Not only is he already 85 years old, but he has more than 30 films to his credit in addition to several books.
Earlier this year, the singer saved 70 horses at the very last moment – they were going to be sent to the slaughterhouse, then to the glue factory.
As a horse enthusiast, Willy couldn’t see it.
He moved the horses to his Texas ranch about 30 miles from Austin. Most of the horses he saved were destined for slaughter.
The cattle ranch certainly got lucky, at least the horses were. There they have plenty of room to move around and are treated like kings and queens.
He says they are the luckiest horses in the world. They are hand-fed twice a day and are just ready to go to the slaughterhouse – perhaps the last thing they remember, so they are more than happy horses.
Willy’s love for animals is well documented and he mentions them in many of his songs.
Even though this is the age when most people start living in the retirement community, he still spends around 200 days a year traveling.
When not visiting, Nelson loves nothing more than driving his old pickup truck around Luck Cattle Ranch.
Willie Nelson’s good deeds go back a long way. In 1985 he formed Farm Aid with Neil Young and John Mellencamp to help them.
The original concert took place at the Illinois College Memorial Arena in front of a group of 80,000 people.
Over the past two years, Willy has saved approximately 70 horses from death.
Instead of being sent to a butcher’s residence, his happy horses now happily spend their days roaming the countryside, as well as regularly eating hand-fed food.
Willie Nelson was also a forceful and vital voice in the fight to ban the slaughter of feral horses. He actually contacted Congress on behalf of the US Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
“Contrary to what some claim, slaughter is not an easy form of euthanasia, and they are not unwanted horses.
The treatment of slaughtered horses is mostly feral and more than 90% of those killed are young and healthy. Many of them are sold at private auctions in slaughterhouses, while others are stolen pets,” Ville wrote.
Willie says he can still ride horses in addition to having competed in his youth.
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