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Israel Steps in to Save Hungry, Abused Cart Horses & Donkeys

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One cart horse, Joey, was so starved that he ate plastic, rope and netting, which blocked his intestines and made it impossible for him to eat anything.

After his rescue and rehabilitation Joey, the brown horse in the video, was led into a field of grass for the first time. He “lowered his head to smell this strange new stuff and his eyes lit up. He nibbled on a few blades, then burst into a leap of joy, bucking several times before settling down to eat.” In this video he plays with a new friend.

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1:37PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

Thank you for doing this on their behalf. We need more people like you in this world. :)

6:03AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Je suis choquée par ce que j' ai lu et les photos que j' ai vu. Il était tant d' aider ces pauvres chevaux et ânes, J' espère que cela ne va pas recommencer. Que les gens, qui ont fait tant de mal, aillent prier pour se faire pardonner cette atrocité. Seul Dieu est capable de pardonner ( dit on) moi je ne pourrais pas, la misère n' excuse pas tout. Désolée.

8:34AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Is it just enough to ban them from roads? Will they still carry heavy loads in fields, lanes etc.,What happens if they are no longer useful ...what about their welfare... I do hope it works out for the animals

3:49AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Israel you are A DISGUSTING country. Bunch of frigging savages. I cannot believe how you have allowed this for so long! Not only are you huge experimenters on animals but you are also so slow to recognize or care about the hell these magnificent horses and donkeys are suffering!
Karma to you folk!!!!!

12:03PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thank you CHAI! This is so depressing what they do to the horses and donkeys. Tikvah turning from brown to black is very interesting, was he so lacking in nutrition that it just made his fur really dull? So glad for all the cart animals who were rescued and can live the rest of their lives as comfortably as possible.

2:58AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

about time they did something about this(as they should about many other things)thank you for sharing

11:53AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

while the piece of garbage "owner" has not one thing on their back, while whipping the animal.
they are disgusting abusers, who see nothing wrong with destroying the life of another, so long as that tormented creature gets their work done for them.
lazy and with out excuse.
if any one of them carried even a quarter of their own weight on their back while the animal pulled the rest, there might be some forgiveness, but they don't. not one ounce do they lift, while literally beating the animal to death.

as to the law - too little too late.

11:39PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013


3:34PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

So very sad, so very cruel.

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