It is time to speak plainly.
And with purpose.
When I say ‘This is war’! I mean it quite literally. The war on slaughter is becoming far more expansive and far more than any of us can fight alone.
You will see many say ‘We are their voice’. This could not be more true, for to help these horses we MUST speak up where they can not.
Their cries of anguish can be heard in all corners of the world if WE bring enough awareness.
Whether you are religious or not, it holds weight that the bible is riddled with references to ‘Being good shepherds’.
‘But now ask the beasts and let them teach you, and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you .’ (Job 12:7)
Are we listening to them? WHAT are we learning?
And more importantly…
What are we DOING about it?
It is overwhelming, I know. The endless string of horses shipping to slaughter.
The extortion of horses by ‘Kill Buyers’ in America.
The SEEMINGLY surmountable task of forming a plan to affect change on a larger scale.
Overwhelming, it is.
Impossible….it is not.
So yes, ‘This is War’.
Like any war…….it takes an army .
Perhaps you think ‘I can’t do much, I don’t know anything about horses’.
“I can’t do much, I don’t believe in paying kill buyers their extortion feeds’.
‘I don’t have money’.
‘I don’t have land.’
I don’t know how to help’.
‘Someone else will do it, surely’.
I have news for you. You , and I, ARE SOMEONE ELSE!
Every army has divisions., each dedicated to different tasks and no one is less important than another.
In THIS war, we need the same. Leaders. STRONG voices. A coalition.
Those who bail.
Those who haul . Those with land. Those who raise the roof with phone calls, letters, public relations, social media, networking.
Euthanasia stations for those too weak, too far gone, that should be KINDLY euthanized and no longer extorted for their suffering.
YES, in the world we now live this also takes FUNDING. So very little from MANY would create staggering results.
Yes, there is a ‘Safe Act’ in the works, and should that pass….
WHERE….will all the unwanted horses go? The literal bottleneck of thousands of horses.
THAT is where my focus is, and it is imperative there be a PLAN!
Which brings me back to the army .
We must build it. We MUST spread more awareness, we MUST unite and raise our voices.
It is no longer an option to sit idly by, lest we repeat what former generations have done and think….
‘Someone else will sort it out.’
We….are ‘Someone else’.
If you have a passion for horses, for affecting change……for making this a BETTER world for our horses ….
As how to help. There are so very many ways, and this will take ALL of us.
We will never all agree on everything. . . .
But we will ALL agree that this must change.
No one of us can do it all..
But we can ALL do something.
And together…..so much more.
YOU can help.
Ask us how.
Randi L. Collier
It is time to speak plainly.