For Bee Alarmists, Groundhog Day Comes in June

For Bee Alarmists, Groundhog Day Comes in June

WILL ACTIVISTS FINALLY ADMIT THEIR SINS AND BREAK OUT OF THEIR PESTICIDE-BLAMING TIME LOOP? by Paul Driessen, ©2019 (Jun. 29, 2019) — Did you think Goundhog Day only comes in February? For anti-insecticide zealots and others in the environmentalist movement who’ve been preoccupied for years with bees and “colony collapse disorder,” it actually comes every […]

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

HOMEOWNERS FINALLY HAVE AN OPTION TO RESTORE THEIR LAND from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, Rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 3, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim is announcing that The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service has been granted funding that will help landowners with property who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy and Irene. […]

Congressman Highlights Practice of Horse “Soring” During Agricultural Bill Debate

Congressman Highlights Practice of Horse “Soring” During Agricultural Bill Debate

PROPOSES “AMENDMENT 90” TO REINFORCE HORSE PROTECTION ACT by Sharon Rondeau (May 17, 2018) — During his time to speak during a committee meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday regarding a five-year proposed “Farm Bill,” Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA10) introduced an amendment with the purpose of stopping the “soring” of competitive show […]

USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

“THIS IS AS BAD AS IT GETS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 25, 2018) — On March 21, 2018, horse-welfare activist Clant M. Seay announced on his BillyGoBoy.com website that documents he had sought from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request last September were made available to him […]

Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

FOR REFUSAL TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS UNDER FOIA by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2018) — A federal lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its refusal to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to an animal-welfare activist seeking specifics on the alleged violations of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) […]

USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer

USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 12/22/2017 03:11 PM EST from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), ©2017 (Dec. 22, 2017) — WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of […]

Report: Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

Report:  Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

IS ANIMAL CRUELTY TO BLAME? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — On Sunday, blogger and horse-welfare advocate BillyGoBoy reported that the annual “National Celebration” horse show held each year at this time is showing “the worst attendance” in its 47-year history. Hosted in Shelbyville, the ten-day show featuring Tennessee Walking Horses was once a […]

Advancing Scientific Integrity on Bees

Advancing Scientific Integrity on Bees

PUTTING A BEEHIVE AT THE VP’s RESIDENCE COULD SPUR PEOPLE’S UNDERSTANDING OF BEE PROBLEMS by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Jun. 18, 2017) — Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. […]

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKE ACTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2017) — An animal welfare petition launched at change.org on January 21 directed to the president and four other “decision-makers” has garnered more than 81,000 signatures as of press time. On Tuesday morning, the count showed 66,000+ signatures.  It is possible that some are […]

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

ACTIVIST PREDICTS ANNOUNCEMENT “IMMINENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 12, 2017) — Horse welfare activist BillyGoBoy is reporting on his blog that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is poised to announce a change in rules stemming from the 1970 Horse Protection Act which will “remove the ‘Pads and Chains’ from Tennessee Walking Horses, and […]

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

CLAIMS EVENT “VOLUNTARILY EXCEEDS” FEDERAL LAW’S INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 24, 2016) — On Saturday morning, The Post & Email received a response from “National Celebration” CEO Mike Inman to our inquiry of Thursday as to whether or not all horses participating in the event are inspected for signs of abuse, including “soring,” […]

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

STATE OFFICIAL SAYS “YES,” BUT PHOTOS MAY TELL A DIFFERENT STORY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, The Post & Email contacted the National Celebration, an annual Tennessee Walking Horse show which takes place at the end of the summer, to ask whether or not inspectors are routinely on hand to determine […]

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

DOES “BUSINESS” OUTWEIGH SUFFERING? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 20, 2016) — On Tuesday morning at 9:09 AM EST, the following message was sent through the Trump transition team website, greatagain.gov: Good morning. I have contacted you before on the topic of government corruption to which my newspaper, The Post & Email, has been dedicated to […]

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

DECADES-OLD PRACTICE MAY PLACE “INDUSTRY” IN JEOPARDY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2016) — On Sunday, The Post & Email published an article reporting on the use of “stacks” and chains on some Tennessee Walking Horses during competition, a practice begun in the 1940s which, although outlawed, continues today, particularly in the South. The Horse […]

Why Waste The Effort, If Nothing Is Going To Change?

Why Waste The Effort, If Nothing Is Going To Change?

FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA” by Ron Ewart, President, NARLO, ©2015 (May 31, 2015) — “The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy”  ….. [or a Republic]   — Charles de Montesquieu, French Philosopher, 1689 to 1755 – – […]

Congress Passes Bill to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Congress Passes Bill to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

OBAMA CALLS FOR AN END TO “GOVERNING BY CRISIS“ by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2013) — The House and Senate reached agreement on Wednesday night to reopen closed government departments and raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. The bill keeps government departments open until January 15, 2014 and raises the amount the federal government can […]

What is the Truth about November Food Stamp Benefits?

What is the Truth about November Food Stamp Benefits?

CONTRADICTORY REPORTS LEAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD ALLOTMENTS DURING SHUTDOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 16, 2013) — In early August, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities announced that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), administered by the USDA and formerly known as “food stamps,” would reduce benefits to virtually all families which had received a […]

Organic Crops Are Tested for Pathogens, Right? Nope

Organic Crops Are Tested for Pathogens, Right? Nope

WE NEED TO CHECK ORGANIC CROPS FOR BACTERIA, TO ENSURE THEY REALLY ARE HEALTHY – AND SAFE TO EAT by Mischa Popoff, ©2013 (Jul. 17, 2013) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in organic production and encourages natural compost. But it does not test for un-composted feces, relying instead on […]

A Nasty Organic Hepatitis Outbreak

A Nasty Organic Hepatitis Outbreak

DESPITE WHAT APOLOGIST AND PROMOTERS SAY, ORGANIC FOODS ARE NOT SAFER, AND CAN BE DEADLY by Mischa Popoff, ©2013 (Jul. 8. 2013) — A recent hepatitis outbreak in USDA “certified-organic” frozen berry mix has people worrying and wondering what steps are being taken to ensure that organic food is safe. Unfortunately, not many. A remarkably similar […]