“Today is ‘Feel Good Sunday’ and it is our most distinct pleasure to bring you a heartwarming story of a very special PMU mare, rescued from slaughter. Thank you, Susan Wagner.” ~ R.T.
n 2004, the New York-based equine protection organization, Equine Advocates conducted a rescue operation of 46 PMU mares in Manitoba, Canada. Most of the mares were in foal and all were about to be sold at a slaughter auction in Winnipeg because the PMU factory farm where they had been used and abused for years was closing. Equine Advocates heard about their plight and purchased all of them. With the exception of several who were placed in Canadian homes and a few who needed to be humanely euthanized, the vast majority of the mares went to homes and sanctuaries in the U.S. This wonderful article published recently in SCOPES, a veterinary publication of Cornell University, focuses on yet another battle that “Mariclare,” one of the rescued mares had to fight years later and long after she had given birth and been retired at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary. Cancer was discovered in both of her eyes. This heartwarming cancer survivor success story, “Vision for the Future,” is about how Mariclare overcame the disease with the support of her caretakers at Equine Advocates and the skill and brilliance of her ophthalmologist at Cornell.
- Equine Advocates Keep Horses from Harm in Chatham (rtfitchauthor.com)
- SFTHH Exclusive: Youthful Equine Advocate Launches Horse Awareness Video Series (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Advocate R.T. Fitch nominated for wild horse board (horsetalk.co.nz)