One thing that really bothers me is the fact that I don't do more to help animals. Some would say that by not eating them I am already doing enough and whilst that is true, I still feel like I can do more and I would like to do more. My reasons are full of half arsed excuses, such as I don't have the transport, I couldn't bear to work in the pound (which is a killing pound) blah blah blah blah blah.... So when I saw a plea for help on my local ex-pat forum I just knew this was my chance and opportunity to help the animals I love so much. The cry for help was in the guise of creating a website for a local Horse Rescue Centre. Perfect for me. I replied and the next day went out to meet the guys who run the rescue centre, Rod and Sue. Let me tell you - the minute I walked on to their finca I instantly liked these two people. They currently have 10 horses that have all been rescued from lives of hell and neglect, with nothing to look forward to except the knackers yard.
A knacker is a person in the trade of rendering animals that are unfit for human consumption, such as horses that can no longer work. This leads to the slang expression "knackered" meaning very tired, or "ready for the knacker’s yard", where old horses are slaughtered and made into dog food and glue. A knacker's yard or knackery is where this takes place, as opposed to a slaughterhouse, where animals are slaughtered for human food.
As well as the horses though, they also have a gaggle of geese, a brood of chickens, a flock of ducks, a prattle of parrots, 3 dogs and a cat. Oh, and they're vegetarian to boot!! WooHoo! They are two of the nicest people ever - and they have a cool friend called Yvonne who helps out and volunteers her time and resources to helping the horses as well. I LOVED it there and could have stayed there forever. I'm delighted and thrilled at being given this opportunity to help out, and if y'all want to take a look at the finished result - here's the link.Easy Horse Care Today's song is by the utterly FANTASTIC MGMT - Kids