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NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!


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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).

Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule. PLEASE NEVER FEED ANOTHER ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT YOUR ANIMAL. Some animals have a form of insulin resistance, most must have a slow change of diet or they can founder, hoof rots out abscess or colic or worse die. 

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Donkeys, Horses and Mules get Sick, belly aches and gas from eating too many apples! Eating too much human food can increase their risk for colic.boysballoons2015

This is one of the most important posts I can write. I will do my best to write it in a way to educate and not offend people as the equine (donkey, horse or mule) need us humans to learn. In fact their lives depend on it!

When you drive by a farm please do not make your hot rod scare the equine as they can and do run through a fence in fear. Not to mention the vet bill for falling down and possibly breaking a leg. Please do not throw bread, apples, pears, watermelon, grass clippings, beer bottles or garbage over the fence at the farm animals. Legal Action will be taken if you cause harm to any farm.

Horses, donkeys and mules will die of colic if not treated quickly! Bread will get wrapped in their intestine and they can die.

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Over feeding of sugar for the desert equine the donkey is a NO, NO. These donkeys are on strict diets or they should be in domestication as they evolved from the desert. Meaning they can’t eat tons of sugar products. They really need a diet of low sugar/protein hay, clean water, a buddy, no sugar vitamin and toys. Our hay is tested to come in at 7% sugar.

Our equine (donkeys and horses) have their teeth done, vet care, hoof care and eat a strict diet. In fact we cut their pasture down low so they really don’t get any nutrition out of our farm land.

Why? Our farm is not planted with the right hay for the easy keeper the donkey yet. One day we will plant and use our irrigation, not today.

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 Please never stop and feed any equine (animal) anything without the permission of the owner.

Throwing apples or any food over the fence of an equestrian farm can cause death or a huge vet bill for the owners not to mention emotional stress, tears. Equine can die from colic!!!!!

If your equine live near any fruit tree keep them away from the tree. If your equine live near a road of city folks place signs, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE Donkeys, Horses and video cameras. This will help.

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We have video surveillance on the Donkey Whisperer Farm and signs stating DO NOT FEED THE HORSES AND DONKEYS and still I have to tell people not to feed my equine. This is a huge problem and one I think most people who do not own equine just do not understand. You think you are sharing love, in fact you could kill the sweet Donkey, Horse or Mule living near you.

Thank you for sharing and caring!
Rio Johnson the Mammoth donkey, our three mini donkeys and two rescue standard donkeys, two horses. 

Melody Johnson
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Donkey Milk, Face Cream, Soap, Cheese

Donkey Milk, Face Cream, Soap, Cheese

Select Donkey Milk to read more on the greed of this new business. Select Cleopatra Donkey Skin Cream  to see more greed all at the expense of the beast of burden the donkey. Enough is enough no more abuse and greed! Please re-blog this post and help stop the abuse of more donkeys.  

Horses & Donkeys are not Cows!

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Please read what happens to horses forced to created premarin for women going into menopause and yes I personally know a little about this. I was told when forced into instant menopause to take this drug at age thirty four.  I refused after reading what the mares were going through and the foals who went to auction and then meat buyers.  Select FACTS ON PREMARIN MARES AND FOALS Please get educated on this. Not to mention the fact premarin does not work as effective and safe as other synthetic estrogen products specifically targeting less breast cancer. Question everything your doctor asks you to do it’s your health, get informed.

Copied from the link above FACTS ON PREMARIN MARES AND FOALS not my data.

Horses are not cows!

Horses are by nature wanderers, and although it is also not right for the privately owned horse to be cooped up in a box stall day after day, this is a completely separate issue: These mares are actually tied up in front and strapped in behind. They absolutely cannot turn around or take more than two or three steps forward or backward.

As for feeding, the horses are more than adequately fed — most farms feed hay, grain and oats, which is in excess of what the sedentary mare requires. PMU detractors say that this is to keep them in profitable slaughter-weight for when they break down.

Guidelines state that horses should be offered water no less than twice per day (now amended, because of adverse publicity, to twice that). Still, although the urine volume is less, PMU farmers supposedly prefer to water as little as possible, thereby increasing the concentration of estrogen in the urine — which is what it’s all about (the farmers are under contract to Ayerst for a certain volume of urine per collection season. They are paid based on the concentration of estrogen in the urine shipped). Contracts vary with each farm, but generally, the gross revenue from pregnant mare urine ranges from around $2,000 to $2,500 per mare per year.

Farmers, the low-men on the economic totem-pole in this business, are paid up to $11.00 U.S. dollars per one gallon of PMU (about $0.00275 per gram of estrogen collected). 43 million U.S. dollars was generated off of urine sales in 2002.

A filly foal has a less than one in 10 chance of not going to slaughter, a colt foal, less than one in 50!

As far as the use of catheters are concerned, PMU supporters say that they are no more (and in fact our research shows they were never used industry wide, if used at all) — now “urine collection devices” (UCD’s) are used. The UCD’s are not very hygienic for the mares, since they allow the urine to soak the skin of the vulva, sometimes causing severe infections and painful lesions.

As for the actual living space they have, current PMU farm guidelines (strictly “voluntary” guidelines that have no consequences, and are not enforceable in any way) state that for horses weighing under 900 lbs. the width of the stalls should be no less than 3.5 feet in width; for horses over that weight, the width is increased to 5 feet.

This may well be large enough for the horses to lie down — but so is a coffin for a person. Would you like to sleep in one? While pro-PMU people, PMU farm vets included, say that it’s enough room to lie down and sleep, some have contradicted themselves in print by saying that “horses can sleep standing up anyway.”

Horses can lock their legs and doze, but they must lie down for their essential ‘deep sleep’ period (in the wild and in pasture, horses lie down approximately three hours for every twenty-four). As for exercise, the guidelines leave that up to the discretion of the farm manager or farm employees.

HorseAid has carefully reviewed the guidelines with leading animal husbandry veterinarians and found them insufficient to protect either the wellness of the mares or the thousands of foals they produce. Our latest investigations reveal that even these inadequate guidelines are not being followed.

Pro-PMU people say, “It’s 20 below zero out there in the winter, which is when the mares are confined. It’s more humane to keep them inside.” However, no indoor arenas or turn-out pens were observed in any of the farms we visited. There are an estimated 125 producing mares on each farm (averaged across all farms – 150, if you include reserves, “hires” and foaling/nursing mares), and to hire employees to hand-walk each one even once a day would not be cost-effective (and so, usually not done).

As a result, the already too-fat mares have problems with stocking up, soreness and hoof/wall separation. At almost EVERY farm we visited, there was some form of respiratory distress evident in the mares “on-line”.

In addition to the physical stresses, mentally — horses cannot be compared to other constantly penned, tethered livestock (such as dairy cattle).

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Are the Foals Really Sent to Slaughter?
Some of the farms observed, do breed quality draft and Quarter horses (and obviously care about the welfare of the horses they breed), while others use combinations (Appaloosas, Belgians, “Generics”, Percherons, and Thoroughbreds) of both registered and unregistered horses purchased at local auction (the most common breed being the Quarter horse, which is coincidentally, the most desirable horse breed slaughtered for human consumption).

The offspring from the former are sometimes sold for show purposes and sometimes fillies are raised to go ‘on line’ as soon as they’re able to conceive (usually at the age of 20 – 24 months), but mostly they go to slaughter.

 

Please do not support this greed!

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Donkeys have been a beast of burden for far too long. Forced to be dragged by A.T.V.’s in the USA for being stubborn and not moving their feet when scared of the human. Ears cut off for not doing what the owner says and yes much worse things I can’t type here.

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Donkeys are considered to be worthless in most of the world and it is a horrific myth as donkeys can do everything the horse can do if of full age and tall enough. Donkey can live in domestication thirty to fifty years. Please care and share this blog post.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Wild Donkeys, Horses Need You Now! Take Action


Select BLM is back at it again tax dollars at work!

Template e-mail I used the words from the blog above. We must unite to make a change, the wild donkeys, burros (donkeys) have no voice.

Will you be their voice?

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Send an e-mail to blm_wy_adobetown_hma@blm.gov

This “radio collar research” is clearly a precursor to what the BLM has planned to do with the White Mountain Herd in Wyoming this year – round them up and study them with radio collars for a year, then spay the mares in the field and continue to study them with radio collars the next year. Perhaps the BLM thinks that by not including the part about their ultimate goal being the cruel and dangerous spaying of wild mares in the field that they will have less controversy for this Environmental Assessment.

There is no overpopulation of wild horses in Adobe Town. Stop the BLM from rounding up the Adobe Town wild horses and stop them from conducting dangerous and life-threatening “radio collar research” on wild mares. Tell them to conduct a study with observers in the field without a roundup. And tell them to stop livestock grazing in wild horse herd management areas.

Regarding conflicts between livestock grazing and wild horse use of lands in Wild Horse Management Areas:

  • 5 Closure to livestock grazing.

(a) If necessary to provide habitat for wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros from disease, harassment or injury, the authorized officer may close appropriate areas of the public lands to grazing use by all or a particular kind of livestock.

(b) All public lands inhabited by wild horses or burros shall be closed to grazing under permit or lease by domestic horses and burros.

(c) Closure may be temporary or permanent. After appropriate public consultation, a Notice of Closure shall be issued to affected and interested parties.

 

Respectfully,

Melody & Scott Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm

 

 

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Why Do Donkeys, Mules and Horses Show Their Teeth?


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