more than 24 hours without rest, water, or food, while unprotected from weather extremes in thin metal-walled trailers. Sick and/or injured horses frequently are forced onto double-deck trailers that were designed for short-necked animals including cattle and sheep. Once atrepparttar 145458 slaughterhouse,repparttar 145459 suffering and abuse continue unabated. Often, horses are left on tightly packed double-deck trailers for long periods of time while a few are forcibly moved off. Callous workers, using long, thick fiberglass rods, poke and beatrepparttar 145460 horses' faces, necks, backs, and legs as they are shoved throughrepparttar 145461 facility intorepparttar 145462 kill box. Due to extreme overcrowding, abuse, deafening sounds, andrepparttar 145463 smell of blood,repparttar 145464 horse’s exhibit fear typical of "flight" behavior pacing in prance-like movements with their ears pinned back against their heads and eyes wide open. The horses are then herded into shoots which lead torepparttar 145465 stun box. Horses have a very keen since of smell so while they are being driven down this shute they can smellrepparttar 145466 death in front of them. They are shaking and very frightened and knowrepparttar 145467 fate that awaits them. This is a cruel fate for a pet and any horse that has been be-friended by a human and they should not ever end up with this type of fate. What you do have to realize from this time on is that there are very devious buyers out there looking to buy any horse they can get their hands on. They very willing to lie by sayingrepparttar 145468 horse they purchase from you will be taken to a great place to live out its days with constant good care. These people are only driven by GREED and have BLOOD on their hands fromrepparttar 145469 many horses they manipulated from good loving owners and taken them straight torepparttar 145470 Slaughter House! Please BEWARE and do all you can to insure that your friends and companions are going to be out of harms way.

Stephen Murphy is a Horse lover and owner and the Operations Manager of Fairbanks Horse Rescue. You can read and keep up to date on his family’s efforts and see how you can get involved at http://wavisp.com/horse5050.html. Email: saviors@wavisp.com

The Pros and Cons of Vaccinating Your Dog

Written by Rose Smith

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What's In Those Vaccines?

Well, aside fromrepparttar live or dead virus, most people would be shocked and horrified to learn what else is included in those "safe" shots.

For example, did you know that vaccinations (for both animals AND humans - yes, these poisons are being injected into your children too) contain Thimerosal, which is made up of ethyl mercury. This is a highly toxic metal that affectsrepparttar 145369 neurological system in all animals. It can also affectrepparttar 145370 immune system, motor coordination, increase behavioral dysfunctions, and appears to be linked to autism in humans.

Here's an eye opener. Uranium isrepparttar 145371 most poisonous substance known to man... mercury comes in second. Once it entersrepparttar 145372 body through ingestion, injection or inhalation, it continues to accumulate. In other words, human and animal bodies cannot easily clear mercury from their systems.

Aluminum is another toxic metal found in vaccinations, which many of us know has been linked to Alzheimer’s.

Formaldehyde is used as a preservative and a tissue fixative. Think about that for a moment. Formaldehyde is used to preserve dead bodies before burial! Makes you wonder why they bother to use it after we're dead. After all, both us and our pets should be more than adequately preserved byrepparttar 145373 time we pass on with allrepparttar 145374 vaccines we get.

How about Ethylene Glycol? In other words - antifreeze! This ingredient is known to cause kidney and liver failure and can prove fatal if swallowed.

We've all heard of Borax (sodium tetra borate decahyrate). Some people use it in their laundry. Forrepparttar 145375 record, Borax is a pesticide included in ant killer. Guess where else it's used?

These are just some ofrepparttar 145376 poisons added to vaccinations. The list goes on. In fact, there are approximately 25 known additives included in vaccines for animals.

What Are The Alternatives To Vaccinations?

Up until recently, there have been relatively few alternatives in vaccinating your dog. In fact, it isrepparttar 145377 law in many countries that animals must have routine vaccinations, especially rabies shots for animals that are traveling or if you wish to board them in a kennel or veterinary hospital. However, alternatives are starting to appear and some veterinarians are beginning to questionrepparttar 145378 validity of yearly vaccinations.

Withrepparttar 145379 increase in awareness over homeopathic alternatives in medicines, many people are turning torepparttar 145380 safer and, in some cases, more effective treatment of using homeopathic nosodes. Like regular vaccines, they are designed to sensitize repparttar 145381 body to a particular virus and are very effective in preventing infections. Completely safe with no side effects, they can be given to puppies quite safely and at a very early age. In fact, these nosodes can be administered torepparttar 145382 pregnant mother so her babies are protected when born.

Homeopathic nosodes are easy to administer as they come in pill or liquid form, as opposed to being injected like traditional vaccines. The cost is also lower, saving you money. However, there are limitations. Most countries, boarding kennels and veterinary hospitals will not accept animals that are given Lyssin (homeopathic rabies vaccine), although this is slowly beginning to change with more and more homeopathic veterinary hospitals and boarding kennels popping up across repparttar 145383 country.

What If Your Pet Is Exposed To a Virus?

If you know that your dog has been exposed to a virus, you can help preventrepparttar 145384 development ofrepparttar 145385 disease by administering nosodes immediately after exposure and before repparttar 145386 symptoms develop.

Viral diseases such as canine distemper and canine parvo virus are basically incurable with traditional medical treatment, however these viruses quickly respond to treatment from homeopathic nosodes.

As all diseases are extremely serious in an animal, you should always seek out professional medical treatment. If conventional treatment doesn't appear to be working, do not hesitate to seek out a homeopathic veterinarian for treatment. What's important is repparttar 145387 life of your pet, so seek any methods available that may help.

Article Copyright 2005. Rose Smith is the author and owner of Caring For Canines, a web site that provides information on natural dog health care. To learn more about dog medications, vaccinations and first aid, please visit us at: http://www.caringforcanines.com/herbal-medications.shtml

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