Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Michael, while I for one would like to see the slaughter plants reopened, it's more the economy than anything else that is causing people to not feed/abandon their animals.
If they can't feed their children, you know they're not going to feed an animal, especially such a large one.
I do know that Montana, Wyoming, and other states have legislation in the works to try and get the plants reopened. I welcome that because it would mean better regulation for horses going to slaughter, cut down on the trip length for the animals, and give a boost to the local economies in the areas where the slaughter plants open.
I'm not going to argue for or against licensing breeding, who should own horses or not, or any of that nonsense. We know those things only complicate the issue, and have no real bearing on whether or not the slaughter plants should be reopened.
Very well stated im not trying argue I feel it needs to be done and economy does affect us all. I am just trying to find out if there are other states trying to reopen them as well. Whats in place now is not working and I don't see where or how it ever will.