Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Not all the pretty horses come home - The Boston Globe
This newspaper article tells how one American woman collects horses from auctions, outbidding people who want them for pets or saddle horses, then sells them for meat. Her excuse? Her family's been doing it for years (which kinda undercuts her argument that it's the fault of the economy).
This article has lots of valuable information, charts, quotes from experts if you happen to be doing a report on the issue of horse slaughter. TerriNot all the pretty horses come home - The Boston Globe
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Terri Farley @ 3:49 PM
Oh my gosh that is terrible! I swear, some people just don't have a heart : (
I never know what to say to people when they argue that it is the "merciful" or "only" way for owners of elderly horses (or horses in the prime of life) to get the money that is needed after they can't afford to care for, or in the case of an older horse, mercifully let them go through euthanasia. I even heard someone say that there's a plus to sending them to the slaughter house, they said that people were getting a "use" out of the horse, and the owners got the money they needed. This person worked in the veterinary field, I just couldn't believe that they or anyone would say something like that, or agree to slaughter.