IONE, CA – At least two horses that were likely headed to the slaughterhouse were among five delivered by an Oroville horse rescue organization to a family in Ione.
Earlenne Friend saw the News10 report last month on a group of horses, including 24 foals, that were rescued from a livestock auction by the Horse Plus Humane Society.
Tawnee Preisner of Horse Plus said the sale price indicated the horses were probably being sold for human consumption.
Friend adopted a foal and a pony that Preisner said were likely headed for slaughter, along with three other horses taken from owners who could no longer care for them.
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