Horse slaughter – the harsh reality

Why Buy a New Horse?

The great outdoors – David Hasbury, Community Columnist
Published: January 21, 2009

Recently my wife Anita has been scouring the internet looking for a new horse — she has no intention of buying another horse, but just likes to window-shop, kind of “keeping her eye in” as she likes to say.

Truth is for some time now she has wanted to get a horse she can comfortably and safely jump fences with, not a show-jumper, but an event horse (low-level eventing she is quick to point out) and our current pair are not …

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Some horses led to rescue, some led to slaughter

SPOKANE — Thousands of horse owners can’t afford to take care of their animals and are giving them up or abandoning them. Some are ending up in slaughterhouses, drawing protests from horse-lovers, but others say there’s no alternative.

Last year nearly 150,000 horses were …

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Horses with no home: As economy falters, animals left behind in the wake

It’s a wet, sloppy Tuesday for the Missoula Livestock Exchange’s monthly horse auction.

Trailers rumble in, one after the other, just before the sale begins.

The air is taut with tension as owners unload their horses and park them in a sea of connecting metal corrals.

In this unfamiliar place, the horses whinny. They pin back their ears. Some kick out, lose their footing and fall down in the slippery muck. Others stand wide-eyed …

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Wild Horses Could Face Euthanasia

Mustangs roaming the craggy, mountainous terrain of the West can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whom you ask.

The Bureau of Land Management has been charged with protecting, managing, and controlling wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands. To maintain population numbers, the agency places a few thousand rounded-up horses in holding facilities or adopts them out every year.

The BLM’s role has not been without controversy, though, as it has been …

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“Project: Wanted Horse” Helps Man And Horse

This year, as a humanitarian effort, the Natinal Black Farmers Association (NBFA) and the Aminal Welfare Institute (AWI) launched ‘Project Wanted Horse,” assuring that any horse rescued from slaughter or an abuse situation would be placed on one of 94,000 NBFA farms across the country. Del Camino Equestrian Enterprises Inc., which takes …

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