Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Seriously Ktibb, do you think any of us don't want people to be responsible for their animals?
Of course we do, but that's about as likely as pedophilia, child abuse, spousal abuse, theft, murder, and rape stopping because the people who do them suddenly get an attack of conscience and realize those things are -gasp!- wrong.
You can't make people be responsible, nor can you shame them into being law abiding, productive citizens.
What about the people who are good, kind, caring individuals, but fate has dealt them a cruel blow and they lose their jobs and homes? Should they be punished because they can no longer afford the luxury of owning horses? And horses are luxuries, make no mistake.
The rescues can't take 'em, the vets won't euth 'em, and yet somehow the owner's not supposed to to sell 'em at auction to a KB because you think it's wrong?
Euthing and burying a horse where I live costs close to $400.00, and that's cheap. Tell me, is someone required to not feed their children in order to 'be responsible' for an animal they can no longer afford?
Nowhere has any of us said you must send your own horses to slaughter. That's a tired old argument, and specious to boot.
What I do with my own animals legally is none of your business. What you do with your own animals legally is none of mine. That unfortunately, is something that the hardcore antis don't seem to understand. Their reasoning is what they do with their animals is the only right way, and you WILL do the same with yours because THEY SAY SO!
Be very careful what you think you should be able to dictate to your neighbors. It's a slippery slope, and the next set of rights being violated may be your own.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 04-06-2010 at 05:32 PM.