It is amazing that these creatures really only require very little care to keep healthy. Of course there are those cases that are alot harder to deal with than others, but this set seems to be gaining weight and trust really easily. Really only needing food, water, and attention. they are getting their shots, wormed, and any anti-biotics that they need to kick the crud.
On another note there has been alot of buzz around the horse industry about the slaughter plants closing in Canada and Mexico due to the European Union testing meat being shipped over. Now there are tons of different speculations and opinions about this, i have posted the most recent entirely fact based press release on this topic on my facebook page. I personally am on the fence about this topic. I am against slaughter but at the same time people are now letting their horses stand and rot in pens with no real purpose and a poor ending. The fact that the plants are closed is a good thing, it gives rescues and organizations time to get all of the current horses in the pipe-line a home and help so many more horses than a week ago. However does this really mean that the over-breeders, hoarders, abusers, and ignorant horse owners out there are going to stop what they are doing? I doubt it, it will at least help stop some people from using the kill auction as an excuse to get rid of an old horse or a perfectly good horse.
Like i said i am on the fence about this whole thing, i am glad that something is being done, but i feel that we need to do more. I am doing my part by taking in any animal i can take in, and finding them their permanent homes. I would ket o see more people trying to do the same, even if all that can be done is to support those of us who are taking in the horses and putting in the work to get them to a good place.
Show some support of the rescues in your area , pick one that you believe in and show them support, in any way that you can, even the littlest of support goes a long way in the rescue world. Help us help the horses in need.