Federally Protected Adopted Mustangs Being Sent to Slaughter

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Laeril
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16 May 2021, 3:28 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/us/wild-horses-adoptions-slaughter.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

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Mr. Kidd, who owns a small farm near Hope, Ark., said in a recent telephone interview that he was using the mustangs, which are protected under federal law, to breed colts and that they were happily eating green grass in his pasture.

In fact, by the time he spoke on the phone, the animals were long gone. Records show that Mr. Kidd had sold them almost as soon as he legally could. He and his family received at least $20,000, and the mustangs ended up at a dusty Texas livestock auction frequented by slaughterhouse brokers known as kill buyers.


As a lifelong lover of horses, this makes me all kinds of upset.


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17 May 2021, 6:26 am

I hope they are bought by someone with better intentions.