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NorCal Rescue Rescue 09-07-2007 11:05 AM

They will all be dead if we don't help!
 
We are raising money to save 10 horses at a feedlot that will be slaughtered if we don't do your part to help! The semi truck will be coming for them and taking them to a slaughterhouse this Wednesday if the funds are not raised. Please Help Them! The horses are 4 yearlings, 3 mares - 1 is pregnant, and 3 geldings. The semi truck will be coming for them and taking them to a slaughterhouse.
Please Help Them. We Can't Do This With Out You! The total price to save their lives is $5,655.00.
We must raise the money or they will be killed! Please do what you can. Every Dollar Will Help!

For more info go to our site: www.FeedlotHorses.com

The horses are:
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KANSAS_TWISTER 09-10-2007 09:47 AM

i thought they closed the slaughter houses for horses?????? and why so much for horses that are going to be so called "slaughter"?

kitten_Val 09-10-2007 10:15 AM

Not an offense, but... Any rescue in my area also have "available for adoption" horses. I couldn't find any at this website. Also why not to try to find foster homes (or even permanent) instead of asking for money....?

Flying B 09-10-2007 10:25 AM

"Not an offense, but... Any rescue in my area also have "available for adoption" horses. I couldn't find any at this website. Also why not to try to find foster homes (or even permanent) instead of asking for money....? "

I was thinking the same, not to try to sound mean but why are these horses going to slaughter? If they are going to slaughter then something could be wrong with them, some horses just belong there :? , a lot of people have pet cows and even chickens but still eat cows and chickens :roll: . I would not eat a horse but if that's what you like then it's all you. :shock:

nurse_in_boots 09-10-2007 12:12 PM

In my opinion, any website that uses tactics like a countdown to when the horses will be slaughtered is highly suspect. This is playing off peoples' emotions for donations. Although your site says it is " non profit 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable animal welfare organization" (direct quote from site, not sure why non-profit is repeated), I would have to see documentation of this before I even CONSIDER donating, and even then, I am not sure I would want to support an organization that solicits funds by these tactics.

I did find a section with horses for adoption on their "sister site", here is the link http://www.norcalequinerescue.com/available.htm
but that really does not make me feel any better about this organization.

nurse_in_boots 09-10-2007 12:18 PM

Also, why would a rescue be adoping out a colt that is almost 2 without gelding him first??? Isn't that just contributing to the problem of too many horses???

NorCal Rescue Rescue 09-10-2007 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nurse_in_boots
Also, why would a rescue be adoping out a colt that is almost 2 without gelding him first??? Isn't that just contributing to the problem of too many horses???

According to the adoption contract, all colts must be gelded within 1 month of being placed into a new home. We do not promote, condone, encourage or allow breeding of rescue and placed equines.

Our federal 501(c)(3) tax id # is: 20-1156396.

99% of people that see the countdown timer love it. It allows people to know that the information on the page is current and up to date. The fact is, the horses are going on the truck for Canada tomorrow evening if the money isn't raised, it's a really simple equation. No money, dead horse. I apologize if you don't like the "tactics" but with over many rescues working together, and the publics support, over 300 horses have been saved from the feedlot in the last year and a half. Each and every one of those 300+ horses would be dead and eaten by now if it was not for their rescue.

There is still the Illinois slaughter plant operating, they were allowed to reopen while the legalities is sorted out, and there are still thousands of horse crossing the border, primarily into Canada as they pay the most for horses.

NorCal Equine Rescue was the first group to rescue feedlot horses out of the northern Nevada feedlot that I am aware of, and we have recently re-focused our efforts to directly saving these precious lives. We recently launched www.Feedlothorses.com to educate the public, raise funds to rescue horses on death row, and then place those horses into qualified rescues to find their forever homes. NER has rescued and placed over 200 horses since our humble beginnings 5 years ago, and we are rapidly approaching the 100 mark for this year alone. No matter whether you love us or hate us, that’s a lot of horse lives saved.

nurse_in_boots 09-10-2007 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by NorCal Rescue Rescue
According to the adoption contract, all colts must be gelded within 1 month of being placed into a new home. We do not promote, condone, encourage or allow breeding of rescue and placed equines.

Then why not geld the colt before he leaves the property? How many mares could that two-year-old cover in the 30 days before he is gelded? You can say that you do not condone, encourage, allow, etc. the breeding of the rescue animals, but the only responsible way to ENSURE it does not happen is to GELD the animal. At 2 years of age, it should have been done long ago.

We can agree to disagee on the marketing tactics, but I don't think you are doing the horses any favors by using threats concerning their deaths to solicit money.

KANSAS_TWISTER 09-10-2007 03:08 PM

i have to agree with nurse all the way, why not geld before leaving your property, isn't that lack of responablity on your part for care of a animal, do the horses leave your property with all it's shots?? teath floated if need be?, coggins tested? infact tested to the exstent that it is safe enough to adopt theses horses out?VET APROVED?, if there feed lot horses they need that....... i've been around horses for over 30 years and i will not and could not adopt a horse from any rescue place, some i've seen was worse then what the horse was rescued from

sweetypie16 09-10-2007 05:22 PM

Hey guys..... Wow pretty dramitic :? There are alot of horses out there and we can't look after them all.... Lets face it, they will go to a better place any how.... Sorry i couldn't help NorCal Rescue Rescue, but i think there is more to the story :roll:


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