Willie Nelson, a famous American musician recently rescued 70 horses from a slaughterhouse and gave them shelter at his own ranch in Texas.
The 80-year-old singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and writer is also an animal lover and he really deserves this new title after giving away his own property, Luck Ranch, for these horses who otherwise had a dark future.
The 700-acre plot has tons of space for the horses to wander around, located in Spicewood, 30 miles away from Austin.
The singer said, in an interview with the ABC News, “When you’re here, you’re in Luck, and when you’re not, you’re out of Luck.”
Most of the horses among the rescued 70 were to be slaughtered. Nelson describes these horses as the “luckiest horses in the world.”
Nelson said, “My horses are probably the luckiest horses in the world. They get hand-fed twice a day, and they were just ready to go to slaughter – is probably the last thing they remembered, so they’re happy horses.”
Both Nelson’s music and his appearance show how much he loves horses.
He even released a song titled “A Horse Called Music” back 1989, the lyrics to which read:
“High on a mountain in western Montana
A silhouette moves cross a cinnamon sky
Ridin’ along on a horse he called Music”
His latest album also has a song that addresses his love for animals. A video he made in 2015 called “The Love of Horses” even received the People’s Silver Telly Award.
The singer also disclosed how he even has planned to make videos and films to be made on his ranch so that he can ride a horse. Not just that, he even raises awareness for the horses being slaughtered every year in the US. Moreover, he even met members of Habitat for Horses, working for ending horse- slaughtering by trying to have a bill passed.
The musician’s children have also caught on with his love for horses. Amy, his daughter, also talked about good memories with horses growing up. His son, Lukas also supports Saving America’s Horses and Habitat for Horses, just like his father.
This is really something big to appreciate the amazing musician, other than his music!
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