for those of you offering giveaway horses in these counties be aware that there is a group of horse dealers in madison running horses up to canadian slaughter houses. they are working together collecting free horses to run up there regularly. we have always known who the local kill buyer was but bumped up against this situation just last week when one of the other dealers approached us about a couple horse we had for sale to settle up a boarder's bill. this guy sent up a lot of red flags and one thing led to another. after speaking to several locals, animal control, someone we know in the dealer's circle, the county sheriff's investigator, etc. we put it together. he was trying to get the horses for free and contacted the kill buyer as soon as he left our place. If you are in these areas and need to know who these guys are kindly contact me privately.