There is an almost immediate and viable alternative to the continued slaughter of America’s displaced and homeless horses. It will require the country’s commercial equine industry and horse rescue sanctuary operators to join forces, with rescuers taking on the task of implementing the programs described above and others, and the industry accepting financial responsibility for its byproduct. It’s first and foremost about the welfare of the horses.
There can be no debate that the plan offered here is much more humane than slaughter in terms of their welfare.
Public sentiment is overwhelmingly against equine slaughter.
Every true horseman, no matter what their position on the issue today, would like to see it end. In one way or another, it will either through legislation banning it or economic conditions such as the new regulations imposed on horse meat in Europe decimating the market.
Now is the perfect time to act proactively and find a solution that works for all concerned, especially for our horses.