I'm just real curious. Can you tell me the "statistics" of how many of the unwanted horses that you have taken in and kept and/or rehomed since the slaughter houses closed down? As in.
How many have you personally taken in from the Humane Society or a horse rescue facility?
How many horses that you saw in an auction that were in trouble have you purchased and brought home?
How many of these horses that you have taken in have been rehomed successfully (not sold, I mean rehomed and you keep up with them)?
How many of these horses that you have taken in have you kept?
Then I would like to hear out of us "horse haters and eaters" some or all of the same answers.
HERE is the real tell on the whole subject. The anti-slaughter peeps want us to keep our horses 'til death do us part' but when offered free horses to rescue, can't possibly take one or 6 or 20, but they expect the horse owners to absorb them all.
A friend of mine got sucked into a very no win (for him) situation. He loaned someone a bunch of money to pay off their back bill with a large name trainer so that the horses wouldn't be liened and shipped off to Mexico, which is what the trainer was threatening. The terms of the contract called for repayment within a year and the horses were moved to an uninvolved 3rd party location.
This friend is not a horseman, doesn't own horses and didn't ever want to. A year and a half later, he owned 26 of them and had paid 18 months of very large board, farrier and vet bills for these horses. He ended up having to lien the horses and having to sell them.
They ended up over here at my house so I could work with them and get the majority to accept a human, halter and lead and maybe even get a couple started.
During this time, on Facebook, there were some really ugly anti-slaughter people going after anyone who admitted to breeding horses, whether it was on a large or small scale didn't matter. We all got abused. One of the nastiest asked why I bred and didn't rescue? LOL!!! I laughed and told her I had 25 rescues on my property right now and how many would she like and where should I deliver them? Of course, she couldn't possibly take a HORSE! For God's sake what was I thinking?
Yeah, this HORSE EATER just hates 'em all.........