January 6, 2011
Want to know how to finish destroying the horse industry? The Government and Lobbyist Groups have the answer!
If you click here you can read an article that deals with the horse slaughter ban and how some groups are working to revive horse slaughter. I’m not going to touch the argument on horse slaughter. Although I have my definite opinion, the subject is too broad and polarizing and I prefer this to be a short blog post today.
What I am going to comment specifically on, is this paragraph from the article:
“A renewal of equine slaughter still draws sharp opposition from some veterinarians, horse owners and animal-rights groups. They suggest instead providing free hay to economically strapped owners; opening low-cost clinics to geld horses to reduce breeding; even requiring anyone buying a horse to pay an up-front fee to cover euthanasia by a veterinarian when needed.”
I can’t even begin to express my anger and indignation at that paragraph, specifically, the last part of that that comment – requiring people to pay an upfront fee when they buy a horse. I don’t have enough space on this blog to list the reasons that it is wrong! Anyone who’s tried to sell a horse lately knows how difficult it is –for a variety of reasons that we don’t need to get into, but horse slaughter is one of them – now it’s being proposed that we tack on another few hundred dollars?!?! On an industry that has nearly been ruined already?!!? I could go on and on about this, but, I’ll leave it like this…this is stupid, and not only is it stupid, but it’s another example of our individual rights being trampled on by the “idiocracy” that our beautiful country is being governed by.
Posted by admin @ 10:00 am