800 Miracles Needed Before Mustangs Likely Head to Slaughter
This picture is of my horse Mak. Born in my barn, he will live with me until death us do part...but not all horses have that same future. If you or someone you know can offer a home to a horse, please read further...
9News Denver ran the story of hundreds of horses in South Dakota in danger of being slaughtered. They are at a mustang sanctuary which has allowed the horses to breed and now the numbers are out of control and the sanctuary has run out of money. It's expensive to feed 800 horses.
Colorado Horse Rescue has brought four of the horses to their facility in Longmont , but the rest only have until November 30th to be adopted. Those that are not adopted will go to public auction, which means some will find homes, but most will go to kill buyers who purchase them and then transport them to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. The US prohibits horse slaughter so now these horses must endure long trips to meet their deaths.
There is a sale every Wednesday in Fort Collins where horses are sold by the pound, and most often end up going to slaughter unless they manage to steal the heart of a kind human or one of our rescue organizations like Colorado Horse Rescue Network.
According to the ASPCA:
The term “horse slaughter” refers exclusively to the killing and processing of horses for human consumption. Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. While “euthanasia” is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering, slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses.
Horses bound for slaughter (who may include pregnant mares, foals and horses who are injured or blind) are commonly shipped for more than 24 hours at a time in crowded trucks without food, water or rest. The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick, painless deaths for these animals. ASPCA
I personally support these groups who support the horses. It's my hope that you will spread the word because these horses need a miracle.