Next Saturday, September 28, is the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, and we invite you to celebrate by joining volunteers of all ages to help spruce up our nation’s public lands. From youth to elderly groups to the Let’s Move Campaign, all kinds of volunteers will be digging in, so go tohttp://publiclandsday.org to learn more.
In advance of National Public Lands Day, Secretary Sally Jewell will host an online chat, Wednesday, September 25, at 1 p.m., ET, where she will discuss the importance of our nation’s public lands, connecting the next generation to the great outdoors, and the President’s Climate Action Plan.
If you would like to ask the Secretary a question, please send it to email@example.com, and we will try to get to as many as possible.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)