We are now in 2018. Wow! Crazy right? What a year 2017 was. Laughing Pony Rescue saved and placed over 33 horses and we could not have done it without you.
The fires were horrible. I loved the way everyone came together to help all the animals. It showed how many people truly care about animal welfare and how they want to try to ease pain and suffering.
What most people do not know is that 6000 equines suffer every week. The slaughter truck picks them up and spends 2-3 days on the road with 30-50 horses jammed into the truck. They make sure the holes are small so you caring people can’t see inside. There is no room to move. No food or water. The trucks are packed with foals, broken horses, mares and stallions…what a bad mix. If you could look in, you would not be able to sleep at night. Then there is the final destination… the slaughter house which is just barbaric.
80 % of the U.S. is against this and yet any bills proposed in congress get shot down. Why are other animals put down humanely and our equines allowed to be tortured? Can you help get the word out? I know people don’t want to bring up the subject because it is such a downer, but there are people that don’t know and they need to or nothing will change. I can’t tell you how many new people come to the ranch that do not know about this. It horrifies me. I urge you to take the time to check out this process so you will be as passionate as I am to help stop this. One more person who knows is one more person who may step up for change.
Rescuing horses has been a passion of mine for over 40 years and I have always had a particular drive to rescue slaughter-bound equine. Many people shy away from this focus only because dealing with the feedlot can be extremely difficult for many reasons. However this year we have found a way to go straight to the herd. We are excited to share our rescue efforts with you as our plans develop further.
With every new year there is a chance for a new beginning and while our mission is always the same, to rescue abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound equine, we hope to achieve more than we have the years before. We hope you will join us in 2018 to make a difference in the lives of these animals. And always remember that we don’t do this so there will be one more horse on this earth, we do this so one less horse suffers this horrible death.