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Horrible Hairy Hog’s escape from slaughter
By Susan Salk on September 11, 2015
Horrible Hairy Hog, a dark bay gelding named for fictitious equines once ridden by sinister-looking masters, was rescued this week by a team of kindly friends, some who remembered him from his racing days gone by. They couldn’t bear the thought of such a fine horse becoming a casualty of the slaughter pipeline. As Hairy Hog stood in a Pennsylvania lot waiting for the nod that would either send him to the slaughterhouse or a horse rescue facility, his fate was soon decided by advocates throughout New York, and from the backside of Saratoga Springs. As advocates tried to raise […]
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