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Willie Nelson & Family and Habitat for Horses offer rescued horses for adoption

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

photo: Janis Tillerson

The Nelson family and Habitat for Horses are pleased to announce that we are reinstating our Willie Signature Horses series of horses, four of which are now up for adoption. These horses are currently living on Willie’s ranch in Luck, Texas. They are healthy and ready to go to a loving forever home. Visit the Habitat for Horses website for details.

Willie Nelson has adopted and fostered over 75 horses from Habitat for Horses over the past decade. Habitat for Horses, Inc. is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas to promote and secure the safety and well being of all horses, encourage education concerning the physical and mental health of horses, explore and establish connections with young adults who can benefit emotionally from involvement with horses, promote the proper training of horses, and provide a home for those horses who are no longer able to be productive.

 The Nelson family has been working with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a small and effective animal welfare lobbying group in D.C., to draw attention to American horses who are being slaughtered for human consumption overseas. Horse slaughter plants in the U.S. have been voted out by their states, but until there is a federal ban, slaughter-bound horses are being trucked in extreme temperatures and long distances without food and water to Mexico and Canada. Over 80 percent of Americans polled are for a federal ban on horse slaughter for human consumption. Ask Congress to do right by the horses. 

Willie's Signature Horses

Even America’s federally protected wild horses are at risk of slaughter. These national treasures are being forced off federal land so corporate mining and agriculture can consume it at the expense of the wild horses and the American taxpayer. This land had been secured for the horses by the will of the people. There are over 40,000 wild horses in captivity, more than are in the wild. Many end up on the path to slaughter, but together we can stop this.
Let’s put public pressure on the Bureau of Land management to stop the round ups and release the horses.


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