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Pro-Horse Slaughter TX Politician Haunted by Unpopular Stance

This horrible cruelty is shameful, unnecessary and beyond inhumane… has to be stopped… HAS TO BE…. 😦

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By BRITTNEY MARTIN of the Dallas Morning News

“It’s very clear to me that he has total disrespect for the animals.”

horsestoslaughterAUSTIN — Agriculture commissioner candidate Tommy Merritt is drawing attention to rival Sid Miller’s past support for horse slaughter, noting in a mailer to Republican primary voters that Miller introduced measures in the House to legalize the sale of horses for eventual human consumption.

Miller, a former Republican representative from Stephenville, offered bills in 2003 and 2007 that would have allowed the sale of horse meat for consumption in foreign countries. Miller’s goal was to keep open the two horse slaughter plants in Texas to provide a “more humane” option than plants in Mexico.

“In Mexico, it’s not humanely done. It’s done under horrid conditions,” said Miller’s campaign strategist, Todd M. Smith. The bill “was to provide a means for people to have a humane and tightly controlled…

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Help me save my dog… please…

This is the link to the blog written by Cindy Marabito to help save my dog’s life. My life has been turned upside down in the past two weeks. One victim of the change has been my companion Biscuit, an aussie shepherd mix. He has never seen me as his pack leader and so without Jim anymore, he is lost.
When I got help from my God-son who has come to live here so together we can build an organic farm, my dog Biscuit went nuts. He was very upset and I couldn’t control him. For two days and nights he would not stop howling and barking, and he was inconsolable.
In order to protect my new son and any other people, I had to let the animal shelter here in my county of Bastrop, Texas, come and get him. They would have anyway once the neighbors returned home, no doubt. This shelter is a very high kill shelter as they are inundated with animals at this time, like so many others in our country.

Biscuit is a dog that needs a job. He would be easily trainable. He knows hand signals. He knows voice commands, and he herds. His sight is not so great, so that is part of the reason that when he becomes scared when he can’t make out the person, he forgets to use his nose and he will try to defend himself or others he is protecting.

Biscuit is truly just a big baby that slept with Jim every night for the past four years. Now that Jim is gone, he was quite old, Biscuit is lost. I am not his pack leader. I am a disabled 59 yr. old woman, single, and living month to month barely, only by the grace of God. But if we can raise $2400 we can have Biscuit sent to Dog Town where he will be trained and not killed.

If you love animals, please share this post. Share the heck out of it please. He’s a good boy. He really is and without this he is doomed. Right now no one can even get near him.
He’s on his third day at the shelter.

If you can help even $1 would. Because we will also need to pay our attorneys who are trying to write a Motion For Stay of Execution on Biscuit. Any help you can direct toward the links given in the post above will be more than appreciated. I personally will be forever grateful. Thank you for reading this and sharing. Your friend, Cissy, down in Tejas



Every so often, you run across a really exceptional person. Maybe she might be very different than you would normally expect, but that very difference is what makes her completely unforgettable. With great honor and pleasure I offer up this post by the truly amazing Miss A!

Playing The Hand I Was Dealt

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Years ago, I needed a bottle of essential oil to ward off the desert spiders that had invaded my former rental.  I found it at a store that sold odd herbs, good luck charms, amulets, candles, things pertaining to black magic, and items usually used by fortune tellers, or psychics as they’re referred to nowadays.  There had been a sign in the window that there were psychics available, but I really couldn’t justify spending money I didn’t have on an unproven science, although I was curious.

So, I perused the hamsas and evil eyes after I grabbed my oil and then a woman with wild, blonde, curly hair came out from somewhere and looked at me and then started to talk. She had noticed my necklace and told me she was a Russian Jew.  I said that I was, as well, or at least most of my…

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Lost and Alone – asking for help!

I’m in a bind. This is not my usual post at all. Actually I feel quite terrible as I have to write this. After fourteen years of being roommates with a nice man, he took my card, cleaned out my bank account, and then left me here alone with animals to feed, no water and no food to do it. Luckily, I have one fresh chicken in the fridge and I will cook that for them today. I have 5 quite old terriers, one is blind, two others quickly getting that way, and 2 medium-sized Aussie mix dogs from the shelter four years ago. One of my cats was born in 1994 and the other three are much younger. but we need tuna. We need water and we need some dog food in the worst kind of way. I am a vegetarian, so that chicken is not for me. After that, I will definitely be needing any small bit of help I can get, just to get through the month. I have no nice neighbors I can call on, they never come out to visit. It is the typical American isolation situation. I cannot walk the long miles into town and without money it wouldn’t work anyway. If you have a paypal, my address is Anything you could spare will be tremendously appreciated. Also if you don’t do paypal, my mailing address is Cecile Caple, 206 Wayside Court, Elgin, TX 78621. Again, any small amount will be totally appreciated. Once I can just get past this month, I will be okay again. My roommate definitely has some sort of drug addiction, his sister and I have no idea what his problem is this time. It hurts me that he would leave me like this, but when people use or are addicted to something, they can’t see those things. That is why I have to ask for your help. I have no one else to turn to, so I am asking my friends and followers here today, as in the past I have helped many of you. I will not forget your kindness. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! Love from Cissy down in Tejas… and all the critters at the farm… We love you! ❤