I live in Oklahoma and I am pro slaughter 100%. All I see is unwanted horses being sold for nothing or given away or starving because the owner can no longer care for the horse(s) and they can't sell or give away the horse. There's also like previously stated there is no bottom. Horses that would of been 1-2 thousand dollars are now 3-5 hundred dollars. Horses have hardly any value while the cost of feed and care rises. Horses having a set value is benificial to the owner as it makes the horse worth while to own as a financial asset not a financial loss. I get that like with other domesticated animals there is are animals being bred that shouldn't and people breeding animals they shouldn't. I've actually said there should be a liscense for breeding animals, not just horses, commercially I think that would stop the a lot of problem at its source, but there is no such law at the moment. So that means the problems must be resolved at its result and I think humane slaughter is the best solution. I just don't understand how you don't realize that just cause the slaughter house is gone you think you've done these horses any favors. The anti slaughter crowd has not saved the horses, instead of a quick death they're left to starve to death. These horses are my own personal examples. This horse was left tied to a tree because the owner no longer had a place to keep him starving from lack of grazing and calories. He tried to sell him for months and even tried to give him away, and I offered to take him in if e fed him because I couldn't stand him wasting away. It took me 6 months to put normal weight on him. How is this more humane? Normally he would of just been sent through at an auction way before it got to this point.
I'm trying to help save a starving colt with the humane society but its unbelievable how many more horses that have had to be rescued from starvation and abandonment because people have nowhere else to take them.
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