Horse rescue farms work with Amish to keep road warriors out of kill pens
August 14, 2018
More than 100,000 equines enter the U.S. slaughter pipeline each year, snapped up at auctions or off of Craigslist by kill buyers who ship them to meat processing plants in Canada and Mexico.
Many are healthy horses, ponies, mules and donkeys that landed there through cruel twists of fate: an owner's death, divorce, illness or financial crisis. Others have been discarded by families whose children have outgrown their novel pets.
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