HORSES RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER IN NEW JERSEY
On any given Wednesday evening, in an auction barn in Cranbury, NJ up to 50 horses are destined to be sent to Canada for slaughter. These horses, only through the compassion of the auction barn owner, are given until Saturday noon to find forever homes.The truck picks them up on Sunday. Many more auction barns for pick ups.
Horses of all kinds end up in the New Jersey auction. Many are not purchased during the auction and end up in the hands of the kill buyer, destined for a Canadian or Mexican slaughterhouse where they will be killed for human consumption in foreign markets, mainly Europe and Japan.
They are horses of all breeds, ages, and sizes. There are foals too young to be separated from their mothers - the products of the PMU industry and the nurse mare market, riding horses and racehorses that did not run fast enough in their last race. There are draft horses who worked hard pulling families on sleigh rides, or working the fields pulling plows or carriages in New York's Central Park. Some are in need of TLC and rehabilitation but the vast majority of horses that ended up in the kill pen are in “mint” condition. Some of these horses were simply discarded by their owners, some sold unknowingly to an unscrupulous kill buyer, and some are stolen from their homes, while others are uncaringly traded in for a younger, faster, stronger model. These horses are all callously discarded. In the kill pen, their names are discarded too. There they are only known by the slaughter tag number pasted on their hindquarters.
Thanks to caring people like Dale Stone, and the network of horse rescue organizations she is part of, instead of becoming someone’s dinner, these horses, have a chance to live their lives, with new names and new owners and continue to bring happiness to countless people. At present time she has taken up 20 horses from the killpen and as time goes on there will be more At Dale’s ranch they will be used for teaching people about horses, providing riding lessons, and trail rides in the beautiful Cape Breton countryside and helping special needs children. Most however she places in approved forever homes and will continue.
Meet the horses rescued from Camelot