I hadn't heard about this until today and supposedly this has been going on for some time with conditions just getting worse, not better.
I have always thought about starting an animal rescue in the future, but I wish I had the resources and the facilities to help horses like these right now. I hate seeing horses that need help and not being able to do anything about it. It's painful to hear about but as of right now, the only thing that can be done is to call and speak to the sherriff in Wallowa County where this is taking place. Most of the time horses have to being dying or in near death condition for action to take place. Currently, conditions include:
- Horses refused medical care
- Horses having to be destroyed by employees
- Atrocious wire cuts
- Scars and laming because of unsafe fencing conditions
- Horses growing into their own halters resulting in maggot infestations
I hope that she gets all of her horses taken away by authorities and that they find new homes where they will really be taken care of. For more information, go here. I would love to take one of these guys and get them back to being healthy and put a little bit of training on them before finding them a more permanent home.