Hhehe.. yeah, you talking about being controlled.
They're just telling us that we can't use barbed wire, and that's about time too! I'm sick of finding rolls or half rotten fences ond the grounds where I ride, and see all these poorly kept barbedwire fences. Found a dead deer in one once, it was all sliced up.'
On the other hand we don't generally have overly large areas to fence.
When we moved onto our farm it was fenced all in barbed wire. I have a nasty scar on my leg from having to help a horse and I had to crawl through the strands of barbed wire. We have now fenced our enitre land with white pencing that is made out of the same meterial as PVC pipeing. It looks like post and rail and can be powerwashed clean. And the good thing about it is that it breaks under impact. So when Cat and Jack kick at it, it just pops out, we have had nothing wrong with the fencing and I think it is the best right now. On our back property we have 5'4" hot tape stuff and horses are rarly back there. Think about this, Cat and jack still have barbed wire scars and jack has cut his face with it. Our 18.2HH warmblood gelding ran through wooden fencing and only had a few minor scrapes. Barbed wire is bad, and it should never be used for horses, something bad is going to happen.
So if your livestock kick the fence and it breaks then get out and someone is killed when they hit say a horse isn't that bad also? I would think anyone man or beast that's injured or killed because of a fence would be bad.