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Sat May 15, 2021, 09:46 AM

Slaughter-laundering: Trump's program to subsidize adoption of wild horses has resulted in slaughter

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/us/wild-horses-adoptions-slaughter.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

In a lifetime of working with horses, Gary Kidd, 73, had never adopted an untrained wild mustang before. But when the federal government started paying people $1,000 a horse to adopt them, he signed up for as many as he could get. So did his wife, two grown daughters and a son-in-law.

Mr. Kidd, who owns a small farm near Hope, Ark., said in a recent telephone interview that he was using the mustangs, which are protected under federal law, to breed colts and that they were happily eating green grass in his pasture.

In fact, by the time he spoke on the phone, the animals were long gone. Records show that Mr. Kidd had sold them almost as soon as he legally could. He and his family received at least $20,000, and the mustangs ended up at a dusty Texas livestock auction frequented by slaughterhouse brokers known as kill buyers.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:53 AM

1. Trump's orders ruined an expensive race horse given to him by a friend who thought Trump would

Enjoy racing. He'll kill for a thrill.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:00 AM

2. Wish the federal government would pay me a $1,000 a reQug Senator to adopt them

I wouldn't send them to the slaughterhouse, although I'd put them out to pasture.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:34 AM

3. I read this and I am ENRAGED NT

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:46 AM

4. Everything

The former guy touched turned into death or disaster. Disgusting pos

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. He made it more likely that mustangs would go to slaughter...

This practice has been going on for a long time, rounding up mustangs and sending them to slaughter or auctioning them off and they end up there anyway while the gov't did nothing to stop it. Mostly, the round ups are to appease the cattle industry in places where grazing vegetation is sparse.

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