Barbaro could be heading to a Kentucky Farm: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/16279482.htm
Mrs. Jackson, co-owner of Barbaro has become an honorary member of the RACE Fund. This is particularly exciting for me, as RACE is based here in Harrisburg, PA, where I live and work. Mrs. Jackson speaks so eloquently, passionately, and with few words says so much:
Barbaro's Name Replaces Triple Crown Legend on Pimlico Race
Barbaro was Examined by a Podiatrist:
Barbaro examined by podiatrist
December 20, 2006
KENNETT SQUARE, PA-- Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was examined yesterday by Dr. Scott Morrison, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. “Barbaro is stable and comfortable although we remain concerned about the long term management of his left hind foot,” said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, Chief of Surgery. According to Barbaro’s medical team, Dr. Morrison did some minor work on Barbaro’s left hind foot, and made recommendations concerning the management of that foot. “There is no timetable at this moment concerning Barbaro’s discharge from the hospital,” said Dr. Richardson. “His comfort on both hind limbs is good and his overall condition is excellent.”Also, an except from an email to the CampaigningforBarbaro Ambassadors from the Humane Society:
something that activists could be doing to really help
educate folks about horse slaughter. I would
encourage them to write letters to the editors of
local papers in their areas. Letters to the editor
(LTEs) are the most read section of any newspaper and legislative offices watch the LTE sections to see how folks are reacting to issues back home. By getting LTEs on horse slaughter published, we can (1) educate our community about why this inhumane practice should end; (2) why they should care about it and (3) what they can do [contact their Rep/Sen]. Plus the legislative office of the area will take notice that the issue has even made it to the local LTE page.
The new session of Congress begins January 3, so folks
don’t have a lot of time to be idle. Once the new
session starts, that is when you want to be calling,
emailing, and faxing letters. Do NOT mail letters to
Capitol Hill – since the anthrax scare, all the mail
is re-routed to New Jersey and irradiated for cooties
and then returned to Congress (6 weeks later!). so
for folks demanding to write letters, please encourage
them to fax them to their legislator.
Those are just a few ideas that come to mind. You are
so right that we must not lose our momentum and we
have to keep this issue in the forefronts of our
leaders’ minds as they return in January."
So PLEASE, PLEASE, write those letters to the editor. Send them to your local paper and do a search on the internet for online papers. I've submitted them all over the place this past week and hope some get published. The bottom line is that we've got to work together to make this a front page issue and no longer America's Dirty Little Secret.
Finally, if you have a few dollars to spare, I have one of my favorite rescues I would ask you to help out in this the season of giving:
Read owner Joe's blogs. They'll make you smile...they'll make you cry...
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Thank you, and Seasons Greetings!