the slaughter of Haflinger foals is a very sad side of Austria. I´m afraid, onetoomany, that it is not dramatized. Hundreds of foals are killed every year in a very brutal way because there is no buyer.
I know also some people who rescued such a foal and there are many organisations which rescue some of them.
I haven´t found a page of these organisations in English yet, but here are some in German: www.haflingerfohlen-retten.de www.pferdefreundebgl.de.vu http://www.pferdefreunde-birnbaum.de/