I haven't felt much like writing light-hearted posts this week. I have been thinking a lot about a topic that breaks my heart, horses going to slaughter. Fortunately there are some organizations that work tirelessly to find adopters to bail out some of the horses and donkeys. One of the organizations is called AC4H.
There is an auction in New Holland, PA, where every week brokers buy up horses for a few bucks. They in turn sell them to the meat guys. Before the broker resells the horses, he allows AC4H to come in, document and video the horses, and post them on their website and Facebook page. They are given a certain amount of time (days) to bail them out or they are gone. So the ladies work long hours to find foster homes, adopters, contributors, etc. Last week they saved a total of 51 horses. But every Tuesday, there are more.
It's not a topic some people want to hear about because it definitely is NOT humane euthanasia. So it's been on my mind and makes me sad. The people who are working so hard are doing a phenomenal job, but of course not all find new homes.
I had too many horses when my husband passed away 6 years ago, but I was able to find homes for all that I sold. I did not send any to auction. I would put them down in a humane way before I would subject them to horrific conditions.
And that's all I have on my mind besides being thankful that my animals are safe and healthy and happy.
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