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Life's Rubbish for Mexican Dump Horses

Animals  (tags: mexican dump horses, cruelty, mistreated, horse welfare trust, donations, care, harness )

- 3371 days ago -
The horses, which are used to tow heavy, overloaded rubbish carts, work extremely long hours, often walking through deep, decaying rubbish and broken glass. Their tack, made from materials such as plastic sacking, is often ill fitting and causes injuries


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Peggy A (109)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:18 am
A very sad story,not only for the horses but also for their owners who are too poor to properly care for the horses.Yet they need them to survive.Thank GOD for the "World Horse Welfare" who is trying to help these poor horses

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:25 am

Humans always find excuses to work other beings like slaves and abuse them. Here's it's poverty. In the US, it's factory farming for the sake of "cheap, convenient flesh." When are humans going to realize that forcing other species to meet our needs merely exemplifies how ill-equipped we are for survival in a world without them?

It really irks me when I read these articles about people who are impoverished, but who also drag innocent animals into the situation and force them into a life of slavery and misery, too, whether out of desperation or acceptance of the "Well that's the way it is" mindset.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:26 am
The World Horse Welfare with the help of horse owners, and an effort from the public to protect these horses by giving proper care, immediate medical attention, and enough food will at least somehow remedy the poor conditions of these horses which used to tow heavy overloaded rubbish carts... How I wish owners of these animals have enough in their lives to reciprocate the service of these horses...

Sharon Jacobs-salinas (33)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 1:43 pm
Yes, I understand these people are poor but my compassion and sympathy is with the poor horse! Forgive me if I offend anyone, but we all know these poor horses 'mean absolutely nothing' to the people who 'use them'. Unfortunately, for the poor enslaved horse who has given his life to these people receives nothing in return, just another day of brutality; when the horse finally falls over from exhaustion and neglect, will they, they will likely beat the poor animal trying to make it get up and when it cannot they will rip the harness from the animal, turn around and simply walk away; caring only about themselves and not the poor animal who gave his life to these people so that they at least had something.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 4:52 pm
Sad scenario all around, the poor people need to survive, but are unable to care properly for their animals as struggling is a way of life all around. Maybe other countries that are wealthier could step in to help & also donations to help them get back on their feet. Sometimes all they need is a little help to show that other nation care. Made a donation to help.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 5:04 pm
I want to warn every one that when I went to make a donation, the site said that it was unauthenticated & the padlock had an exclamation (!) mark over it. The site is in the United Kingdom. I decided against it as I have to follow my gut feeling & it did not feel right.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 5:54 pm
poor horsies

Elaine R (132)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 2:15 pm
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