I first heard about this because of Stephanie Ernst's change.org piece, which is a must read.
The Humane Society of Missouri is an animal welfare shelter that places dogs, cats and other animals into new homes. They also run Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, an adoption and placement center for horses and other farmed animals, including cattle and pigs.
On August 22nd, the shelter will be having a fundraising event for Longmeadow Rescue Ranch....by having a Polo match and BBQ. The bizareness is obvious. It seems like a no-brainer that if you are rescuing and saving farmed animals, including horses, that you not fundraise off of the slaughter and exploitation of the same animals you rescue.
What you can do:
Change.org's Animal Rights has a petition that you can sign. Please do so. Please note: If you do not want to sign up for a change.org account, please write a letter instead. The goal is 500 and good job, the goal was made. Let's aim even higher - HSMO needs to know that people, especially those in Missouri, care about these arcane, strange policies.
Write a letter to Kathryn Warnick, director of HSMO. Please be polite and respectful, asking that the HSMO stop serving the flesh of farmed animals in order to raise money to rescue farmed animals, including at the upcoming Charity Polo Match.
Send letters to:
Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
You can read about our Food for Thought program for ideas on what to include. We have sent a letter, including a copy of our Food for Thought program to HSMO as well.