Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The Horse and Pony Show
• Horses: 0
I just had an idea. However, I've been a little bit tired lately, so please excuse my ability to transfer my thoughts into words.
Firstly, I think that horse breeding needs to be regulated. I know it might be hard to do, but I think that if it is someone plans it out well enough and has it completely controlled until a system is set, it might just work, because we wouldn't have to slaughter if people weren't irresponsible breeders. Now, I'm not saying we stop breeding all together, but I'm saying that the idiot from the "dumbest horse for sale" ads cannot breed their horse, which is so badly built that it can barely stand, to some random stallion then get tired of the foal and dump it somewhere. Also, I think that they shouldn't allow the person who lives on one acre and can barely afford their dinner, should be allowed to breed their random trail horse. The whole point of breeding is trying to make the horses better.
By the way, I am not pro-slaughter or against it. However, I do believe this, "When we have to kill in order to keep things balanced, then there is something wrong with the foundation."
So, here is my idea. What if while we are trying to regulate breeding, they open up an option for slaughter (to be designed like Temple Grandin's past slaughter architecture) that is run by the government for unwanted horses where people are allowed to surrender their horses to go peacefully. However, the horse meat goes straight to feeding the stray animals in pounds, homeless shelters, developing countries, etc... That way, the meat is going somewhere useful while providing an answer for unwanted horses.
It is just an idea, and it needs a lot of work, but I think it could be a good foundation.