Originally Posted by Deb
You can't just expect people to get rid of their high and mighty horses that they love ever so dearly... You can't expect everyone to do selective breeding either. What about the horses that are specifically kept able to be specifically bred, even the great ones have accidents. What if a great qh stallion gets loose and breeds to some magnificent standardbred? What do you have now? You will still have accidents, and ignorant people. The only people who follow petitions are the ones who sign them.
You darn well should expect that selective breeding should take place. I don't want to see horses disappear from the face of the earth either. But I don't think that you or your neighbour should breed your mangy old mutt of a horse just because in your eyes, she is so wonderful and that is exactly what happens too often.
What petitions do is encourage politicians to make laws that force ignorant fools to do what is right. That's why we have traffic laws, and laws about stealing, etc. and yes you are right, some people will break those laws but for the majority of people who are law-abiding but can't think past their nose about what is the right thing to do, it will show them what must be done and they will comply. The only reason that we need so many laws in this world is that people are selfish and want what they want what they want.....[/quote]
True. But did you not read what Tim posted?