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Friday, November 17, 2017

A Horse Community ("AHC"): Swiss Tourists Saved A Donkey In Egypt And Fly It...

A Horse Community ("AHC"): Swiss Tourists Saved A Donkey In Egypt And Fly It...: Swiss Tourists Saved A Donkey In Egypt And  Fly It To Switzerland A group of Swiss tourists spending their holidays in Egypt, de...

Swiss Tourists Saved A Donkey In Egypt And Fly It To Switzerland

Swiss Tourists Saved A Donkey In Egypt And  Fly It To Switzerland

A group of Swiss tourists spending their holidays in Egypt, decided to fly back to Switzerland bringing an abused donkey from the streets of Egypt. 
The tourists saw the abusive treatment of the donkey so they offered him medical treatment to the donkey and offered to take it back with them to Switzerland.
The owner of the donkey refused to sell it to the tourists. However, when the group reported the case to the tourism police, the donkey owner was taken to the police station then agreed to sell his donkey in return for 800 Euros, according to Egyptian media.

It came to our knowledge that a law firm in Egypt, who some of its lawyers are members in our group E-Corporate Lawyers ("ECL"), has been retained to take legal action against the abuser. Our group's representatives in Egypt in association with MSLS and EquiJuri in Switzerland will follow up on this matter to make sure justice is served and that whoever responsible of this abuse is held accountable including any governmental officials and public authority. 
The donkey was then taken to a hospital to receive treatment and to finalize its traveling papers to Switzerland. 
Stray animals in Egypt, specially equine face very harsh treatment and conditions. We hereby urge Egyptian authorities and the civil society in Egypt to raise awareness on animal rights and wellbeing and further pass necessary legislation to protect equine wellbeing and punish all those who abuses equines or other animals. 
We encourage readers to whistleblow about any animal abuse in order to take the necessary action to protect animal rights and raise public awareness on equine wellbeing.

M. Shahin
Equine Jurist
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland 17.11.2017

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Florida woman arrested for 'drunk-driving' a horse

Florida woman arrested for 'drunk-driving' a horse

Donna Byrne, 53, was arrested in Polk City, central Florida, for "DUI on a horse," the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Read the full story here.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Anti-doping for you

Do you know what is horse doping?
Are you taking the right measure to avoid doping?

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Friday, July 21, 2017

#Horse_Rule No. 10 Eat Fruits and Vegetables

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#Horse_Rule No. 10: Eat Fruits and Vegetables. Horses eat grass, carrots and drink lots of water several times a day. The result is that about 80% of their bodies are muscles, they look beautiful, elegant and athletic. You can learn this healthy eating habit from horses. Modern nutrition science recommends us to avoid meat, dairy products, sugar, chemicals, preservatives, artificial colored soda drinks and processed, junk and fast food. It is a natural and easy way to lose weight, feel better, get more energy, reduce the risk of cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes. The fact is that we eat much more than we really need, so most of our body energy is wasted trying to digest loads of junk that we eat leaving very little energy to our immune systems to cure our diseases. If horses can live on it, you can live on it! 

I have personally started this diet for four days now.  I never thought that it is true, or that I can ever stop eating meat or drink milk, I just love it and never felt full or fulfilled without both of it.  I feel more energetic, no stomach unrest, light and lost 500 grams already. Don`t you think it is great? all it takes is two weeks for your system and cologne to detox using this method. You can eat as many times as you want when you feel hungry until you feel reasonably fulfilled.  If you see what happens to those industrial production animals, and the number of drugs, antibiotics, and hormones they take, and how they suffer, you will stop right away. Set your intention, control your emotions and join this two-week challenge. 

Three easy questions to know if what you eat is healthy:
Can I eat it raw or slightly steamed?
Can I eat an entire meal of it?
Can I feed it to a three years old baby?
If the answer is No to those questions, it is not healthy, get yourself together and don`t eat it!

Like and share if you want to help your friends to eat healthily.
Leave me a comment with your personal experience, questions or other healthy diets. 
Still not convinced, watch this video, and please don`t feel it is too long, your health and money are worth every minute of it. What shocked me the most in this video is the fact that the companies who sell those unhealthy products are the same ones who sponsor the associations who suppose to help us cure the diseases that result from consuming it. It is simply as if cigarettes producers are the sponsors of the association that promote smoking prevention and curing cancer resulting from smoking. What the Health?! is a movie worth watching!

M. Shahin 
Biel, 21.07.2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nine rules you can learn from horses

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Nine rules you can learn from horses for your personal and professional development. Horse survival instincts and habits have stood the test of time. Those skills have helped horses to adapt to the environment and survive predators threats.

I am sure we can learn much more from each and every horse, but here are nine rules to name a few:

#Horse_Rule No. 1: Set your goal. The best horse in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go. Failing to plan is planning to fail!

#Horse_Rule No. 2: Connect. A horse is like a human, they both share being social animals who need to connect with their tribes. Connection with nature and animals has benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Connect to the world!

#Horse_Rule No. 3: Energy is real. Science confirms animals can absorb our energy to heal, charging yourselves with positive energy may heal your horse problems. Heal your soul!

#Horse_Rule No. 4: Meditate. Horses rest while standing during the day. Take a few minutes a day to close your eyes, stop thinking and just enjoy being and breathing. Chillax!

#Horse_Rule No 5: Walk your talk. Horses can trot or gallop but in nature, they prefer to walk. You can survive by walking along at the speed of your own engine. Remember, gentlemen walk and never run!

#Horse_Rule No 6: keep going. Horses have survival instinct of flight, they run rather than stop when they fear something. Do not let fear stop you from moving ahead!

#Horse_Rule No. 7: Read the body language. Horses may not be able to read our words but they can read our body language. Words only express a small part of what we want to say, the rest is body language. Eyes are the window to the soul. See through!

#Horse_Rule No. 8: Listen carefully. Horses not just hear, they listen and block noise by 180-degree ear rotation, using 10 different muscles (compared to three muscles for the human ear). You don't need to shout to be heard. You have two ears and one mouth to listen double the time you talk!

#Horse_Rule No. 9 Use the floor to sit and sleep. Horses in nature don't sit on chairs or sleep in beds, which is the main cause for humans' back and bone problems. Stay grounded!

Can you apply some of those rules in your personal or professional life?
Are there other rules do you think we can learn from horses?
Leave a message to help others learn from your experience.
Share this article if you find it interesting.


M Shahin

Biel, 19.07.2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Congratulations to Egyptian rider Sameh E.Dahan for winning the 2017 CP Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows


Congratulations to Egypt`s Sameh El Dahan, who lives in England, for winning multiple third and second place finishes and to finally win the CSI5* Grand Prix win at Spruce Meadows, with this afternoon’s CP Grand Prix.

Sameh said “The mare deserved to win because she was second in the big class on Saturday, and third in the 1.55m on Wednesday of the ‘National’ so I’m so happy that today was her winning day.” When Sameh was asked about his feelings towards the course today he noted, “from the beginning of the Summer Series, this mare has given me such a great feeling, she has been jumping with ‘super class’ so I got the feeling we would have the clear round today. 
I walked the course this morning and knew it would be quite tough. Leopoldo didn’t leave anything to chance – there were big oxers, tall verticals, short time allowed – but my mare can cope with all of that because she has that quality. She also has a big heart, she really tried her heart out at every jump and she really made it happen for me.” 
“I was lucky enough to go last in the jump off when I know there are people behind me I really try to go as fast as I can so that gave me the advantage.”

CP Has Heart, a charitable division of Canadian Pacific, generously contributes $10,000 dollar toward heart health, for every clear jumping round performed. Today’s donations will go directly to DIL Walk Foundation with all funds supporting operations of the foundations CHARM (Community Heart failure Assessment, Rehabilitation and Management) clinic. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

#1_Horse_Rules: keep moving, it is those consistent little steps that you take everyday that get you to your destination!

Horse Rules hashtags, are those lessons that i have learned about life from studying horses and my law practice. The rule number one is, small steps that you take consistently everyday that makes the difference and get you to your destination. We can also see that in The Panchatantra*, the most frequently translated literary product of India, and these stories are among the most widely known in the world. Among those stories, is the story of a race between two animals, the turtle and the rabbit, one is naturally slow and the other is fast. Though the turtle is slow, it is consistently taking a small steps forward, which makes it win the race. This rule of wisdom equally applies to most of the long marathons and races, such as endurance races in the horse world. It is not how fast you go but rather, your route and speed consistency. Similar to a kamel that is traveling in the desert, you hardly see it running or galloping, but rather walking. This rhythmic movement or beat that makes eventually the music by being repetitive. It is funny how such repetitive pattern eventually transcends and inspire ecstasy or a state of trance, that musicians, yoga and Sufi practitioners  know a bit more about. Such repetitive pattern brings joy in addition to the pleasure of fulfilment, due to happy hormones that the body produces after practicing such pattern, which also justifies the feeling of joy that a woman get after practicing croche for exemple. Horses who suffer from lack of turn out in the fields and locked in their boxes may also resist the stress of their situation by reverting to stereotypes such as moving their heads for example, which also results in producing such happy hormone to compensate their boredom. Which can be a subject of a future article.
So stop saying "but" and move your butt!

Sportively Moving,
M Shahin

*The Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story, that is attributed to Vishnu Sharma. It is based on older oral traditions, including "animal fables that are as old as we are able to imagine".