By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
A pitiful, malnourished abandoned drug horse, used to move drugs across the Mexican border into Arizona, was so weak it kept trying to sit back on its hind legs because its front legs were too weak to hold it up, according to NY TIMES reporter Marc Lacey.
Brad Cowan, a 28 year livestock officer with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, and his partner had to carry it into a horse trailer. “I’d get angry when I’d see the condition these horses were in,” he said.
Horrible sores from poorly fitting make shift saddles become infected, and their hooves get severely cut and infected. This horse had deep wounds in its hide and was very sick. Cartels use these Mexican horses to smuggle all kinds of drugs into our country and then usually just turn them loose in or around Phoenix and the Tonto National Forest.
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