GO, BOBBY GO! Former NYC Carriage Horse Continues His Victory Gallop Through Cyberspace!

Our gallant Bobby II Freedom continues to gallop through cyberspace spreading the word of his momentous rescue from slaughter back in 2010 and the plight of urban carriage horses. A two-minute video we produced about him at that time has taken on a life of its own over the past two weeks, going from 5,000 views back in 2010 to more than 100,000 during the week of 10/17/14 and now to over 145,000 views! We do not know what inspired this kind of interest in this video again after all this time…But we are delighted that Bobby’s moving story is helping to educate the public about the cruelty involved in the urban carriage horse trade, especially in big, over-crowded cities like New York which is where he labored for years before being scrapped for slaughter. If Bobby could talk, he would say, “Horses do not belong in traffic!”

Just this past Saturday, one teenager was killed and three others injured when a car hit a horse-drawn buggy in Kentucky. (We learned Tuesday, 10/28 that the horse was injured, but do not know at this time whether or not the animal survived.)

We hope that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the mayors of other cities will act to ban horse-drawn carriages to prevent other senseless tragedies like this from occurring.

Once again, here is Bobby’s now famous video, which we have nicknamed, “The Great Escape!”   Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJzIlFQaTuU

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In Loving Memory of Scarlet

Scarlet, a Quarter Horse PMU Mare, sadly passed away on October 20, 2014.

Scarlet, born around 1996, was in foal when we purchased her at a Canadian slaughter auction back in 2000. She gave birth to Bebe in 2001, who resides at the sanctuary.

We called Scarlet, “our little chipmunk” because she had adorable cheeks that were one of her most endearing physical characteristics, along with her brilliant color. However, her personality was like no other equine. She was just this beautiful, sweet, kind creature. She had not a mean bone in her body.

Scarlet had to be humanely euthanized due to a long-time degenerative condition stemming from the neglect she suffered on a Canadian PMU factory farm.

We, and her boyfriend, Presley, are devastated by the loss of our sweet Scarlet. We loved and adored her. It will never be the same here without her.

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What Do Horse Urine (PMU) and Breast Cancer Have in Common? More Than You Think!

In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Equine Advocates president Susan Wagner and Canadian physician, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, will join host Debbie Coffey on Wild Horse and Burro Radio tonight for an informative discussion of the cruel escalation of the pregnant mares’ urine (PMU) industry to China where an estimated 90,000 pregnant mares are suffering on “pee lines.” Please call in with your questions! Here is the link for all airing times and details:

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2014/10/14/dr-ray-kellosalmi-susan-wagner-on-wild-horse-burro-radios-breast-cancer-awareness-month-special-wed-oct-15th/#more-25840

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Online Auction for Designer Lingerie for Four at the Komar Showroom in NYC

Enjoy an afternoon for four at the New York City luxury showrooms of Komar, the world’s largest producer of sleepwear, lingerie and loungewear. Personal fitters/stylists will help you select an intimate wardrobe you will love. You and your guests will share 40 amazing pieces from a variety of designers, including Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson.

You will also enjoy a delectable Champagne luncheon and a tour to see how the garments are designed and created.

Please go to CharityBuzz for more information and to bid on this fabulous gift. All funds raised will go toward our Equine Rescue & Sanctuary Programs.

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/605000

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Equine Advocates Newsletter – September 2014

Topics include Susan Wagner’s recent article in Saratoga Seasons Magazine on horse slaughter; her participation as a guest speaker on the brutal PMU industry at the upcoming International Equine Conference in Florida; the VIP Set Visit to the filming of “The Good Wife” currently being auctioned on Charity Buzz to benefit EA; and more.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Equine-Advocates.html?soid=1103168065014&aid=73corLANDQ8

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VIP Set Visit for Two for The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies

Please go to CharityBuzz to bid on an exclusive VIP Set Visit for Two for The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies to benefit Equine Advocates!  You and your guest will have an amazing experience!

All funds raised from this fabulous gift will go toward our equine rescue & sanctuary programs.

Thank you!

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In Loving Memory of Banner

Banner, one of the loveliest horses ever at the sanctuary, sadly passed away on August 9,  2014 at the age of 29.

Banner, formerly Bloodstock, had been foaled on May 9, 1985 in Kentucky and raced 71  times. Although he was not a major stakes winner, his bloodlines were impressive as he was from Graustark’s last crop. After his racing career was over, he was used as a cheap stallion until the the age of seventeen. He was in Ohio and was two days away from going to the slaughterhouse when we heard his story and rescued him by purchasing him before he was sold to a killer buyer which had already been arranged. That was in 2002. We immediately sent him to Ohio State University Hospital to be gelded.

Banner was one of the most elegant and kindest equines we have ever known. We immortalized him in bronze for our Safe Home Equine Protection Award that is given out at our annual Gala. The old expression about class – “you know it when you see it” – that was Banner through and through. He personified class. He lived a very happy life with his two buddies, Harry, 22 and Freddie, 23, in the section of the sanctuary we call “The Grumpy Old Men.”

We will sorely miss you, Banner. RIP sweet boy!

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In Loving Memory of Max Weintraub

Max was a great friend to Equine Advocates and we are so saddened by his passing. He loved horses and cared deeply about their well being. He was a sponsor of our beautiful, Dolly, a rescued Percheron mare. One was very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with Max. He was an incredibly kind and compassionate person. Max, you will be sorely missed. RIP

We are reprinting his obituary from the New York Times -
Loving and beloved father of Aviva Weintraub, and father-in-law of Gordon Tapper, Max Weintraub has died at the age of 92. Max was a WWII veteran (CBI Air Transport), retired adman, avid participant on horseback trail rides in Arizona, longtime public school volunteer, off-off-Broadway music impresario, and so much more. A lifelong New Yorker who loved spending summers in Vermont, he never forgot his roots on the Lower East Side. Sweet, generous and kind, friend to many, and devoted to his extended family, he was a gentleman and a gentle man.

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2014 American Equine Summit Newsletter

All video presentations are also now available

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Equine-Advocates.html?soid=1103168065014&aid=sRdyVd5hiUU

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Blood-Horse Article on the 2014 American Equine Summit

Bill Heller, for the Blood-Horse, also attended and wrote the following article about our 2014 American Equine Summit.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84646/summit-focuses-on-ending-export-for-slaughter

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