About overpopulation and the "unwanted horse" with regards to the U.S. Government.
1. The government is not going to solve this problem for us.
2. There is no Federal Law against horse slaughter and eating horses. It passed the House but was never considered in the Senate.
3. The laws against slaughter are all State laws, mostly from Texas.
4. There are laws currently being considered that will ban the exportation of horses to other nations for slaughter.
The best solution to the problem is to take responsible care of your own horses and influence the decisions of others to do the same.
And for the first time in the history of this industry, euthanization is being considered for the disposal of unwanted horses. This has been a method of controlling dog and cat populations for years but it has never been considered before now for horses on the same scale. There might come a time when the most common procedure for unwanted and neglected horses is euthanization.