|Posted: March 4, 2012, 10:30 am - IP Logged|
if you cant handle them give them away.
I DID give one away, post divorce. I could not afford him anymore, or the two others. My daughter took one, sold the other to a great forever home with stipulations, and gave the 3rd one away with stipulations. None of the stipulations can be enforced, but the homes were trusted and both horses are still there. The giveaway is living the fat and happy life in a large pasture full of 'throw aways'. It was not easy finding someone trusted to give your horse away, and I nearly euthanized this one before finding his home. The rescues were full and could not take him. There are thousands of sad stories of giveaways being sold to slaughter. And truth be told, there is a current fraud investigation involving off the track thoroughbreds being given to a woman who promised to retrain and find new careers for the horses, only to find out she's been selling them to meat buyers for a nice profit. We are talking thousands of ottb's given to this woman that wound up on slaughter trucks to Canada and Mexico. I'm not sure what is worse, starvation or the slaughter route. I could go on and on about the horse slaughter industry, but just search youtube. It's a disgusting and cruel way for a horse to spend the last few days of their lives.