Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I know there isn't enough homes and that, already, many horses are killed. And to be honest, while it makes me sad, it's no sadder than any other animals that are killed.
I know there are hardly any practical solutions, but I think the idea of shooting them from the air and leaving them to die, slowly, is awful to the extent that is shouldn't be an option. Surely, they could get riders/people on bikes, to go down there and clean up the kills. Yes, it would cost them, but I think it's worth it. I, for one, wouldn't mind paying increased taxes to cover things such as this. They could offer some financial incentives for trainers/stock people to herd them up, train them a little and sell them on. There are plenty government scholarships and grants to a range of people in a range of things, such as art, music, academics, sports etc, I don't see why there would be a problem getting something like that. Perhaps sterilisation programs.
I know the racing industry is already wasteful, that is another problem, I feel, but not one we are addressing here.
I'm not naive, and I know it's a complex issue, but I don't think killing any animal in a way that causes them prolonged suffering should ever be an option.