Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If you do nothing else...

Call and be heard!

Stop National Animal ID before it's too late!

If you've not heard of it, read up. The USDA claims it will help prevent the spread of disease. I'm not sure when a disease has listened to the USDA and stopped spreading simply because they say a rule will prevent it. What's important to know is that your freedom is at stake. Your freedom to move about without reporting your where abouts to the authorities.
Now, if you don't mind sending in a form each day your horse (or pig or cow or chicken) crosses the road, by all means, support this. But if you'd prefer to be able to enjoy a nice trail ride, or leave your horse in your neighbor's pasture without having approval from the USDA, the please, please, please get on the phone and make this very important call.

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Action Alert

Now! Let me do a little bragging.

It's been stinking hot and beyond humid here, so sitting down to the computer has been unbearable for me. But I had to make the effort today as it's been a full week since I last wrote, and so much has happened!

Isn't that the cutest little yearling? Darling took third place with Empire in both the Fitting & Showing as well as In Hand Trail Class at the YAY Show this weekend! Unfortunately, there were very few adopters on hand, and Empire, Avalon and Willow, along with the other two fillies in the competition, did not find homes. Four of them were sent back on the truck to the corrals. We hung on to Empire in hopes of finding her a good home where she'll be appreciated. Her size is the only thing detracting; she's going to be a half pint, but a half pint with heart! Perfect for that kid who wants to head out and do cross country (she can jump!) or do a bit of ranch work. Please pass along to any and all you know that this adorable little filly is available.

Peek A Boo! Who are you? I'll tell you who's doing the's Liberty's Chance! Yes, our dear sale authority mare is finally in the custody of Mustang U, along with her filly, Chance. You can follow their story at the Mustang U blog.

Now it's time for me to turn off this computer for the day before I find myself melting into a puddle due to the heat it puts out. Y'all have a great...and hopefully cooler!!


froglander said...

Nice shot of Darling and Empire :)

And I have emailed both WA state senators. Hope lots contact them!

Linda said...

Congratulations to Darling.

Thanks for the heads up on this issue--I'll follow your link!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

I heard about this on a horse site elsewhere, sometime back. I suspect it is about more than "disease" control. I have a suspicious mind, and may be wrong, but something tells me the undercurrents to this thing are bigger than that.

MustangMemories said...

Oh Blackfeather........your suspicions are correct. The undercurrents to this National ID are astounding. It is truly something none of us want whether we are animal owners or not. First it is to tag the animals........then the children...........then the adults? And it call all be said to track diseases and flu etc. It is only a matter of time and our voices do need to be heard or it will pass. It is a good idea to forward the info to all not just to livestock owners because of the rippling effect it will have in the future.