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Corral of Comfort

 

Corral of Comfort Horse Rescue Inc.,

Corral of Comfort Horse Rescue Inc., is dedicated to the rescue of those unfortunate horses bound for slaughter.

 

Dear Friends,

We here at Corral of Comfort are very dedicated to rehabilitating and rescuing horses from very sad fated neglect though carelessness, some from their owners.  On the Race Tracks they are not fast enough to win anymore, or they get bowed tendons.  Result. They are no longer of use so they get discarded. There are some good people who are just unable to care for them any longer either through personal circumstances or financial. We all know that it’s getting harder to make ends meet these days. But there are also other people who abandoned their unwanted horses just because they have lost interest or couldn’t be bothered anymore. They then neglect, discard them, and thrown away like trash. A lot of these once beautiful horses who still have many years before them are sent to slaughter. It is so much fabrication that these animals are unfit for life.

Many of the horses have Medical needs when they get here and some are extremely underweight. We are a voice for these Gentle Giant's. We here at Corral of Comfort gentle them and allow them to trust humans once again.
We provide physical & emotional care through our Volunteers. We have an educational program where we instill values within our youth and we do our utmost in making the public aware of this great problem through our web sites, programs, good friends and volunteers. Yes we do place them in loving homes with approved placement. Donations are greatly appreciated and very much needed as we take in horses as much as our financial status allows us. Sometimes we can't help it, if there’s a horse tied to our fencing in the morning.

Our Goal is to provide them with a safe shelter and environment.  Veterinary care food and Farrier services are just a few of the comforts which we provide until they are able to be placed in a new home.
We are not funded by the government; we are solely dependent on your support, through grants and our sponsorship programs. We have no paid employees and are solely operated by Volunteers, our Board Members and other kind people who care.

Please feel free to Call Brandy at (661) 285-5176 for more information or
e-mail her at Corralofcomfort@yahoo.com    

http://www.corralofcomfort.org/index.htm


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Some details from Western Encounters.
                                                                               This is not a pretty story.......

With more than 93,000 horses slaughtered in 2009 alone, Canada’s horse slaughter industry is among the largest in the world, and a shameful betrayal against our loyal companions. Horses are slaughtered in Canada primarily to provide horse meat to European and Asian countries where it is eaten as a delicacy. Horses are brought to slaughter in every possible condition—old, young, sick, healthy, injured, and even pregnant. They are not all unwanted—often, their guardians can no longer afford to keep them, and bring the horses to auction hoping to find them a good home. But horribly, more than 50 percent of horses sold at rural auctions go to slaughter aftAwaiting their jouyrney to doomer being bought by “kill buyers”

A Terrible Journey
Many times, horses are crammed in trailers designed for shorter animals and travel in uncomfortable positions over very long distances. Loading and unloading is extremely stressful and dangerous for horses as they are moved along the relatively steep ramps. Canadian animal transport standards are among the worst in the industrialized world. Current regulations allow horses to be transported for up to 36 hours without food, water or rest.

Inhumane Slaughter—NOT Humane Euthanasia
There have been many reported cases of animal welfare violations in Canadian horse slaughterhouses including failure to provide food and water, illegal unloading of animals, animals left for extended periods in kill pens and sick or injured animals denied veterinary care. Not surprisingly, veterinary experts around the world and leading animal protection groups have denounced horse slaughter as inhumane.

Once the horses are corralled into the slaughterhouse, the end is predictable—violent and bloody. Sometimes injured and emaciated, horses are beaten and electro-shocked in overcrowded pens and must endure the smell of blood and the sights and sounds of other horses in pain and being killed before they, too, are led into a kill chute.

Horse slaughterhouses use the same type of stalls and techniques as cattle slaughterhouses. These stalls are too wide for horses and the captive-bolt stun gun method used with cattle is ill-suited for horses. Horses are an extreme example of a flight animal. The panic and instinctive desire to escape their experience in the slaughterhouse causes them to thrash their heads frantically in the kill chute, making it difficult to effectively stun them prior to slaughter. Witnesses (and video footage) document horses subjected to a sharp blow to the head from the captive-bolt gun three or four times before they are rendered unconscious for exsanguination. In a recent investigation of carcasses discarded by a Canadian slaughterhouse, skulls of many horses processed for meat were found without any holes from a stun gun or rifle whatsoever!

Times Are Changing—Time to ACT
The Canadian horse-meat industry had been in decline in recent years. HoweverSave our beautiful Horses from Slaughter, with the closing of the remaining equine slaughter plants in the United States, the number of horses imported to Canada for slaughter has increased by a whopping 49 percent. As a result, several new equine slaughter plants have recently opened in Canada. We need to act now to stop this growing climate of cruelty to horses in Canada!
 
What We’re Doing
Horse slaughter is an urgent problem that needs to be addressed throughout North America. In 2008, for example, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, John Conyers (D-MI)—along with Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN)—introduced the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008, which prohibits the slaughter of American horses for human consumption and their export for slaughter in other countries.

In Canada, HSI is working to achieve a federal ban that would end the slaughter, sale, transport and export of horses for human consumption. Such a ban would save tens of thousands of gentle creatures from a horrible fate.

Western Encounters thanks the Canadian Humane Society for this information.

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There are many many more wonderful organizations and volunteers spread across the country who do great and similar work as Corral of Comfort for these unfortunate horses. Check out your local area to come in contact or just browse the internet. Many of them are listed with their own web-sites. Maybe you are not in a position to help manually but any small donation is always welcome to these untiring people and their love for horses and their welfare

If anyone would like to get their Horse Rescue web-site or Facebook link added FREE  to www.westernencounters.com  please contact us  at info@westernencounters.com

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