Navajo Nation sends horses to slaughter
(Uh, would someone remind me once again about the Navajo’s great connection with the “spirit of the horse”? Maybe I missed a footnote or something. – Jerry)
A natural resources law enforcement official says least 248 horses were seized through Thursday and that additional horses were seized in operations late last week.
According to the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1dm9qfQ), the horses are said to be either feral or belong to residents who lack grazing permits or have more horses than their permits allow.
Grazing official Wilbur Murphy says horses unclaimed by residents will be sold to a buyer either for resale off the reservation or for transport to Mexico for slaughter for meat.
The Navajo Nation has voiced support for a Roswell company’s plan to begin slaughtering horses for meat.
Our Spring 2015 Fundraiser Campaign is going on! Support Habitat for Horses and perhaps win the chance to give a new name to one of our rescues to start their new life with!
Click here to learn more
Help Willie Nelson win a People’s Telly Award for his video The Love of Horses and promote the good works of Habitat for Horses.
Learn more and watch the video at the top of our home page: Habitatforhorses.org.