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Horse Rescue

Lise
February 7th, 2007, 08:36 AM
It was extremely sad the passing of Barbaro last week,but each week thousands of healthy wonderful horses end up as meat.Some are older and no longer useful,some are thoroughbreds not fast enough for the track or standardbreds abandoned for the same reason.Most owners do not allow horses time to rest up from injury unless they are outstanding in their event,they are replaced.The horse industry produces many surplus animals in their breeding programs,the pmu industry is another problem ,as are racehorses being shipped to slaughter in Quebec and Ontario(the states are stricter on horse slaughter)Our laws concerning horse cruelty are even more lax than those for dogs.Last night two horses were seized along with dogs.These horses will be helped by Refuge RR.Horses are expensive to help,transport,feed even finding fosters is difficult.Rose operates with her family and has never refused a horse,no matter what.She receives no government funding.She maintains control of horses that go through her rescue so they will never end up at slaughter or in unfit conditions.If anyone is interested in helping her out her web site in www.refugerr.org.

Prin
February 7th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Great post.:)

Maya
February 9th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Thank you for the reminder. I hope she can continue to help the horses that are sent her way for a long time to come.:pray: