Sunday, March 22, 2009

Economy causing horse crisis

CNN has an article this morning on how the bad economy has contributed to the crisis of unwanted horses sweeping the country. The story quotes Michael Markarian from the Humane Society of the United States about the lack of statistics on how bad the crisis has become: "There are no hard numbers on this. The states don't seem to be keeping numbers. The economy has been hard on everybody, and animals are no exception." Last summer, the USDA held a forum called Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now? A copy of the 122-page report created by the forum is available here as a pdf.

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