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News from MFHA - September 2011

Save the dates:  April 21 & 22, 2012. The 2012 Biennial Staff Seminar, a fundraiser to help save foxhunting for future generations, is rapidly approaching, and as always it is shaping up to be a unique and exciting experience. Back by popular demand, the Seminar will return to the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, where it was held in 2002 and 2006. Only 15 minutes from Dulles Airport, this prime location is nestled right in the middle of beautiful hunt country and less than 30 minutes from historic Middleburg, Virginia. Kennel tours will be available – more than 8 packs of hounds are within an hour’s drive – but you must coordinate your own transportation. Take a tour of kennels on Saturday, attend a Hunt’s races or visit some of the great tack stores in the area. Come early and stay late, you’ll have a ball!

News from MFHA - August 2011

Biennial Staff Seminar 2012 Comes to the Heart of Hunt Country

A fundraiser to save foxhunting for future generations

Back by popular demand, the 2012 Biennial Staff Seminar will return to the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia on April 21st & 22nd. Chantilly is located smack in the middle of beautiful, Virginia hunt country, less than 30 minutes from Middleburg and 10 minutes from Dulles Airport where there are more than eight packs of hounds within an hour’s drive.

News from MFHA - July 2011


Unwanted Horse Coalition

Unwanted Horse Coalition Offers Unbiased Information On a Difficult Problem

As a member of The American Horse Council, MFHA is aligned with several groups dedicated to horse welfare. Executive Director Dennis Foster sits on the committee for horse welfare with the Unwanted Horse Coalition. In its recent Media Roundup, the Unwanted Horse Coalition provides a wealth good, unbiased, factual information on the various alternatives in dealing with unwanted horses.

If you’re interested in learning more about this difficult issue, please visit the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s website.

July 12 , 2011 – Edition 22   Media Roundup

This Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The articles do not reflect the opinions of the Unwanted Horse Coalition or any of its employees. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. If you see an article or event that may be appropriate for inclusion in Media Roundup, please e-mail it to ecaslin@horsecouncil.org">ecaslin@horsecouncil.org.

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - June 2011


Colorado group seeks to feed poor and hungry



Moran Amendment Roll Call Vote Tally



Below is the roll call vote tally for the Moran Amendment which was added to the Agriculture Appropriations bill. If you would like to contact any of the Congress members to thank them for their ‘No’ vote, or to provide testimony and education to those who voted ‘Aye’ you can do that by looking them up on one or both of the following websites:

http://www.house.gov/ and  http://appropriations.house.gov/


It is important that they hear from as many people in the horse industry as possible.


Are wild horses native to US? BLM view challenged

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - May 2011

From the Executive Director

This is a really good article from the Wall Street Journal (subscribers only)

While the subject is not hunting with hounds, it is about how the animal rights groups are successful in turning public opinion.  We help them by not educating the public on the value of what we do. In England, the anti movement took advantage of the lack of comment and defense by foxhunters for foxhunting. In England, the logic was that it was part of their history, a legal pastime and their God-given right.  The same thing is happening today in the USA and around the world: the animal rights groups are campaigning to close down animal farming and turn our children into vegans.  Animal Agriculture tried to ignore them and keep a low profile.  They, too, stayed away from other AR targets such as hunters.  Who would think animal rights groups would go after our food supply?  After all isn’t it our right to eat the food as we always have?  But, now with the wolf’s breath on their necks, animal agriculture has stepped up to the plate to join us.

HSUS and PETA have long targeted medical research using animals.  It started with trying to prevent using animals to test cosmetics.  It was easy for the public to agree that animals need not suffer for human vanity.  In the USA, the recent banning of horses for human consumption set the stage for such bans on other livestock.  If we shouldn’t eat horses, which are livestock and have been eaten for centuries, than why should we eat cows, pigs and chickens?

We Are All Funding Anti-Hunting Groups


From the Executive Director

If this doesn’t get your attention, nothing will.  It is true and first came out at the Summit of the Horse Conference where Wyoming attorney Karen Falen gave a fantastic presentation on how American taxpayers are paying billions of federal tax dollars funding radical environmental groups to sue our government, and the government has to pay to fight the law suits.  Read the following; it’s enough to make you sick.

—Dennis Foster, Executive Director, MFHA

We Are All Funding Anti-Hunting Groups

Extremist environmental groups often get their legal fees reimbursed by the federal government under the Equal Justice Act.

By David Hart

How would you like to make a donation to the anti-hunting movement? You wouldn’t, of course, but like it or not, you already have. In 2007, for example, $280,000 of your tax dollars went directly to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—the nation’s preeminent anti-hunting group—after HSUS successfully stopped the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota.

Yes, your tax money is going straight to anti-hunting groups that file lawsuits to end legal hunting opportunities. If that’s not enough, taxpayers gave more than $436,000 to anti-hunting groups for blocking wolf management in the northern Rockies. All told, 13 environmental and anti-hunting groups, like Defenders of Wildlife, sued the federal government 1,159 times in the last 10 years and were reimbursed an estimated $34 million in legal fees from the federal government. Many of those suits had a direct impact on your freedom to hunt.

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