Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
removing a horse for a potentially dangerous situation would then be considered a rescue, as would buying from a kill pen.
No, that is incorrect. Potentially
dangerous doesn't mean the situation will be, just that by your perception it might
Buying from a kill pen is still buying.
Rescue is actual rescuing
. Like pulling an animal from a dumpster, or finding them in the woods and bringing them home so they won't starve, or taking them on from an owner who just can't afford them anymore.
You can make yourselves feel better by telling yourselves you 'rescued' an animal, but if you paid money for it you bought
it. Which makes it a financial transaction. Which means you've rewarded the person you paid money to, which encourages them to sell more of the same.
Charlatans and horse traders bank on people wanting to feel superior by saying they 'rescued' something, which is how they manage to rook people into paying for animals that no one in their right minds would take on.
So it's a vicious cycle. People who crow about rescuing when they actually bought the animal, are really only fueling the sales and lining the pockets of those who are willing to let them make fools of themselves.
I just hate to see people being taken advantage of, even when they're too blind to realize it.