Equine Welfare

April 3, 2013
By holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane


Horses. These gentle, beautiful creatures have served human beings for centuries: harvesting our crops, driving our carriages and simply being there for us when we need them. In return, we protect them, shelter them and feed them. We return their kindness and love them. Or at least that’s what you think.

Every year, 65,000 horses are packed into trucks and driven thousands of miles across Europe to slaughter. Just because mankind no longer has a use for them.

Imagine being in the back of a speeding van, crammed in by up to twenty others, with no food or water to drink. You wouldn’t know where you were going, or how long it would take to get there. How would you like it?

Equine charities are campaigning to stop the long distance transportation of horses for slaughter, but they need your help. Horses have given us their unconditional love and friendship for years. That’s why we must stop this horrific form of cruelty to horses.



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on Dec. 9 2013 at 9:50 am
Lilly_Cat BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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I thought horses were sent into slaughter to be eaten, which is bad enough. I didnt know they were killed just cuz no one had a use for them!!!

holly1999 GOLD said...
on Oct. 22 2013 at 4:39 pm
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane

Thanks :)                      

on Oct. 22 2013 at 9:28 am
boundlesswildflower SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 articles 1 photo 56 comments

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"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities." - faults in our stars by John Green

Thanks for sharing this with me. I really liked it!! It was straight forward but also striking and symbolic. It talked about a major topic, you seemed passionate about and describe it amazingly. I'd love to read more of you work as well!!

on Oct. 17 2013 at 9:17 am
Calliashi SILVER, Litchfield Park, Arizona
6 articles 0 photos 74 comments

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The man with the key is king and honey, you should see me in a crown. ~James Moriarty

It is shott, sweet, and to the point. You did a wonderful job explaining about the horses and comparing what the horses go through to the reader is a great persuasive technique. Good job :)

holly1999 GOLD said...
on Oct. 16 2013 at 2:25 pm
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane

Thanks :)      

on Oct. 13 2013 at 5:47 am
Ericaflooze BRONZE, Mildura, Other
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I never knew that this kind of thing happened to horses- it's awful. 
Also, good use of persuasive technique! You write wonderfully. 

holly1999 GOLD said...
on Oct. 12 2013 at 6:28 pm
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane

Thank you :)

on Oct. 12 2013 at 6:22 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

I like how you start this article and I also like how it is short and to the point.  You lead the reader in gently and then thrust the truth in their face.  The fact that this article is so short makes the change very aburpt and catches my attention.   It might have helped to be a little more detailed about the Equine Welfare so that the reader could gather more info, but all in all I think it is a good article. :)


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