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Reject Horse Slaughter as an Economic Solution Initiative

Horse meat slaughter is being viewed as a successful means to save the American economy. However, the numbers do not add up and once again, the general population is left holding the bag for sloppy political thinking.

Main Article: Horse Meat in America

Petitions For A Call To Action:

Tell The White House NO to Horse Slaughter

Prevent Horse Slaughter

Protect Horses

No Horse For Human Consumption

No Legalizing Horse Meat

Ban Horse Slaughterhouses

Stop USA Horse Slaughterhouses

Prevent Horse Slaughterhouses

Stop Wild Horse Roundups

Say NO to Horse Meat in Restaurants

Save Horses From Slaughterhouse

Stop Unethical Horse Roundups for Butchering

Horse Slaughter Does Not Save the Economy

Allow Wild Horses to Remain Free

Stop Inhumane Horse Transport for Slaughter

Tell Canada to End Horse Slaughtering

Tell Nebraska to Say NO to Opening Horse Slaughterhouse

Say No to Wild Horse Roundups

Tell Congress You Want Horse Slaughterhouses Banned in America

Tell the Senate You do Not Want to See Horse Meat on Your Table

Overturn Slaughterhouse Legalization

Tell USA President No Horse Meat on America’s Tables

Say NO to Human Consumption of Horse

Take Horse Off Food Shelves

Slaughtering is Not the Solution

Repeal Horse Slaughter Proposal

Tell Congress to Reenact Slaughtering Ban

Let the White House Know Your Disappointment Over Horse Slaughtering

American’s do Not Want Horse Meat to Eat

Say Nay to Human Consumption of Horse

Stop Wasting Animal Resources

Horse Consumption is Not Necessary to Sustain Human Life

Ban Horse Meat Consumption

Reject Horse in Grocers Markets

Tell Canada Horse is Not Food

Stop Slaughter and Exportation of Horses

Tell Congress You Mean Business About Horses

Horse Meat in USA Noway

Tell South Carolina to Stay Out of Horse Slaughtering Business

Tell State Representatives You Reject Horse Meat

Down With Horse Meat

Cease Cruelty to Horses

Support Senate Bill to Abolish Horse Meat

Boycott Sellers of Horse Meat

Keep Unaffordable Meat Out of Stores

Don’t Serve Mr. Ed

Stop Horse Hustlers

We Don’t Eat Horse Meat

Stop the USDA Doubletalk

End Horse Cruelty

End War on Animal Slaughter

Help Horses

Horses Have a Right to Live

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Truth In Pet Food Labeling Initiative

Whether you live with an animal or donate food to assist them. What you don’t know about pet food could harm our furry friends.

Main Article: Pet Food Safety

Petitions For A Call To Action:

Stop Using Euthanized Meat in Pet Food

Tell FDA To Regulate Pet Food Industry By Setting Standards And Enacting Truth In Labeling

Demand FDA Enact Effective Pet Food Safety Standards

Stop Iams From Testing Toxic Pet Foods On Animals

Demand Safe Pet Food

Stop Using Inhumane Meat Sources To Make Pet Food

Stop Using Euthanized And Diseased Animals In Pet Food

Help Australia With Truth In Pet Food Labeling

India Requests Support In Obtaining Accurate Pet Food Labeling

Food Sources To NEVER Feed To A Dog Or Cat
Always avoid feeding these items to domesticated animals.

  • All forms of alcohol – can cause coma or death.
  • Avocado – Causes intestinal tract issues.
  • Any form of sugar or sugar substitute – Causes liver failure.
  • Corn in any form – Natural allergen that builds up over time and poisons animal.
  • Cooked bones – Can puncture esophagus and get trapped in airway.
  • Chocolate – Damages heart muscle and attacks nervous system.
  • Caffeine – Damages heart muscle and attacks nervous system.
  • Grapes, raisins, currents – Causes kidney failure.
  • Human Vitamins – Purchase pet vitamins specific to the species. Human levels of iron are toxic to animals.
  • Nuts in general. However, Macadamia nuts are particularly harmful to the point of fatal.
  • Spoiled food – Contains toxins to cause organ failure.
  • Any form of mushroom – Attacks the entire system resulting in coma or death.
  • Onions – Damages red blood cells and causes anemia.
  • Garlic – Damages red blood cells and causes anemia.
  • No seeds, pits cores, stems, or leaves from any fruit – Intestinal obstruction (FIP), blocked airway, and poisonous.
  • Yeast – Can rupture stomach.

Limited Food Sources For A Dog Or Cat
These are items that should be used sparingly. Talk to your vet about proper amounts for the species and size of your animal.

  • Milk – outside of infancy has little nutritional value.
  • Salt – small amounts provides nutrients. However, large amounts are toxic.
  • Fish – High amounts can cause a vitamin B deficiency.
  • Fat scraps – large amounts can damage the pancreas.
  • The flesh part of tomatoes. However, the stems and seeds are toxic.
  • Cottage cheese – If animal gets an upset stomach or diarrhea toss it and all dairy options out of the diet.

Sound Food Sources For A Dog Or Cat
These are foods that are considered, as a rule of thumb, to be acceptable in an animal diet.

  • Carrots (steam or cook for cats)
  • Green Beans
  • Leafy greens
  • Pumpkin
  • Peas – Unsweetened, no onions
  • Apples – No core, stems, or seeds.
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Flaxseed – Milled, ground, or oil
  • Cooked egg – Avoid raw. There are too many questionable enzyme issues that cannot be caught by sight alone.
  • Meat – Cats and dogs are carnivores. A proper, healthy, well-balanced diet needs meat. The healthiest choices include chicken and turkey. They are low-fat, high-protein, and easily digestible. Red meats are not recommended. They are high in fat, harder to process, and in many countries genetically altered, which brings us right back to the X factor concerns of commercially processed pet foods.

Dogs and cats do not require a lot of carbohydrates. If you bulk up a meal with lots of carbohydrates it will lead to weight gain and sluggish behavior. The rule of thumb is a little goes a long way.

  • Brown rice
  • Barley
  • White rice
  • Fresh potato
  • Sweet Potato – dehydrated this makes for cost effective treat.

Symptoms To Watch For
Animal systems are as unique as our own. What might work for one body might not work for another. Therefore, regardless of a food source being considered safe, it is important to try small amounts of food in a dietary change. Talk to your vet to make sure there are no preexisting allergies that might have been overlooked and watch for the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting – other than fur ball related
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Bloat and Discomfort
  • Appears weak or dizzy
  • Unintentionally collapses
  • Has seizures

Stop feeding food immediately. Have a list of food ingredients and contact vet clinic or hospital for instructions.

A nice meal blend: Research dry pet food products in your area. Find one that does NOT contain the words Meat Meal, Bone Meal, or Meat Byproduct, and ideally does not contain any form of corn or sugar. Mix the dry food in with your homemade food. This option provides a balanced meal and the crunchy food helps animals keep their teeth clean.

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Pet Emergency Evacuation Checklist

Here is a quick list of items for your pet you should bring along with you during a natural disaster. This is laid out in a checklist format for easy viewing and action.

Quick Printable List for General Preparedness

Species Specific Lists:
Bird Checklist
Cat Checklist
Dog Checklist
Reptile Checklist
Small Mammal Checklist
Horse Checklist
Livestock Preparation Checklist
Farm Preparation Checklist

Human Lists:
Human Checklist
Disabled Human Checklist

First Aid Preparation:
First Aid Kit Components

Returning Home:
Returning Home After Natural Disaster

United States Nationwide Emergency Information:
Find Safe Harbor In Any State
FEMA State by State Emergency Contact Information