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.

Join the conversation on Facebook.


Picture Gifted to BC Horse Angels to Raise Awareness and Funds

Picture Gifted to BC Horse Angels to Raise Awareness and Funds


Thanks to Sandy Frank 100% of the money raised with this framed and matted photo will go to support BC Horse Angels.

Frame size is 24 inches x 30 inches. Hanging hardware and SHIPPING is included.



Within seconds of announcing this fund raiser for BC Horse Angels,  3 “spots” were gone!

20 “tickets” at $50 CDN each  are being sold on this beautiful print.  So if you buy one ticket you have a 1 in 20 chance of winning.  Yes, you can buy more than one ticket to increase your chances.

Once all 20 spots are sold, there will be a drawing and the lucky winner can either pick up this framed photo or it will be shipped to you at no additional cost.


In Canada and want to use the Interac system to pay for one or more tickets?  Here’s the email to use:

Prefer PayPal or Credit Card?



Contribute securely via PayPal with your credit card, debit card or bank account.




DOCUMENTARY:  America’s Wild Horses

DOCUMENTARY: America’s Wild Horses

The New Yorker

A New Documentary Seeks to Cature the Plight of America’s Wild Horses

By Carolyn Kormann  January 10, 2018

There are seventy-three thousand wild horses roaming the American West. Their federally designated territory, which is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, extends across ten states, although most of it, nearly sixteen million acres, is concentrated in Nevada. No other state has such vast expanses of high, empty desert—the kind of landscape, sufficiently undeveloped and unpeopled, where wild horses can thrive. But, even there, they are threatened. For decades, cattle ranchers, ecologists, and, most significantly, the B.L.M. have noted that, because the horses reproduce easily and lack natural predators, their population overwhelms the space they occupy. There is not enough public land left, and the situation is worsening. Just last month, the Trump Administration shrunk the boundaries of two national monuments, removing protections on nearly two million acres; Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, has recommended further reductions. As Andrew Ellis, the director of a new documentary called “Saving the Wild Horses of the American West,” put it to me recently, the animals “are able to survive because of this idea of public land. But there are all these competing interests that are threatening this public land and their livelihood.”

Read more AND WATCH the 6 minute video clip…