Originally Posted by daviskryan
Hmmm, seriously? Please explain why one would be pro-horse slaughter?
I've had horses all of my life, and I am pro slaughter. Most people here are.
Before I learned a little about it, I was against it, now I am very pro.
Lots of reasons:
Financially there needs to be a bottom price to the market, without that it devalues all horses.
The Mexico and Canadian plants closed for a short while towards the end of last year, in that time, CL was inundated with free horse ads. What becomes of these horses?
Many people have had unwanted horses dumped in their pasture.
It's expensive to dispose of a horse's carcass. Many people who cannot afford to feed their horses, how would they pay for the death/disposal?
What would you like to happen to all the horses at auctions who are selling for $20-30? There are not enough homes available. I bought my horse for $2k, that was the smallest of my costs, without vets bills, he costs me $500 a month. It's not possible for me to take on any more horses, nor do I want a low end horse even if I won the lottery.
Do you have the income/space/resources needed to rehome the 100 or so horses that probably go through your local auction every week? Probably not, so what happens to these horses?
If I had my way, I'd have a slaughter plant next door to every auction. That way the horses would not be shipped a long distance and it would be quick.
It's nice to have a save every horsey attitude but it's not realistic.