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Reiki was in foal as she tried to nourish herself last September on her way to slaughter

Mare loses foal at feed lot, but gains new life

Deemed useless, spent from delivering progeny to sires such as Saffir, a mother and daughter stood like the others, unremarkable and the same as every other horse bound for slaughter that day. Their last foals were gone; the soft muzzles now absent from udders that hung full of milk. And the broodmare Thoroughbreds were left with nothing but a hay pile in a bleak Ottawa holding pen, as they grasped mouthfuls of hay before taking their final ride to a meat-processing plant. Reiki Sire: Bright Launch Dam: Healing Touch Foal date: March 11, 2005Reiki was pregnant at the time, but […]