Lovely mares and foals bound for slaughter

horse head in glass

Too many people over breeding horses. Are you one of them?

Most horse people do not intensionally breed for the horse meat market. BUT everyone in the horse breeding business or hobby needs to realize that any of the horses they sell or give away can end up going to slaughter one day. If not in America, where they are trying to put a stop horse slaughter, then across the border in Mexico. We all have to awake up to the fact that there is an oversupply of horses for the quality-home-horse-riding market. This oversupply ends up in the human food meat market.

I am not against horse breeding, but if you care about the horses you breed then breeding has to be done responsibly — the best horses to the best horses in limited amounts that the riding market can handle. And you should include after-the-sale information and help to give the horse in its new owner the best chance at making a lifelong bond.

I just received the following email message from a horse rescuer in Texas. These are not old, crippled, ugly-minded horses, they are young healthy and pretty mares with new foals at their sides. Many truck loads of slaughter bound horses look just like these, so please think about these horses before you breed your next foal.

Here is the email message…

Horses for Adoption Printable Flyer

Gorgeous Mares and Foals that were headed for slaughter need homes!

Hi everyone,
Please find attached a flyer on some mares and foals that were rescued from a feedlot while awaiting transfer to a slaughter house in Mexico. Currently, these beauties are in Lubbock, Texas in a 30-60 day quarantine for health safety purposes. We are trying to help place these foals in our area and will be arranging for their transportation.

As many of you know, we are a small organization and can only have a certain number of horses on our property, so we hope anyone interested in adopting any of these horses will contact us to get the ball rolling. I only have these photos for the moment, but if you’ll contact me regarding the horse or foal of interest, I will obtain the additional information you may require. Adoption fees will vary depending upon whether you are interested in the pair or an individual selection. All adoptions will include current coggins, de-worming and vaccinations, where applicable. Estimated adoption fees will be $500 for a weaned foal, $900 per mare or $1,200 for the mare/foal pair.

My understanding is that these are mostly gentle broodmare types and will require love and the commitment of time and patience, but as you can see they are all beautiful…some needing more groceries than others!

For more information on these horses for adoption please contact Marian Mastin though her contact page at, Adopt A Foal. She also has other mares and foals for adoption, their info is posted on her site.

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I would love to hear from you about what you are doing to help prevent your horses from ending up in the meat market. Please leave a comment. Note: I will not post nasty flame comments and that is not the way to get people to come around to your view of things.

8 Replies to “Lovely mares and foals bound for slaughter”

  1. I do take thoroughbred mares heavy in foal for auction and such. Now I know people like you out there inflating the prices, guilt this, no breeding of mares. I am now going to take them straight CUI-JUAREZ and make sure each and every one goes thru the concrete alley to the door of the kill chute.

  2. THE FEEDLOT IS MORTON FEEDLOT, IN MORTON, TEXAS WEST OF LUBBOCK, TEXAS. THEY ALSO ALSO DEPOSING/COMPOST PILES OF DEAD HORSES, WHILE LIVE HORSE EAT AROUND THAT. IF YOU BUY A HORSE FROM THIS LADY, YOU MAY WANT TO MAKE SURE IT IS HEALTH GUARANTEED. ALL SHOTS, NO STRANGLES (COST UP TO $1,000.00 TO CURE AND TWO MONTHS, WITH QUARANTINE), WEST NILE, AND MOST IMPORTANT A NEGATIVE COGGINS AND BOTH MARE AND FOAL. AND BE CURRENT ON WORMING. OR PAY THE PRICE LATER.

  3. ATTENTION: EVERYONE WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HORSES. THE FEEDLOT THIS WOMAN GETS THESE HORSES FROM IS MORTON FEEDLOT IN MORTON TEXAS 1 HOUR APPROX WEST OF LUBBOCK, TEXAS. THIS LADY DOES NOT MENTIONED THE COMPOSTING PILES OF DEAD HORSES. HEY MISS CHECK THIS OUT THEY ARE SELLING LIVE MEAT BY THE POUND AND YOU ARE INFLATING THE “MEAT” PRICES BY SELLING BY GUILT OF THE HEART. YOU FUCKING SNOB, I MAY BE AN EX ALCOHOLIC, DRUG ADDICT AND ATTRACTED TO BLACK MEN, HOWEVER I HAVE RAISNG, TRAINING HORSES FOR 37 YEARS, BASIC, LIBERTY (FREE SYTLE), DRESSAGE (1ST TO 4TH LEVEL), WORLD CHAMPION, CONGRESS CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE AND HALTER HORSES, AND JOUSTING. WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!

  4. I have my own personal horse farm. Peaople call me crazy and retarded however my “unwanted” horses that I raised are safe and very well taken care of. Beauty is as beauty does, I prefer world championship bloodlines. And one of mine would have ended at the end of a knife had I not bought him at 3 months. His father is a world champion and sire of world champions

    1. I took a tour on my own thru Crown Packing while filled with horses. Some hugged the bar,some (this is typical) with their nose all the way to the ground, some were still hopeful and full of faith, some screamed bloody murder and ran around the pen, screaming, screaming – the same type of screaming a person like you would call the police on me for doing and have me arrested and sent to jail. Yet hey listen up these horses were already in jail. awaiting their execution just 6 hours later. One came to the fence as I was leaving a 16 hh plus Saddlebred, four large stockings, big blaze and red, red sorrel, just coming to corner of the fence begging with ears up (and faith of caring of a human still remaining) PEOPLE CALLING THE POLICE ON ME FOR CRYING AND SCREAMING SAYING THAT I AM SCARING PEOPLE THINK AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dear MiKael Caillier, thank you for your comment.

    Since the majority of horses are now owned by women, which are consider the gentler sex, one would think that horse cruelty and neglect would be a lot less common than it still is. We still have such a long way to go when most people that own horses believe that horse slaughter is a necessary evil.

    Too many horses are bred each year, producing an over supply. This is not a horse made problem. People made this problem and only people can solve it, if they care to.

  6. Very sad that this happens to horses. We’ve not come as far since the days of Black Beauty as we would like to believe. Many horse owners don’t see horses as anything more than possessions and so they have no qualms about treating them as such. Breaks my heart.

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