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Animal Rights – In California, 24 baby horses were saved from a visit to the slaughterhouse thanks to the Horse Plus Humane Society.
Rescued by workers at an auction in Turlock, California, the horses were in poor condition, many of them sick and undernourished. They were purchased for only $50 each, which is often a sign that they are slaughterhouse horses where horsemeat typically sells for 22 cents per pound. Additional horses were also purchased straight from the seller in Oregon.
The horses ranged in age, but most were less than a year old. Following the rescue the horses were sent to the humane society to recover. Fed and finding a little more pep in their step, the horses are being prepped to hopefully go to good homes.
“They’re here, they’re safe, but…we can’t keep them forever. We need people to step forward…and give them homes,” Tawnee Preisner of Horse Plus told ABC News 10 in Sacramento, California.
Currently the price of adoption has been lowered to $100 for approved families, donations are also being accepted to help feed and medicate the animals as they recover.
Selling a horse to slaughter is a felony, but the law is rarely enforced which is why Horse Plus steps in to save the day. In the past 10 years the society has recued more than 2,000 horses.
Visit Horse Plus Humane Society to learn more about how you can help.
To read more visit the Huffington Post.