The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Retired Racehorses Deserve More than a Slaughterhouse Ending...

Ex-champions find a home at Millstone horse farm Examiner, Allentown, PA
"Founded in 1982, TRF aims to offer a humane alternative to the neglect, abuse and slaughter many former racehorses face, according to the organization’s mission statement.

...Double T Farm also works with TRF to provide horses to several U.S. prisons — including the Walkill Correctional Facility in New York, the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Kentucky, and the Charles H. Hickey School in Baltimore — for juvenile offenders.

According to the foundation’s Web site, 'Not only have the retired thoroughbreds found a safe and caring home, but the inmates who tend to them have reaped tremendous benefits. They learn a useful skill in horsemanship.'

However, Pikulski said some racehorse owners look the other way when their horse is in bad shape.”

'There’s always a guy around who says he will take the horse and give it to a little girl, while he actually will take it to the auction,' she said. 'The owners are relieved of a financial burden.'

...Klein said that many owners are not aware of alternatives such as the foundation, and that Double T Farm can help horses be adopted out and find second careers.

...For more information, call the foundation at (732) 957-0182, or visit the Web site at"


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