Neville Bardos gives big “take that” to horse slaughter and all of its proponents. (And despite what this MSN article says, horses aren’t slaughtered at “glue factories,” they’re actually killed for human consumption–the meat is exported to parts of the world in which horsemeat is eaten.)
At 12 years old, racehorse Neville Bardos is well past his prime. In 2002, he narrowly escaped the slaughterhouse after a failed racing career. In 2011, he was horrifically burned in a Pennsylvania barn fire that killed six horses. But now, against all odds, the chestnut gelding is making a comeback. He’s not only a contender for equestrian glory at the London Olympic Games, but also set to be the subject of a new film.