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beardown Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 02:01 PM
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16. So Mr Ed is a friend of yours?
There have been a number of large scale rescues in my area and I can assure you that the horses there would NOT vote for a slow starvation over a quick death.

There is a growing problem with placing these horses as horse rescue groups are becoming filled to capacity.

If you'd like to help out, send me your email name and I can put a couple more rescue horses on my place, but I'll need several hundred startup dollars from you to get them checked and stabilized as often times these horses have horrific hoof conditions and open wounds and need special vet care and supplies to make it and then 100 to 200 a month for feed and vet bills.

Compassion for horses is great, but this disaster was predicted by many horse owners when it was enacted. Compassion for horses, but then not stepping up with the stalls, pastures, and special care than many need is not only counter productive as it helps ignore the fatal flaw in the recent law.

Many horses are being left along rural highways now and cars hitting horses on highways is a major lose-lose situation that is a direct outcome of the earlier ban.

I've been fortunate enough to still have enough financial resources to have willed my Appaloosa to my daughter and provided her with care money and facilities if I die before him. However, even before these hard economic times, it is a huge luxury to be able to afford to do this.

Once you get the slaugher houses back, you get the regulations back into US hands, shorter and more humane hauls for the horses, and an easier situation for local people to monitor the slaugher houses.

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