Scarlet, a Quarter Horse PMU Mare, sadly passed away on October 20, 2014.
Scarlet, born around 1996, was in foal when we purchased her at a Canadian slaughter auction back in 2000. She gave birth to Bebe in 2001, who resides at the sanctuary.
We called Scarlet, “our little chipmunk” because she had adorable cheeks that were one of her most endearing physical characteristics, along with her brilliant color. However, her personality was like no other equine. She was just this beautiful, sweet, kind creature. She had not a mean bone in her body.
Scarlet had to be humanely euthanized due to a long-time degenerative condition stemming from the neglect she suffered on a Canadian PMU factory farm.
We, and her boyfriend, Presley, are devastated by the loss of our sweet Scarlet. We loved and adored her. It will never be the same here without her.
In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Equine Advocates president Susan Wagner and Canadian physician, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, will join host Debbie Coffey on Wild Horse and Burro Radio tonight for an informative discussion of the cruel escalation of the pregnant mares’ urine (PMU) industry to China where an estimated 90,000 pregnant mares are suffering on “pee lines.” Please call in with your questions! Here is the link for all airing times and details:
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Topics include Susan Wagner’s recent article in Saratoga Seasons Magazine on horse slaughter; her participation as a guest speaker on the brutal PMU industry at the upcoming International Equine Conference in Florida; the VIP Set Visit to the filming of “The Good Wife” currently being auctioned on Charity Buzz to benefit EA; and more.
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All funds raised from this fabulous gift will go toward our equine rescue & sanctuary programs.
Banner, one of the loveliest horses ever at the sanctuary, sadly passed away on August 9, 2014 at the age of 29.
Banner, formerly Bloodstock, had been foaled on May 9, 1985 in Kentucky and raced 71 times. Although he was not a major stakes winner, his bloodlines were impressive as he was from Graustark’s last crop. After his racing career was over, he was used as a cheap stallion until the the age of seventeen. He was in Ohio and was two days away from going to the slaughterhouse when we heard his story and rescued him by purchasing him before he was sold to a killer buyer which had already been arranged. That was in 2002. We immediately sent him to Ohio State University Hospital to be gelded.
Banner was one of the most elegant and kindest equines we have ever known. We immortalized him in bronze for our Safe Home Equine Protection Award that is given out at our annual Gala. The old expression about class – “you know it when you see it” – that was Banner through and through. He personified class. He lived a very happy life with his two buddies, Harry, 22 and Freddie, 23, in the section of the sanctuary we call “The Grumpy Old Men.”
We will sorely miss you, Banner. RIP sweet boy!
Max was a great friend to Equine Advocates and we are so saddened by his passing. He loved horses and cared deeply about their well being. He was a sponsor of our beautiful, Dolly, a rescued Percheron mare. One was very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with Max. He was an incredibly kind and compassionate person. Max, you will be sorely missed. RIP
We are reprinting his obituary from the New York Times -
Loving and beloved father of Aviva Weintraub, and father-in-law of Gordon Tapper, Max Weintraub has died at the age of 92. Max was a WWII veteran (CBI Air Transport), retired adman, avid participant on horseback trail rides in Arizona, longtime public school volunteer, off-off-Broadway music impresario, and so much more. A lifelong New Yorker who loved spending summers in Vermont, he never forgot his roots on the Lower East Side. Sweet, generous and kind, friend to many, and devoted to his extended family, he was a gentleman and a gentle man.
Bill Heller, for the Blood-Horse, also attended and wrote the following article about our 2014 American Equine Summit.
Posted in Equine Abuse & Neglect, Equine Rescue, Events, Horse Slaughter, Humane Education, News, PMU Industry, Wild Horse Crisis
Tagged Allen Rutberg, American Equine Summit, Debbie Coffey, Dr. Kraig J. Kulikowski, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, Equine Slaughter, Frank Biden, George Strawbridge Jr., Ginger Kathrens, Horse Rescue, Horse Slaughter, Jane Velez-Mitchell, John Holland, Senator Joseph Abruzzo, Susan Wagner, The Cloud Foundation, Vickery Eckhoff, Victoria McCullough
We thank Susan Salk from Off-Track Thoroughbreds for coming to and writing about our 2014 American Equine Summit.
Posted in Carriage Horses, Equine Abuse & Neglect, Events, Horse Slaughter, Humane Education, In The News, News, PMU Industry, Wild Horse Crisis
Tagged Allen Rutberg, American Equine Summit, Debbie Coffey, Dr. Kraig J. Kulikowski, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, Equine Advocates, Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, Equine Slaughter, Frank Biden, George Strawbridge Jr., Ginger Kathrens, Horse Rescue, Horse Slaughter, Jane Velez-Mitchell, John Holland, Senator Joseph Abruzzo, Susan Wagner, The Cloud Foundation, Vickery Eckhoff, Victoria McCullough