Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Horse Lovers


Most people know that eating meat causes suffering to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and fish, but did you know that it effects horses as well? The Bureau of Land Management rounds up wild horses and donkeys each year and auctions them off? Most of them go to slaughter. They do this for the cattle ranchers; to clear grazing land for cows, so the wild horses are not competing with the cows for their food source, and not competing with the ranchers for their profits. I used to think that the extinction of wild horses and burros was because of the overpopulation of humans and shortage of space. However, that’s not the case at all. Horses and wild burros are being rounded up to make more room for cows, so people can eat more cows, get more sick, take more drugs, so the meat and pharmaceutical industries can make more money! Thousands of wild mustangs and burros are rounded up in the most terrifying and horrific way and sent to slaughter each year.

But there is hope! When we adopt a plant-based diet, we save 198 animals each year, including horses and donkeys. When we adopt a plant-based diet, we are part of the solution and we are taking a stand for peace. An acre and a half of land can produce 375 pounds of meat or 37,000 pounds of plant-based foods.

Will you join me in adopting a plant-based diet and protecting horses, donkeys and all animals? For more support and information on a plant-based diet, please go to: http://www.gentlebarn.org/plant-based-diet

Written by Ellie Laks

Founder, The Gentle Barn

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