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Speedier end for horses?

Wherefore this weeping and gnashing of teeth over the fate of unwanted horses (“Giving up the reins,” Dec. 21)? Why are starving horses not deserving of a quick exit rather than being condemned to a slow one?

Why is it acceptable to slaughter thousands of cattle daily and yet one horse causes the “humane” society to become irrational?

The figures quoted, on the front page no less, of horses dropped off are alarming. Is that a humane solution? Even if they are adopted by a caring person, there is no guarantee that the maintenance will be permanent.

If we can cull other animals, let us use common sense with horses. Yes, I have been a horse owner so I do have some idea whereof I speak.

June Crawford

Pullman


 

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