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post #111 of 113 Old 04-13-2013, 02:48 AM
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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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post #112 of 113 Old 04-13-2013, 07:44 AM
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Did you read the paper or see the TV story last week? They found 64 starving horses and 30 dead ones in a back pasture near Seminole, OK. Some woman got most of them for free to 'rescue' them, only she could not get donations to feed them so they starved to death or nearly to death. Here is that story.dead and starving horses oklahoma | Gossipy

Here is another one - from last week -- a dead horse and 2 that had to be wuthanized and 2 others they are going to try to save. They were found in stalls with blankets on and nothing but skin and bone under the blankets. They were in a 'horse park' inside the OKC city limits. Dead, starving horses found at Oklahoma City horse park, police say - Oklahoma City - OKC -

Even PETA, one of the most radical animal rights groups out there, has changed their minds and now say that slaughter is better than what is happening without it. I think the truly 'cold hearts' out there are the ones that stubbornly keep fighting against slaughter which results in so many stories like these.

Where in Oklahoma were the emaciated horses in your photos from? It has gotten so commonplace that only the worst ones even make the newspapers or TV now.

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post #113 of 113 Old 04-13-2013, 11:40 AM
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I didn't hear about that I must of missed that story about all those horses. Thanks for the link! They are from Tahlequah. The sorrel horse lived with me for 9 months and I fattened him back up and sold him to the mans ex wife she put him in a pasture down the road he is still looking great. But since she was willing to pay for him it showed me she had money to care for him and I recouped most if what I spent feeding him. I think I made her swear a hundred times to never let him get that way again lol. And the yearling is in a little country community outside tahlequah sitting in a trash filled lot with nothing to eat. He is so emaciated I don't know how he is standing. The sun kinda messed up that pic. He is just skin stretched over bone, no fat stores and running out of muscle fast. My heart really goes out to him since he still growing so his body is really hurting for calories. That colt is maybe a year old if that. I just don't know why they got the lil guy when they obviously don't have a safe place to put him and obviously don't have any means to take care of themselves well let alone an expensive horse. I'm thinking they didn't know what they were getting themselves into. I'd been by that place several times over the years and never saw a horse and then they got this colt one day. At one point it looked normal and then I go by the place again a few months later and its a bag of bones. Humane society is going out there today to see if they owner is willing to relinquish it. I offered to foster him for a bit if he got cleared for infectious diseases.

This is the same sorrel horse after just feeding him daily and proper care.

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