Attention Keyboard Horse Warriors

Attention Keyboard Horse Warriors

Marie Bennett here:

I often have people tell me they wish they could do more, that they don’t own horses, that they “only” advocate via networking, and their key board. So as I was reading this post, I was thinking about so many of you who are tireless with your networking efforts, who do make a HUGE difference in the world.  THANK YOU for being YOU!  Thank you for sharing via your social media accounts and for educating others as to what is going on with horse slaughter in Canada.

On average each Facebook user has over 300 friends, so if you are among the camp who are sharing and spreading the word about causes you care about, keep in mind that each time you post, there is the possibility of, on average over 300 people seeing your post, and being educated about “your” cause.

Then as even one or two of your friends share your post, you can do the math… each of their on average 300 friends have the potential to see the post, and so forth and so on.

Add in your Twitter


Pinterest or other social media accounts and you get the idea,

EVERY share matters.

I’ve pulled a few paragraphs from Wendy’s post below – scroll down for her full post.


Wendy writes:

Think twice before leveling accusations of ‘nothing but a keyboard warrior.’

You’d be amazed how much rescue advocates can accomplish on behalf of at-risk horses, without a barn full of their own horses to care for. All it takes is a love of animals and a passion to help rescue them. The more we expand our rescue army even beyond the horse world, the safer our horses will be.


Later in her post she writes:

Every educational conversation is worth its weight in gold that warns owners of the dangers when transitioning their horse – both at auction where too many are sold for their meat or even giving a horse away without a contract. The horses suffer the consequences of our misplaced trust every time.


A bit further down Wendy writes:

What we do not need is infighting. I’m often accused of having no value, because I own no horses. If it weren’t for a friend’s pull of six horses from a feedlot, I wouldn’t have joined rescue networking and horse advocacy. I had no awareness that American horses were still slaughtered. Once learned it had to be acted upon – we all have these stories, we all have value.


Wendy ends her post with:

So many things can be done on behalf of our horses, especially by those of us not in a barn all day. Every front line team effort needs an entourage and helpers, so don’t dismiss keyboard warriors – horses need us all.

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