Sunday, July 11, 2010
SLAUGHTER AUCTION final score ---
Fallon Livestock Exchange horse pens
HORSE ADVOCATES: 174
KILLER BUYERS: 0
Saturday 174 "privately owned" (ungentled, un-halter broken,looking a whole lot like mustangs) ranch horses
were put up for sale at the Fallon Livestock Exchange where horses are often sold by the pound. You know what that means.
HOWEVER -- wild horses advocates wasted no time stirring up the media and contacting rescuers like Jill Starr's LIFESAVERS, WILD HORSE MENTORS, LET 'EM RUN FOUNDATION, WILD HORSE SPIRITS, the CLOUD FOUNDATION, and many others.
With fingers crossed, funds raised, lots of hope, prayers and backbone -- horse advocates faced off with slaughter middle men and WON!
If you'd like to read a report by Willis Lamm (he organized the convoy of horse trailers to get the horses AWAY from the auction groups asap) & see photos of the horses saved, please check this out Pilot Valley Horses Rescued
INVESTIGATIONS INTO WHETHER THESE ARE WILD HORSES will continue.
Keep the faith, all!
Labels: Cloud Foundation, equine slaughter, fallon livestock exchange, Jill Starr, wild horse mentors
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Terri Farley @ 3:05 PM
Thank God! Slaughter! I believe it is humane for suffering, starving horses but that isn't wild, free, healthy(usually healthy)horses.
My horse Ace was running with his buddy King and they reminded me of Ace and the Phantom. If King and Ace switched size and King lost his spots it would be film perfect!
Thank You for your books and keeping us informed with what's going on.
Letin out a big hoop and a holler up here in Ohio! Needed that good news! Praise the Lord!