Alongside dogs and cats, horses have been humans’ trusted companions and reliable allies for centuries. The impressive strength and agility of horses have greatly assisted humans in the advancement of transportation, agriculture, and the expansion of civilizations. However, despite their loyalty and dedication to their human companions, horses, both wild and domestic, are being sent to the auction block daily to be discarded at the convenience of people. Additionally, like many farm animals, horses are also abused and treated as a mere commodity rather than as living beings.
One of these unfortunate cases involving domestic horses being mistreated is that of a white horse from Wisconsin who has been kept on a short chain outdoors in all weather conditions for seven years. A petition on Care2 states that concerned citizens have reported numerous complaints to law enforcement regarding the state of the horse, but nothing has been done since authorities say no laws are being broken.
The petition explains that the white horse’s nose has become so sunburnt you can see the redness from several yards away on the road. The chain the horse is tied to is reportedly so short he can only walk a distance of a few feet. For an animal who naturally gallops and grazes large expanses of land daily, and who seeks shelter during unfavorable weather conditions, this type of treatment is nothing short of inhumane.
The petition’s writer is asking for people to sign in support of sending the horse to a sanctuary where he can live free from chains and can know the basic comforts of shelter. A horse rescue in the area has agreed to welcome the horse if authorities release him.
If you love horses and cannot stand to see one treated this way, please take a moment to sign this petition addressed to law enforcement and political leaders voicing your concern for this horse. And please share this with your network to gain more support for the cause!
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