HELP SAVE HORSES FROM THE ABATTOIRS
HELP ME SAVE HORSES FROM THE ABATTOIRS
I am a fourth generation horseman.
I grew up with horses and after attending various horse sales was horrified at what was going on behind the scenes.
I have deliberately left out the shocking images I could have posted regarding horse treatment by horse meat buyers and the method by which they are killed.
I started saving horses from going to the "doggers" around 5 years ago, and have self funded this until now.
I need your help because, this has turned into a fulltime job looking after the number of horses I rescue.
They all need physical and psychological attention, not to mention medical, osteopathy, farriers, dentists, worming, good feed with vitamins and minerals.
This was one of the horses I picked up, you can see how nervous he is. I put him in the round pen for quarantine reasons for 24 hours.
Most people aren't aware that hundreds of horses around Australia are killed for dog meet under the most horrendous conditions. Other animals are either euthanised or stunned, horses are not.
They are all loaded into gates and shot. Rarely is one shot enough, they are usually shot again while half alive. While waiting their turn, they can see the others being shot and dragged away. They can smell the blood. I am trying to put an end to this barbaric torture. I realise I can't save them all, but need assistance to save as many as possible.
I regularly travel to the Inglis Sales at Oaklands Junction (90 km round trip), Echuca Sales (472 km round trip), Pakenham Sales (112 km round trip) and the Sale Sales (414 km round trip) at my own expense to outbid the "doggers" and save great horses.
Here you can see how this rescue horse has put on weight and is no longer scared with some gentle handling and love.
If every one of my connections over various social media platforms donated just $1.00, I will reach my target! But of course not everyone will donate, so I'm also offering sponsorship advertising deals to business owners who donate the most to the cause.
I travel so much at my own expense, there are opportunities for your business to have advertising on the car and the horse float with your logo and business details. Something along the lines of "ABC Company proudly sponsoring horse rescue" - your choice of wording with or without logo, with or without company details. Artwork would be approved by you prior.
I have an ABN if required for Tax purposes.
Every cent of donations will go to the purchase of horses in dire need of rescue from being killed, not my expenses.
Individuals who donate even $1.00 will still play a very big part in the overall goal.
So will those who are passionate about animal treatment and can afford to donate more. They will make up for those who can't donate.
This horse's first roll in the sand after being rescued.
After months of care, this horse came up a treat!
Please donate, this is just one example of the progress I make with these horses.
You can find me on Facebook @kinglodgethoroughbreds
Saved this 18yo Mare and her companion pony. Sorry about the quality of the photo, but it was taken on an old phone. They are both doing well and have been rehomed in Yarra Glen. They both needed farrier work, worming, and proper feed. Very happy to report they have been saved from being slaughtered.
Lucy has been rescued from slaughter and has been given all the attention she deserves. She's a good doer, so took little more than basic care to bring her back to good health. Mentally, she was a wreck, but with patience and perseverence and a lot of natural horsemanship techniques, she has calmed down considerably and was rehomed to a strictly vetted good home. In fact I went down and inspected the property and spoke at length with the new owners before passing her on for free. A good home is the main priority for me with condition that I can regularly check up on her.