Sadly, horse slaughter is a highly profitable market; when they can’t pull plow anymore, horses often end up on someone’s dinner plate. Sometimes, buyers for the slaughterhouses attend public auctions to purchase ‘unusable’ horses and send them off to be killed.
Enter Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, the only thing separating the horses from life and death. These everyday heroes attend the very same public auctions, choose the Draft horses they feel are the most viable candidates for rescue, and then outbid the kill buyers by working to raise the bid just above the meat price.
The horses are then transported to a vast farm in Mount Airy, MD, where they can run, play, and romp around the green pastures. The horses, if necessary, are quarantined for a minimum of 21 days for illness.
When the horses have completed their quarantine, the staff begins the very important process of placing them into adoptive homes, which is taken very seriously. The last thing they want is for their gentle giants to ever suffer again. The staff ensures these families will love the horses for the rest of their lives.
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