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Horse slaughter is nothing but cruelty. The fear and stress alone that horses experience is terrible. Many are injured and killed just being transported to slaughter plants.
There is no excess population of wild horses on our public lands. The BLM has not done an accurate count . There is an excess of cattle ,however ,with at least 6 million allowed to over-graze and ruin riparian areas as proven by a Government Accounting Office study done in 1990.
I imagine it's cattle and sheep on Native American land that have done the damage there as well. If they have an excess of horses it's because they have allowed this to happen and are not being responsible horse owners. They could get help from the Humane Society of the United States to give mares PZP. As much as horses have done for Native Americans I am very disappointed that any of them would consider killing their horses . This is surely against their culture and only for greed by some who are being used by white men once again.
Horses have helped settle this country , gone to wars and continue helping people in many ways . Lately they are being used for physical and mental therapy. They are classed as companion animals by the FDA even. They are not livestock and are very sensitive and intelligent.
Horses are a native species that were reintroduced by the Spanish. This can be proven by DNA studies that trace horses back 57 million years in America. Equus orginated on this continent.
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