Okay, found out that this was actually true, and some 'rescue' took a boatload of them and is now begging for hay and feed all over the interwebz. Which means the horses aren't any safer than they were before. :roll:
This 'rescue' apparently doesn't have the best reputation, so I fear for these animals and a happy outcome.
Oy! If you DON'T have the money to properly feed and care for the ones you already have, WHY would you take on MORE?! Gah!