Cross-posted from the Examiner
Rescuer shares story of horse still not out of the dark
Written by JENNIFER KOHLHEPP Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN, NJ — (Jul. 15, 2010) Since debilitated, diseased and lame horses cannot be sold at auction, one seller at Camelot Horse Auction in Cranbury super-glued a sock over a hole in a mare’s head in an effort to conceal the open wound.
Standardbred trainer Anouk Busch, of Allentown, who attended the auction on June 30 could not overlook the mare’s suffering.
“I felt bad for the poor thing,” Busch said. “She is missing part of her skull from hitting a pipe or fencing.”
Busch, who operates Horse Rescue United, which specializes in rescuing and rehoming standardbreds, couldn’t bear to think about the quarterhorse being sold and killed under barbaric conditions at a slaughterhouse for human consumption abroad.
Busch approached the seller and offered him $150 for the mare. Even though he should not have been trying to sell a wounded horse at the auction, the seller asked Busch for more money. She called a few friends and raised $250 to pull the mare out. Read full story >>