NUNU, the injured horse nearly ridden to death by the BLM activist “Dread Head Cowboy” in an anti-violence protest on the Dan Ryan Expressway at Chicago recently, is safely on the mend and on her way to recovery since being moved to a horse farm in the south suburbs.
“She’s rallied,” said Ald. Ray Lopez (15th), a strong advocate of humane animal care who works closely with the city’s Animal Care and Control Department.
“But I’m told she should never be ridden again,” he said.
Although initially listed in critical condition and facing euthanasia following the 8-mile, shoeless ride that snarled traffic Monday, the injured horse is expected to be able to walk again in a quiet, stable environment, added Lopez.
Severely dehydrated and twice collapsing after it got to Chicago Animal Care and Control, “the horse was transferred to the Tinley Park Farm to be cared for immediately by a vet specializing in equine care,” he said.
“It’s now responding to IV fluids, and its condition has drastically improved since being transferred to the farm,” Lopez said.
Adam Hollingsworth, the now notorious expressway rider of the injured horse, is not only charged with a felony count of aggravated animal cruelty but is now getting death threats for his treatment of the American Paint horse.
Lopez believes “how we treat animals is a reflection of how we treat other people.”
“Dealing with animals in a kind and compassionate way creates empathy for another sentient being — and if you have empathy that carries over how you act with people, your neighborhood and your community.” – extracts from Chicago Sun Times.