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post #21 of 53 Old 12-02-2010, 03:20 PM
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Yes, this is more my problem with slaughter than anything else, the treatment beforehand. And of course it will not change without a change in laws, because it is a money-saver to cram them all into a stock trailer and not spend anything extra to actually CARE for them in transit. It's all about greed and making a buck. That's what's so deplorable.
That is a bit of a contradictory statement. It is all about making a buck, you're right about that, but to make the most of that buck the horses have to arrive in good shape and healthy. They may not be transported in luxury but they are not terribly uncomfortable. The tighter they are packed into a trailer the easier it is for them to stand. If you load 4 horses ito a 5 horse stock trailer and drive around there will be alt least room for another horse on the end. They cram together because it is comfortable for them. I have hauled my saddle horses in a semi trailer before and they were fine.

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I'm not really opposed to anyone breeding as long as their responsiable about it. Not breeding a walker to a QH and so forth. And they have plans for the foal. If they plan to sell it, make sure it will be something people want to buy. And if it's something they don't want, don't dump it at the auction. I've known two very beautiful Bredding stock Paint geldings whose breeding farms dumped one at the auction as a weanling and the other was just put out on a dry lot and neglected. These horses were built very nicely, one won a halter class. They came from registered parents, but were never registered or wanted because they had no color. Luckily for them their now loved even if they carry no color. But my point is, breeders need to do something with all of their foals, have a plan for them all.
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I have always wondered about PMU foals, why don't they breed nicer horses with a possible higher resale value?
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Well I don't really understand how can you rescue something without paying money for it. You are referring at the cases when the animal are confiscated by animal control and then sent to a rescue?
Here in my country it's really simple to rescue a horse without paying money for it because here we have a lot of abandoned horses. If you want you can simply go and take the animal and care for it. In other countries I think that this problem it's not very common. But it's just my assumption and I may be wrong. That's why I asked first.

I consider a rescue a horse that was saved from death, with or without money. But I'm not really fond of those rescuers that take money for their rescues. This is my personal opinion and I know that's really different from others. I consider that if you want to save a horse you will save it, care for it and then find him a nice home without selling it for money. You can ask for donations if you want to have more money to save more animals but I don't like it when I see rescues that ask for their horses great amount of money.
Here at the rescue that I'm volunteering we give horses to nice homes without asking for money in return, we give the horses for free.
I consider that if you want to make a great thing and save some animals you will do it with your own money. If you don't have the money then ask for donations. If you don't receive donations and still have no money then you can't rescue animals. But don't sell the animals because this is a business.

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I have always wondered about PMU foals, why don't they breed nicer horses with a possible higher resale value?
Recently they have been trying to. They even created a 'registry' i believe. They are trying to make a better cross. Rosie is a PMU horse and had she been adopted to a different home, she could have made a fantastic riding horse. Shes still a good riding horse...perfect sized for Kevin! LOL
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I have always wondered about PMU foals, why don't they breed nicer horses with a possible higher resale value?
I think recently there has been quite a push to do just that. The main problem with PMU horses is that there are just so many of them. The problem is not as bad as it once was since there is now a synthetic version of the chemical they get from PMU.

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You beat me to it Cori! I would have a corral full of PMU foals except that they get quite expensive by the time they get here.

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The problem is not as bad as it once was since there is now a synthetic version of the chemical they get from PMU.
The PMU problem isn't what it used to be. The foals are being bred selectively now, and there are only a few actual, registered PMU farms left.

The reason people haven't heard otherwise, is because the correct information isn't being given out by the animal rights terrorists, because that would mean less attention to their crazy 'cause'.

Kevin, it's true that there's a synthetic version of Premarin, but some women can't take it. They have to use the original Premarin, which is why there are still a few, heavily regulated PMU farms around.
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Heres Rosie for ya Kevin! You could probably get her for a song and a dance...LOL
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Thanks for the info I don't know much about the PMU industry, it just struck me as a missed opportunity.

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