Dear NBC Investigators,
I recently saw your story on “Champion horses sent to slaughter.” I am glad you investigated this news story. It has gone virally through the social media and has given your network valuable exposure.
I should be praising NBC for their compassion for investigating this story but I can’t get past the “Champion” went to slaughter. I wish NBC had done more thorough research and learned that if you can identify a horse, you can help that horse.
That “Champion” had a tattoo number on his lip. You could have called ERN, we would have run his tattoo through the Jockey Club and contacted his previous owners. We have done this for hundreds of other horses and found previous owners do the right thing. They offer homes, funds and care.
This story didn’t have to end in Ohio; and Kevin Silverlaspia life didn’t have to end in a slaughterhouse in Canada.
If a horse doesn’t have a tattoo or freezebrand ERN encourages MICROCHIPPING. Learn more at www.EquineRescueNetwork.com ~ its not expensive, and can save your horse’s life.
Read NBC4 story at http://www.nbc4i.com/story/27417951/nbc4-investigates-champion-horses-sent-to-slaughter