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Mare goes from kill pen to show ring in 6 weeks
By Susan Salk on January 13, 2014
As the thin gray mare stood tied among other slaughter-bound livestock, Ingrid Messineo flipped the obliging animal’s lip to confirm she was indeed a tattooed ex-racehorse. Then carefully, and one by one, picked up all four feet. Nice horse, she mused, as she patted the gentle animal’s neck and whispered, “I hope you find a good home.” Turning her back, she walked away, as the sad-looking creature’s eyes followed her. A moment later, before Messineo disappeared from view, the mare let out a mournful whinny. “She seemed to have this look at me as if she was saying, ‘I can’t […]
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