Originally Posted by Iluvjunior
i would in no way sign this petition before they banned slughter house most were killed for orse meat and that's wrong on soooo any levels! And if the adoption fee could be a little less people would buy them
I don't think I could ever personally send a horse to slaughter; I would rather put him down and either have him rendered or buried in my own land.
I do agree with you on the adoption fees needing to be drastically lowered in order to convince people to actually adopt! I was looking at a site not too long ago, and the horses being adopted out were more expensive than alot of normal sale horses, and THESE horses had a time limit on them before they were to go to a sale, in which they'd probably wind up back on the meat truck they were originally rescued from:roll: I couldn't afford to rescue a horse, with those kind of prices (we're talking 2-5 K!!!), not just a couple hundred, or a thousand dollar adoption fee!
I also have to agree with slaughter houses being a necessary evil in some cases; the numbers of unwanted or abandoned horses is severely on the rise since the laws were enforced limiting the ability to send them to slaughter. I don't like the concept of some slaughter houses, and do wishe they were more regulated as far as how humanely treated the animals (not just horses) were handled and treated prior to being put down. It does need to be quick, and shouldn't be drawn out so the animal stands there suffering.