I recently was searching for a new-to-me riding horse, and someone posted a link on the thread to a kill buyer. I did not realize it was a kill buyer, until I went to the site.
Then it was too late to unsee what it was.
I have not been able to stop myself from checking the site, and my heart breaks for the horses that go there for such a short time until loading on the truck to the slaughter houses in Mexico.
"Deadline Friday" or "Deadline" Sunday is at the end of every ad.
These are mostly all good, useable horses. Older, in their 15-20's but also some babies. There are two Rocky Mountain horse yearling fillies on there now. Deadline Sunday
Currently he has a group of 14 "leftovers" that he will only sell in a group. I can't buy them all, but there are several, 2-3 especially, that I would save if I could. Several gaited horse in the bunch, and I think of the high prices they would command out west, if only they had the chance.
Horses live a long time, and it is obvious that these horse had decent care before being run through the sale. The owner could open their mouth will little effort. They are used to being handled. Their only "sin" was getting older.
I don't know what to do. This is making me so depressed and I hate the feeling of helplessness, but I can't seem to stop myself from looking at the videos.
Two adorable yearling chocolate Rocky Mountain fillies, cute and sweet. Innocents. Headed to slaughter. $350 each. Deadline Sunday.
I feel the need to do something, but not sure what can be done.
Many people keep their horses a lifetime, so no room to add more. Where are all these horses coming from? This guy is making a fortune selling horses to slaughter that folks have abandoned to their fate. Riding horses that were faithful companions to their children, are sold at auction and stuck in a muddy pen with no food or water and crowded with horse they don't know.
Surely there is a better way...these horse deserve a happy retirement, or at least humane euthanasia. The stress and panic is so evident on their faces. Where have their owners gone too??? Where is their comfy stall? Why no food or water? What is happening.
It is depressing me...so many horses gone. Every week. Barrel horses. Dressage horses. Trail horses. Driving horses. They are all there, abandoned.