Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
^^ I think the thinking behind this is: "Don't hurt the horsies!"
I don't want to hurt horsies either, but I'm waiting to hear of a good alternative.
Cowboy is our little BLM mustang. He's ridden about 6 times/year, so we obviously do not need him...but as long as I can afford his feed, I guess we'll keep him. I kind of like the little snot, although I wouldn't cry if someone wanted him. But if he or Mia was sick, and couldn't live any longer without pain, and I could have them killed and rendered for dog food or even meat for people (depending on what was wrong), then why not?
I consider the shipping to be the 'cruelty', not the killing. And we still allow shipping to Mexico...
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)