Tour season starts in just over a week with our first day of tours being May 5th! Register today to reserve your tour and get ready for the magic. We promise a good time! happytrailsfarm.org/tours/... See MoreSee Less
Just like our new minis, Koa and Abraham, this little mini was saved from slaughter. Check him out now!
Little Brook Farm `~ NY Animal Advocacy Day! The assistant of Assemblyman Gary Finch decided we should meet him. She gently persisted until we agreed. Fritz rode the elevator to his office on the fourth floor! **April 24, 20I7 - I met with Congressman John Faso this morning. He does sit on the Ag committee and has co-sponsored the SAFE ACT. He acknowledged that the topic of horse slaughter has surfaced again. He was looking through information I had brought for him and immediately smiled at Fritz in the LOB. I told him I'm desperate to gain attention on this issue and assigning emotion (Fritz) to something as ugly as horse slaughter seemed like a good idea. Miniature horses go to slaughter too and gorgeous, charismatic Fritz is a wonderful Ambassador. The Congressman didn't realize that we were exporting the majority of horses for human consumption. Since we know US horses have been given drugs/medications (even fly spray) labeled "not for use in horses intended for human consumption", it should be our ethical responsibility to prohibit US horses from selling for slaughter. I had a discussion with an employee from the FDA last fall who told me that it's the responsibility of the importing country to determine whether a product is safe or not. She said Americans don't eat horses so "it's not our problem". I reminded her that Americans travel and horse meat has been found in products that were illegally, intentionally mislabeled but she stood firm on her position; not our ethical responsibility, not our problem.. It's important to speak with your elected officials (but not as an angry. crazy person) to provide them with facts they may not have. Paid lobbyists in DC are motivated by money and may omit or twist facts. As a concerned tax payer, you're there (hopefully) to raise awareness. Assume they haven't been provided with the information they need to make a fair and informed decision and provide that for them. ... See MoreSee Less
Atticus and Finch have left for their new home. They have a new beautiful yard and place to call their own! If there is a better home for them, we could not imagine it. Look at all the wonderful opportunities to root for grubs and stretch their legs! ... See MoreSee Less
Today is Earth Day and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by sponsoring one of our residents here at Happy Trails. You can sponsor an animal for yourself or for a loved one through our gift sponsorship. Visit our website at happytrailsfarm.org/animal-sponsorship-program/ for more details! ... See MoreSee Less