Update 5/17/2017 8:17 a.m EST. Since Shedrow Confessions seems to have a handle on the backstory to this report, we will refer you to them and close our investigation. Go to shedrowconfessions.com for their story. Warning: Foul Language.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Source) — A San Diego County horse rescue is saving 20 thoroughbred racehorses from being slaughtered for meat, which is sold on the black market for human consumption in other parts of the world.
Michelle Cochran runs HiCaliber Horse Rescue in Valley Center.
“I have been in the horse world for over a decade and I haven’t known it existed,” Cochran said.
She wants to raise awareness on illegal horse meat trade.
“It’s human consumption. That’s the biggest issue,” Cochran said. “It’s all for human consumption.”
Cochran said in some parts of Europe, Russia and Asia, people eat horse meat. Some of the horses who end up in the “kill pens” are former racehorses.
It’s a fact that can be traced back to the tattoos that race horses have inside their upper lip.
When Cochran learned of 20 thoroughbred racehorses about to be slaughtered for meat in Louisiana, she and the group jumped into action – raising $40,000 in 48 hours.
“If they get hurt. They are too slow. They are too old. They are done,” Cochran said. Continue reading »
Take Action to End Horse Slaughter
Write or call your U.S. Representative and ask them to co-sponsor and use their influence to pass the SAFE Act — H.R. 113 — that bans horse slaughter and closes the export to slaughter loophole for all horses including racehorses.
Story Source: Channel 10 News, San Diego.