Thanks to Mariann Wizard for tipping us about this.
Willie Nelson: We have a lot to learn from horses
POSTED: 8:19 a.m. EST, November 2, 2006
By Willie Nelson
Special to CNN
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) — Will Rogers said, “You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.”
However, the horses are counting on the people more than ever now. Nearly 100,000 horses are killed annually in foreign-owned slaughterhouses in America for human consumption in other countries.
With the upcoming Senate vote on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, Americans have a small window of opportunity to save a living legend.
Horses are all the things a truly evolved human should be. There are countless examples of their innate ability and desire to heal people.
Consider the therapeutic riding programs across the country, where horses can have more progress with children with various physical and mental disabilities than their own doctors. The most superhuman thing about horses is the contrast between their unearthly strength and inherent gentleness. Humans abuse their power while horses use theirs only for good. I’d rather be a horse.
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