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Stop Budweiser Horses Ending up in Kill Pen

Stop Budweiser Horses Ending up in Kill Pen

Imagine our shock when we discovered a majestic Clydesdale horse at a “kill barn” owned by the family of one of the infamous Snapchat dog torturing duo. Our shock turned to disbelief as we discovered that the draft horse was from Budweiser, and that this is not the first Budweiser horse to end up in the kill pen. Tell the world’s largest brewery to immediately stop abandoning these gentle giants to die in the hands of terrorizing butchers!

Two beautiful Clydesdale horses wound up at the kill barn in Bastrop, Louisiana. Both were formerly “property” of the world’s largest brewing company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of Budweiser beer.

Greg Stanley, owner of the slaughterhouse, advertised on Facebook, “We have an AMAZING load of Clydesdales coming in!!!! Stay tuned! Registered mares, geldings ,& colts.”

The slaughterhouse is notorious for being the scene of the disturbing torture and killing of a docile dog which was brazenly posted to Snapchat and led to felony convictions for Greg Stanley’s son, Boots Stanley, and his friend, Steven Sadler.

Before Clydesdale Rusty met a terrifying, bloody end at the kill barn, he was mercifully identified and returned to Budweiser. Another Budweiser horse was identified at the barn and was saved from slaughter as well, thanks to a purchase by a young woman.

These Budweiser horses could have died.

This is not the first time Budweiser horses have ended up in the kill pen. A Budweiser horse named Duke was found severely emaciated at the New Holland Auction in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 2015. He was identified thanks to his microchip and rescued.

With their beautiful color and enormous stature, the brewing company exploits an army of clone-like Clydesdale horses to pull turn-of-the-century beer wagons.

Anheuser-Busch claims not to breed Clydesdales yet it purportedly boasts one of the largest Clydesdale herds in the world. Some of the horses reside at 300-acre Warm Springs Ranch which has its own vet “lab,” and “a foaling barn.” It seems a lot like a breeding farm to us.

Concerning evidence of just how little Budweiser cares for the horses is revealed by the fact that the company has admitted that it mutilates horses’ tails through a process called ‘docking,’ in which part of a horse’s tail bone is permanently severed. The cruel practice is banned in several countries and 11 U.S. states, and opposed by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Budweiser then sells off “used up” Budweiser horses when they’re no longer of use to the company.

We will never know how many abandoned, mutilated Budweiser horses have been mercilessly slain in slaughterhouses. But we do know that we cannot let Budweiser continue to ditch horses to die in the hands of animal torturers!

What YOU Can Do:

Send Anheuser-Busch General Manager, Jeff Knapper, a resounding message that Budweiser’s exploitation of Clydesdale horses is no different than the exploitation of animals in racing, public display, and the myriad of human thrills that mean hardship and suffering for horses, even the Clydesdales. Call on Budweiser to stop abusing horses!

1)   Make a call to Warm Springs Ranch (314) 577-2626 ex 0 (for tour representative) 

Politely express your concern for the Budweiser horses who ended up at slaughterhouses and your concerns regarding the company’s continued breeding of Clydesdales which results in the sales of horses who do not meet Budweiser’s standards or outlive the company’s usefulness. 

You may say: 

I am very concerned to hear that two more Budweiser horses narrowly escaped death at a slaughterhouse. Please use computer graphics instead of live horses for your future ads; stop breeding horses; and retire those in your custody to a sanctuary where they will be safe for the rest of their days.

2)   Send our letter by filling out the form on this page.

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