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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Kate

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Nov 3, 2007
This type of transport needs to be illegal. It's great that the horses were cared for, but no horse owner, in their right mind would put horses on a truck designed for cattle and pigs. With draft horses, it's even worse because the ceilings not tall enough to allow them to even raise their heads. You must ask yourself, what kind of a country would this type of inhumane treatment of animals be allowed?????
ashley and justin

Fort White, FL

#22 Nov 3, 2007
Thank you for saving the horses .
ashley and justin

Fort White, FL

#23 Nov 3, 2007
thank you for standing up for the horses
ashley and justin

Fort White, FL

#24 Nov 3, 2007
thank you for stand up for the horses
ashley and justin

Fort White, FL

#25 Nov 3, 2007
keep saving those horses.
ashley and justin

Fort White, FL

#26 Nov 3, 2007
kate you are so correct you guies should lisen to her go kate
kerry126

United States

#27 Nov 5, 2007
Was the driver sited with any felony charges?- NO
Was it a good idea to pack that many horses in a double decked trailer?- NO
Was it illegal for the owner/driver to do so?- NO
Have ANY state or federal felony charges been filed in this case?– NO
And most likely never will.
An unfortunate accident for everyone involved, but nothing more.
Gloria Picchetti

United States

#28 Nov 10, 2007
To What in Kassan MN. You know what if you don't love horses why don't you stay out of it? Yes, buildings & bridges fell. We have choices where we come & go and we take our lives in our hands everyday. That is the way it is. My grandfather was murdered while he was working. The murderer walked on insanity. That's life in the big city. The horses had no choice when 59 of the lovely creatures were shoved in a truck so short they could not even hold up their beautiful heads. Some of those horses waited hours to be put down with legs severed because it took 5 hours to get into the truck. You should change your name to NO COMPASSION.
What

New Market, MN

#29 Nov 11, 2007
Gloria,
You must be a fortune teller to be able to know my emotions and feelings on horses. With your logic If I go deer hunting and shoot a beautiful deer, I must hate deer. If I shoot a pheasant with all of their colors, I must hate birds. I love horses and ride on a regular basis. When I got married my wife cried and cried, because we had to move for jobs and she had to sell her horse that she rode on a daily basis. The problem here is that this was an accident. It wasn't the most horrific thing ever, it sucks yes but horses are livestock. I wouldn't throw a stink for cows or pigs and my guess is that you wouldn't either. I've got a question...you can problem tell me the answer when you look into your crystal ball. How high was the top of the trailer??? How tall is a 6 month to a year draft horse? Something you probably don't know is that these weren't all draft horses.
What is really ridiculous is how clueless and naive people are about the slaughter industry. How do you think cows are transported and slaughtered...it't the exact same way if your ball is cloudy.
You said it perfect when you said, "we have choices where we come & go and we take our lives in our hands everyday. That is the way it is." Whoever owns these horses has the right to transport them in this manner. They were headed to the auction, which is not illegal. I imagine they are hard working people, not heartless criminals as many seem to think. If you grew up in the country and grew up around the livestock industry, my guess is you would have a different view.
Gloria, one other thing. Please don't put a curse on me for speaking my view, I thought that was my right as an American citizen.
Gail - Orland Park

United States

#30 Nov 12, 2007
Good story and happy ending for some. I have a hunch that they might have been headed for a slaughterhouse even though some were all trimmed up. I would like to see a follow up on this as the Illinois law recently passed does not allow for the transport of horses headed for slaughter for human consumption in our state. No responsible horse owner transports horses in the double decker livestock trucks except for those who purchase horses for slaughter.
Incrediable that they had no log on board. I hope the owner makes a wish decision and lets them all find peaceful homes.
Breanna

Blue Ridge, TX

#31 Dec 7, 2007
we should not slaughter horses let them die on there own causes.
Bria

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#32 Dec 21, 2007
Hi, I got a horse from this crash and her name is now Chance. But when we got her a couple of days ago, I was kinda scared. I didn't know if she was going to be able to walk because she just got surgery on her leg. But when I saw her leg when she came I almost wanted to puke. It wasn't really that bad but it made me think of all the horses that died and got injured. Her wound is about the size of the bottom of a bowl and to me it looks like someone just scooped out a part of her leg. Every time I go out there to feed her or clean out her stall I get the chills. I don't know why because I love Chance but it still takes me back to what happened. I don't want to seem like a bad person because I am totally against horse slaughter I would rather just see them put to sleep then done whatever with not sliced and diced up.But... I see a point for horse slaughter and I didn't believe it when my mom told me but I see the point now. It's like I rather have them get slaughtered then get hit by a car or train or something, because if you think about it which one is less painful and better?? I mean in horse slaughtering yeah they shoot them with a nail gun but then there dead, that's it, end of story they can't feel anything then. Getting hit by a car?? Would probably be indescribably painful. Well before i get into writing a book I would like to say God Bless all the horses who survived and I hope they get a good home!I know Chance does!!!

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