Welfare issues: Phoenix

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This elderly mule was rescued by the Sai Sanctuary in 2002. He was in agony. The bones had protruded through the base of the sole on both front hooves.


After several days of heavy painkillers, and loads of TLC, he was gently put to sleep.

Somebody, somewhere,

abandoned this little animal in this condition.


Somebody, somewhere,

allowed him to get into this condition.


Ignorance or neglect?


Can there really be an excuse?