the owner would rather have the mare go through the agony of being transported, with pus draining , no doubt painful, feet to a slaughter house for the $500 she might get, than to just *bleeping* put her down now?!!!
sorry, but this pisses me off.
I had my vet tell me a story about a guy who brought in ahorse, badly injured, to the point the best advise was to put him down.
That stupid owner then asked the vet whether he though the horse could make the trip to Fort Mc cloud (slaughter plant there,about 100 miles from us)
The vet then asked this A-hole, whether the hrose had ever given him some pleasure in life
Thew answer was , 'well yes'.
Vet replied, 'can't you then do the decent thing, and have this hrose put down,rather then subjecting him to that long haul to that slaughter plant?!'
I simply do not understand people like this. I feel guilty leaving my horses, even for a week, while I go on holidays, worry about their fate, should I die before them, hoping my wishes in regards to my horses will be honored by my family