Moo-ving people toward compassionate living
From G. Clark - 19 Sep 2004
I am an avid horse person. I suppose in your very limited scope of view that makes me a bad person because I would actually put a saddle and bridle on a horse and "make" it do what I want.
I have also worked for the United States government in the wild horse adoption process. I can tell you that no federally maintained wild horse is sent to a slaughter house. There are laws in place that forbid it. As a matter of fact, if you adopt a horse from the federal government you are not allowed to sell it for a specified length of time. And they do follow up on horses that are adopted.
The horses I assisted in the capture of were never treated badly. We build a sturdy corral and placed feed in it. When the horses went in, of their own free will, we closed the gate behind them. There was no chase involved at all.
These horses were them moved to the adoption facility where people were screened prior to adoption. A personal friend of mine adopted a filly which she loved until her death. That filly lived a far better life after being captured than she ever would have in the wild. She was always able to stay warm, and was always well fed.
Reply from Frank and Mary
No, we don't think you're a bad person, and we agree that the adoption program is far better than "culling". However, we heard of several cases where wild horses were either killed or rounded up and sent to slaughter.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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