Skipper’s Story – A Sick Belgian Horse Who Refused To Get On the Trailer to Slaughter

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Skipper’s story(reprinted with permission from Coast to Coast Draft Horse Connection)

Skipper died at NH before he could be rescued from tetanusThis is Skipper – Skipper refused to get on the trailer to the slaughterhouse. We did not know much about him, except that he was smart… smart enough not to get on the trailer.

With the help of a network of awesome folks we were able to save Skipper’s life – folks stepped up to network him, share his story, pay his bail.

This morning our quarantine barn was scheduled to pick him up – when we got a call that he was down and unable to get up. Skipper had the signs of advanced Tetanus, although we don’t know for certain. What was clear is that there was no more we could do to help him. This morning, Skipper was put to rest.

Sometimes rescue is hard. Sometimes we don’t win. But what I can tell you…

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