A Herd-Centered Nirvana Profiled

A broodmare too old to produce. A failed racehorse prospect. A chronically lame workhorse. Each year, thousands of horses like these are sold at public auctions in the United States, exported to Canada or Mexico, and slaughtered for human consumption.

​Draft horses and draft crosses are even more valuable to kill buyers because of their size. Auctions can be a death sentence for these animals — unless they are fortunate enough to find a home. Learn more about Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mt. Airy, Maryland.

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