Tuesday, January 22 2013 by Editor
Considering the potential of retired racehorses, why are so many going to slaughter? The last equine slaughter house in the United States was closed in 2007. Many saw this as a huge victory, but in fact it simply diverted horses to slaughter plants outside the country. What continues to be stated in the headlines as a “slaughter issue” is actually a result of the “unwanted horse” issue. Digging a bit deeper we see that it is compounded by a lack of funding to assist unwanted horses.