Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
It's not even that, Kmac, although that's a part of it.
People buying horses out of the kill pen aren't making an empty space on the slaughter bound trailer, because that space will be filled by another horse that someone didn't buy.
Instead of vilifying the kill buyers, why not rant about the owners who knowingly sold the horse at a KB auction in the first place?
Someone, somewhere dropped the ball on responsibility for their animal, and it wasn't the KB. Kill buyers are only the trash collectors. They're not the ones who put the horse out with the trash.
Until people take responsibility for their actions and STOP breeding crap, or taking on animals for which they can't or won't get the proper training, there will always be plenty of horses to fill those slaughter bound trailers.
Those horses had no choice in being born or improperly trained. It was some asshat human who decided to breed junk to junk, or cheap out on training.
I see it far too much on this and other boards. Someone gets a free horse or breeds one 'cause the stud fee was cheap, then decides they're going to train it themselves even though they have no formal training, and barely know the back end of a horse from the front.
Then they come on the boards boo-hooing, and saying the horse is rank and unmanageable. Yeah, because THEY SCREWED IT UP!
Gah! Just GAH!!!!!
And please don't get me started on the over production of TBs and QHs. That in itself is a travesty.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 09-02-2010 at 05:31 PM.