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By Susan Salk on August 17, 2012
As Mascot hobbled onto the trailer that would carry him far from meat buyers and slaughterhouses, to a safe, loving home, there were six more behind him, thin and forlorn, in danger of falling through the cracks. Like him, they were scheduled to ship to the New Holland auction, according to Thoroughbred advocate Deborah Jones. The auction is often a last stop for horses before being sold to meat buyers or, if they’re lucky like Mascot, to a new owner. This time, the horses were lucky. Before they made it to the auction, Jones once again activated her vast network […]