All posts for the month December, 2012

Published December 12, 2012 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Europeans are eating American horses – but should they?

by Jack Rodolico

Ken Terpenning of Lexington, Kentucky has owned over two-dozen racehorses.  But one in particular made a big impression.

“Silky Shark was everything you’d want in a racehorse,” says Terpenning.  “He was vibrant, fiery, a very happy horse.  On the racetrack, he was a total professional.  He earned over $100,000 in his career.”

Like any athlete, there was an arc to Silky Shark’s career.  But the downward slope was faster than Terpenning could have imagined.  The horse had some medical problems that led to lost races, and then Terpenning fell on tough times financially.  He sold the horse to a man he trusted, but it didn’t take long for Silky Shark to wind up in the “slaughter pipeline.”

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Published December 6, 2012 by delia1979

Jim Caffrey Images Photo Blog

I made my annual “pilgrimage” to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. I came home with well over fifteen hundred images to work through. I’m not finished, but I do have some “keepers” from the first batch of processing.


The first image was captured early on Saturday morning at the North Chupadera Pond along Highway 1. I was looking for a full wing shot, but was having trouble catching one.



I have a pattern that I follow while at The Bosque in order to optimize my interaction with the birds. After the cranes have all flown off from the ponds where they spend the night, I drive the entire loop looking for whatever might be there. I can usually find a Great Blue Heron along the edge of one of the channels that run through the refuge, and this year was no exception. This one seemed to be…

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Published December 6, 2012 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

A Washington State County Councilman wants to ensure that slaughterhouses can’t open there after changes to policy.

By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer

EVERETT – Slaughtering horses for human consumption could become illegal in Snohomish County, if a proposed ban passes later this month.

Ontario Feedlot May 2012No horse slaughterhouses have legally operated anywhere in the United States for five years.  Recent changes in federal policy, however, have created the opportunity for new ones to open.

In Snohomish County, much speculation has focused on a former horse slaughterhouse south of Stanwood, where the facilitity’s owner has said, repeatedly, he has no plans to restart.

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Published December 6, 2012 by delia1979


Per my last post, no my head hasn’t exploded yet. I figured I’d drop a quick blip to end the suspense while I am in a pretty good mood and dwell on the happier news.

Good news!!
I became a grandmother on December 1st to a beautiful girl named Lilith Paige. She weighed 8.4lbs and 20inches long. My son and his girl are ecstatic to be new parents and my daughter is so excited to be a 6 year old aunt!

My writer pal just published the shirt story I edited for her and it is for sale on Amazon with my name in the credits as editor! Yay me!! I am excited and looking forward to doing more work for her very soon!

Ok real short bad news section
I still have friends and family suffering from Sandys aftermath and feel pretty helpless.

I was informed that a long…

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Published December 6, 2012 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Oh Dog! It’s crunch time at the North Pole and Santa is working hard to send happy holiday dreams to good furry creatures all around the world!

Today’s letter to Santa comes from a guy that’s on the questionable list.  Let’s see what Bunk the Pug from Bunkblog is asking for this year!

Dear Santa Paws,

Pug oh Pug, have I missed chu! I know I have done some naughty things this year, such as licking some furry butts, eating some poop, destroying the humans’ clothing, harassing Doug the pug and making fun of Lady, but you know what, who does not? Santa, is it naughty to pee on the carpet and poop on the couch? The humans seem to think so but I am not quite so sure. I think I want your opinion on it!

Now, I do want to make a case for myself. I have sat…

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