Tuesday on June 18th in Cookeville Tennessee horses will be auctioned off 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 for many horses. 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. Over 70,000 horses are shipped out of the USA every year to be killed in slaughterhouses.
Rescuing, rehabilitating and re-training horses from the slaughter pipeline is costly. It costs our organization about $1,000 per horse we save from the slaughter pipeline. With slaughter prices reaching $500 per horse, for average sized horses, it can 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. So far we have raised enough funds this month to rescue one horse from auction, with your support we can save up to 20 horses. Your donation can make the difference between life or death at a slaughter plant in Mexico or Canada. Please make a donation – Save a Horse! click here.
When we are planning on going to auctions, we never know how many horses are there. This auction we will be going to is a big auction, there are typically over 100 horses that are sold weekly. 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
By phone: 1-888-HPHS-077
Horse Plus Humane Society
P.O. Box 485, Hohenwald, TN 38462
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Horse Plus Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, tax ID #20-1156396.