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...
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."