But, hey, slaughter is a necessary evil, right? And these kind of things are all "one time isolated incidents, and not how the industry really is"
See how good the conditions of the horses were? (look at some of them - thin) I'm just sure that driver, if he was transporting the horses to slaughter, only had their well being in mind. I am just positive.
Sorry for the rant, just feeling cranky today.
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Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting a battle of some kind.
The article said the horses were taken to Perkins, in Oklahoma, which is a nearby city. (In my mind, I imagined them taking the horses to a pie restaurant. Not really funny but that's what I thought of.). Does anyone know if local animal control is based out of Perkins, or if there's a rescue there?
I feel so very sorry for these horses. You can tell that they were so excited to get grass that even with the injuries I'm sure many of them sustained, they just wanted to EAT. Is there a route to Mexico from Olean, MO that goes through this part of OK?
ETA: Answered my own question. Highway 44 goes straight from southern MO to Oklahoma City, where you can hit Highway 35 and follow it to Mexico. Seems pretty clear where these horses were headed.
jetsmom, from reading some of the comments it seems like maybe they were going *to* an auction (though they may have been between sales - who knows, the whole "low end sale network" is just mind boggling to me)
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