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Recently, we got word from our informants that a covert cadre of gamblers may soon attempt a series of vicious and illegal horse fights in deeply remote locations on the Philippines islands of Mindanao.

We are writing to ask if, as someone who cannot bear to see this despicable animal exploitation continue, you could possibly give now to help us stop the fights and help the horses.

What’s happened is that while the spread of COVID-19 has meant little in the way of good news for humans and for every animal being exploited on the planet, the horses being cruelly forced to fight one another for money on Mindanao have miraculously seen a small reprieve.

Coronavirus lockdowns have meant that the agonizing illegal gambling blood sport of horse fighting has had to remain inactive these past few months.

There are now indications that reprieve may soon end. The gore-fests known as horse derbies could be picking up, and with it, the untold suffering of horses!


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PLEASE help us stop these and future fights and save horses from gruesome injuries!

Already, we’ve met with the provincial police director of the landlocked province of Bukidnon, in the mountainous center of Mindanao.

The plan is for him to inform the chief of police in the city where the fights are rumored to be happening that we are on to these gamblers, WILL conduct a raid if necessary, and if so, that there WILL be arrests!

We can’t underscore enough how dangerous this work is here...


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Mindanao is a known hotspot of illegal activity.

Multiple governments have issued do-not-travel warnings in some areas due to sudden attacks and kidnappings, and the criminal horse fighting syndicate is well-financed AND well-armed.

Bets run as high as $20,000 (£15,000). Horses’ lives are at stake!

That’s why we need to begin now AND build up additional funds BEFORE the horse derbies and horse suffering kicks back into high gear!

It is sad and sick that the frantic mare is bound in the center of the makeshift fighting ring. Sad and sick that male horses, high on pheromones, ruthlessly gore and kick and bite each other for the “right” to essentially rape the poor, bound mare.

Again, and again and again, all to line the pockets of the illegal, uncaring fight organizers.

On their own, horses are intelligent, social creatures. Under the guise of this so-called tradition, they suffer internal bleeding, contusions, fractures, and sometimes die!

SAD AND SICK is hardly the start of it. But, YOU can help end horse fighting and save horses with your generous donation now! Please, if you possibly can, give now.


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COVID-19 may have given the sentient, intelligent horses of Mindanao a small reprieve, and over the years, good friends like you who’ve funded our work there have helped to HALVE the number of fights overall. We are truly and forever grateful.

Make no mistake, though.

The bloodthirsty betting and the sadistic blood sport of horse fighting WILL be back, until the day when, with your help now, we obliterate it from the face of the earth forever.

We MUST. Because, no creature should be forced to fight!


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Please send whatever you can now to help the horses, shut down impending fights, shut down the entire blood sport and bring peace to the horses at last.

Thank you so much for your commitment to ending animal cruelty, Gloria. This work, for the horses and for ALL animals, would never be possible without good people like you to care!

For the animals,


Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals

P.S. Each year, as many as FIFTEEN injured horses take up to a week to suffer and die from external and internal injuries, and SEVEN more horses die tragically in the ring. Right now, we are following up on the leads to at least two deeply remote potential horse fighting locations, with dozens of horses’ lives at risk. Please. There’s so much at stake and no time to lose – donate now if you possibly can, and help us shut down the fights, and save horses!

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