Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
How can we fix horses from going to slaughter when it is obvious that out in the big grand world, people already can't afford things that they have. People are going bankrupt and having to sell anything they can, including their horses to try to stay above water. If that means their horse has to go through an auction and God forbid to a slaughter house, that little bit of money to keep food on their table and gas in their vehicles so that they CAN get to work for what they make, whether it be for big bucks or minimum with tips. It isn't always the back yard breeding...and some of the best horses aren't papered horses...which are normally more expensive. Top quality horses could still end up run down at the end of their life after being passed through many hands, so then what are you going to do with it? That horse could still end up a rescue....
I don't have any college education and work in a warehouse. I don't make great money but I make decent money. Minimum wage around here is $10ish an hour, but is expensive to live(a decent house is over $200k at least) I live at home(pay rent, for my groceries, car insurance, gas, phone, riding lessons etc etc.) but still wouldnt be able to afford the care of a horse. If I unfortunately lost my job, I would be devastated and sell EVERYTHING I could to be able to afford a vehicle to still be able to go to work. That would include any animals owned.
So if your parents can't afford to pay for your last bit of schooling, and you haven't worked a job up until then, how are you going to pay for the last bit of your schooling? Employers would rather see that you worked that sh!tty job in high school and college as it proves a bit more that you are willing to work for what you have, and to where you have gotten.
ETA: I do not believe in horse slaughter either, but in the end I think that it is better that we have it then not.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
Last edited by VelvetsAB; 09-24-2010 at 07:45 PM.