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Report: #227996

Complaint Review: Columbia Basin Equine Rescue - Nationwide

  • Submitted: Sat, December 30, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, April 22, 2008
  • Reported By: grandview Washington
  • Columbia Basin Equine Rescue
    440 Richartz Road Yakima Washingotn

Columbia Basin Equine Rescue Places sick and dying horses Yakima Washington

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Columbia basin equine rescue has horses listed that are sick with a bastardized version of the strangle. You need to understand that these horses are located on a feedlot in Zillah, Washington. Columbia basin equine rescue does not own these horses they are brokering them for a kill buyer.

The lot currently has a bastardized strangles outbreak that is responsible for the deaths of several horses. Any horse on the lot is at high risk of getting the disease, sometimes remaining symptom free for up to three months. The horses removed from the lot have spread this illness to numerous horses who had never been at the lot, causing the deaths of at least seven horses in just this month alone. Columbia basin equine rescue continues to advertise these horses knowing they are like Typhoid Mary carrying disease and death with them.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Kw - (U.S.A.)

The horses that are adopted out by the CBER are purchased or "rescued" from the feedlot in Buena and then sold for profit. CBER is worse than any feedlot I have ever seen, horses in a kill pen are generally there for a reason. The kill buyer is not to blame for the misguided attempts at rehabilitation, he is simply doing a job that no one else has the stomach for. Selling badly abused, starved and damaged horses to people who do not understand the work and commitment involved in this type of undertaking is criminal. CBER is nothing more than horse trading at it's shadiest if you want to rescue a horse go directly to the feedlot the owner there is a straight shooter and often has good horses available.

He also is careful about illness, and the horses are treated with respect and kindness in their last days. Most of all people need to wake up and realize that owning a horse is not a part time job, the horses that end up at the feedlot had homes once with owners who either got tired or bored or lost interest. Horse traders cannot do business if they can't find buyers, and the feedlot and rescues would not be full if people took their responsibility to their animal seriously.
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