Day At The Track

Twenty-five hours left to save horses

05:24 AM 23 Aug 2020 NZST
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There are twenty-five hours left for harness racing fourteen trotters and pacers still left in the slaughter-pen.
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation, (SRF) was able to secure homes and or donations for forty of the horses tagged to ship to slaughter tomorrow, Sunday, August 23 at 9 pm.
Fourteen are still crammed in the pens, being injured, fighting to get to their basic needs, if they are available.
They are desperate for help to keep from shipping to the Canadian slaughterhouse. 
Initially 54 horses were in need. SRF is pleading for help for them. Choosing who to let ship to that horrific end is a heart-wrenching thing to have to do. Every effort to help them all has been exhausted.
What is Needed
  • 14 horses need homes, a few offers fell through.
  • If 14 homes are secured, the needed funds noted in the link to pay for releasing the horses from the slaughter-line, will no longer be needed. This is unlikely to happen, nor happen in 25 hours.
  • SRF can help a few more, however the goal is is not to choose who will ship for slaughter. in order for SRF to take all remaining14 horses it will need $23,550. Basically, for every $1682. donated SRF can take in another, thanks to kind donations. Typically, it costs about $4,000. to take a horse in from the slaughter-line.
  • Sponsorship is also very helpful. Any amount in a sponsorship is appreciated, SRF can combine with others who may sponsor.
How to Help These Horses That Have Given Their All
  • To give a home directly one can pay the pen and the horse will be theirs, contact SRF for the info to the pen;
  • To offer a home or foster home please email or call;
  • Please use the link below to make a donation toward the release of a horse, and for help with medical care for those pulled out of the pen in need of emergency veterinary attention;
Donations are tax-deductible.
To offer a home or call 609-738-3255;
The list of horses
Donation link (tax-deductible)
or call SRF at 609-738-3255.
Racing must address the routine of these race horses and broodmares being sold off the tracks and from farms, then found in rural areas where so many work hard lives. They are too often treated like machinery; not fed or watered while working; work in emaciated condition while suspensories hit the ground; are foundered; and are tied up in the heat and left there for full days. They then sell them at livestock auctions in their teens just to do this again to the younger ones. The authorities are not stepping in to enforce laws.
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