DC Rally!

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People traveled from around the nation to attend the DC March for Mustangs rally on Thursday afternoon in Lafayette Park with Wendie Malick and Clay Canfield. Canfield opened the rally with his moving ballad “Wild Horses”. The press conference included Hope Ryden, a 40-plus year veteran of the fight to protect the last of America’s wild horses and 12 year old Amelia Perrin who asked for roundups in the west to cease on behalf of the generation who will inherit what we leave behind. March for Mustangs become a five city event when a small group of wild horses took to the streets in Southern California, advocates walked the Las Vegas strip with banners and Los Angeles rallied again following London, the first ever overseas protest for America’s treasured wild horse herds, held in front of the US Embassy.

Following the press conference the group marched past the White House, noting ongoing silence from the Obama administration on the request for a moratorium or suspension on roundups until some basic details (like how many horses are left in the wild) are determined by independent and accredited sources. the world certainly our wild herds. It is time for BLM to work with the public and suspend all roundups!

Ecologist Craig Downer and humane observer, Elyse Gardner, gave the last speeches. The rally then moved to the front of the Department of Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) building. The crowd chanted as DOI employees watched with arms folded on the stone steps. Cheers rang out when four mounted police officers rode down C street, apparently to monitor the situation of the peaceful rally’s new position. The police horses stood steadily as banners were held in front of the first equines to join the DC protest, unwittingly on behalf of their wild cousins.

The Speakers today were:

* Clay Canfield, country music singer/songwriter

* Friends of Animals President, Priscilla Feral

Wendie Malick- Getty Images photo from today

* Cloud Foundation Executive Director, Ginger Kathrens

* Author Hope Ryden

* Author R.T. Fitch

* HSUS Staff Vice President, Nancy Perry

AP photo from today

* Award-winning Actress and advocate Wendie Malick

* AWHPC Campaign Director, Suzanne Roy and daughter Amelia

* In Defense of Animals Representative, Deniz Bolbol

* Filmmaker and Representative for the Spirit Riders Foundation, James Kleinert

* EWA President, John Holland

* BLM Volunteer, Rob Pliskin

* Humane Observer at Calico, Elyse Gardner

* Wildlife Ecologist, Craig Downer

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49 Responses to “DC Rally!”

  1. Kathy O. Says:

    great work, u guys!

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    I love it. At least the cops came on horses! I am so proud of all of you! mar

  3. WildHorse Anni Says:

    Thank -you -we are all so proud of all the horses dear friends who went all the way to WASHINGTON DC TO STAND FOR AMERICAS BEAUTIFUL BELOVED NATIONAL TREASURES WILD HORSES & BURROS AND FOR ALL HORSES ! THANK- YOU !!!!!

  4. Kathleen Says:

    Bravo! To all who marched for our mustangs in DC and everywhere else! Thank you for being there. How wonderful that the horses showed up too!

  5. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    WHAT MAR SAYS GOES FOR ALL OF US–WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU–AND YOU EVEN GOT THE COPS TO COME OUT–WAY TO GO!!!!

  6. Anne Says:

    Hello and welcome home; I too applaud the wonderful spirit and hope this rally has given to America’s Mustangs;

    Wonderful to see so many people show up; good to see The American spirit rally with phamlets; song and posters;

    I know America’s Mustangs and Burros will benefit from this

    Anne us ps way cool about the Mounted Police ! What a Testimony; Police on horseback!; a perfect salute to:

    Our Nations’ wild horses and burros and lack of proper management; and how we must get better management
    Here’s to the Wild Mustangs and Burros ! I salute you !
    Ann usa

  7. elizabeth slagsvol Says:

    It was a fantastic rally. Wonderful speakers and a cohesive group. We are one day closer to a solution. The irony of the mounted police is priceless.

  8. Barbara Warner Says:

    Congratulations to all of you !! You did a terrific job !!

  9. Lisa Norman Says:

    My heartfelt appreciation for all who speak up for the mustangs & burros. They did a good story on CNN’s sister station with Jane Valez-Mitchell’s “Issues”, thank you Jane for telling the truth and posting the numbers to call Salazar & Obama. Hope you will stay on top of this issue as time is a luxury our beloved mustangs & burros don’t have. Now it’s your turn Salazar, BLM, Obama, Congress to do the right thing for our Western Heritage Icons and future generations.

  10. Linda Says:

    Congratulations to all who planned and participated in the D.C. rally, as well as others around the country and in London.

    Wonder if anyone in the White House took a peek, or if they even care?

    The DOI employees’ body language indicates their resistant and dismissive attitude. Typical.

    Getty and AP photos are a good thing. Did anyone get to speak to a reporter or any government offical/aide on the issue?

    Again, thanks for all your efforts to save the wild ones. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

    • Barb S Says:

      While standing in front of the DOI building I looked up and did see people looking out of the 3rd floor windows! They knew we were there.

  11. LoriProphoto Says:

    Way to go everyone, so wish I could have been there!!!!!!!!

  12. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Splendid images, splendid, splendid.

    Those trees — ahh how beautiful.

    And our beloved celebrities!

    Thank you all for what you have done for the wild equids this week!

  13. Judy Slayton Says:

    Great job everyone! Hopefully, before he departed for Ohio, the President saw the protests. We need him to take some action. Saw the piece on CNN Headline and it was excellent, some of the best press I have seen so far.
    Bravo, thank you so much.

  14. Jean C Says:

    Thanks to all who participated, in person or via the net.

    BLM needs to be humane in the care of the Mustangs.

    You all give the Mustangs a voice and bring light to the issue.

    Thanks again!

  15. Honor Hannon Says:

    Thank you for your creative and compassionate efforts on behalf of the lonely and heartbroken horses being held in the cold ,barron and ugly pens in Fallon Nevada and all across the United States.
    May you all continue to walk in beauty and may the wild ones have their freedom back!
    Honor

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  17. jan Says:

    and even yesterday, the jane velez mitchell interview was still up on cnn website so i emailed that to a lot of people and i taped it off tv – i sure hope she does an investigative followup on the treatment of the horses at fallon and some of the other holding pens – i think her people could get in

  18. Michael J Ahles Says:

    Boycotting beef will set the mustangs free.
    Choose wisely what you eat,
    When the cattle industry demands the mustangs freedom, they will be freed.
    Ecconomic sanctions really work and its free!

    =
    MJA

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  20. jan Says:

    as i have read only 3 percent of beef grown on public land is sold in usa – most is sold overseas –

    • Barb S Says:

      I think that it is that the cattle raised on Public Lands is only 3% of the total beef raised in the US. 97% of US beef is raised in the Mid-West and the East.

    • Roxy Says:

      Yes, I had found a report from USDA that most beef raised in the USA is exported – it did not specify whether the beef was from public lands or private. And I did not know the 3 percent however – the report did not break that down. That is great information. So removing all cows from the horses portion of the public lands will not break the cattle industry at all. Do you have a source for the 3%?

      So why are we supporting welfare ranching for beef that is going out of our country for profit for the ranchers? Enough already! Get those cows off the horses land! And if that does not start happening soon, I will be chanting get cows off ALL publc land.

    • Nora Morbeck Says:

      People who raise livestock in the East and Midwest have to own or lease land, which is costly. They’re responsible for land upkeep and they pay taxes on the land (though I think there’s a reduced tax on farmland in some states.)
      It seems unfair that certain ranchers in the West not only get to use public lands at below market cost, but the BLM (at taxpayer expense) improves grazing areas and water sources for them. As far as I can tell, these ranchers don’t pay a dime for the BLM range improvements. The BLM even fences off areas and water sources for some of these ranchers to use.
      So, after removing the horses because range conditions are unsuitable for grazing, the BLM will then lease that very same land for livestock use and improve the grazing conditions.
      I’d really like to know how much money taxpayers spend to keep these elite ranchers in business.

      • Roxy Says:

        Nora, there is an answer to your question, however I have misplaced the link.

        Search for CATO Policy analysis on Welfare Ranching (I think that was the title). The analysis was done around 1995 and includes a great deal of information. I only remember the big picture = 500 million dollars a year when indirect costs are added to direct costs.

        Then, according to USDA most cattle raised in UDSA are exported for profit! What a scam against the USA taxpayer!

      • Karen L. Says:

        This is a link to one of the policy reports on costs of grazing permit ranching, etc. (I’m sure there are more.)
        http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-234.html

  21. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THIS IS OFF TOPIC, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO PUT IT.
    NEEDS TO BE SEEN. POSTED ON THE MUSTANG PROJECTS BLOG:

    Wild Horses Leaving Southern Illinois, Concerns Remain – you really do want to read this one… video too.

    • Nora Morbeck Says:

      I’m not an advocate AT ALL of horse slaughter … but I’m curious to know what y’all think is the answer to all the unwanted horses in the US.
      In animal shelters around the country, dogs and cats are euthanized in a relatively humane way. This, of course, is at taxpayer expense. But I don’t know how horses are handled state to state.
      Aside from rescues — which are struggling financially and over-flowing with horses and other equine — what are the options?
      I don’t know what the answers are on this, but value this group’s input…

      • Roxy Says:

        Nora, my answer is big picture so leaves out immediate options – Stop breeding = stop slaughter.

        I hope others will answer you, as I have the same question.

        In one blog there was discussion of slaughter called rendering plants for dog and cat food. I could not find out how they did things different other than at rendering you pay to have your horse put down rather than getting paid for the horse. I assume this will go on unless horse meat is banned from dog and cat food too? Not sure, would like links to more info though. Seems it could be done more humanly than the YouTubes portray. There is one You Tube from UK about their horse slaughter that they think is awful, but really, compared to the videos from North America they look very nice, clean, the people seem very in control, just a shot and done – none of that proding along in chutes, blood all over, stabbing in neck stuff.

        There is absolutly no way to humanly euthanize a “wild” horse as there is no trust to begin with humans.

      • Jan Eaker Says:

        PLease know that many of the millions of dogs and cats that are euthanized everday are NOT done so in a humane way, Many states still use gas chambers, and heartstick is another way that many shelters use to euthanize animals.
        The only way to humanely euthanize ANY horse is by injection, I believe;
        over breeding is a problem, and slaughter is seen as the solution; if you keep a horse for 20 years, then you won’t be supporting the breeders. one breeder I know is still putting 100+ foals on the ground this year, even though last year’s babies have not sold. Weanlings in ND were bringing $7.50 at a sale, but breeders there will have new babies soon. My neighbor is a back yard breeder, sent 3 yearlings to a sale last weekend, got $25 each for them, I’m hoping they went to a good home, but my instincts say they went to Canada. He will have aother 3-4 babies this year.
        In my area, to have a horse euthanized by the vet is around $150, the renderers charge $125 to take the body if you drop it off to them, if they have to come and pick it up, that is another $300. So it is an expense that some people do not want to have to pay.
        I agree that there needs to be a viable alternative to slaughter.

  22. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    TOO MANY DOTS START TO CONNECT–ALL THOSE STATES LOOKING TO OVERTURN HORSE SLAUGHTER BANS–ALL AT THE SAME TIME. WHY MOVE HORSES FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, NOW?

  23. Jan Eaker Says:

    Just read the article about So IL, BLM said it was a financial move made in dec. Who knows what the real reason is,

  24. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JAN, I DON’T LIKE THE SOUND OF IT–LIKE SOME KIND OF CHESS GAME–THE HORSES ARE THE PAWNS.

  25. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THERE IS SOME VIDEO FOOTAGE OF BOTH D.C. AND LONDON RALLYS ON THE WILD HORSE AND BURRO WARRIORS BLOG–SOME GOOD MUSIC, TOO.

  26. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    NORA, THAT IS A QUESTION THAT IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WISE HEADS TO ANSWER. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE SO CAREFUL WITH ANIMALS, TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE. THOSE ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD HAVE ANIMALS–IT SEEMS TO BE A CONSTANT TUG OF WAR. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ALWAY TRYING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE. A FRIEND AND I HAVE DECIDED THAT THE PLANET NEEDS TO BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS–ONE CAN BE PAVED WITH CEMENT-NO ANIMALS-NO TREES-NO NOTHING. THOSE THAT DON’T RESPECT OUR PLANET OR ANYTHING ON IT CAN LIVE ON THAT SIDE. EVERYONE ELSE WILL LIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE AND TAKE ALL OF THE ANIMALS. ONLY RESPONSIBLE BREEDERS WILL BE PRODUCING ANY ANIMALS. THAT TOPIC COULD TAKE A WHOLE WEBSITE OF IT’S OWN.

    • Jan Eaker Says:

      ANd make sure that the paved side is VERY small and all the people who hate wild things and wild places are VERY crowded together.

  27. Linda Says:

    Nora and everyone, this is going to be even longer than most of my rants, but that’s because horse slaughter makes me so angry.

    I ‘m part of an all-volunteer equine rescue totally opposed to slaughter. You may be surprised to learn not all rescues take that position. I certainly was. Now the first question I ask before donating to a horse rescue is, “How do you feel about slaughter?”

    Slaughter is a complex issue, but my answer is and will always be responsible horse ownership and stewardship.

    First of all, I hate the term “unwanted horses”. It’s a catchall for horses in peril through no fault of their own. Every horse has a life and a story, and deserves respect.

    To me, domestic horses are “unaffordable”, “un-homed”, “discarded”, “unmanageable”, or “inconvenient”, depending on the OWNER’S circumstances. Occasionally there’s a horse that’s proved downright “dangerous”, and should be humanely euthanized.

    Wild horses have been “kidnapped”, “displaced”, “deported”, and “incarcerated” by the BLM. A wild horse is not “dangerous” to itself or other wild horses, it’s just displaying behavior HUMANS find unacceptable. Some person made that horse “dangerous”. It will likely never recover from fear and abuse, and should be released back to its home range.

    Our rescue has received a number of calls from horse owners that go something like this, “We raised Max from a colt. Our kids grew up on him. They won ribbons at 4-H, and even a trophy saddle. He was a good horse, and we all love him. Max is 23. He’s lame and we can’t keep weight on him. We’d like to give Max to you, because we want him to have a good home. IF YOU DON’T TAKE HIM, WE’RE SENDING HIM TO THE SALE BARN.”

    OUTRAGEOUS! Max has given these people a lifetime of service and pleasure. There’s more of a chance pigs will fly than that lame, skinny, 23-year-old Max will find a good home at the Sale Barn! He’s loved and trusted these people his whole life, AND NOW THEY’RE THREATENING TO SEND HIM TO SLAUGHTER!

    “We can’t afford to keep him”, and we can’t afford to put him down.” – sometimes true, most often not. If the horse is suffering, we recommend humane euthanasia. If that doesn’t work, we offer to come and look at the horse. When we get a hang-up, it may well be a calculated threat. The people have the means to humanely put Max down, they just don’t want to deal with it. For whatever reason, they want Max to go somewhere else. They “all love him”, but they don’t love him enough to do right by him.

    We try our best to avoid negative outcomes, and are angry and depressed when there’s suddenly dead air on the other end of the phone. All we can do is pray people will be responsible.

    If the people truly DO love Max, and honestly can’t afford to care for him or put him down properly, they stay on the line. They want us to come and meet him, and want to do right by him. If we find this is the case, we invariably shoulder the responsibility. Sometimes our vet does have to put the horse down, but often there’s still hope, and we rehab Max and horses like him. They may be fostered, adopted by a loving person, or retired to the rescue, and, when their time has finally come, they’ll have a peaceful end.

    We recently won a livestock board seizure case. Thankfully, we had a pretty good judge who awarded us the horses, but the defense attorney successfully pled down from two charges of felony abuse to a single misdemeanor and a small fine. His argument was, “This man’s a TEACHER, and will lose his job, his income, and his reputation!”

    Unfortunately, that’s what most horse abusers get – a virtual slap on the wrist. The judge was obviously disgusted, but if there was an appeal the horses might have gone back to their abuser. At sentencing, she said, “Your animals should be like your children.” I nearly cried to think this abuser has children of his own, and will go on teaching other people’s children.

    Concerning slaughter – irresponsible owners and breeders account for the vast majority of discarded horses that end up at Sale Barns. Quarterhorses, Thoroughbreds, and Standardbreds that weren’t quite fast enough, purebreds that didn’t meet breed standards, injured horses that probably could have been rehabbed if the owner cared enough to help them, or the infamous “products of backyard breeding”. These horses were clearly “wanted” before they became “unwanted”!

    As for the wild ones, the Burns Amendment allows for sales of unlimited numbers after 90 days in holding, no questions asked – and no way of knowing their fate. That’s the major tragedy that befalls so many of America’s wild horses, but there’s another potentially tragic fate.

    While many wild horses find good, loving homes at adoption events, I cringe when I hear, “My kids have always wanted a horse.” To them, a cheap wild horse is a way to get around paying even a relatively small price for a good, safe, trained horse. Do they know anything about horses? Have they ever owned a horse? Can they afford to properly care for a horse for more than a year? Most think they want a horse until they actually have a horse – especially a wild one.

    I remember hearing that some states, perhaps California, hold reduced-cost humane euthanasia and disposal events. It gives me chills when I picture horses-in-hand lining up to be killed, but it’s far better than slaughter. I believe there’s also a movement to cover some of the costs at approved veterinary clinics. I’ll try to find out more about these alternatives.

    God forbid slaughter is ever allowed back in our country. All bets will be off, and most breeders will go into overdrive. Pro-slaughterers want to keep the numbers as high as possible to convince the general public “it’s raining unwanted horses”. Those figures are estimates, very probably inflated, and virtually impossible to verify. When the parade of “unwanted horses” slows down, the slaughterhouses will cry for more, and people will begin breeding horses for slaughter as they do in Canada, Mexico, and South America. Personal horses will be stolen.

    And the wild ones will disappear from their home ranges and take their last breaths.

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Thanks Linda, This is very much from your heart and your experience. I do hope that the silent readers will learn from this and pass on this knowledge. I can never see these arguments too many times. People need education on these issues so badly. I am with you fully. mar

  28. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    LINDA, THANK YOU. WOW! WHAT A LOT OF INFORMATION. ALL GOOD. YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE–TRYING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND REPAIR THE DAMAGE.

    • Linda Says:

      Louie, I need to qualify my remarks about various rescues’ positions on slaughter. I don’t want to be in hot water with those sincerely trying to help horses.

      A rescue won’t come right out and say they’re pro-slaughter. Many say they “don’t take a position” on slaughter. I may not like it, but it’s their rescue, and they have the right to run any way they choose.

      I suspect the real reason behind their “neutral” position is they don’t want to lose donations from anyone who is or might be pro-slaughter. Maybe they have other reasons.

      Whatever the case, they don’t get any money, support, or recommendations from me.

  29. Jan Eaker Says:

    Mar, PLEASE post the Rob Pliskin speech here, it is very moving!

  30. jan Says:

    you can find all of washington march and other cities on youtube just google mustang march and they come up

    as for cat and dog slaughter – there is a law now in calif that all kittens and puppies have to be fixed before being adopted out or sold at pet stores – the ones fighting this law are the breeders – anyway seems the horse industry is in the same position – if you breed horses no one wants then you are littering – i know some breeds like arab and thoroughbred dont seem to have any responsibility towards over breeding – how many foals born every year in kentucky actually make it to the track and how many of those become great race horses – not very many – what happens to the rest – many are injured and have to put down – for arabs only a few become show champions – time to put a bridle on the horse industry –

  31. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    LINDA, I JUST DID DONATE TO A LOCAL HORSE RESCUE RECENTLY. I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO ASK. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THEY SAVED HORSES FROM SLAUGHTER. I GUESS EVERYONE IS DOING WHAT THEY CAN WITH WHAT THEY HAVE. PERHAPS DONATIONS HELP KEEP THEM FROM HAVING TO MAKE SUCH HARD CHOICES.

    • Linda Says:

      Louie, thanks so much for supporting your local rescue. These are such tough times, and horse rescues have seen donations dry up at an alarming rate. Bless you and all those who give what they can to help save horses!

      I guess I still haven’t made myself clear about rescues and slaughter. The vast majority of rescues that don’t take a position on slaughter AREN’T pro-slaughter, and I’ve never heard of a rescue sending a horse to slaughter, but they won’t take a stand against it for reasons I’ve already mentioned.

      Many rescuers DO save horses from slaughter. A lady who runs a Southern Colorado rescue goes to a nearby Sale Barn on a regular basis and buys horses. Unfortunately, she buys horses based on their potential for adoption, not their potential for going to slaughter. Some of those “good” horses might have been purchased as personal horses or to train and sell, but she does cut down the possibility they’ll end up in the slaughter pipeline.

      Our rescue’s founder went with her ONE TIME. She was traumatized, and vows she’ll never go back. She chose not to bring her trailer so she wouldn’t be tempted. (We don’t buy and sell horses, because we’re not horse traders. We have plenty to do saving seized horses and those surrendered under threat of seizure.)

      At the end of the sale, she spotted a scrawny little filly standing sad and alone in the corner of a pen, and knew her fate. She had $50 in her pocket and somehow talked the owner into selling her that poor little girl over the objections of a “killer buyer”. Our “Fiesty” was loaded into the lady’s trailer, and saved from certain death.

      Sale Barns are on private property. Rescue folks can only afford tobuy a few horses at a time. Lots of rescuers have been ordered to leave and never come back, and threatened with arrest when “killer buyers” recognize them and complain to the owners, “those damn rescues are ruining our business”. Believe me, there are still plenty of horses left for them to kill!

      • Nora Morbeck Says:

        Linda — I appreciate your views on rescue and slaughter. Thank you so much for sharing.
        My first forray back into the horse world over 7 years ago was as a volunteer at the State’s Critical Care Impound — horses seized by the state due to abuse/neglect/abandonment. I certainly didn’t see the worst there was to see, but I experienced enough to get a good education about the ugliness of humans. I also learned many valuable lessons about proper horse care and nursing horses back to health, when and if that’s possible.
        Two of my personal horses came from a bad barn situation. They were not in immediate danger, but soon would have ended up at a sale barn.
        My rescue mare was days from being “trucked off to the glue factory,” as the owner told my husband. She’d been a brood mare until she broke her pelvis while foaling. Her eyes told me that she wanted to live — despite neglect and untreated injuries. Today she’s thriving.
        There are so many people in the horse business for money and money alone. I don’t know how we instill in them that these are living, sentient beings with inherent value — not simply beasts of burden with $ signs on them.
        Thank you for all the good work you and other rescuers do. It makes me feel less lonely in the world knowing that people like you are out there!

      • Linda Says:

        Nora, “the eyes are the windows to the soul”.

        Does a horse, or any living creature have the will and strength to go on, or want it’s spirit released to cross the Rainbow Bridge?

        Someday I’ll post “Magic – An Indomitable Spirit”, a story I wrote about a courageous Morgan that came in “less than 1”, and is now one of the most beautiful and spirited horses you’ll ever see.

        We knew he’d fight for life by the look in his eyes!

  32. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JAN, I THINK THAT IS THE POINT THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP HAMMERING. WE PROBABLY ALL HAVE HEARD THE “TOO MANY HORSES” ARGUMENT. WE NEED TO REALLY DRIVE HOME THE POINT THAT THERE AREN’T THAT MANY WILD HORSES. ABANDONED, DISCARDED DOMESTIC HORSES –WHETHER FROM BREEDERS, RACE TRACKS OR PEOPLE WHO JUST HAVE TO GET RID OF THEM ARE BEING MIXED INTO THE EQUATION. PROBABLY TO MANY PEOPLE, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.

  33. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    LINDA, YOU WERE CLEAR IN YOUR WRITING–IT WAS ME–ONE OF MY STUPID DAYS. I THOUGHT THAT IF RESCUES HAD NO OTHER OPTION-NOT ENOUGH FUNDS-THEY WOULD MAYBE FORCED TO SELL TO AUTIONS. ALL OF A SUDDEN DONATIONS GO DOWN , HAY GOES UP–THEY ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. I HAVE SO MANY TIMES SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO HELP GET SLAMMED. THEY TAKE ON MORE THAN THEY CAN HANDLE BECAUSE THEY JUST CAN’T TURN AWAY.THEY USE ALL OF THEIR RESOURCES, THEIR TIME, THEIR EMOTIONS. IT IS LIKE TRYING BAIL OUT THE OCEAN WITH A SIEVE.

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