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Old 04-20-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: In a city
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Wondering what you all think... are the feds doing anyone a service this way? I'm beginning to feel as if nothing is sacred anymore.

Feds draw criticism for selling Wyoming horses for slaughter | Fox News
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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they were PRIVATE tresspass horses stealing someone elses grass, theft is theft . Stealing money , gas , not pay student loans , or horses stealing grass is still wrong .
There have been a couple people hurt by these horse also over the years. Beside the horses being on property that they had no right to be on.

Feds fallowed State Law and turned the Trespass horses over to the Livestock Board.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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they were PRIVATE tresspass horses stealing someone elses grass, theft is theft . Stealing money , gas , not pay student loans , or horses stealing grass is still wrong .
There have been a couple people hurt by these horse also over the years. Beside the horses being on property that they had no right to be on.

Feds fallowed State Law and turned the Trespass horses over to the Livestock Board.
^^^ That's it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Wondering what you all think... are the feds doing anyone a service this way? I'm beginning to feel as if nothing is sacred anymore.

Feds draw criticism for selling Wyoming horses for slaughter | Fox News
It's disgusting. It was hardly the horses' fault that humans abandoned them. This state can't find enough ways to subsidize humans. It's time to start helping animals who do not act out of malice. Only humans do that.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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owner was dead , somebody had to step up, BLM was just fallowing STATE LAW ,and besidesI don't have a problem with Horse slaughter.
So it ok to abandon horses in your back yard Happy?
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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I can see the right to do that. Like what was reported. A lot of Range land was being eaten that ranchers need for their cattle operations.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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What the hell Jody, you don't offer free range and grass to anybody and everybody that wants to run critters on your place?

What's this world coming to when I can't graze my horses on your place for free.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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Having had a herd of over 50 horses abandoned on our place, I know firsthand how devastating they can be, especially when there's 2 young stallions that mature and are breeding all the mares so that you find more horses every season. Many of these owner abandoned domesticated horses become wild herds of horses over time, especially when you've got breeding stock left to run without any care ... as in the case of these horses where the owner passed away and nobody stepped up to care for the horses.

Since the owner refused to fence their horses in and allowed them to roam the sections of land they owned and all the adjoining pasture lands they'd sold to us, it fell upon us to shoulder the financial burden of these horses for feeding and health care when the owner left the area. A big problem for us when the foundered horses were cooling their hooves in the creek upstream from us and dropping dead in the water. Nobody else was around to retrieve the horses and the owner told us we could do as we wanted to for their removal ... or not, she didn't care.

It took three years before she decided to relinquish ownership so that we could get the brand papers for these horses and then get them off our place. While we were able to place most for adoption, a half dozen were so sick that the vet had to put them down. We still wound up with the eldest stallion, which we kept for years before he passed away; for us, he was nothing more than a lawn ornament and expense.

Those "free" horses cost us thousands of dollars in pasture lost and the costs of vet care until we could place them for adoption. None of those horses would ever be more than rescued lawn ornaments, an ongoing expense for many years for their new owners.

I think that's the big fallacy that so many sympathetic folk have about these creatures ... that they have some useful purpose beyond just consuming resources. Many of these inbred uncared for horses are not very trainable and cannot be reliable safe horses for any real use except a visual one in the fields.

Years ago, my wife got a horse through the Colorado wild horse adoption program because a friend had several that she got for her Westernaires children to ride. The horse had been through the training program at the Canon City prison and was a graduate. We spent thousands of dollars and many hours of training, working with that horse ... and my wife had years of experience with training young horses to ride for a summer camp along with all the pro talent we now employed to train this horse. In 5 years of ownership and 8-10 hours per week in dedicated training sessions, that horse was never safe to ride in the arena and my wife was never able to ride it on a trail. It was quite wild, quite spooky, and it's wild roots ran strong. We ran the gamut of pro trainers with all sorts of track records and credentials to their credit; none of them could ever make real headway with the horse. We finally gave it back to the adoption agency per our adoption contract to not sell the horse. And our friend with all her adopted wild horses also gave hers back to the agency, too, and purchased some bettter quarter horses for her kids after one of them had a runaway accident (with broken bones and head trauma injuries) in the arena with the wild horse that they thought was edgy, but OK with all the training they'd given it through a couple years.

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