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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Reject horses from Mexico kill plants

There is a ranch near El Paso TX who has made some news headlines about "reject" horses. It has been on the news KFOX 14, Channel 7 El Paso TX, El Paso Times, El Paso Ink, And as well as the Houston Chronicle and KFOX out of Houston. Here is a link to a news interview that KFOX 14 did on the ranch. KFOX did some fancy editing to make the rancher seem "heartless" but the You Tube video has the real answers. I was just looking for some opinions about the video and how the news twists things around.

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I don't completely agree with this guy, but I definately do not think that Fox should of portrayed him like that. Sure, he should be quarentining the animals that come in, and he's probably got a screw or two loose BUT. If I understand this right, these animals were all slaughter bound. Is this not better than slaughter? All in all it sounds to me like he's just letting them be feral horses. Animals can thrive on that. Some die, some do well. Is it right or wrong? I don't know. But theres worse things that could happen to these animals.

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I think this guy is doing a decent job. Hes trying. These are slaughter horses that are too sick/unwell/unsound/small for slaughter. Hes giving them a chance. Is he spending thousands of dollars a horse to have them all 100% vetted? Nope. But if they stayed at the slaughter house, they wouldn't be receiving medical care either. And maybe not even enough food/water/hay to get around. Hes got property and a few dollars to spend towards basic medical care.

If anyone else could do better, I'm sure he'd let a good portion of them go with them.
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