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    12-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Horse lovers wanted! Help spread the word!

I am writing of behalf of a Sancuary I have recently gotten involved with. The Starlight Sancuary is a rescue of slaughter horses on the way to Canada, and really need people to spread the word! Unlight popular misconception has most of us believing, the majority of the horses they pull out of the kill pens are young and fit! If any one would like more information please look up The Starlight Sancuary on *****. They update almost daily with pictures and histories of the horses. Just this last week over a dozen horses were saved, and many found new loving homes. They also have a web page! The fallowing pictures of the paint and the sorrel are 2-4 year old horses saved this week, and the appy and morgan mare are the newest heard of horses awaiting the trip to canada. Please, I encourage you to check out The Starlight sancuary on ****!
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    12-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Only the very young, very naive, or uneducated believe that the only horses going to slaughter are old and skinny.

Unwanted horses are unwanted horses, regardless of their weight. If this 'rescue' is buying kill pen horses, then they're not a real rescue. Real rescues have no problem keeping their barns full with horses who actually need to be rescued. You know, those aforementioned starved and neglected ones.

If Starlight is pulling horses from the kill pens and selling them on, then they're a dealer. I'm fine with that, but I hope they're doing more than just jacking up the prices on these horses and claiming they were 'saved'.
    12-07-2012, 05:17 PM
They actually do not sell the horses after they have been bailed, but foster those that do not find FREE homes willing to take them right away.
    12-07-2012, 05:19 PM
I thought slaughter houses didn't want the skinny horses.
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    12-07-2012, 05:21 PM
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As an aside, is the name actually spelled as you have written it or is it "Sanctuary"? Important as you are trying to spread the word to make sure you have the correct name of the group - and if they have spelled it incorrectly it would benefit them to make the correction at their end in order to be taken as seriously as possible.
    12-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Sorry, Sanctuary*
    12-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by larood16    
They actually do not sell the horses after they have been bailed, but foster those that do not find FREE homes willing to take them right away.
Good for them, but their money, and I'm assuming the money they're receiving from good hearted donors, would be better spent on taking in real rescues instead of buying horses out of the kill pens.

I won't donate to a rescue who is so foolish with the money they receive from donors. There are plenty of horses being turned loose on public lands, or quietly starving at the back of someone's property. I'd rather see them saved and the money spent to make them well again, than using it to buy horses out of the kill pens.
    12-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Are all of the horse people on this site cynics? Please if you only have negative comments, do not post. I am trying to spread the word for what I think is a good cause, even if you do not. Thank you.
    12-07-2012, 05:31 PM
Sorry larood, public forum. You don't get to dictate who can or cannot post on your threads. If I think it's a bad cause, I have as much right to state that as you do to try and toot their horn for them.
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    12-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Originally Posted by larood16    
Are all of the horse people on this site cynics?
I don't think it's that everyone is so cynical, but it's not the 80's anymore and people are being MUCH more careful with their money. In the past, all anyone had to do was say, "RESCUE" and people fell all over themselves to donate something. Now, with the economy so tight, we're being more demanding and critical of how our money gets spent. The so called rescues and sanctuaries need to wake up and see how things have changed and get on board with a much more responsible, accountable method of saving their chosen animals.

I used to support a couple of rescues and due to really slip shod bookkeeping and some kind of underhanded dealings that I became aware of, I no longer support ANY rescues. Until they become more realistic about how they spend the donations, they're going to find they continue to lose support.

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