Sunday, January 20, 2008
Unwanted horses suffer amid overbreeding
The Orlando Sentinel writes on the horse overpopulation problem in the United States and the growing number of neglected animals being found across the country and in Florida. The article points to a pending case where 16 horses were seized from a Deland farm. While the article points to the slaughterhouse ban from last year as possibly being part of the cause, the real problem was the large number of unwanted animals. My take on the problem is that it's temporary and it would be helped by the passage of legislation that prevents the transport on horses to Mexico and Canada where slaughter is still permissible.