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Broodmare Reiki aborted her last foal in the shavings of a feedlot. She was saved by Mindy Lovell of Ontario and is today thriving.

With last foals weaned mares awaited death

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 was pregnant at the time, but she was too thin for her condition to be noticed. And […]