Written by PETA
Talk about fast results: When star PETA member Emily Lavender organized protests against horse slaughter across Canada earlier this month, one horse was saved on the spot!
Protesters outside a slaughterhouse in Québec spotted a man who was about to hand a horse over to be killed because he didn't want to pay for a medical procedure that the horse needed. They begged the man to give the horse to a sanctuary instead of sending him to a painful and terrifying death, and the man finally agreed to let the concerned group take the horse.
With the help of generous donations, the horse (now named Joe) received his surgery and is currently at a foster home, where he is relishing the freedom to run and play. Joe's former guardian used him for breeding, so he spent most of his life cooped up in a stall. Check out this happy horse!
When they stop winning races or become injured, many horses used for racing are sent to slaughterhouses in Canada, Mexico, or Japan. We can all help save horses like Joe from ending up as glue, dog food, or human food by never attending or watching horse races.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
Over the years, we've appealed to the United Way to do away with cruel fundraisers such as kiss-a-pig contests, puppy raffles, and greased-pig chases, so we are pleased to see that the charity is getting the message. Check out this cool footrace in which all the participants have two legs instead of four. No animals suffered for this fundraiser!
Remember, you can support our campaigns to get animals out of sports such as horse racing and help all animals suffering around the world by donating to PETA through your workplace giving program. If your company doesn't participate, ask your human resources department to get on board.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
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