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  They Once Roamed Free
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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We Once Treasured Pets, Horses, and Wild Animals;

Today, Our Greed-Filled Nation, Disrespects Them All



“By law, they are supposed to protect these wild mustangs,

But they’re doing the exact opposite – they are exterminating them.”


A Respect 4 Horses Advocate



“We have to manage these public lands for all users,

Including the cattle ranchers and mining companies.”


A Bureau of Land Management Supervisor



In the Days of America’s Wild West

Thousands of Wild Mustangs, ran free

Today, they are rounded up, for slaughter

Modern day humans are heartless and greedy


Back in 1971, most Americans, regretted their decline

So, our leaders decided that it was time, to protect them

But today, our ‘leaders’ now bow to special interest groups

And so today, these American treasures, are facing their end


Like the rest of the wondrous wildlife still remaining in our nation

These wild horses cannot vote or contribute any money to politicians

Who now cater to the business interests, that control ‘our public lands’

Those who believe that their right to increased profits should never end


So today, the government bureau assigned to protect these mustangs

So very cruelly, drives them with helicopters, to massive holding pens

Where they are forcibly shoved into trucks, and carted hundreds of miles

Where today, in slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, their lives now end


And today, their corpses are carved up, and shipped to France, and other countries

So restaurant diners can now delight, in eating our wild horses, that once roamed free


Today, many Congressmen and Presidential candidates want to pillage our public land

They care little that our forefathers sought to preserve it for its wild beauty, once grand


And Soon, Like the Once Protected Wild Wolf, The Wild Mustang, Will Be No More

Our Elected Officials Today Are Killing Off Our American Treasures Like Never Before


A formal review of these current government-sanctioned wild horse round-ups recently made public revealed that America’s wild mustangs are now being traumatized by helicopters pursuing them too closely; that many of them are breaking legs or suffering other severe injuries while running for their lives; and that once penned, many of them are being whipped in the face, kicked in the head, dragged by ropes around the neck, and repeatedly shocked with electrical prods. And after being crammed wall to wall into stifling double-decked trucks for their horrendous slaughterhouse journey of hundreds of miles to Canada or Mexico, none of them are given any food or water.


But the government agency that is supposed to protect them, and that now eagerly assists our politicians and special interest groups in annihilating them, has concluded:


‘None of this mistreatment rises to the level of being inhumane’


I sadly wonder what the Definition of ‘Inhumane’ is today,

And, I sadly wonder what future generations will have to say,

About our hideous desire to sweep every other life form away.


While our wild mustangs are being butchered for foreign diners,

Our once protected wolves are being gunned down from the sky,

Our once protected seals are being shot for eating dwindling fish,

And so very sadly, very few American citizens, even question why.


And our neighbors to the north up in Canada also don’t seem to care,

I recently posted an article about what is already happening up there:


‘We Kill Everything, In Pursuit of Oil’


We Once Treasured Pets, Horses, and Wild Animals;

But Today, Both of These Nations, Disrespect Them All



©February 2012, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by JMS Bell 2/20/2012
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/20/2012
There's no end to the cruelty and ignorance of mankind!!!! Too late, they'll discover what they've lost!! Once again, thanks Ed for getting this out there....

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/19/2012
I recently watched the movie, The Misfits, having missed it years ago. It seems to me that the more we know, the less we know. By driving every wild thing into narrow little protected areas, and harvesting the rest as though they were some kind of commodity, we are destroying the very world we live in–that we came from.

I'm signing every petition I can and I hope anyone else here in AD who sees the light is signing them too. Thanks for bringing this, all too important, issue to light once again.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 2/18/2012
Despicable measures that I
pray to end!!! But to be
respecting *Mr Ed* for to
be so caring!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Laura Fall 2/18/2012
A deep touching write indeed Laura
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/18/2012
how soon we forget our nation was built on the backs of our horses. we -civilized- mankind are difficult to fathom. ghandi was right

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/18/2012
A parsec beyond disgusting. Patrick
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 2/18/2012
This is a heartbreaking for the wild mustangs and also for the wolves. A national stand needs to come forth asap.
Thank you Mr. Ed. Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by jude forese 2/18/2012
why aren't the animal interest groups publicizing this injustice over the news and making a national effort like they did in '71?
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/18/2012
It reminds me of the Nazis, folks gave up asking, fighting for what was right, it's just too much, so many things gone wrong to put on the ballot box, if someone actually still cared. Keep Caring Ed, there are a few left fighting, keep caring my friend, bless you!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/18/2012
Horse lovers unite...this is a painfull read, but a necessary one, I'm afraid...e

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