Equine Angels

Author: Frank Weller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461747120
Format: PDF, ePub
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Equine Angels is a celebration of the journey of horses and foals saved from slaughter. Accompanied by 200 stunning full-color photographs, it tells the surprising and moving stories of how these foals have changed the lives of the human families who adopt them—for the rescuers are often the ones redeemed when opening their hearts to an unwanted foal. The book focuses on the tens of thousands of foals born annually only so that their mothers can provide pharmaceutical companies with the hormones their bodies create during pregnancy. These foals—known as “PMU foals” (PMU being short for “pregnant mare urine,” a key ingredient of the drug Premarin)—are in effect, are unwanted byproducts. Normally they are taken from their mothers and sent to slaughter. There are more than 250 farms in North America—most of them in Canada—housing tens of thousands of mares, in agonizing conditions, for this purpose. Those photos grouped into the chapters “Birth” and “Rescue” are especially dramatic. Given their semi-wild conditions, these horses have a ruggedly beautiful, ungroomed appearance. In later chapters, we see the transformation of once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions for their human families. Included are stories of successes great and small: foals growing up to be successful national competitors, therapy horses, and other productive members of horse society. These foals give back more than they take. Heartwarming and beautiful to look at, Equine Angels will inspire and delight. Inside you will find: 200 amazing color photos showing horses with a rare rugged beauty Tells the story of how these foals have changed the lives of the people who adopt them Shows the transformation of once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions Addresses an issue that frequently captures headlines Tens of thousands of “PMU” foals are slaughtered in North America each year because they are unwanted byproducts of a process to extract hormones for human hormone-replacement therapy From the introduction: The human participants of Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary could not sit idly by while these magnificent horses were killed. If it was just a matter of those lives saved, that would be enough, but fortunately, we have come to know the greater potential of these angelic equines. Each of the horses from EARS has touched and uplifted several human lives along the rescue path.

Unruhig bleiben

Author: Donna J. Haraway
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593508281
Format: PDF, Docs
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Was kommt nach dem Menschen? In Donna Haraways Büchern wimmelt es von Cyborgs, Primaten, Hunden und Tauben. Die Grenze zwischen Mensch und Maschine sowie zwischen Mensch und Tier verschwimmt. In ihrem neuen großen Buch ruft die feministische Theoretikerin das Zeitalter des Chthuluzän aus, das eben nicht - wie im Anthropozän - den Menschen ins Zentrum des Denkens und der Geschichte stellt, sondern das Leben anderer Arten und Kreaturen, seien es Oktopusse, Korallen oder Spinnen. Und nicht nur das: Es sollen neue Beziehungen entstehen, quer zu Vorstellungen biologischer Verwandtschaft. Im Zuge dessen setzt sich Haraway auch mit dem Klimawandel auseinander. Einmal mehr erweist sie sich als eine originelle und radikale Denkerin der Gegenwart.

Staying with the Trouble

Author: Donna J. Haraway
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373785
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In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Angel Horses

Author: Allen Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317122
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This inspiring collection of stories tells of the hope and healing that come from contact between horses and people. Whether giving disabled riders a sense of freedom and mobility, healing wounds of childhood abuse, assisting with work, or simply riding trails with their human companions, horses bond with people in ways that change us for the better. The stories, contributed by people from all over the country and from all walks of life, introduce: Cholla, the horse who paints pictures; a veterinarian who was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief; Star, a horse who saved a teenage girl from suicide; the late-blooming rider who embarrassed a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others — even if they have four legs; and many others. Every horse lover knows that horses, whether running through fields or performing intricate dressage drills, carry not only their riders but also messages of unconditional love and hope.

Angels Club Middle Grade Novel Horses Kids Friendship Bullying and Ethnic Diversity

Author: Courtney Vail
Publisher: West Ridge Farm Publishing
ISBN:
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Hola, Cuties! I’m Jacinda Gonzalez, almost twelve. Although I think I’m pretty nice, not to mention way cool and one of the most knowledgeable people in all things horse, I just can’t make any friends in my new school. The only things flying my way are totally rude insults. The horseback riding therapy farm where I volunteer becomes my perfect escape from mean bullies. And when Angel, a scrawny, muddy American Curly, shows up as rescue, no one but me can see her potential and lovableness, so I take her on as a project horse to get her ready for sale. But, the thing is, I don’t want them to sell her. She’d be so perfect for therapy. So perfect. Now, if only I could prove it. Anyway, Angel’s sugar-candy personality inspires me to be sweet in spite of bad things happening to me. So, of course, I can’t resist the urge to make the world a whole lot brighter. Come on in and see how I do it! Middle Grade, Children's book, ages 6-8, 10-12, and up. A clean, cute, touching story for any lover of horses. American Curly Horse. Girls, bullying, friendship, multi-ethnic, handi-capable, diverse kid's book, farm life, horse rescue.

In Search of Angels

Author: Janise Beaumont
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741768942
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every day miracles large and small are taking place, as people experience life-changing encounters with angels. Some see these beautiful angelic presences. Others simply sense them. Sometimes angels come into our lives to inspire us, or give us some hope when life seems hopeless. At other times they rescue us from harm or help set us back on track. In need of an urgent miracle, Janise sets off in search of those who have encountered angels, and shares their remarkable, often life-changing experiences.