Horses in Wadsworth crash to be put u...

Horses in Wadsworth crash to be put up for adoption

There are 32 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 31, 2007, titled Horses in Wadsworth crash to be put up for adoption. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Belgian draft horses recovering from the overturning in Wadsworth of the tractor-trailer in which they were riding could be adopted or go home with many of the dozens of volunteers who rescued them from the ...

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MJNYC

New York, NY

#1 Nov 1, 2007
Thank you to all the rescuers who helped these horses. It is a relief to know that they didn't work to save them for a horrific end.

Please, call your senators and representatives and ask them to co-sponsor S 311 and HR 503; it is vital that we end this atrocity in our country.

You can also sign a petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/631...
WTF

Gilberts, IL

#2 Nov 1, 2007
Thank you all who helped!!
Thank you MJNYC for all of the information!
Thank you Wadsworth community for your above and beyond commitment to these Noble Animals.
Steve Rei NERC

Natick, MA

#3 Nov 1, 2007
Great news for the horses. Federal, state and local law enforcement officials now need to finish the job. Everyone in the chain of custody for these horses must be held accountable including the Indiana auction and the people who loaded the horses. At most this trailer was suitable for about 16 horses. The fact that 59 horses were loaded onto this trailer is animal abuse and neglect by any definition. Every first responder is to be congratulated on a job well done. Thanks from all the horses. Steve Rei, National Equine Rescue Coalition
chicago gal

United States

#4 Nov 1, 2007
A wonderful end to a horror story for those poor animals and those of us following the story. It makes one wonder, though...
How many times does this type of thing play-out without a traffic accident happening to bring it out into the open, so nobody ever knows?
If rescuers in the Wadsworth case are short of funds but would like to adopt, is there any donation collection that can directly aid them? The link provided in the article doesn't appear to have a direct donation for the Wadsworth rescue; only a general donation option (not that every rescue isn't important).
janl

Panama City, FL

#5 Nov 1, 2007
While I think this is a great thing, if it happens, I wonder if there is some "jumping of the gun " here.
Considering the accident etc. I would think that the horses and the case would have to go thru the legal system before any are ready to be released thru adoption. Unless the owner has agreed to turn them over to the authorities.
Unfortunately until a judge awards custody of the horses to someone else(who can release them to rescue or adopters) or the owner releases them to the same..I would think he is still the legal owner of them.
I just hope the article isnt getting up false hopes to early
TerriC

Salisbury, MD

#6 Nov 1, 2007
Thank you to all who worked under very stressful and dangerous conditions to rescue these poor horses. The immense cruelty of loading this many large horses into a trailer not suited for that purpose should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Although it is still unclear, it is possible these young and healthy horses were being transported to slaughter. Please call your congresspeople to ask them to put an end to transport for slaughter once and for all.
Lorraine Brown

Nyack, NY

#7 Nov 1, 2007
With the tragedy of losing 17 of the horses, I hope that the investigation will reveal the truth about where the horses were going and who was responsible to loading them onto the tractor-trailer. Someone should be held accountable. It was heartwarming to read that the injured horses will be cared for locally and adopted by those great volunteers who participated in the rescue.
amber

Adrian, MN

#8 Nov 1, 2007
I like horses very much
Amber

Adrian, MN

#9 Nov 1, 2007
With the tragedy of losing 17 of the horses. I like horses
made my day

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 1, 2007
Wow - God bless these volunteers!
sandy

Chicago, IL

#11 Nov 1, 2007
janl wrote:
While I think this is a great thing, if it happens, I wonder if there is some "jumping of the gun " here.
Considering the accident etc. I would think that the horses and the case would have to go thru the legal system before any are ready to be released thru adoption. Unless the owner has agreed to turn them over to the authorities.
Unfortunately until a judge awards custody of the horses to someone else(who can release them to rescue or adopters) or the owner releases them to the same..I would think he is still the legal owner of them.
I just hope the article isnt getting up false hopes to early
The legal process could take years....they need real homes ASAP
Mrs Jenkins

Pleasanton, CA

#12 Nov 1, 2007
Everyone involved in the shipment of these horses needs to be hung. And "shipping to the Amish"? That's b.s. This is typical of idiots hauling horses that are going to be slaughtered. It's ridiculous. I hope they charge the owner and driver with everything they can. This is the most horrific thing I have ever seen.
Cheri From Illinois

Bayside, NY

#13 Nov 1, 2007
I hope Federal/State and local Law Enforcement charge the owner and driver with every single charge they can find, from animal cruelty per animal ( 59 counts),the deaths should be counted as felony charges( 17), to the illegal shipping of horses to slaughter in a double decker trailer. We ALL know those horses weren't going to an auction. These animals were being transported on an ILLINOIS highway where horse slaughter is ILLEGAL!
A BIG Thank you to all involved in helping rescue these animals.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
A BIG Thank you to the Chicago Tribune for covering this story and for all the photo's of so many CARING rescuers!
What

New Market, MN

#14 Nov 1, 2007
"This is the most horrific thing I have ever seen." Mrs. Jenkins apparently you were out of town on 9/11. You must have also missed the bridge collapse a few months ago. Did you hear about the hurricane in New Orleans???
Yes this is sad to see and preventable, but "the most horrific thing ever."
So far they are listed as going to an auction...why are we talking about slaughter? Is it illegal in the state of Illinois to haul horses in a double decker trailer going to AUCTION?
Just wanted to stir the pot.
horse rescue

White House, TN

#15 Nov 1, 2007
i am sorry this happend but i have to many horses already.
Deborah Derr

Livingston, MT

#16 Nov 1, 2007
Here is a video to share with everyone to help find the horses a loving home!:)
Carole

AOL

#17 Nov 1, 2007
Yes this is sad to see and preventable, but "the most horrific thing ever."

What, Mrs. Jenkins said it was the most horrific thing that SHE had ever seen. You have no right to questions that.

We are talking about slaughter because that is where they most surely would have ended up had the wreck not occurred.

horse rescue, have you thought about making a donation to the rescue organization of your choice in the name of these animal?
janl

Panama City, FL

#18 Nov 1, 2007
sandy wrote:
<quoted text>The legal process could take years....they need real homes ASAP
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I understand that completely...however, right or wrong, until the owner signs them over, or until a judge orders them "wards of the court"..they are still owned by the owner. And part of a legal proceeding. so cannot just be given away.
I agree completely that they should be allowed to go to good homes immediately..and from what I read the owner is going to sign them over. But till he does they are part of a legal issue and cannnot be given away. Up till he signs the paper, he can back out of it. Though he will probably be given higher charges if he does.
BTW does anyone know what happened to the other 3 trailer loads of horses?
What

New Market, MN

#19 Nov 1, 2007
No, I have not made a donation. To me there are more important organizations in the world.

If that is the most horrific thing she has ever seen...she needs to get out more. What I am saying is yes people can mourn but too many people are over empathizing this situation. One human life is more important than all of these horses combined. There are accidents/murders/and just plain death on a daily basis, but we aren't dedicating a post page to those are we? We aren't setting up charities and donations for every family who has had someone pass away.

As I said yes it was a bad ACCIDENT that could have possibly been prevented, but not the end of existence.

The other three trailers...I'm sure they made it to the "slaughter house" since we have no proof that is where they were going but we are all going to assume it.

Still Stirring
Homer Ballard

Rockford, IL

#20 Nov 1, 2007
Too many poor starving children in France for this to happen.

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