Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Our fellow sanctuary founder sent us a photo of this beautiful girl the summer of 2021. She was blind and waiting for the slaughter truck. When horses have no use, they are often loaded on to massive stock trailers, in crammed conditions, and driven across the border to be slaughtered for food, glue, and other uses. While it is not legal to slaughter horses in the United States, there is no law prohibiting the shipment of horses across the border for that purpose. Some are trampled to death, some die of starvation and dehydration, and often these horses are elderly, weak or ill to begin with.
Cordelia was 4 years old when we rescued her and brought her home safely. While her previous “owner” discarded her due to blindness, we know that it doesn’t stop her in the slightest. Cordelia is now around 5 years old and has gotten proper care and nutrition – that means she’s one of our biggest horses now! She loves to spend time with her friend Daryl Hannah and is DEFINITELY the boss of the two. Her hugs are the best, and she’s a chatty and sweet horse. Her fate was almost sealed, but she got a second chance here at Foreverland Farm.
If you’d like to learn more information about stopping the shipment of horses across the border for slaughter, please stay tuned for a later post detailing this troubling situation in the US.