If you've been on Facebook, chances are you've seen the post about 52 horses needing homed. Well there's good news! 

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The good news is the post isn't real. Well not that it isn't real, it's just not current. It's a copy and paste from a post from way back in 2011! According to Snopes all the horses found homes in 2011 and were rescued! So none went to the slaughterhouse!

So if you were concerned about horses, while the post that recently went viral is a new post, it was a copy and paste from a several year old post by someone who had good intentions, but didn't realize the dates.

So you can sleep well knowing that all 52 horses were rescued 8 years ago, and I would assume are still doing well!

Here's the post in case you see it on your feed:

FREE HORSES!!!! 52 thoroughbred horses need homes. Will go to Sugarcreek this Sat. for slaughter. Gentleman died and his son wants nothing to do with them. Most broodmares are broke and some are in foal weanling, yearlings, 2 yrs. and 3 yrs. old most are gelded. FREE and papered. Friend of the deceased is trying to find homes. 440-463-4288 Barnesville, OH.
Please copy and paste this on your status
I would hate to see all these horses put down. PLEASE someone help they are FREE and papered!!!!!!!!


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