We are certainly looking forward to Spring. It has been a long Winter for us. Unfortunately, the flu bug plagued many of our volunteers as well as my family this winter. We have missed the volunteer help greatly, but are very thankful to those that pitched in extra when we needed help to make sure all the chores were done on the farm. We hope that all our volunteers return to perfect health soon!
We continue to network to find homes for horses in need. It is increasingly difficult to find homes for companion horses due to economic constraints. People may have the room to take on more horses, but not the finances.
Unfortunately, economic challenges are fodder for the pro slaughter movement. If you are unaware of the issue, there are several factions trying to re-introduce horse slaughter within the U.S. borders, and there is currently an effort to open up a slaughterhouse in New Mexico. However, on March 12th The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act
The reality is that horses are given drugs which taint their meat so they shouldn’t even be considered for human consumption. For example, on the de-wormers we use it states “not for use in horses intended for human consumption.” While the US exports horses for slaughter in other countries, many people have no idea of the dangerous chemicals they are ingesting. We try to keep our Facebook page updated with the latest news on this topic.
We hope you will look through our web site and see the many ways you can make a difference to the Mylestone horses ... there are always plenty of opportunities, even if it is a simple donation. Whatever you choose to do, we are sincerely grateful. Happy Spring!