We have an urgent need and we need your help! Next Tuesday in Tennessee an auction will be auctioning off horses and most of the horses will be sold for slaughter. Auction yards are public sales where anyone who wins the bid can buy a horse. Kill Buyers attend auctions to purchase horses to be shipped to slaughter, auctions are the beginning of the slaughter pipeline. All that kill buyers see at auctions are dollars on hooves, and the horses are purchased for their meat, regardless of training level, injuries, or service they have done for their old owners. Owners of horses who do not truly care about their horses future, or have no other option, take their horses to auction, hoping and telling themselves that some nice person will buy them. This is often not the case. Over 100,000 horses are shipped out of the USA every year and killed in slaughterhouses.
Rescuing, rehabilitating and re-training horses from the slaughter pipeline is extremely costly, but with support from people just like you, we were able to rescue 17 horses last month from this auction. We would love to rescue that many again this month, but we need your help to make that happen. Out of those precious 17 lives, sadly 3 required the Last Act of Kindness due to medical issues causing suffering, and our veterinarian said it was the kindest thing to do. The others are just coming out of quarantine and most already have homes lined up! It costs our organization about $1,000 per horse we save from the slaughter pipeline. With slaughter prices reaching $550 per horse, for average sized horses, it costs a lot just to purchase them at auction. When they come to our shelter, each horse is evaluated by our veterinarian, teeth floated if needed, shots, worming, microchipped, farrier care, the list goes on. Your donation can make the difference between life or death at a slaughter plant in Mexico or Canada. Please make a donation, click here.
When we go to auctions, we never know how many horses are there, but at this auction, there are typically over 100 horses that are sold. There will be slaughter semi-trucks waiting to haul off these precious lives, it is horrific, but you can make a difference: please give now, every dollar really does help. Thank you so much for your support! ~ Tawnee Preisner – President of Horse Plus Humane Society
Horse Plus Humane Society
Att: Auction Rescue Fund
P.O. Box 485, Hohenwald, TN 38462