No easy answers to horse overpopulation – Capital Press


No easy answers to horse overpopulation
Capital Press
But the biggest factor was the decision by Congress to stop USDA inspection of horse slaughter facilities. In 2006 the Agriculture Appropriations Bill prohibited using federal funds to pay for the inspection of horses bound for slaughter. That shut ...

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  1. Gloria Eighmey says:

    Same old pro horse slaughter bull. Amazing how articles such as this can be written by people with absolutely NO correct information or knowledge. And a course they always refuse to address the facts that prove their statements are false. BECAUSE THEY CAN’T.//Editorial statement “There are too many horses. We’re not talking about $50,000 quarter horses, jumpers or thoroughbreds. We’re talking about tens of thousands of abandoned, feral and starving horses.” WRONG. By USDA statistics 92% are young healthy sound horses in good weight and condition. Including young sound thoroughbred racehorses that have won thousands of dollers.A Kentucky DERBY WINNER was sold to slaughter. Horses rescued from slaughter have become dressage and jumping,cutting champions. Millions of great pleasure and trail horses were rescued from slaughter. // Editorial statement ” But the biggest factor was the decision by Congress to stop USDA inspection of horse slaughter facilities. In 2006 the Agriculture Appropriations Bill prohibited using federal funds to pay for the inspection of horses bound for slaughter. That shut down the slaughterhouses and threw the 105,000 horses that were slaughtered each year into limbo.” (He is referring to what is his reason for any so called unwanted horse. Either given to a rescue or abandoned) IMPOSSIBLY WRONG! Its IMPOSSIBLE that the closing of the US horse slaughter plants has caused any of the problems in the horse industry. Including more unwanted or abandoned horses. The closing of any US slaughter plants can have NO CONNECTION with any present horse situation because horse slaughter has never ended. There are more horses slaughtered now as when before the US.horse slaughter plants closed. There just are being shipped out of the country to be slaughtered. Just because someone is in a hard economic situation and can no longer afford to keep there horse, does not mean they want to sell there horse down the road to a terrifying death of a slaughter house .If people wanted to sell there horses to slaughter they STILL COULD. People can take them to any horse auction in the country and there are still kill buyers there. So STOP USING THE IMPOSSIBLE LIE that more abandoned horses are because of the closing of the U.S. plants.//Editorial statement “Instead of spending money on lawyers to fight over the USDA permits, those groups would do much better to take possession of the hundreds of thousands of horses in need of care. But they know that no one has enough money to do that.” DAH. A course there is no way the rescues can ever rescue all the horses sold for slaughter. Slaughter makes that impossible. It creates endless cycle of overbreeding needed to fill the profitable slaughter market. A rescue is suppose to be horses GIVEN them . Rescues can’t BUY out a whole industry. Which is what horse slaughter is. Horse rescues have for years been spending so much money on having to out bid and BUY horses bound for slaughter. And that solves nothing. As there would still be demand and profit to be made in the slaughter market. So yet even more horses would then be bred to fill the profitable slaughter market demand. The rescues could very likely handle the amount of unwanted horses that were GIVEN to them by owners that no longer wanted them if they didn’t have to be endlessly spending there resources for years trying to save horses from the slaughter market and have to compete with the kill Byers BUYING them. They can’t rescue the endless 150,000 excess horses a year that will ALWAYS be bred as long as their is still a profitable slaughter market demand. Rescues can never rescue all the unwanted horses Intel all profitable horse slaughter ends. // It cost a lot of money to breed and raise a horse. People aren’t going to keep breeding excess horses they can’t sell.If there wasn’t a profitable slaughter market for these excess horses to be sold too, people would stop breeding more horses then the live horse market can support. USDA statistics show 92% of horses slaughtered are young healthy horses that could and would have been used to fill the live horse use market. But every year these horses are sold to slaughter for profit which every year then opens up the door for that many new horses to be bred to fill the live horse market.These horses are sold to slaughter for only one reason. Profit. If they had to be freely GIVEN AWAY for slaughter, the horse slaughter numbers would dwindle away to almost nothing . And soon the number of excess unwanted horses would follow. Horse slaughter is like any business, it runs on supply and demand. And as long as there is profit to be made in horse slaughter, it GUARANTEES an endless cycle of over breeding, creating the excess horses that are necessary to supply the profitable horse slaughter business.Saying the 100,000 plus horses sold to slaughter a year are unwanted is as absurd as claiming the cattle sold to slaughter are unwanted Horse slaughter is the same as ANY profitable business. And works on the same principal of supply and demand. This dictates there is going to be enough of a product produced to fill that profitable market. If fresh oranges were the equivalent of horses for LIVE human use. And orange juice was the equivalent of horses sold for slaughter. There’s are going to be enough oranges grown to fill the profitable market for fresh oranges AND orange juice. But these other profitable businesses don’t try and make the outrageous claim that there profitable product is just a unfortunate necessary because of all the unwanted oranges the horse slaughter proponents do. An average of 125,000 healthy ,young, sound horses are sold for profit to the slaughter market every year. Permanently removing them from the live horse market use supply. This creates a new opening and opportunity for 125,000 yet more excess horses to be bred every year to supply the live horse market demand . Horses that could and would have been supplied by those that had instead been sold to the slaughter industry. These horses are sold to slaughter for only one reason. Profit. If they had to be freely GIVEN AWAY for slaughter, the horse slaughter numbers would dwindle away to about nothing. Until the profitable horse slaughter business is ended. Both in the U.S. and those bought and shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.it will GUARANTEES an endless cycle of over breeding, creating the excess horses that are needed to supply the demand for the profitable horse slaughter industry. Pro slaughter people either are, or pretend to be incapable of comprehending the very basic concept of supply and demand that is the economic basis of our our whole country.

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