It Is Our Children Of Today That Will Be Leading Our Horses Of Tomorrow
Atticus the Wild Stallion of Deadman Valley, British Columbia, Canadawas handed over to Theresa Nolet, an associate with CritterAid from the Interior of our province. When you watch the footage of Atticus being led into the trailer to leave the Kamloops stockyard, it is difficult to imagine that this is a wild stallion from the scrubland of Deadman's Valley. In fact, we were in awe of the ease of not handling this horse. When that trailer door closed and the truck pulled away, the tears came. They came because Atticus is a horse that so deserved to be saved from slaughter. You will understand the strong sense of morality and justice that comes with the name Atticus if you've read the book, or seen the film, "To Kill A Mockingbird". We call him "Atticus", as a fitting start to the rescue of these horses from slaughter.
Does Atticus have any idea of what his fate would have been had Critteraid not intervened on his behalf and on behalf of the other horses? Some people say that once a horse gets to the stockyard for auction, they know - they sense the impending doom. Like human beings, some may clutch on to hope. As volunteers with Critteraid's Project Equus, we can only speculate and retreat from the possibilities that might have been and quickly erase those thoughts from our heads as we concentrate on "what is".
Critteraid and Project Equus are providing a second chance to this rescued mare. She gave birth to her foal on May 5th. The pretty baby is only only 4 hours old in this video. Several beautiful horses were abandoned and left to die. Thank you to Honourable Steve Thomson Minister of Natural Resource Operations, Province of BC, who allowed the horses to be rescued, instead of turned over to auction for slaughter.
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