Horse meat dealers converging on Monticello

Harnesslink Admin 02:57 AM 12-Apr-2012

Wonderfully warm-hearted carriage horse people and compassionate riding horse trainers – true crusaders of kindness and caring – are swarming down like gentle locusts on harness racing’s Monticello Harness Racing track in Monticello, New York. They are offering hefty sums — some as absurdly high as $200.00 US — for those unfortunate horses who are performing too poorly to participate in actual races.

A few hundred dollars might not seem like a lot of money, but these buyers are on a bigger mission. While the people who sell their horses think they are buying peace of mind for themselves and a lifetime of care for their horse, they’re actually lining the bank accounts of con artists who simply sell the horses for meat whilst masquerading as do-gooders.

If these scammers had a slogan it would probably be: “Bamboozle ’em, buy ’em, and butcher ’em!

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2 comments

  1. Another thing is don’t any of the owners/trainers know anything at all about the hundreds of honest rescues that are out there? Why don’t they call some of them and ask if they could take some of these horses either to retrain or just as a pasture pet if it can’t be ridden? All of the rescues can be checked to see if they are legitimate. If the rescues would take even two of these horses spread out over a dozen rescues that would be 25 horses that would not go to slaughter.
    These horses are the ones paying the high price for their owners stupidity.

  2. Heather · ·

    Is there anyone out there that would be able to start a Facebook page alerting people to this scam? With social media we may be able to reach out and inform people of the true destination of their beloved horses.

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