Please educate yourself via the internet before you join any animal or human organization. Make sure they are on the same page you are on before you give them your money. GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged! Melody
The majority of the slaughter horses are byproducts of the sport horse industry. Racehorses that no longer win races (or produce foals) constitute between 16% and 19% of the slaughter horse population; Quarter Horses account for a whopping 70% of all breeds slaughtered according to the USDA; and rodeo stock is well represented.
The American Quarter Horse Association, which makes money from registering foals, has been a client of Mr. Stenholm’s firm, Olsson, Frank, Weeda for years. And it’s only one of many groups seeking to profit off horse slaughter while hiding behind the ploy that horse slaughter actually benefits horses and reduces abuse.
Groups like the AQHA don’t get a mention in the GAO report—the one paid for by U.S. taxpayers, who will also be stuck with the cost of inspecting horse slaughter plants in the middle of sequestration and paying to clean up any…
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