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May 23, 2004

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Harley, the Pet of the Day
Name: Harley
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Quarter Horse
Home: Northeast Pennsylvania, USA
   Harley is a seven-month-old PMU foal. That means he was born at a farm that collects pregnant mare's urine in order to make the hormone replacement drug called Premarin. Unfortunately 20,000 of these foals are born every year. I adopted him through a rescue type group who tries to help these foals, as thousands of them end up in feed lots and are slaughtered for horsemeat which is exported to France and Belgium.

    He is a Quarter Horse but does not have any registration papers. When he first arrived he was very frightened. He had never been handled by people before. It was amazing to watch his transformation. He is a kind and very sweet colt who loves to be brushed and will follow you around the pasture for an extra scratch behind the ear. He learns quickly and has adapted to domestic life in northeast Pennsylvania well. He loves carrots and horse cookies. Our family is so happy that we have him. He is loved and fortunately will never know what his fate could have been. He is home now.

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