Thursday, October 27, 2011

International Equestrian Federation to Approve Horse Torture


The FEI are voting on November 11th in Rio that BLOOD dripping from horses mouths is OK in competition!!!

The German FN and Sjef Janssen agree with this ~ WHY??? ~ So they can WIN medals by openly abusing their horses, (tighter nosebands, harder hands, grinding teeth, horses biting themselves from pressure and tension). Dressage is supposed to be harmonious, relaxed with the horse in self carriage, remember?

Kyra Kyrklund is against it, as is Monica Theodorescu, Philippe Karl & Bea Borelle, Ingrid Klimke, Christine Stuckelberger and many many more...

Today you can voice up and sign the 10,000+ strong petition and its gaining momentum ~
SIGN it now, here:~

Go and join the FACEBOOK page of Claudia Sanders which is gaining unreal support.

Personally, I think anyone who bloodies a horse's mouth should get a little bloody themselves, and I'd be more than happy to arrange that. What a completely despicable idea.
Thanks to Frank Bell for sending this information along.



Kim said...

The fact that this is even up for a vote reflects a depraved indifference to the welfare of the animal. These are living, breathing, feeling and thinking creatures, not machines or vehicles for self-aggrandizement. Shame on the FEI for even considering this. Of course, with their gutless record on the rollkur issue, one should not be surprised. In a 2010 statement after the rollkur debate, the FEI stated that "aggressive riding must be sanctioned." If blood dripping from a horse's mouth or a blue tongue are not indicative of abusive and aggressive riding, then what is? This leaves me wondering if the FEI will yet again use semantics to condone the blatant cruelty that is becoming so pervasive in dressage. A gruesome twist on the original intent of the discipline. Many thanks SJ for bringing this to the people.

Spartacus Jones said...

Thanks, Kim.
And thanks for your comment.
I couldn't agree more.

I think we need to get going in the opposite direction and make bits of any kind illegal.