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Horse Rescued From Auction House Has Best Response To Being Set Free


Horse Rescued From Auction House Has Best Response To Being Set Free

“She definitely knows she’s no longer on her way to slaughter.”
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts
July 27, 2017

When Jamie Castano visits a livestock auction house, he feels overwhelmed by the number of animals in need of help.

“You stand there in a warehouse, and … you see that there are thousands that are going to be killed today, and it almost makes you feel like, ‘What are you doing?’” Castano, founder and president of Freedom Farm Animal Rescue, told The Dodo.

Three weeks ago, Castano and a few sanctuary workers went to an auction to get pictures and videos of what was going on, though they hadn’t intended on rescuing any animals.

Joanie, one of the horses at the auction house | Freedom Farm Animal Rescue
But their plans changed when Castano noticed a horse with “25” tattooed on her neck.

“I actually have the number 25 tattooed on my arm as a memorial for my uncle who had passed away,” Castano said. “So when I happened to see her, I was like, ‘Oh my god.’”

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She was in a “direct ship” pen, which meant that she was being sent to slaughter right after she was sold, according to Castano. He also noticed that Joanie had a bunch of holes on both of her legs called “pin firing marks.”

“They give them to racehorses,” Castano said. “It’s pretty much like a shot of acid to freeze the tendon or muscle. So when they have an injury or they’re not performing their best, this is supposed to make them not feel that area. My vet had said, ‘Maybe four or five pin firing marks is almost normal,’ but she had 18 on each leg.”

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Castano and the other sanctuary staff wrote a post about Joanie on Instagram, and through this, they managed to raise enough money to buy Joanie’s freedom and take her home that very day.

“We backed up the trailer to her quarantine field, and as soon as we let her out — we didn’t even taken the stickers off her butt yet — she walked right out and started rolling,” Castano said.

In addition to the “25” tattoo, Joanie had another brand on her that helped Castano figure out where she’d come from.

“She was actually born in 1999, I believe in Illinois, and her name was Gias Eternal, and supposedly she won a lot of races and she won a lot of money,” Castano said. “And I guess when she got to the age when she could no longer race … they retired her.”

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But instead of giving Joanie the retirement she deserved, she was sold to another owner and used as an Amish buggy horse.

“She’s had hair loss on her head on the sides of her face where she would wear that buggy equipment,” Castano said.
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Then, for whatever reason, her last owner decided to sell her to the auction house, and from there, she would have ended up at the slaughterhouse.

But now Joanie is safe, and she’s finally enjoying the retirement she deserves at Freedom Farm Animal Rescue.

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“At the auction, when we first walked up to her, I said, ‘Wow, she’s beautiful,’” Castano said. “I put my hand out to pet her and she flinched and threw her head like she was terrified of me — she didn’t even want me to touch her. But now she’s been in quarantine for three weeks, you can walk up to feed her, she runs up to the gate and she’s all in your face. She definitely knows she’s no longer on her way to slaughter.”
Freedom Farm Animal Rescue
Joanie gets out of quarantine today, and Castano is looking forward to introducing her to the other rescue horses at the sanctuary.

“She’s just an absolute sweetheart,” Castano said. “If we’re in her field, she’ll follow us all around. To go from a horse that was on her way to a slaughterhouse to following us around the pasture — that’s incredible.”
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To see more photos of Joanie living the good life, you can follow Freedom Farm Animal Rescue on Instagram. You can also help support her, as well as the other animals at the sanctuary, by making a donation.

Artist Memorializes 5,500 Dogs Killed in Shelters Every Day with 5,500 Paintings | One Green Planet

🐕 Please visit your local animal shelter,  someone very special is wait for you. 🐈

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The President of South Korea Just Adopted a Dog Who Was Rescued From a Meat Farm! | One Green Planet

The President of South Korea Just Adopted a Dog Who Was Rescued From a Meat Farm!

Michelle Neff
July 29, 2017

In South Korea alone, two million dogs are slaughtered a year for their meat. The dogs, some of which are bred for consumption while others are captured homeless dogs or even stolen pets, live a miserable existence in farms that closely mirror the horrors of factory farms. Dogs spend their lives trapped in small, barren wire cages, without any access to proper care or even the most basic needs.

Learning about the dog meat trade is nothing but distressing for any animal lover. But knowing there are countless organizations, activists, and celebrities urging for a ban on the dog meat trade gives us hope. Great strides have been made to ban the dog meat trade and we will continue to fight. In April, we got word that Taiwan will become the first Asian country to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. What’s more, the majority of citizens in China do not agree with the dog meat trade and have been actively working to end this barbaric practice.

And now we have even more promising news in the fight to end the cruel dog meat trade! The country’s new President, Moon Jae-in promised during the election that he would adopt a dog from an animal sanctuary … and he did!
Moon Jae-in followed through on his campaign promise and adopted a dog from animal rights group Coexistence of Animal Rights of Earth (CARE). 

The announcement came from the Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House” Facebook page, which is the President’s official residence in Seoul). The adorable dog named Tory is the country’s new “First Dog”

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency notes that the adoption of Tony is the first time a shelter dog has become a “First Dog” 

CARE campaigns against the brutal dog meat trade in Asia so President Moon’s adoption of Tory is being hailed as a strong message against the trade.

CARE rescued Tory from a dog meat farm two years ago, but had trouble finding him a home due to prejudices against black dogs in South Korea. Looks like little Tory now has the perfect home with President Moon! 

Tory joins President Moon’s other two pets, a dog called Maru and a former shelter cat named Jjing-jjing. 

According to Yonhap new agency, President Moon says the adoption shows, “that both humans and animals should be free from prejudice and discrimination.” 

While President Moon has yet to enact a ban on the dog meat trade, instead focusing on phasing out the industry, many in South Korea see the President’s adoption of Tory as sending a strong message in support of animal rights.

For more information on the amazing work Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) does to protect our four-legged friends, visit their website here. Please consider making a donation in support of their life-saving work to end the dog meat trade.

And please, always adopt and never shop!

Lead image source: Cheong Wa Dae/Facebook

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