05 May '11, 4am

133 emaciated Polish Arabian horses seized from farm. Some were more than 300 pounds underweight.

133 emaciated Polish Arabian horses seized from farm. Some were more than 300 pounds underweight.

When hard times fell on Canterbury Farms near Maryland's Eastern Shore, the horses paid the price, at least that's the story that's emerging since authorities and animal rescue groups seized 133 Polish Arabian horses from the farm last week. The animals were emaciated, some more than 300 pounds under weight. "Our rescue came not a moment too soon for some of the especially sick horses. There's no excuse for starving or neglecting an animal. It is the responsibility of every horse owner to provide humane, responsible care for their horses at all stages of their life," said the Humane Society's equine protection specialist Stacy Segal in a statement . Canterbury Farms is a 200 acre estate that the owners attempted to sell in 2008. The Queen Anne's County animal services had been monitoring the farm for months and speculated that economic problems were the cause of the farms ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/nearly-15...

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