Letter: It’s still not illegal to slaughter horses in this country, she saysI would hardly call Spring Valley Farm a rescue when they grab up horses that have “supposedly” been abandoned or whatever and then sell them or send them to slaughter.
By: Terri Russell, Valparaiso, Ind.,
TO THE EDITOR:
I would hardly call Spring Valley Farm a rescue when they grab up horses that have “supposedly” been abandoned or whatever and then sell them or send them to slaughter.
Although Cavel has been closed (thankfully for good), they are still slaughtering horses right up in Canada in record numbers. I cannot believe that the propaganda is still being spread about some so-called ban on horse slaughter in this country. The bill has not been passed by Congress and it is still not illegal to slaughter a horse in this country. Please stop printing stories that continue to tell this lie.
A pair of drafts that only brought $35? I can hardly believe that. Heck, I would take them on and find them a good home for that price. It’s true that the economy is causing a horrible situation for people and making life even worse for animals, but anybody who even remotely cares about their pets will at least try to find a home and there are people who will still take these animals into their homes, rescues that will at least assist in finding homes for animals in need. All one needs to do is open their eyes and look around, talk to people (network). Someone will help.
Personally, I would rather have my horses euthanized and buried on my property than to allow them to end up in Spring Valley’s hands. Lord knows that they deserve better than the possibility of ending up in the slaughter house.