An American couple managed to procure 65 Icelandic horses that were intended to be shipped to Canada to be slaughtered.
Ice Horse News reports that Valerie and Geoff Young of Washington state learned that 65 Icelandic horses were to be shipped to Canada, where they were to be slaughtered. It is not reported who owned the horses nor why they were to be slaughtered.
The couple, upon hearing the news, acted at once to prevent their demise. After much effort and great expense, the couple managed to save each and every horse. The last ten, in fact, were procured three days before they were to be sent to be slaughtered.
The couple’s story can be seen in a documentary of sorts below. Readers should note that, while the couple refers to the animals as “Icelandic ponies”, one must never, ever call an Icelandic horse a pony in the presence of an Icelander.