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Help Willie Nelson Help Texas with hurricane relief

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Friends raise funds for Texans hurt by Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Willie & Leon

www.music.blog.austin360.com
by:  Peter Blackstock

At the start and end, Friday’s “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” concert for hurricane relief at the Erwin Center was much like all great Willie Nelson shows. It began, as Willie always does, with “Whiskey River,” before closing with an “I’ll Fly Away”/”Will the Circle Be Unbroken” finale. In between, though, Austin got to see a concert the likes of which has never been thrown here.

READ MORE: Nine great moments at Harvey benefit, and one that got away

There was Willie singing “Funny How Times Slips Away” with Leon Bridges, and “Texas Flood” with Bonnie Raitt and Jimmie Vaughan. Then Bonnie sang with James Taylor. Then Taylor fronted Asleep at the Wheel. Then Asleep at the Wheel backed Paul Simon and Edie Brickell singing “Waltz Across Texas.” Then the Dixie Chicks’ Martie Maguire and gospel sensation Ruthie Foster joined Raitt for “Angel From Montgomery.” And on and on and on. It was that kind of night, for more than four hours.

All of the musical magic that happened was for the benefit of Rebuild Texas, a hurricane relief effort created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the RebuildTX.org website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.”

Celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Vince Young, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker, as well as officials such as Austin mayor Steve Adler and Houston police chief Art Acevedo, appeared between performers to beat the drum for the Rebuild Texas cause. Show host Andy Langer announced that even before a telethon-style hour of the concert aired on TV and YouTube at 9 p.m., the event already had raised $1.6 million for the fund.

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by:  Charles Reagan Hackleman

 

 

 

 

Support South Texas and Louisiania families and farmers with FloodAuction.com

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

www.FloodAuction.com

South Texas and Louisiana families and especially family farmers face new challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. To address this special set of issues, FloodAuction.org was created in partnership with our charity partners United Waygreatergiving and  projectswithpurpose.

The FloodAuction.org bid list includes generous and unique donations from Texas, Louisiana and beyond.

The Central Texas Honda Dealers created a 2018 Honda Ridgeline one of a kind collectors model , styled as the “Willie Nelson Edition” with proceeds designated for a family farm disaster fund.

And speaking of Willie editions, Martin Guitars, maker of Willie’s beloved ‘Trigger,’ has items no doubt destined to be one of your prized possessions as well.

Looking for a good time? Live Nation has created and donated Platinum Ticket Experiences for upcoming Dallas concerts. The impressive lineup of packages on which to bid includes Lady Gaga, Marc Anthony, Shania Twain, Harry Styles, Jay Z and Shakira. Throw in Toad-The Wet Sprocket, Chris Stapleton and a Starplex VIP experience (for any 2018 season show) and FloodAuction.org offers can’t miss entertainment opportunities.

But wait, there’s more!

Want to get away? Maybe shoot for the stars? Then the Uniphi Space Agency out-of-this-world astronaut encounter is just what you’re looking for, Skype with an astronaut of your choice. Looking for a more terrestrial flight? The Alaska Air Group have made available two roundtrip tickets anywhere that Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, SkyWest or Horizon Air services.

Cue the band, raise the lights, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has donated The Waffle House Prop used on air along with tickets to his New York-based show. Johnny Knoxville is helping the cause by creating an on-camera extra role in his next movie.

And how about those hard to get Hamilton Broadway tickets? We have two.

Texas faves are rising to the occasion. Cavender’s, always a friend to family farmers is coming through once again. Two more Texas favorites you’ll love to see Texas Ranger home game tickets and Texas Roadhouse dining. President Bill Clinton has even shown the love.

Speaking of love, don’t miss bidding on Match.com‘s package to set up for your next date with your perfect match as well as access to their exclusive dating coach and one years membership.

Indeed love is all around and we hope you’ll show yours to help United Way assist those impacted Hurricane Harvey victims some of yours by checking out FloodAuction.org. A $1, $5 or $10 donation is requested (and appreciated). Bidding starts September 22nd at 5 PM and ends October 9th at Midnight. Thank you for your support and LIV

Willie Nelson & friends help raise funds in Austin for Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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by:  Daniel Kreps

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

The 1983 blues song’s lyrics eerily forecasted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating aftermath on the Houston are. “There’s floodin’ down in Texas / All of the telephone lines are down,” Nelson and Raitt sang. “Flood water keep a-rollin’ / Man it’s about to drive poor me insane.”

The Texas Strong concert promised “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” and the event delivered all night: Nelson also teamed with soul singer Leon Bridges to perform the country legend’s oft-covered classic “Funny How Time Slips Away.”

The hourlong stream also featured James Taylor performing his “Country Road,”with Raitt also joining the singer for “You Can Close Your Eyes,” as well as performances by Lyle Lovett and sister duo Ha*Ash.

The concert concluded with Nelson leading an all-star rendition of “On the Road Again.” All proceeds from the Texas Strong concert benefitted Rebuild Texas.

Bid on Willie Nelson edition Honda, and more; help families in Louisiana and Texas effected by Hurricane Harvey

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

www.FloodAuction.org

Review all the items up for auction here.  

Willie Nelson has joined dozens of other musicians, artists, athletes, political leaders, companies and organizations from across the country to offer support to families in South Texas and Louisiana who were effected by the recent Hurricane Harvey.   FloodAuction.org was created in partnership with the help from UnitedWay , GreaterGiving and ProjectsWithPurpose, and in conducting an on-line auction to raise money for those displaced and effected by the storm.  The FloodAuction.org bid list includes generous and unique donations from Texas, Louisiana and beyond.

Willie Nelson has lent his name to this one-of-a-kind 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E, styled as the “Willie Nelson Edition” for the auction.  It was created by the Central Texas Honda Dealers.  Proceeds from funds raised by the auction are designated for a Family Farm Disaster Fund.

 

The custom made one of a kind Ridgeline was donated by the Texas Honda dealers and proudly dubbed “Willie Nelson Edition” to show Texas pride and a heart as big as Texas to help bring aid to those impacted by Harvey.

•Dual Action Tailgate and In-Bed Trunk
•Truck-Bed Audio System
•Remote Engine Start
•Voice Commands for Navigation
•Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Phone Pairing
•540-watt premium audio system with 8 speakers, including subwoofer
•Honda SensingTM suite of safety and driver-assistive features
•Blind spot information system (BSI) with cross traffic monitor
•Front and rear parking sensors

MSRP $41,620.00

Willie Nelson personally autographed the inside, and his classic signature is painted on the outside of the car.

How cool would it be to drive a car with Willie Nelson’s personal autograph on the dashboard?

 

You could be driving this.

Also, many rare, impossible to find Willie Nelson posters, books and concert tickets.

  and more

Also, Tickets to Hamilton, Virgin Airline tickets,  concert tickets, Skype with an astraunaut, baseball tickets, hand made boots, dining pictures and a books signed by a United States President — these are just some of the unique, unique items up for auction.

Check out FloodAuction.org to see all the items up for sale.  Auction Starts September 22nd at 6PM and ends October 9th at midnight.  

 
 And remember, you could be driving this.

 

Willie Nelson Family and Friends support Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas tonight in Austin

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

“Tonight, my Dad and a bunch of other fantastic musicians will perform at “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas”, a concert & live telethon to benefit the victims Of Hurrican Harvey. Texans will be able to view the televised telethon portion of the concert on Friday, September 22 from 7 pm to 8 pm CST on TEGNA affiliate stations. Besides Austin’s KVUE, other TEGNA stations set to air the concert are WFAA in Dallas, KHOU in Houston, KENS in San Antonio, KBMT in Beaumont, KCEN in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KAGS in College Station, KIII in Corpus Christi, KIDY in San Angelo, KXVA in Abilene and KYTX in Tyler. The telecast will air without commercials.

In addition, an hour of the event will stream internationally on https://www.youtube.com/KHOU11 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time. Google will match $500,000 in telethon donations, with volunteers from Google’s Austin office and employees of TEGNA working the telethon phone banks. Donations also will be accepted at the RebuildTX.org website.

All funds will be directed to the RebuildTX.org fund. Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the Rebuild Texas website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.” The concert is part of the Dell Foundation’s effort to raise $100 million toward hurricane recovery efforts.

Please watch and donate what you can! #TexasStrong

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit and Broadcast for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Austin with Willie Nelson and friends

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

https://music.mxdwn.com
by:  Michael Pincumbe

After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, musicians from all different kinds of genres have partnered up to help those affected by the natural disasters. A telethon called Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place on Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center from 7pm-11pm, and broadcast on 11 TEGNA stations and stream internationally on YouTube.

The benefit in Texas will feature exclusive performances from Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash, and multiple special guests. The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and many more.

Tickets for the four-hour live concert are sold out, but you can still donate and help out at www.RebuildTX.org.  Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation with the OneStar Foundation. The four focus areas of the benefit are health, housing, schools, child care, workforce and transportation; as well as capital for small businesses.

“We are proud to stand with Texas and present ‘Texas Strong’ across our stations,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA. “The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas. We are proud to work alongside our partners to help bring aid and healing to those impacted by Harvey.”

 

 

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges peform at Erwin Center all-star Harvey benefit (9/22/2017)

Friday, September 15th, 2017

www.Mystatesman.com
by:  Peter Blackstock

Highlights

The Sept. 22 show also features Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians and more.

Proceeds benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, a major Dells’ foundation initiative tackling Hurricane Harvey relief.

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians will head up “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” an all-star event and telethon set for Sept. 22 at the Erwin Center.

Tickets to the concert, which runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will air live on TEGNA stations (including Austin’s KVUE-TV), went on sale at 3 p.m. Wednesday via RebuildTX.org for $30 to $199. As of late Wednesday afternoon, “a very limited number of tickets” remained available, according to an event representative.

Billed as “the largest live concert benefit in Texas” for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the event follows Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” national telethon that included a show with George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and others at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.

Others scheduled to appear at the Erwin Center show include Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. Additional musical performers include Ryan Bingham, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Mexican pop duo Ha*Ash.

The concert will feature “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” according to a press release announcing the event. Asleep at the Wheel will be the house band, and Charlie Sexton will serve as music director.

Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the Rebuild Texas website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.” The concert is part of the Dell family foundation’s effort to raise $100 million toward hurricane recovery efforts.

“This fund was created to help rebuild all of the communities, big and small, that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” Houston native Michael Dell said in the event’s news release. “We will be rebuilding for years to come.” His wife, native Texan Susan Dell, added, “For us, this is personal.”

Besides Austin’s KVUE, other TEGNA stations set to air the concert are WFAA in Dallas, KHOU in Houston, KENS in San Antonio, KBMT in Beaumont, KCEN in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KAGS in College Station, KIII in Corpus Christi, KIDY in San Angelo, KXVA in Abilene and KYTX in Tyler. The telecast will air without commercials.

In addition, an hour of the event will stream internationally on YouTube.com/TexasStrong 9-10 p.m. Google will match $500,000 in telethon donations, with volunteers from Google’s Austin office and employees of TEGNA working the telethon phone banks. Donations also will be accepted at the RebuildTX.org website.

“The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas,” TEGNA President and CEO Dave Lougee said.

The concert is the biggest fundraiser to be held at the Erwin Center since a 2011 benefit for victims of Bastrop wildfires that included performances by Nelson, Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Lovett and others.

Others who have donated “efforts and services” to the event, according to the press release, include the Erwin Center, Springboard Productions, Solomon Group, Big House Sounds, Soundcheck Austin, Hotel Van Zandt, Sodexo, GSD&M, Andy Langer, the Texas Music Office and the city of Austin. TEGNA is producing the broadcast in partnership with Debra Davis Productions. Austin company C3 Presents is producing the live event and donating its services.

Media partners are KUT/KUTX, 93.3 KGSR, 103.5 BOB FM, 101X, 93.7 KLBJ, MIX 94.7, Majic 95.5, 95.9 R&B, 98.1 KVET, the American-Statesman and Austin360.com, the Austin Chronicle, and Do512.


Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

 

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One day after Hollywood banded together for hurricane relief, Willie Nelson has announced his own gathering of famous faces and voices to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Nelson has announced he and several other artists will participate in “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” set to take place on September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
The four-hour concert will feature performances from Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, and more, according to a press release.  There will also be collaborations and appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo
The concert is expected to live stream on YouTube, as well as air on 11 TENGA-owned Texas broadcast stations.  Google has said it will match the first $500,000 of donations through a pledge challenge, a release said.
Money raised by the event will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. Michael and Susan Dell are Texas natives.
The fund aims to aid in recovery with four areas of focus — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for small businesses, according to a release.  “For us, this is personal,” Susan Dell said in a statement.

 

Willie Nelson joins artists to support Texans after hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt and more will help lead the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert, set for September 22nd in Austin. Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more will help lead the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert, set for September 22nd at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center.

Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renee Zellweger and Luke Wilson are among the celebrities who will take part in the special, while Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians will also take the stage during an event that promises “exclusive performances and rare collaborations.”

Tickets for the event, the largest live concert benefit in Texas, are available starting today, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. CT at RebuildTX.org. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will broadcast live on 11 Texas-area channels with an hour-long live YouTube stream also planned; during the stream, Google will match donations up to $500,000.

“We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin, but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard. Every time I’ve asked you to help our neighbors you’ve risen to the challenge,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement. “Now we have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time. Let’s show the world what it means to be the Live Music Capital of the World in the greatest state in the Union. I’ll be there and hope to see you, too.”

 

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor join Texas Strong concert for Harvey relief (9/22/2017)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017


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AUSTIN, TEXAS – Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges and others will come together on Friday, September 22 for the largest live benefit concert in Texas.

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Performers include:

Willie Nelson
Paul Simon
James Taylor
Bonnie Raitt
Leon Bridges
Lyle Lovett
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Ryan Bingham
Ha*Ash

The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughy, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo and many more. Charlie Sexton will serve as Music Director, with Asleep at the Wheel sitting in as the houseband.

Tickets go on sale today at 3:00 p.m. CT at www.rebuildtx.org, with prices ranging from $30-$199.

Eleven Texas stations will exclusively broadcast a one hour, commercial free special, “Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas,” from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. CT. The concert will also live stream internationally during the broadcast hour on YouTube.com/TexasStrong.

Google will match the first $500,000 of donations through a pledge challenge. Volunteers from Google’s Austin office and our station employees will staff the phone banks at select station locations across the state.

Austin Artists sing Willie Nelson songs to raise money for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (Sept. 12, 2017)

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

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www.mystatesman.com
Peter Blackstock

September 12, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Threadgills, 301 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX

Hundreds of shows will support the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians all over town on this annual mega-fundraiser day, but this event organized by the House of Songs stands out. Host Graham Weber has brought about 20 local musicians to sing the songs of Austin’s most famous musical visionary, including Monte Warden, Suzanna Choffel, Colin Gilmore, Carson McHone and Jonathan Terrell. Check out our list of additional HAAM Benefit Day shows on mystatesman.com.

— Peter Blackstock

About HAMM:

Health care shouldn’t be a luxury for musicians in the Live Music Capital of the World. The mission of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness.

Many of Austin’s musicians juggle two jobs on top of music, and still struggle to pay for food and shelter. With no money for health care, issues with teeth, hearing loss, heart health and more get ignored, and become expensive emergencies.

HAAM and our partners provide care to improve musicians’ health and save lives while preserving their careers and quality of life.
Full up to date listing of music below or CLICK HERE to view our digital version, courtesy of the Austin Chronicle

www.myhamm.com

Farm Aid Family Farm Disaster Fund to help Texas Farmers

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Refugio County, Texas farm destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

www.FarmAid.org

Farm Aid has more than 30 years of experience responding immediately to family farmers in the face of disasters. Donations to this fund help Farm Aid directly address the needs of farmers affected by weather disasters.

Right now Farm Aid is working with our partners in Texas and Louisiana where record rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey has wiped out crops and fences, stranded livestock and left fields covered under feet of standing water.

While it is still early and many farmers have not been able to fully assess the damage Hurricane Harvey wreaked, we know the impacts will be deep. Our long experience in responding to farmers who have experienced major natural disasters tells us that there will be a need for immediate emergency aid and mid- and long-term assistance. In addition to the financial loss caused by weather disasters, many farmers suffer the emotional toll of disasters long after flood waters recede. Mental health services to support these farmers are critically important.

What Farm Aid is doing to help

Farm Aid has partnered with local and national organizations, including Texas Organic Farmers & Ranchers Association, Texas Center for Local Food, Sustainable Food Center, Urban Harvest, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Louisiana Interchurch Conference, and Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA to:

— Make emergency grants to farm and ranch families in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey;

— Help farmers and ranchers understand their farm recovery options;

— Support local and state farmer service providers to help farmers navigate farm recovery options, from mental health resources to federal funding opportunities;

— Advocate for needed disaster recovery funds and resources from the federal government.

Please contribute to the Family Farm Disaster Fund today.

Donate to farm aid here

Willie Nelson speaks out to keep horse slaughterhouses closed in United States

Monday, September 4th, 2017

 

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Ten years ago, the last horse slaughter plant operating in the United States closed its doors.

This September, however, an amendment set to reach the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives will determine the fate of America’s horses and whether taxpayers will be funding the return of this cruel, unnecessary and predatory industry.

In a letter to Congress, the Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States, along with William Shatner, Kaley Cuoco, Willie Nelson, Jill Rappaport, Nikki Reed, Sebastian Roche, Ian Somerhalder, Arielle Kebbel and others, urged policy makers to pass an amendment in the Agriculture Appropriations bill that prohibits the use of federal funds to inspect horse slaughter facilities.

“Horse slaughter is a dark and predatory industry. It has never provided a solution for unwanted horses or abuse and encourages overbreeding by providing an artificial disposal option for irresponsible breeders and owners,” wrote the group. “When horse slaughter existed in this country prior to being shut down in 2007, the USDA documented a variety of abuses, so there is no reason to believe that bringing slaughter back to the U.S. will make the process humane. It is a brutal end for animals we have trained to trust us.”

U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., offered the bi-partisan measure to block spending to inspect the slaughter plants in the upcoming FY18 Agriculture Appropriations package.

“This country was built on the back of horses and Americans view horses as companion animals and athletes, not food animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS. “Americans do not want their hard-earned tax dollars funding slaughterhouse inspections for a product that Americans don’t eat and a process they deplore.  Americans like their horses alive and well, not hung upside down in a slaughter plant.”

Source: Humane Society of the United States

www.humanesociety.org

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Willie Nelson will record your personal voice mail for you — and help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Bid on this opportunity here