Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: foothills of Virginia
Quick or slow these horses don't pop outta out the ground like dew on the daisies, and we ain't talking about an animal that runs wild like dogs and cats (except in some areas of the country, and they are under govt. Regulation supposedly, tho I don't like what has been goin on there either)
The price of horses right now has ALOT to do with the drought, price of corn and hay, oil prices, the crashing of the economy- far more than legislation that hasn't passed yet.
Overbreeding IS the problem, and those horses standing in dry lots and starving won't be saved by slaughter anyhow (if you can call the transport horrors and slaughter 'saving') because the fact is they don't WANT starving, skinny horses to take to slaughter, they take fat, healthy horses. Even when slaughterhouses were plentiful and operational, even by THEIR statistics only like 10%to 12% of the horses slaughtered were underweight, skinny horses. SLaughter has NEVER helped them, the industry has hidden behind them to justify their greed.
Know thyself, know thy horse.