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As you open your pocketbooks… please keep these facts in mind:
The American Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern Received
$995,718 in compensation.
- The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $675,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
- UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,900,000 per year (158K) per month,
- plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents
- (4.4 cents) per donated dollar goes to the cause.
Compensation of some Charity Leaders
Compensation Charity Paid to Title $406,345 CARE Helene D. Gayle President, CEO $380,609 World Vision Richard E. Stearns President $391,194 Save the Children Charles MacCormack CEO $482,632 Nature Conservancy Mark R Tercek Director and President $417,171 Susan G. Komen Nancy Brinker Founder / CEO $426,350 World Wildlife Fund Carter S. Roberts President CEO
- Zuma’s Rescue Ranch Executive director Jodi Messenich
- receives a salary of 0 for 70-hour week service since 2004.
- 99% of funding goes toward programs for children/families and horses.
- The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only
- $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this
- $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
- The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
- Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
- The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives
- a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
- The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives
- a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their
- families and youth!
- The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives
- a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help
- Veterans and their families and youth!
- The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander
- receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help
- Veterans and their families and youth!
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All that is necessary for evil to triumph,
is for good men to do nothing!
Just a thought as you consider helping others. This is why I look up all charities and determine the CEO salary before I donate. The below is where I check them out.
Zunma’s Rescue Ranch is here
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I am writing to urge you to support an amendment being offered by
Representative Jim Moran that will prevent our tax dollars from being used
to inspect foreign-owned horse slaughter facilities. You voted for a
similar amendment approved by the Committee to the FY12 Agriculture
On the FY06 Agriculture Appropriations bill, Representatives John Sweeney
(R-NY), John Spratt (D-SC), and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) offered an amendment
to eliminate federal funding for the inspection of horsemeat˜an inspection
that would be required if horses are to be slaughtered for human
consumption. A similar amendment will again be offered by Representative
Jim Moran (D-VA) in the House Appropriations Committee during its
consideration of the FY13 Agriculture Appropriations bill.
Funding federal inspection of horse slaughter plants is fiscally
irresponsible. Such funding benefits foreign corporations˜which deal in
horsemeat for consumption by wealthy gourmands overseas˜at the expense of
American taxpayers and the size of the federal deficit. Precious federal
dollars can be put to better use by funding worthy domestic programs,
including those programs that ensure the safety of food actually consumed
in this country.
If a horse slaughter plant were to open in the United States, the plant
would be able to kill horses transported across state lines, including
horses from states strongly opposed to horse slaughter. Clearly, a state
should have the right to protect its own horses from slaughter.
Live horses benefit the U.S. economy. The horse industry brings billions
of dollars to the U.S. economy each year. While selling a 5-year-old horse
to slaughter might bring $50 to a killer buyer and more to the foreign
owner of the slaughter plant, keeping that horse alive and in the local
economy will bring far greater return for years to come in income and job
Horses sent to slaughter are most often healthy and robust, not
“unwanted.” The USDA estimates that 92.3 percent of the horses being sent
to slaughter are physically sound and can continue to be productive
animals. They are not old or infirm as some slaughter proponents want us
American horsemeat poses a serious risk to human health. Horses in the
United States are not raised as food animals, and according to a recent
Food and Chemical Toxicology report, substances routinely given to
American horses have dangerous effects in humans. If federally funded
inspections were to begin, not only would taxpayer dollars be needed to
inspect these facilities, but additional funding would be required to
enforce transport regulations and increased food safety testing as
required by new European Union mandates.
Despite claims made by horse slaughterhouse lobbyists, the closure of the
horse slaughter plants in the United States has not led to an increase in
“unwanted” horses. Approximately 100,000 American horses are exported to
Mexico and Canada for slaughter each year˜the same number of American
horses who were slaughtered when U.S.-based plants were in operation. Our
horses are simply being hauled to slaughter locations outside of the
Slaughter is not humane euthanasia. The average cost to humanely euthanize
a horse by a licensed veterinarian is $225, roughly the same cost that it
takes to feed and shelter a horse for one month. Properly euthanizing a
horse is not cost-prohibitive and is what the vast majority of Americans
choose to do with their horses at the end of their lives.
I respectfully request that you once again support language in the FY13
Agriculture Appropriations bill to defund horse slaughter inspections.
This language has effectively curtailed the establishment and operation of
cruel horse slaughter plants in the United States. As a constituent, I
look forward to hearing from you on this issue. Thank you for your
by; Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
The debate over horse slaughter is senseless~ 80% of Americans have spoken and they do not want horse slaughter in the US. The only way to end debate is to deal with the cause not the symptom. The Cause is over-breeding, we must regulate breeding of horses.
The notion that horses are like cattle; cattle did not carry us through this country on their backs, cattle did not take us to battle and help us win, cattle are not companions, cattle are not athletes, the comparison drawn of horses to cattle are just uneducated and close minded.
Horses are a 9 billion dollar a year industry, a live horse generates revenue in a state for feed, training and care, a dead horse generates no revenue and creates no jobs for Americans. Slaughter plants create few jobs and those jobs are dirty; low paying jobs that mostly benefit foreign interests.
Let’s implement jobs for Americans with annual registrations for horses; fees to register horses will pay for the jobs necessary to regulate the annual registrations. Then let’s charge for breeding licenses, again the fees charged will generate the revenue to hire the regulatory body, more jobs. Live horses create jobs, generate revenue and put money into the US economy. Dead horses benefit only foreign interests.
If we control the number of breeding licenses issued per year, we can regulate the number of horses bred per year. This will bring the value of the horseback up and reduce the number of throwaway horses bred by breed registries.
Breed registries make money to register horses ie: AQHA, APHA, and Jockey Club etc etc. Why not have the state charge registration fees to regulate the breeders. Breeders will only be allotted so many registrations per year based on states ability to place those horses into suitable homes. If it is too expensive to breed for slaughter…. no one will do it.
In this scenario horses win, states win, the equine economy grows, Americans are listened to and special interests are driven out of our country.
This is dealing with the cause of slaughter not just the symptom.
The following organization strive to end horse slaughter~
Support the Horse by Supporting these organizations.
I am an animal rescuer.
I have bought animal food with my last dime,
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged those that are vicious and afraid.
I have fallen in love a thousand times,
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too
many times to count.
I am an animal rescuer.
My work is never done, my home is never quiet, my
wallet is always empty,
but my heart is always full.
Lifetime Lessons at Zuma’s
When Jodi asked for a paragraph on what it means to be a volunteer at Zuma’s, it is doubtful that she expected a dissertation. How can one sum up in a few sentences what volunteering encompasses at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch?
My first experience at Zuma’s was begun with the hope of rekindling a lifelong love of horses that began many years ago with a very green pony and a relationship never forgotten. In hopes of having some special times with my adult daughter we took a set of lessons together when we became aware of Zuma’s. This led to the opportunity to volunteer and thus, the observation of and learning of life lessons.
My volunteering experience began with leading a horse on a few trail rides and becoming acquainted with the ranch and the people there. Then I was privileged to assist with Pony Club and while doing this realized there is so much more to Zuma’s than a lovely setting and great people and horses.
My wish to be a part of the ranch experience was to be with horses again, but that proved to be such a small fly on the horses’s croup. See I even learned something at Pony Club. Then I was introduced to the Experiental Learning Program at Zuma’s. A few afternoons of tutoring brought into use my career experience as teacher and there you have it: a way to combine giving and receiving.
As is usually the case at any volunteer job, it is difficult to give more than one receives. At Zuma’s as hard as I try, I receive more than I can give. My goal is to tip the balance on the giving side. It is hard to top having a child say to you, “I feel so sophisticated,” after playing a simple game. What touches a heart more than during experiential learning to see a teenage boy grow from fearful and timid around a 1300 pound horse to round penning her with no lead in a week’s time and even riding her with confidence as the culmination of his camp experience. Let’s see, how about being with people who have serving and helping as their motives and genuinely caring for the animals and people that come through Zuma’s gates?
Everyday I meet another horse or person that teaches me something as I share my story or they share their life with me. Each of us has a favorite horse or two that touch us for some reason or other. Thinking about the horses, who I love, helps me see the kinds of people I love. I see Jodi and Paul sharing their gorgeous facility with so many of us, giving us time to experience the beauty and serenity of the setting and the lives at Zuma’s.
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Facts about At Risk Youth~
GRADUATING FROM THE STREETS TO THE PRISONS
A 1991 federal study of former foster care wards found that one-fourth had been homeless, 40% were on public assistance and half were unemployed. Connecticut officials estimate 75% of youths in the state’s criminal justice system were once in foster care.
According to a survey by the National Association of Social Workers, 20 percent of children living in runaway shelters come directly from foster care. Children placed in out-of-home care, regardless of the reason, are at higher risk of developing alcohol and drug problems. The survey also found that 80 percent of prisoners in Illinois spent time in foster care as children.
Karl Dennis, executive director of the Illinois based Kaleidoscope, the first child welfare agency in the country to provide unconditional care for children, says that in California, 80 percent of the adults in in the correctional facilities “are graduates of the state; the juvenile justice, the child welfare, the mental health and the special education systems.
Animal – Human Bonding Works With At Risk Youth
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Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2010)—On July 21 the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue and author/advocate Carol Walker filed an amended complaint in Federal District Court to add the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to their current suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The suit challenges both agencies’ rejection of a Natural Management Approach for the herd and the planned construction of a two-mile long fence which would cut off the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Herd from crucial summer and fall grazing lands they’ve used for centuries. This small herd is the world’s most famous and the last remaining in Montana, sometimes called “Cloud’s herd” for the now-15-year old band stallion who TCF Director and plaintiff Ginger Kathrens has documented for the popular PBS Nature series. The herd traces its history back to the horses of the Spanish Conquistadors, the Lewis and Clark expedition horses, and Crow Indian War ponies. Plaintiffs contend that the USFS and BLM are engaging in illegal treatment of these federally-protected mustangs and that the Pryor Wild Horses are entitled to use lands in the Custer National Forest, currently not included in the designated range.
Plaintiffs in the litigation include Front Range Equine Rescue based in Larkspur, CO; Carol Walker, equine photographer and author of “Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses”; and Ginger Kathrens, Director of the Cloud Foundation and Emmy-Award winning producer with 16 years experience documenting and observing the Pryor Mountain herd.
“People value the whole spectacular Pryor ecosystem including this unique Spanish wild horse herd. Seeing the area fragmented by new fencing across pristine, wide-open meadows degrades the experience of visiting this area with true wilderness values,” states Kathrens. “Beyond the visual and environmental damage, it will compromise the future of Cloud’s globally-beloved herd. Forest Service should be working to set this area aside as a designated wilderness rather than working on how to build a bigger, stronger barrier to keep the Pryor horses from their rightful and essential high mountain meadows.”
Building the fence, cattle guard and gates would illegally confine horses to jurisdictional boundaries, restricting their natural and long-held seasonal pattern of use on East Pryor Mountain. Centuries old horse trails go straight through the line now flagged for construction of the fence, estimated to cost taxpayers between $25,000 and $100,000, not including USFS planning costs which, according to USFS, greatly exceed the cost of building the fence.
“The Forest Service has fought efforts to expand the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range to allow the herd to engage in their historical and seasonal migrations. Confining wild horse herds to smaller and smaller areas of the public lands lays the groundwork for more intrusive management and manipulation as the Forest Service and BLM contend that these animals will need to be removed from the wild for their own good,” states lead attorney, Valerie Stanley.
For a four-year period in the early 2000s the Pryor Herd was at zero population growth due to mountain lion predation on the foals, as well as the ever-present harsh winter weather and deadly lightning storms. The population of the herd increased only after BLM encouraged the killing of mountain lions.
“The public has overwhelmingly supported allowing the herd the opportunity to manage itself. Apparently, BLM and the Forest Service think Mother Nature can’t get along without them,” Stanley concludes.
Over 100 wild horses have been using the Custer National Forest this month, which constitutes the majority of the Pryor Mountain wild horses, of which less than 150 adults remain in the wild following a massive roundup in September 2009. The Custer National Forest has not explained how the wild horses would be driven them back into the designated horse range. At least two new foals were born last week on the mountaintop and more births are anticipated. Running these young mustangs is dangerous and inhumane and can be fatal as has been proven during recent BLM roundups in Nevada and Oregon.
The area immediately adjacent to the designated range is not currently allocated for livestock grazing, but the Cloud Foundation questions USFS motives in blocking horses from this public land. Actions by the USFS are based, not on damage by the horses to the ecosystem, but seemingly on complaints from livestock permittees. Plaintiffs wonder if USFS is arranging for the building of this fence to facilitate cattle grazing on what would be a new livestock allotment on scenic subalpine meadows used annually by wild horses, mule deer, black bears and an array of small animals in the summer and fall.
“Wild horses have used these Forest Service lands for centuries. BLM and Forest Service have so far failed to work together to expand the range, using natural boundaries which encompass the mustangs’ use area, for the good of the herd and the public that loves them,” explains Front Range Equine Rescue President/Founder, Hilary Wood.
Historically, BLM directed livestock permittees on public grazing land to round up wild horses by aircraft. Once captured, the wild horses were either killed and butchered on the range or were shipped live to meat packing plants. In 1968, a public outcry was launched, spurred by local residents and ABC reporter, author and TCF Honorary Board Member, Hope Ryden. Ryden’s discovery of plans to trap and remove the Pryor Horses despite BLM assertions to the contrary caused a national outcry. In response, then Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall issued an Executive Order creating the first public range ever dedicated in the United States for the protection of wild horses. The 39,000-acre range was intended to protect the horses, other wildlife, and the natural state of the area. At the time, none of the Custer National Forest Service lands were included, as that was outside of Interior Secretary Udall’s jurisdiction.
“Treating the wild horses as if they are livestock by fencing them into one small section of their traditional use area will not just harm the mustangs, but also the public who can more easily access the Forest Service lands to experience a wildlife display unlike any in North America,” states plaintiff Carol Walker. “I don’t understand why the Forest Service would want to deprive the public from experiencing this kind of natural wild horse wilderness.”
“Wild horses need to be treated like wild horses—not livestock. Right now the public can easily access the Forest Service lands and experience a wildlife display unlike any other,” states plaintiff Carol Walker. “We want the Forest Service to immediately abandon plans to build the fence.”