Fears grow that COVID-19 outbreak will lead to horses being sold, slaughtered

There is a growing fear that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to horses being sold or slaughtered.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 6:58 PM

Updated 1,514 days ago

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There is a growing fear that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to horses being sold or slaughtered.
Deborah Flynn, of Grouse Ridge Farm in Medford, put together a fundraising effort to help feed horses at stables that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just like many businesses, Flynn's farm is unable to bring in money with a lack of lessons being offered. She says the cost to maintain the horses is "astronomical."
She says she is fearful that many of the horses will be sold and some could be slaughtered.
Flynn's Facebook fundraiser is collecting donations of hay and cash to help Long Island stables care for their animals and keep them.
Patty Messina-Panzarella, an experienced horse trainer, says many stables that offer trail rides, parties and lessons are in trouble.
"I would just hate to see these horses go get sold and end up in bad situations," says Messina-Panzarella.
To donate to the fundraising efforts, click here.
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