Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507
if you ever have to think you need to send ur horse to the slaughterhouse you should contact ur local animal adoption facility, almost all of them will accept a horse if you cannot afford it or they can find a place for it to go, they would rather it be taken care of and get adopted or at least humanely euthanized then to send it to the slaughterhouse.
Has anyone ever watched animal planet, Houston SPCA and Miami SPCA.
The problem is that most of the adoption facilities are FULL! They have no room. I used to do some rescuing myself. (I don't LIKE to see them go to slaughter, but IMO it's a necessary evil) But with the market the way it is, (sucks!) I can't do that anymore. The cost of rehabbing a horse is getting more and more costly. And when there are so many horses everywhere, it is almost impossible to find them new homes. I have a BLM mustang and a PMU baby of a rescued mare that I rescued 4 years ago (filly is now 3) that I can't rehome for $300!! (and trust me, I have spent WAY more than that on them for vet bills, feed, farrier, etc) I can't take in any more until they are gone.
As for the SPCA you can't just call them and say "I have a horse I don't want anymore, will you take them?" They save that for the horses who are in really bad shape.
And speaking of the shows...It's those idiots (partially) who can't or won't feed their horses that fills up the SPCA's.