of us wanted has sadly been dashed numerous times.
When I heard that hamburgers and a weekly Friday evening dinner of steak
was on the
President's menu, I knew then -- this was not a man of compassion. So,
should I have
been surprised when his Secretaries of Interior -- past and present did and
do nothing to
stop the terrible helicopter raids on the wild horses of the west so that
cattle barons like
Bundy could use public lands? No, I wasn't surprised.
Well it seems to me that the BLM/Bundy fracas should be a wake up call for
President and the BLM. To have Cattle Baron Bundy call the shots by
refusing to pay
for the use of public lands and then demanding the return of the cattle the
removed because of non payment - showed me just how powerful these cattle
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I hope that the President and the BLM will try to rectify the wrongful use
barons of land bequeathed to the wild horses by the 1971 Wild Horse and
Burro Act. At
the very least, they should realize that people like Bundy are calling the
shots as regarding
the use of public lands so that people like the President can satisfy their
And what happens to our wild horses after being chased miles on end by the
whirring blades of the helicopters? They are put in holding pens basically
auctioned off. And who buys these horses? The "meat" men of course, and
sent in horrible transport conditions to Canada and Mexico to be cruelly
the tables of Europe. These horses belong to all of us -- not to the
and not to the President who doesn't care what happens to them when they
by the meat men.
Congress is also doing nothing to stop this horror. The SAFE Act which
would stop the
transport of our wild horses to the slaughterhouses of Canada and Mexico
dead bills "sit" in Congress. Why isn't Boehner introducing it? Why
aren't there a
great many more supporters of this bill? I tried in vain to convince my
Marcy Kaptur and my two Senators -- Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio to
this Act. They didn't even have the kindness of sending me a negative
reply. I hope
you have tried as well, but somehow I don't think so. Just how hard is it
an e-mail? Before the computer age, I would write or type letters to
members of Congress.
And you can't get an e-mail off?
CAMPAIGN MONEY REQUESTS.
I suppose you have been getting oodles and oodles of requests from your
party during this upcoming election. I ignored them all -- for two
reasons. One -I just don't
extra money -having to take care of 9 rescued cats. And secondly, I'm not
impressed by most
of the people who ask.
Nancy Pelosi is one. I believe I read that she owns a restaurant where
they serve veal.
Obviously, she does not care or know how cruelly so many baby male calves
in the crates from hell. If she doesn't know, then she should educate
Both the President and Vice President said they had not received anything
from me. Why
should I support them when they are doing nothing to support my animal
And back to the President's taste in food. When he and his family visited
France, I was
disgusted to learn that they went to a restaurant where foie gras was
served. In my
opinion, he lost the chance to politely decline as the force feeding of
geese is terribly
cruel. If he didn't want to offend, then he should have chosen a
restaurant which didn't
serve this cruel dish. His two girls learned nothing from him either. It
was a teaching
moment for compassion that he did not use.
And just today -news that the President on his visit to Japan feasted on
bluefin tuna. I guess this news shouldn't have surprised me. He
that he doesn't care about animals. If he did, he would join us in