“If rescue groups don’t intervene and buy them, they are shipped to Mexico for slaughter,” explains Megan. “Many of them don’t survive the trip.”
With the important role of the horse throughout history, it is incomprehensible to Megan that these noble creatures are betrayed by their owners and a predatory industry. A kill pen is where people and breeders dump horses that they no longer want. Kill pens are not full of lame horses. They are full of all breeds of horses, pregnant mares, ponies, mustangs, quarter horses, thoroughbreds, Arabians, draft horses…you name it.
Rescue groups are doing what they can to intervene, and Megan is an advocate for reform.
While it is illegal to eat horse meat in the states, our government is sending thousands of our horses overseas for slaughter and human consumption. We must pass the Safe Act HR1942 so that our horses can no longer be sent to kill pens.