Most Americans don't know that an unfortunate part of the horse population is inhumanely shipped across U.S. borders and slaughtered for human consumption. The meat is then shipped abroad to be served as a delicacy in foreign restaurants.
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue does not support this practice and works hard to stop U.S. horses from being shipped for slaughter. We purchase horses from Killer buyers that sell horses for slaughter. We go to Capital Hill and work side by side with other dedicated citizens and humane groups to support legislation to end the shipping of U.S. horses across our borders for the purpose of slaughter.
Click on the links below to learn more about this practice and how you can keep U.S. horses safe!
Breaking News Headlines!
Undercover Investigation Underscores USDA - Documented Brutality
Visit Howling Ridge RadioPrograms are aired Wednesday nights @ 9:30p Eastern and are hosted by John Holland, Ellen-Cathryn Nash, Amanda Sorvino & Vicki Tobin
This unique radio program interviews people that are VERY close to the slaughter industry. This includes under cover investigators and previous plant workers.
Educate Yourself!Each of the links above has many more links on their pages so you can educate yourself about this very important topic!
133,000 horses went to slaughter last year. This is the highest total since 1995. Moving horse slaughter out of our Country did not protect American horses. They are still shipped to Canada and Mexico for processing.
As a rescue organization we realize that a ban on transporting horses for slaughter across American borders will increase the number of horses in the United States. We want to help re-educate current and potential horse owners and organizations about options that will reduce the horse population over time.
These options include:
These are just a few options that we discussed on August 6th 2009 at the Maryland Horse Forum
We are proud members of the MD Horse Industry Board
Cloud, A Gentle Giant....Purchased from Killer buyers by Freedom Hill and Saved from slaughter.
Cloud lived out the rest of his years in peace with his adoptive family and was humanely euthanized when he had complications from old age. Do to documented in-humane abuse. . .
SLAUGHER IS NOT AN OPTION!
Keep your horse out of the auction arena to keep him safe and alive.