“this leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously.”
Every time I see this I have to reblog! Does anyone know where it’s from originally?
I haven’t been thing angry over an auction posting in a long time. Please share & signal boost this poor old guy with the hope that someone can give him peace in his final days, or have him humanely euthanized and save him the terrible death that awaits via slaughter. 35 years of loyal hard work, a personality solid enough to have been a loyal summer camp horse who is surely remembered fondly by countless kids… And dumped in a slaughter pen because at 35 his age finally caught up on a mountain trail ride.
I hate people, I hate then more and more every day.
Listing as posted by the auction:
If this had been a “S” month, Nicholas would be named “Saintly”. This old boy is said to be a Quarab and we were told that he is 35 years old. He has spent his life being a good boy and was used as a kids camp horse and in the trails. He could not keep up on his last mountain ride and so his owner brought him to the kill pen today. He is 15.2hh, in good weight and pretty sound. He gets along well with others and does everything asked of him. His feet look good and he picks them up easily. Nicholas is a good old boy that is friendly and anyone can ride.
Location: Sunnyside, WA
This upsets me. So much.
If there was no money to euthanize or retire him, why couldn’t they have contacted a rescue or even put up an ad on kijiji advertising a free and RIDEABLE companion?
Now I’m not 100% anti- or pro-slaughter. But this horse deserves better. Especially if he’s headed to Mexico, because it is abhorrent there.
This is why there needs to be a low income charity that provides euthanizing services.
IF anyone is near this horse, see if you can contact a local vet and see if they’ll ‘donate’ their services to give this guy some peace. I wish I was closer because I would seriously consider rescuing him and giving him some last good years or something.
Resubmitting this because the original did not cite the original author, and plagirizing of WoC’s work is a serious and rampant issue. We cannot allow them to do this difficult work without acknowledging the value of their work. If you reblogged, please delete the original and reblog this version.
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