Shame, shame, shame on sham horse lover and 70s singer, Michael Martin Murphey. Check out United Horsemen’s Slaughter Summit web site where a long disjointed recommendation letter from Michael Martin Murphey, the singer of the 70s hit “Wildfire” appears. Who knew he could be so callous and so confused? Here is an excerpt of his glowing letter of support for the horse eaters and bloody slaughter lovers:
…. Though I worked for Madeleine (Pickens) to lobby for the establishment of her Wild Horse Sanctuary (we need to keep wild horses off of the vast majority of public grazing lands), I have also clearly stated to her that I firmly oppose her position on closing down horse slaughter plants. Without horse slaughter plants, cruelty to horses actually increases.
In my way of thinking, the American public should try to save true wild horses( not feral horses), but the numbers to be saved should be firmly based on scientific reason. Horse slaughter should be allowed, and should play an important role in dealing with striking a necessary balance in the horse population. …..
I want to send my thanks to United Horsemen for creating an organization and events in which a civilized dialogue about this emotionally-charged issue can take place. As rancher, breeder of horses for Working Cow Horse events and ranch work, I support the truly laudable American Horse Industry, and the Horse Industry in other nations.
Our nation should never try to play God in the management of wild or domestic animals, and should never disparage cultures that slaughter horses for human consumption or consumption by domesticated or wild animals under management on public lands.
Seems like that vile drivel should certainly drive off a significant portion of MMM’s fans. Way to go on the career move, I hope you weren’t thinking about making a comeback or having another hit in the 21st century.
Imagine that: he makes a fortune, the song of his career based on the hauntingly graphic story of a lost horse and a woman lost looking for that horse she loved and then to repay the horse, the being who lent such an iconic image to his song, he advocates slaughtering them. And if that isn’t enough, he goes on record to support a fringe group like United Horsemen that would like to push horse meat as a franken-food product down the throats of Americans when 70%+ have confirmed they are strongly against it. Just one question (compliments of Jay Leno): What WERE you thinkin’?
Shame, shame on Michael Martin Murphey. We hope our caring horse loving readers will be sure they do not purchase any more of his music or support his live concerts now that they know they truth about MMM’s real feelings about horses. Boycott is the word!