Snowman – from our film HARRY & SNOWMAN – was a slaughter-bound horse who was rescued by international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer. Harry and Snowman went on to become show jumping champions and legends, triple crown winners and the very best of friends. We wanted to be part of this beautiful project to help bring awareness to the disturbing subject of horse slaughter – a horrible act which many of us don’t even realize is happening all over the US.
The HARRY & SNOWMAN film team visited the New Holland Auction – the same auction where Harry rescued Snowman in 1956. The film team was completely appalled and disgusted by what they witnessed. That day they rescued three horses and started the wheels turning on The Snowman Rescue Fund.
According to The Humane Society of the US:
“Each year, more than 100,000 American horses—working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported long distances in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Then they are brutally slaughtered, and their meat is shipped overseas for human consumption. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they’d been given the chance.”
Your donations and advocacy will help bring awareness, and hopefully an end, to horse slaughter in the US.