One hundreds of Sheldon Refuge horses sent to slaughter middleman Stan Palmer
Congress designated December 13 (Friday) as the National Day of the Horse. On this day, many Americans will celebrate the contributions horses have made to our country, including in battle.
Yet the federal government continues to turn its back on the historic wild horses of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. These are America's War Horses; their ancestors were used as as cavalry remounts in battles through WWI.
Since 2010, the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates the Sheldon Refuge, has captured and dumped hundreds of Sheldon horses on a slaughter middleman in Mississippi. Worse, the government has paid the middleman - Stan Palmer of Pelahatchie, MS - nearly $1 million to dispose of these horses.
Just this fall, 238 Sheldon horses were sent to Palmer, where they have been observed leaving his property by the truckload. It is believed that many of these horses are headed for slaughter.
On December 13, the National Day of the Horse, please help us stop this ludicrous waste of money and inhumane treatment of our nation’s wild horses.