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Lady Liberty, center, was born in March after her mother Mabeline (JC: Murphy's Code) was rescued from the New Holland Auction. Here she nuzzles up to a Marine Corps vet. Photo courtesy Lois Fritz

Kill pen horses liberate veterans with love

A kill-pen broodmare and her wry-nosed filly, once destined to die in a foreign slaughterhouse, are now a powerful force for good as they help those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury and mental illnesses. Mabeline (JC: Murphy’s Code), who was heavily pregnant with her new filly Lady Liberty last February when she was plucked from the concrete holding facility at the New Holland Auction, now serves to comfort and steady those visiting veterans who arrive at the New Freedom Farm in Buchanan, Va. The pair of Thoroughbreds, saved in a massive effort to rescue a pregnant broodmare […]