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Pony Running Free
Credit: Paul Lewis

On December 31, 2013 just hours before slaughter, ten Welsh Pony foals were saved.

The foals who were between six and eight months were rescued via negotiation with the research center who was using them for medical experiments. When the team who rescued them first laid eyes on the foals, they were cowering in the corner.

Cowering Foals
Credit: Paul Lewis

After successful negotions with the research center housing the foals, they experienced fresh air for the first time in their lives thanks to their dedicated rescue team.

Frolicking Ponies
Credit: Paul Lewis

They were originally sold to the lab by a breeder in Wales and, for the last three months, had been kept in a stable housing 3-4 in one space with no fresh air and only artificial lighting. Their only purpose was to be used in medical experiments, showing patches of hair which were shaved off for injections.

According to a source after their rescue, these foals were given names with initial letters that spell ‘will to live' and are now looking forward to new lives with new, loving owners.

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