LEDE - Nine-year-old Stephanie Resha of Folsom, feeds three-week-old foal, Duke, at the Grace Foundation of Northern California April 1, 2007. Duke's mother, Daisy, (in foreground) was seized, along with two other horses from an owner that starved them. The previous owner allowed Daisy to become

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LEDE - Nine-year-old Stephanie Resha of Folsom, feeds three-week-old foal, Duke, at the Grace Foundation of Northern California April 1, 2007. Duke's mother, Daisy, (in foreground) was seized, along with two other horses from an owner that starved them. The previous owner allowed Daisy to become
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LEDE - Nine-year-old Stephanie Resha of Folsom, feeds three-week-old foal, Duke, at the Grace Foundation of Northern California April 1, 2007. Duke's mother, Daisy, (in foreground) was seized, along with two other horses from an owner that starved them. The previous owner allowed Daisy to become pregnant at an unhealthy young age. Because of her youth, she does not have the normal mothering instincts and allows people to get much closer to her baby than a normal horse would. Resha has been volunteering at the foundation for the past 13 months. Beth DeCaprio, the executive director of the foundation, which saves abused horses, is upset that these particular horses could be returned to their abuser. If this happens the baby would also go back to him. People at the foundation fear that all of the horses, including the foal, would be sent to slaughter. Baby horse meat is considered a delicacy to some people. Autumn Cruz/ Sacramento Bee Showcase 2007

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