Karyn Boswell didn’t set out to become a leading voice on horse protection. She didn’t even set out to start a horse sanctuary, Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary. Instead, the former federal government analyst became a mother and moved to the country—coincidentally, just down the road from a feedlot, where horses no longer of use in human industries were routinely held between auction and slaughter.
A lifelong vegetarian (she’s now vegan) and one-time veterinary clinic employee, Karyn hadn’t even known that horses were killed for meat, let alone that approximately 80,000 horses endure a horrifying slaughter each year in Canada. The first horse she rescued and the namesake for her sanctuary, Penny Lane, was found with an auction number glued to her hip. Then, Penny didn’t have a name, and her past was unknown—irrelevant to her owner, who bought her at auction only to turn a profit by selling her for meat.
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