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post #81 of 93 Old 08-15-2012, 10:24 AM
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I suppose that I am dubious that they were all stallions. They could be. Then the only way you would know is DNA testing, and that is pretty doubtful that they are doing it.

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If you have ever loaded a bunch of cows (except those few that are halter broken) you would know that they are harder to catch, harder to load, and more trouble to haul than horses.

Unless of course you have a good set up but I see where your coming from.. Im about to have double the amout of longhorns I have now (40)

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How do you know that they were not valuable, marketable animals?

If nobody breeds horses ever, then we will not have horses in 30 years or so.

Umm I think they were saying just breeding to breed is a ridiculous idea. You say that you pretty much are worried about horses being slaughtered and what not. but many of them are starving because of breeders like this..
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One was 100% certainly a stallion, the others looked to be. I parked alongside their field for a while to have a look at the adorable foals.

I was interested, so when I got home I looked up the address of the barn and have googled it to death. They are not on the internet, other than zillow for a property sale.

That doesn't mean anything either - but if I had to place bets, I'd put money on the fact that they are just putting horses together, breeding and then running them through the sale once weaned. It's rather unlikely to me that they are selling well bred animals without even one single internet ad that I could find.
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agreed^ 100000000000%

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post #86 of 93 Old 08-15-2012, 12:27 PM
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breeding for slaughter

These sound to be the very sort of people that are putting horses on slaughter yards, they dont care at all where they end up as long as they make a enough $'s out of them to turn a bit of profit - since their property is up for sale it looks as if thats not worked out so well for them maybe
Responsible breeders are reducing the number of good quality foals they produce while people like this carry on flooding the market
I've just questioned someone from the UK on another thread that was originally asking about how much weight a TB could carry and is now considering breeding from a mare she's been gifted. She sounds like a novice rider, I dont want to be rude to these sort of people but there are now so many abandoned horses in the UK the rescue centres are considering having to euthanise old and unsound ones to make room for young healthy horses and the Horse & Hound one of the countries top horse magazines is constantly running features of good riding horses in need of adoption.
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The property sale on zillow was them purchasing the property some time ago sadly.

I actually agree with rescues euthing unsound horses. There are so many sound, sane horses needing homes that it doesn't make sense to me for a space to be filled by one of little use.

Obviously if it's your own old, unsound horse then it has value and use - but that's not what I am meaning with rescue horses.
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I feel the same about shelters for cats and dogs too... of course, I don't LIKE euthanizing animals that are elderly or have health or behavioral issues. In a perfect world no-kill shelters would work - heck, in a perfect world, there wouldn't need to be shelters period. But when there are SO MANY healthy animals out there it just doesn't make sense.
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The property sale on zillow was them purchasing the property some time ago sadly.

I actually agree with rescues euthing unsound horses. There are so many sound, sane horses needing homes that it doesn't make sense to me for a space to be filled by one of little use.

Obviously if it's your own old, unsound horse then it has value and use - but that's not what I am meaning with rescue horses.
I agree too, I think that in the past people have seen rescue centres as a place for elderly and unsound horses that for whatever reason people couldn't or didn't want to keep any more but all thats changing and its wrong that a useful young horse with its whole life in front of it should have to die for the sake of one thats had its life - not the same as retirement homes for horses where people pay for them to be there
Its unfortunate that there is no enforced warranty system in the US at sales so what it says on the label has to be what you get. A lot of well meaning people that can provide homes for horses are coming away from sales with animals that are unsound or total nut jobs often pumped full of sedatives or pain meds
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It will raise Horse prices which is good if you in the horse business.
Also, you wont see as many starving horses as they will be bought up by meat buyers in the stock yard.
Horse slaughter is usually produced for things such as dog food, etc....
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