MARQUESA. We were only part of her life for less than 24 hours, but her final breath still left us numb, devastated and inconsolable. A combination of ignorance, lack of compassion and education were against us and we lost a mare, who for all her life was at the mercy of other people´s outright cruelty.
We responded to an afternoon call from the police and attended the scene with our vet. Marquesa was on the ground in the glaring sun, but still responded with a neigh and seemed to gather enough strength to be taken to our rescue centre. By the evening she was down again, and was lifted up manually by 12 volunteers several times. The following morning she gave up the fight and we had to let her pass peacefully.
There need to be legal repercussions, and we will fight for justice in memory for Marquesa.