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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!

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).

Typical PMU producing farm “collection” area

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!


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.


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!




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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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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.



Melody & Scott Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm



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Why Do Donkeys, Mules and Horses Show Their Teeth?


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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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Guest Blog Post – Gallagher Fence


Electric fencing is a great choice for your horses, especially if you are looking for an economical or flexible solution, you want a low maintenance fence, or you need your fencing installed quickly. Modern electric fencing has a lot of innovative solutions that make electric fences attractive and safe for horses, and whether you are looking for flexible fencing for smaller areas, or an affordable solution for large pastures, electric fencing has options to suit just about every budget.

Even if you choose electric fencing because you need economy, it’s still worth investing in the best fencing components you can afford.  You will need three major components – fence posts, a power source, and your wire, tape or braid, each of which has a range of options in price, features, and quality. Depending on your needs, it may be possible to mix and match your fencing components to find exactly the right fencing system for your budget.

Top-end fencing

At the top end of fence posts are permanent, weather-treated wooden fence posts just as you’d use for post and rail fencing.  Fixed posts systems don’t have the flexibility of portable systems (although if you are creative about where you place your posts and insulators you can install some potential to change your fence line), but they are very safe and secure, easy to maintain, and they last as long as any fencing on the market.  The posts you choose depend on your budget, but you’ll want pressure treated, weather resistant timber. If money is no object, sloped top or capped posts are ideal and will you give you the most years of service, but standard flat topped posts are fine if they are treated properly.

For the ultimate in fencing safety, durability, and appearance, coated wire like the Gallagher EquiFence is the perfect choice. Not only is insulated wire one of the best in terms of conductivity, meaning you can efficiently fence large areas, high visibility white coatings make it easy for horses to see and also make it look great. You just can’t find a nice fence than a professionally strung coated wire pasture! Coated wire is ale resistant to tars and breaking, and maintaining its tension by being resistant to stretching and sagging. Should your horse make contact with the fence, a high quality coated wire is much less likely to cause an injury than braided wire or tape. The best quality coated wire will last for years and won’t tear or fray, and in terms of cost per running foot the top end coated wire isn’t much more expensive than cheaper, less durable options.

Your electric fence is only as effective as your power source, and the best solutions are main-powered charger units. Your main priority will be a constant power load that is appropriate to your length of fencing – and consider the number of strands in your calculations. For maximum convenience and safety take a look at the Gallagher iSeries chargers. These chargers and add-on components include alarms to let you know if  a fence is down or broken, multi-paddock monitors that tell you where a fence is down or the charge is compromised (such as grounding by a fallen branch), and portable monitor systems so you can get detailed checks on your fencing. Even though top end permanent fencing takes very little maintenance, adding an alarm or monitor means you have peace of mind that your fencing is fully operational without walking our fence line!

Investing in top of the range components for your fencing means that your investment will be the ultimate in appearance and safety. Best of all, top quality electric fencing solutions like we’ve described will last as long as any other fencing, and still be economical to install.

Mid-range fencing

Of course, if you need to fence large areas or you are working on a tighter budget, there are cost-saving options. Steel multi-prong ‘step in’ fence posts, such as the Gallagher Super Heavy Duty Pigtail, aren’t fixed to the ground so do allow some flexibility, and you can make quick adjustments to tension by moving the posts. Heavier and more robust than plastic posts, steel pigtail posts have a multi-prong spike system that gives them a better grip than plastic posts and helps them stay upright, but unlike permanent posts, you still need to check them regularly. Opt for white-coated posts for added visibility. Of course, any flexible fencepost system won’t be as robust as timber posts, especially if your horses are likely to test your fencing.

To keep to your budget, you can opt for a good quality thick braided wire like the Gallagher Turbo Wire or 1.5-inch tape. Both of these will be bright and visible, carry a charge well, and resist breaking if challenged by a horse. To charge your fence, look for a mains-powered charger that carries enough joules for your length of fencing. If you can’t get power to your fencing, opt for a good quality solar charger with a battery backup form maximum effectiveness and economy.

Bargain fencing

If you are on a really tight budget, or need a cost-effective way too quickly and temporarily fence off small areas, then there some very affordable electric fence solutions. Economy electric fencing components will come in a lot cheaper than any other fencing material, and have the add benefit of being quick and easy to install – and to remove. Plastic stake fence posts are the cheapest, but they won’t stand up to pushy horses. In wet (or very dry) weather, they can tip and you need to keep an eye on them and make sure you re-stake any tipping posts. Low cost electric wire or tape works fine with plastic posts, but again you need to be prepared to maintain the tension and to check your fencing daily. Cheaper tape or wire are also generally lighter, and less visible, than better quality options, and also more susceptible to breaking if your horses really test your fence.

Low price chargers are also light and easy to move, but are best suited to small paddock areas. They won’t carry the charge you need to effectively power longer stretches of fencing, typically running less that 1.0 joules. Economy battery powered chargers are best for occasional fencing, or sectioning off grazing within a pasture, where you only need to power a short section of fence, and where it’s not a crisis if your horses end up on the other side!

Andrew Swenson, Gallagher Corporation.



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Praying For Texas!

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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This is a mix of Jenny’s, johns, babies, 6 jacks, and 1 horse. Please help. 81 donkeys will lose their lives.

The horse is 6030 he is $650

All donkeys prices at $190 each.

Shipping Wednesday 4/20/16

No reprieves.


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  • (940) 257-8884
    All of these donkeys and horse are headed to slaughter if we do not network. Heard disposal!!!!!

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Testimonial From My Virtual Student In New Mexico, I live in Washington State

Testimonial From My Virtual Student In New Mexico, I live in Washington State


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Hi Melody,

I just have to tell you this training with you is one of the most empowering things I have ever done! You are the best teacher. I just got in from a 15 minute lesson with Moby and we’ll do another one later. I made the adjustment to only walk beside him on the walk on (not backward). Omg this whole thing working with him / how I approach him / being the leader is such a powerful shift. I feel I am really starting to soak up the mind frame / energy / attitude you are teaching me with each lesson and it’s deepening my relationship with both of my donkeys. Moby can’t get enough, and Abby is interested and yep, you’re right, she’s learned by watching him. I just did a little lesson with her and I’m amazed.

The hardest thing for Moby right now is the Whoa and extending that time. He wants interaction!!! Ha ha. So the rope all over is easier. But he is getting better and is so willing. I did try a Backup! As he was in my face and he’s got it. My adjustment there is to stay where I am (not move toward him while he moves back, I’m the leader, he does what I ask, I’m getting it!)

Thank you again so much, you really are such a gifted teacher! And so encouraging. That’s what I needed. I wasn’t sure if I had what it took. This is so empowering.

I’ll review the info you sent and send you new tack pics too.

Have an awesome weekend:)



If you would like to become one of my virtual students select our store to sign up for 1, 5 or 10 lessons. I have Tuesday, Wed and Thursday class time available. Class is hour hour per week, your homework working with your donkey, mule or horse is 15 to 20 minutes. Never drill and always end the training session on something the equine has mastered.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC





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