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    09-10-2007, 08:24 PM
Many people also adopt or buy horses that need to be humanely uthenized they think they are helping them when really they are prolonging their pain. Slaughter houses are not just for horses, I hate to see good animals killed but worse for me is when I see an animal made to suffer for our benefit because people feel better when they think they are helping.
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    09-11-2007, 06:25 AM
I'm curious, why just these 10? I'm sure that there are lots of horses on that feedlot. What happens next week after you get that $5600? What about the next 10 or 15 or 20 horses? It's true, we can't save them all. I don't know that we should even try to. (save them all) There's already an overabundance of horses because of the slaughterhouses being closed down. Yes, there are some good horses being put down, but the majority of them arent. If they were, they wouldn't be there in the first place. I really am offended by these tactics and wouldn't give you a dime.

I am a horse lover. I have rescued over 20 horses personally in the last 5 years. Using MY OWN MONEY. Not begging for handouts. Any legitimacy you MAY have had is gone IMO by your underhanded tactics. How do we even know you are really this place you say you are? How do we know that you aren't some scam artist trying a new scam? We don't. That may be a legit 501c # but it doesn't mean it's YOU. I guess you'll have to go to another forum. This one doesn't care for the way you work.
    09-11-2007, 06:45 AM
But we do care, well I do!! But I have been tricked into alot of things, for example horse and dog rescue, its the fine print that sez you have to pay $20 a month after that ON TOP of the orginal cost of the Dog/Horse. As I sed they will be in a better place now..... :roll:
    09-11-2007, 08:28 AM
I do donate things to the close-by rescue all the time such as grain, shavings, halters, bandages, etc. etc. etc. I know they are voluntary-run rescue in big need of money (they rescue OTTB as well as some retires kicked out by owners). Yes, they do auction away things people are donating (and they are honest about it), do parties to raise money, and so on. However they NEVER asked me (or anyone else I know) for money donation.
    09-12-2007, 02:00 AM
Ya know, it's not the money donation that bothers me. Currently I am collecting money for an equine therapeudic program charity trail ride that my family does every year. (check out SIRE in Spring, Tx) what bothers me is the way they go about attempting to raise money. (If you don't donate, these horses will DIE!!!) That's just not right. I just don't appreciate people trying to guilt me into giving them money. It doesn't work (on me). If you tell me what you do, and how you do it, then yes, maybe I WILL donate. But these type of tactics just turn me off totally.

The fact is, horses die. Every day. From slaughterhouses (in other countries) to sickness, to neglect. And we just can't save them all. In a perfect world they wouldn't need to be saved, but the world isn't perfect. We can only do so much.
    09-12-2007, 02:20 AM
Yes I agree with a number of people on this one. I understand you might be 100% genuine but 50% of people on the internet are cons. I am sorry, but as sweety said they are going to a better place.
    09-12-2007, 12:01 PM
U are right, TMom. However what I really like about donating things is that sometime the rescue gets what they didn't expect. :) I did drop bag of grain once on late Sat night on my way home (just left by the barn). Got e-mail next day from rescue owner that the grain they ordered wasn't delivered on Sat, so my bag was very unexpected breakfast for lots of horses. Lol! But I agree, I don't mind donating money (in fact, I do for dog/cat rescue at PetsMart), but you have to be 100% sure where those money goes.
    09-13-2007, 09:28 PM
The good news is, the funds have been raised by caring people to save this group of 18 horses and 1 donkey. The good news is, it is getting more economically hard on slaughter buyers as the price of transportation is making it harder and harder to turn a profit. At least the high price of fuel is doing somegood!
    09-14-2007, 08:40 PM
What then will happen to all of the horses that don't go. How many horses will be left rotting in pain in a field? Half the horses that go are in terrible shape. It also shows how immature you are to come back on and say "hey their saved and we didn't need you any way" You could have said " Thank you for listening." It just makes me think that it was more of a scam them anything. I do hope the horses are ok. And definitely hope you didn't save them only to have them stand in a field in pain until someone finally puts them out of their misery.
    09-15-2007, 10:15 PM
18 horses? I thought you said it was 10 horses. Personally I think you need to get your stories straight.

As I said before I have personally rescued many horses. I would go to the local auction and try to pick out 1 or 2 horses that I thought would be able to be saved. Quite often I was bidding against the slaughter buyers (back when it was legal) since we knew who they were.

There were some that all they needed were groceries and a bit or (re)training. They all got vet care, dental care, worming, shots and good feed and hay. We would then rehome them. All of this was/is out of my own pocket. We didn't make any money doing this, and usually lost money. But, honestly, some were not able to be saved. Some were too far gone, or head cases (crazy) or just plain mean. (yes, they are out there) Those are the ones I truly feel sorry for, because they need to be put out of their misery, but now, many will just suffer because people can't/won't put them down and the slaughter houses are closed.

We still have a 29 y/o TB that we bought 2 years ago. We knew he was old and waaay too thin, but he didn't seem to be in any pain, so my hubby and I decided that if he was going to go in a month or so, it would be in a loving home, he deserved that much. It's been 2 years now and he brings us joy every day.

The moral of this story? Well, I guess it's to say that many of us are doing what we can, but we can't do it all. Guilt tactics will get you nowhere. (at least with me) It is wrong, and shouldn't be done.

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