One of the things I find disturbing is the folks that think no horse should be slaughtered under any circumstance. Sadly I see so many rescues that are full of horses that nobody in their right mind would adopt. That is the 'save all horses' attitude that has added in a big way to our horse problem.
I have a friend that runs a licensed rescue. I went to her first when I decided I wanted to purchase another horse. She is slam full of horses that are permanently lame, completely debilitated in some way or completely untrained or that acted like it, anyway. If she would send her whole heard to slaughter, then she could actually help some good horses that just need a second chance. She is full, but can't move horses because nobody wants those kind of horses and of course, she can't take in any that are adoptable. I wonder how many decent horses she will have to turn down and have go to slaughter for her unadoptable herd. And she is funded by donations. Personally, I think that is unacceptable of a publicly funded rescue.
That, of course, isn't all of the problem, but it is a point I think worth mentioning.
PITT BULLS ARE NOT THE ENEMY. WE ARE THE ENEMY. Shorty Rossi