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I have been following the story of these horses and mules via @havasupaihorses and its shocking..if you are traveling to the Grand Canyon and use pack animals consider packing lightly or using another form of transport
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Havasupai was truly a hidden gem, its every outdoor enthusiast’s dream however I don’t want to go back. Beyond the lush trees and remarkable waterfalls lies a true issue with the pack mule service. The mules/horses carry 4 x 30lb bags up and down the canyon which is about a 20 mile round trip in the hot sun. They don't get water or rest time and are visibly malnourished. Some are tied closely together meaning if one trips and falls off the cliff, they all do. If one is injured, it is dragged with the train. You can also see the abrasions and scars along their belly, legs and behind, where the straps cut into their skin. Backpackers had shown me a video of a horse with a broken ankle and another who was screaming as it struggled to get up with a broken back. Often times, they are left on the side of the trail to die a painful and lonely death. I had hoped and prayed that I wouldn’t run into a corpse on my way back up.

Don't get me wrong, it is absolutely beautiful and I understand the Havasupai economy is driven from tourists and this pack mule service but the treatment of the animals is heartbreaking. There IS a way where you can regulate the weight limit and amount of trips ran per day so that you don't drive your animals to premature death. They can serve longer and happier if they are taken better care of.

I hope to spread awareness and make people more mindful of how they plan their trip. If you go please don't treat this as a 'glamping& #39; opportunity. Pack only what you need and carry all of your things yourself. There is also a helicopter alternative. #havasupaifalls #grandcanyon #packmules #equinecruelty #loveyouranimals 📷: @chriskpickens

Terribly grateful for this tiny creature. 100% willpower with a dash of witching and possibly karma saved her from certain death #loveyouranimals

It's hard work being this cute 😓
#mansbestfriend #loveyouranimals

Mrs. Chicken reporting for homestead duty!! #liveofftheland #loveyouranimals

New Addition to the family ♡ Maya's Big Brother / cats need cat friends ♡
#bengalkatze #bengalfamily #catsneedcats #loveyouranimals

We LOVE this! GSPCA alumni Grandpa (previously Spike) enjoying beach life with his mummy! The happy prance gets us every time @grandpa_the_dog #gspcaalumni #loveyouranimals #rescuedandloved #adoptdontshop

If you ever wonder why she walks away the moment any guy challenges her, it’s because she promised herself long ago, she’d never get caught up in games and it was there she learned to make her own rules... #valueyourselffirst #loveyouranimals #thatsallyoulleverneedanyways #horselove 💘

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Happy 12th "woof& #34;day to my partner in crime! You have really stinky breath and know how to use it to your advantage. You may not be a puppy anymore but those big brown eyes that are slowly going grey are impossible to ignore. You have shown me nothing but unconditional love for your entire life and I am so grateful to of had such a wonderful teacher. I know your time on this earth is short and it's soon coming to an end, but I will be here by your side no matter what happens. I love you my little pooper! Ashlee ❤️🐶 #happybirthday #yorkiepoo #myfavorite #mypet #loveyouranimals #dogsofinstagram #pupper #doggo #oldgirl #cutie #puppyeyes

Duke always living life to the fullest! This was taken weeks before the water started to freeze this year. Duke has never cared about the temperature! #thebest #love #pray #goldenretriever #instadaily #instadogs #loveyouranimals #myfamily #lifestyle #myheart #memories

Yeah it probably is a better place without me......... 🌏✨#quote #quotes #numb #emotionless #fuckpeople #loveyouranimals

Yes it definitely does and I have long since reached and passed that point. I have been guilty of caring to much for complete strangers and the ones who say that they love me. And I have a given a little piece of myself to so many hoping that they would return that piece with a piece of themselves so that I may grow as a person. But I have discovered that the majority of humans only take and never give back thus I have reached a point where I no longer give a fuck about anyone but my animals...... #quote #quotes #numb #emotionless #deadinside #loveyouranimals #fuckpeople

Transformation Tuesday! A little TLC goes a long way!
I love being among the volunteers who are working so hard to rehabilitate this sweet boy. Words can't express the love, happiness and fulfillment I feel when I work with him. 💙
Photo on the left is ~November 2016 (emaciated, hoof infections...), photo on the right is March 2017 (look how much happier he is!)
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#transformation #transformationtuesday #horse #horses #horselover #horsesofinstagram #horsepower #horsemanship #rescuehorse #sellefrancais #rehabilitation #rehab #babysteps #beforeandafter #dubai #uae #getwellsoon #gettingbetter #proud #chestnuthorse #loveisallyouneed #tlc #equine #loveyouranimals #equinetherapy #happyhorse #volunteer

Weekend with my boys! Lol ❤️🐾💕

Doggie ramp...#loveyouranimals

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