Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
And then there are other areas where it not legal to bury on your property, period. (Risk of contamination to the water table.)
I've heard of this, too. So there has to be some type of disposal option for a horse owner. Surely someone has had a horse die on their property. I'm just a very detailed person and this is the kind of grim stuff I think about. I would have to know what I would do should I walk out to the barn one day and find a dead horse.
I think the comment is fair because I think most people I know would be reluctant to spend the money to euthanize a dangerous but otherwise healthy horse.
I'm of the opinion that there is no place in this world for a dangerous horse. Unless you are living alone in some cabin in a remote area, you are at some point going to put someone or some thing in danger if your horse is a danger. But I guess I still can't understand why you wouldn't have the horse put down yourself. I can see not wanting to spend the money. I mean, who likes vet bills? Lol. But I guess I view it as all a part of horse ownership. Caring, feeding, vet bills, euthanizing, disposing. I'd see it as all my responsibility. I'd feel, I don't know, cheesy, selling the horse for meat and then saying I didn't have a choice, ya know?
I've read many posts where I wondered if maybe people didn't realize they could have a horse euthanized based on their posts. Or maybe it wasn't an option.
I honestly wish slaughter was legal in the US. Peta tactics aside, there is just no way that horses packed inside trucks with no food or water for days before they are killed isn't cruel. But I realize that's another issue.