Originally Posted by alexischristina
I will never support a rescue taking on an animal who will never live a sound, comfortable life post-rescue. Nor will I support a rescue who keeps a miserable animal alive through a long, painful recovery. With that said, I do support local rescues as much as I can, I think they are wonderful things and would love to see rescues gain more support from different organizations- while the subject of the petition does put me off. I think it should be done differently, in a way that doesn't just attract the 'bleeding hearts' and then leaves those who believe slaughter is a good thing fighting against it. If the content was 'neutral' without the underlying offense to people who support slaughter I think it would gain more support, because rescues ARE struggling to keep afloat (and, I think, would be in even worse shape if slaughter was taken off the table...)
Now you are putting rescues through the grinder by suggesting that they take on animals 'who will never live a ...'. Do you know that 80% of horses sent to slaughter are healthy animals?
The "miserable animals" you equate with rescues now are probably happier to be alive.
Maybe it would be good for you to think outside the box. Animals are living beings - would you want your life ended so young? If humans were slaughtered, would you want to line up?
No offense (because you will take offense) how do you think a horse feels? Do you agree that an animal should be vivisected while alive and conscious? That is what will happen to your own horse if a killer-buyer packs it off in a truck from auction. That pretty gelding you have ... are you prepared to send him off to his death so cruelly?
One day you will see what Paul McCartney, Robert Redford, Bo Derek, President Obama .... and so many, many countless other influential people really believe. Until then, peace be with you and your horse sister