Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them – NYTimes.com

Here’s an appalling story…

Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them – NYTimes.com.

One of the largest private organizations in the world dedicated to caring for former racehorses has been so slow or delinquent in paying for the upkeep of the more than 1,000 horses under its care that scores have wound up starved and neglected, some fatally, according to interviews and inspection reports….. read more….

 

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5 thoughts on “Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them – NYTimes.com

  1. Dom says:

    I work for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and we’re worried that people will confuse us with them. Uck. One of our boarding facilities had TRF horses there as well. They evicted them because TRF was asking them to go six months between trims and not do things like grain, worm, and float teeth. For a while, the boarding facility was still providing the care on their own dime. I was dismayed to see this happen, but I can’t really say I was surprised. It’s unbelievable, especially because they get so much more funding than we do.

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  2. Michelle says:

    I would like to see a P&L for the company, and know where all that funding is going. What are the salaries of the BOD and Officers? And employees? Administrative costs, etc.?

    OTOH, reduce per diem to $3 per day? Is that for one horse? If so, that is $900 per MONTH! That is a lot of money for a retired animal on pasture. Could some of these contracted farms have been gouging?

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  3. Michelle says:

    LOL — I guess math isn’t my strong point. Kinda sad since I do the bookkeeping at work :-/

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