Many of the horses sold into slaughter have been abused and neglected or are wild horses. Be sure to report all instances of cruelty to your local animal control office and law enforcement office.
Please report stolen horses to local and state authorities. The Internet has numerous websites for reporting and looking for stolen horses. These sites allow individuals around the country to share information and photos.
Do not sell your horse at an auction; many of the horses at auctions are bought by killer-buyers. Consider the following options:
- donating your horse to an equine rescue organization; making arrangements with a retirement farm; both with proper references and a detailed agreement that the horse will never be sold to slaughter.
- donating, selling or leasing your horse to a therapeutic riding program;
- selling the horse privately to an individual with proper references and a detailed agreement that the horse will never be sold to slaughter.
- Even humane euthanasia by a licensed veterinarian is preferable to cruel transport and slaughter.
Please write the Secretary of Interior opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s overzealous wild horse round-up policy. Thousands of wild horses continue to be removed from their traditional range, and now many of them will be slated for slaughter. Write to:
Secretary of the Interior
US Department of Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240