Poll

Discount Euthanasia

Do you think low-cost equine euthanasia clinics should be widely available?

Yes
89%
2112
No
6%
135
I don't know
5%
124

Total votes cast: 2371

Comments & Write-in Answers

sometimes people cant afford to have ahorse put down

10/27/2008 10:57:19 PM

when it is time and cost is a factor

10/27/2008 10:35:07 PM

As long as healthy horses aren't euthanized for the convenience of the owner.

10/27/2008 9:16:32 PM

Rather one should have lower cost equine euthanasia at all times. Or, use a more economical method

10/27/2008 9:04:10 PM

This is a viable option for those who can't afford a vet or renderer

10/27/2008 8:57:48 PM

many horses are left to suffer unneccesarily when the owners are not able to afford euthansia.

10/27/2008 8:39:45 PM

but the vet should always give a tranquilizer first as it greatly improves the process and costs lit

10/27/2008 7:00:25 PM

If the slaughter plants are closes, there has to be other options for protection of the horses

10/27/2008 6:08:22 PM

to end the suffering

10/27/2008 5:48:51 PM

I have learned the big problem is finding what to do with the body!

10/27/2008 2:37:56 PM

I think people need to have a reality check. Nothing can live forever. It comes down to quality of

10/27/2008 11:56:10 AM

yes, low cost & no cost & disposal

10/27/2008 11:10:57 AM

the risk of inhumane euthanasia is too high

10/27/2008 11:07:11 AM

This would prevent the suffering of many horses whose owners do not have endless financial resources

10/27/2008 10:10:49 AM

With rising costs many owners cannot care for horses and no one else will take them..cruel to starve

10/26/2008 10:01:21 PM

Any help for unwantted horses is needed. Horses are starving becauood owners can't afford to feed.

10/26/2008 7:24:54 PM

I personally feel that to have to make that decision is hard enough

10/26/2008 4:05:28 PM

This is a far better alternative to starvation

10/26/2008 2:32:51 PM

A bad option, but better than letting a horse suffer

10/26/2008 1:19:51 PM

It might make it too easy.

10/26/2008 12:02:16 PM

not for breeders or the financially able tht just can't selthem because of market conditions

10/26/2008 10:53:19 AM

poeple need an out when they can't afford to keep them, and don't want to send them to an auction

10/26/2008 10:16:26 AM

Equine vets can handle euthanasia like small animal vets. It must be justified though.

10/26/2008 9:06:33 AM

It would save much suffering

10/26/2008 8:46:08 AM

because of cost, horses are left dying painfully, when a quick procedure would be best for the horse

10/26/2008 6:47:45 AM

depending on what method they use for euthanasia

10/26/2008 6:32:01 AM

humane euthanasia should never be done without the presence of a licensed vet

10/25/2008 11:14:48 PM

body disposal???

10/25/2008 9:22:56 PM

yes, and let's have the breed associations fund it with a fee for each new registration.

10/25/2008 7:23:56 PM

Too many people are going to abuse it.

10/25/2008 7:09:59 PM

euthanasia, not slaughter plants

10/25/2008 5:43:05 PM

The anit-salughter bill was the worst thing for horses.

10/25/2008 1:44:02 PM

A quick death is better than one slowed by starvation or lack of care.

10/25/2008 1:13:25 PM

However, if euthanasia due to abuse/mistreatment, person not allowed to own another horse

10/25/2008 7:25:27 AM

Horses have gotten so cheap people in my area wouldn't spen the gas to take to vet just let die

10/25/2008 2:51:30 AM

No one likes to see a horse put down. I think we need to do it in a humane manner.

10/24/2008 10:45:47 PM

It is still outrageous to have to poison horses just because they are horses instead of using the me

10/24/2008 10:05:04 PM

I belive horses should be given the chance to die with dignity. It is the least we can do for them.

10/24/2008 9:03:52 PM

This is a double-edged sword. I'd rather hear of a horse put down then starving to death.

10/24/2008 8:17:28 PM

It is painful enough to lose the horse, let alone to pay for a dead horse

10/24/2008 7:48:54 PM

If available, maybe people wouldn't turn loose or let those equines suffer that need to be put down

10/24/2008 7:29:02 PM

Especially in areas where there are large horse populations.

10/24/2008 6:37:41 PM

Tho an unpleasant prospect, it beats abandonment into starvation or other slow painful deaths

10/24/2008 5:11:13 PM

but only for horses that can't be saved; not used to just get rid of an unwanted horse

10/24/2008 3:42:33 PM

It's better than slaughter.

10/24/2008 2:59:13 PM

For those who don't have another means of ending a life. Thankfully we can still dispose ourselves

10/24/2008 2:33:31 PM

There is an obvious need; euthanasia is more humane than slaughter.

10/24/2008 1:36:42 PM

Too many can't afford the cost of euthanasia and disposal - this is a good idea

10/24/2008 1:03:32 PM

far better to die humanely than at the killers' hands

10/24/2008 12:46:33 PM

I love horses but also agree there is to many horses in rescue that should be euthanized.

10/24/2008 12:41:28 PM

COUNTIES SHOULD PROVIDE EUTHANASIA AND BURIAL AT LANDFILLS.WILLING TO PAY MORE TAX FOR SERVICE.

10/24/2008 12:17:32 PM

Also low cost cremation. No tallow company or dump for faithful pals.

10/24/2008 11:59:14 AM

It costs $300 here to put fown and dispose of horses.

10/24/2008 10:42:50 AM

Every horse deserves a peaceful end.

10/24/2008 10:18:24 AM

Ranchers all know the most cost effective method ......

10/24/2008 8:21:02 AM

In order to provide a humane,dignified death for horses instead of the slaughter house .

10/24/2008 7:49:52 AM

As the economy gets worse and it will, people will be forced to do the unthinkable! Help for the own

10/24/2008 6:37:53 AM

white horses

10/24/2008 3:32:11 AM

Absolutely. This service shold be provided in the same ways it is offered fo small companion animals

10/24/2008 2:35:59 AM

not thru rescues! NorCal sell valuable horses & kill others while adding to record # of rescued"

10/24/2008 1:40:09 AM

Not Widely available. That would only encourage more irresponsible breeding.

10/24/2008 12:44:36 AM

better than to let or allow suffering

10/23/2008 11:55:51 PM

We have few horse vets in this area and most will not euthanis a healthy horse.

10/23/2008 11:14:08 PM

Humane euthanasia NOT slaughter!

10/23/2008 11:09:44 PM

People should reconsider breeding their horses; overpopulation & lack of competent potential owners

10/23/2008 10:13:14 PM

right now there is no other humane treatment available

10/23/2008 10:12:33 PM

it is better than suffering and starvation becuase owners can't afford their horse anymore

10/23/2008 10:12:14 PM

only because he may be more humane then transporting horses to slaughter houses which is tragic

10/23/2008 9:51:04 PM

there needs to be an alternative to brutal slaughter.

10/23/2008 9:50:47 PM

No, slaughter facilities

10/23/2008 9:44:48 PM

We had no problem with this until ignorant people got involved.

10/23/2008 9:24:04 PM

Local vets should provide low cost help with euthanasia of unwanted or unhealthy horses.

10/23/2008 9:14:29 PM

Because many people cannot afford this, some horses spend their end-lives in pain and/or starvation.

10/23/2008 9:09:34 PM

I've had to put many animals down, but my last experience was the worst, I don't think I can rec. it

10/23/2008 8:55:25 PM

with the qualification that the need for euthanasia be evaluated case by case

10/23/2008 8:14:04 PM

I think they should re-open the "killer-plants" and make use of the animals instead of just killing

10/23/2008 8:01:23 PM

Somany unwanted or unaffordable horses are left in fields to wither away to eat droughted grass. If

10/23/2008 7:48:28 PM

Without the availability of slaughter houses we need to be able to humanely put down unwanted horses

10/23/2008 6:50:13 PM

I'd rather shot them &use ther meat.

10/23/2008 6:41:33 PM

This alternative should be mandated by Fed and State law.

10/23/2008 6:19:55 PM

these clinics would be better than any alternative

10/23/2008 6:13:41 PM

open the slaughter houses and we wouldn't have to waste good flesh that could be feeding the hungry

10/23/2008 5:54:49 PM

There should be a more affordable way to euthanize horses to eliminate the mistreatment of them.

10/23/2008 5:50:11 PM

There has to be a low cost alternative otherwise more will starve to death.

10/23/2008 5:16:03 PM

In this economy it is better they be euthanized than starved to death if owners can't feed them.

10/23/2008 5:12:57 PM

It would help a lot of owners who have an ailing horse be able to end thier suffering in a humanely

10/23/2008 4:37:29 PM

Especially now that we no longer have slaughter facilities

10/23/2008 4:33:17 PM

euthanasia is a more humane and more responsible way to take care of "unwanted" horses

10/23/2008 4:27:24 PM

absolutely not- would make it too easy

10/23/2008 2:47:03 PM

I think we should have horse slaughter houses

10/23/2008 2:46:55 PM

it's a lot better than allowing them to starve or run free

10/23/2008 2:45:09 PM

There would be less suffering if an owner could pay $25 instead of $100+disposal.

10/23/2008 2:24:31 PM

i had a good vet and thought only they could do it

10/23/2008 2:07:52 PM

There is always hope;a horse shouldn't have to be denied living because of a lack of $ from an owner

10/23/2008 1:53:29 PM

In extreme cases of need, screened for neglect we might be able to end some suffering, abusable

10/23/2008 1:43:22 PM

yes i am tired of trying to save my neighbors horses from starving-i would pay their euth fee

10/23/2008 1:39:23 PM

Many people keep a horse that needs to be euthanized just because they cannot afford the cost of eut

10/23/2008 1:32:32 PM

could lessen need for slaughter facilities - but don't look at it as a replacement.

10/23/2008 12:49:36 PM

the unfortunate does happen and I wouldn't want one of my horses to suffer longer than it really has

10/23/2008 12:05:41 PM

Vote yes. Painless death is humane where as starving and slaughter is torture!

10/23/2008 11:27:37 AM

It will end a suffering that would otherwise be there and if they adopt some horses all the better.

10/23/2008 11:13:07 AM

Wouldn't that be great if this was an available option everywhere thru a national agreement of vets

10/23/2008 11:07:43 AM

Definitely yes. Too much suffering going on now without the slaughter houses.

10/23/2008 11:05:22 AM

NO WAY, people would use them like abortion clinics, kill off that horse and buy a new one!

10/23/2008 11:04:06 AM

Please - we need some option, other than starvation and neglect!

10/23/2008 11:00:24 AM

This could be the answer to Humane Harvesting Facilities in every state. An excellent solution.

10/23/2008 10:47:31 AM

Horses can not be left to suffer, low cost euthanasia os an alternative to slaughter for food.

10/23/2008 10:25:20 AM

Horses suffer when care can't be provided. Low-cost euthanasia is a better alternative than sufferin

10/23/2008 10:13:27 AM

I think it will only promote potential abuse.

10/23/2008 10:11:59 AM

It would save hundreds of horses from suffering from inproper care, and abuse.

10/23/2008 9:55:56 AM

Guns are available for those so disposed to kill their animals rather than take care of them.

10/23/2008 9:48:20 AM

If someone has a horse that needs to be put down because of a medical condition, I think that they a

10/23/2008 9:28:52 AM

There are so many horses that need to be euthanised but the owner can't afford it

10/23/2008 9:10:21 AM

We have an overbundance of all animals and unwanted animals should not have to suffer from costs

10/23/2008 9:02:48 AM

u have people out there trying to put them down an messing up bad & the animal suffers, its not fair

10/23/2008 9:02:32 AM

absolutely!

10/23/2008 8:57:04 AM

It is one way to stop horses from being sent to slaughter.

10/23/2008 8:44:34 AM

However, controlled slaughter houses would be better - horses are livestock - remember!

10/23/2008 8:40:13 AM

In NW FL people lead them into the woods and shoot them. Can't afford other options.

10/23/2008 8:18:39 AM

maybe more horses would suffer less if owners had such an option - better to end life than to suffer

10/23/2008 8:02:21 AM

Sad but true - better a humane end to suffer than a slaughter yard or continued suffering

10/23/2008 6:40:01 AM

We certainly need an alternative to starvation.

10/23/2008 5:02:41 AM

It is sad t think of any animal being euthanized but often the alternative is much worse.

10/23/2008 3:17:48 AM

the price of fuel & hay has made many people unable to support them

10/23/2008 12:18:32 AM

Open slaughter houses after insuring humane, enforceable laws

10/23/2008 12:07:19 AM

The cost of euthanasia should be the responsibility of the owner, but some may need assistance

10/23/2008 12:04:03 AM

And for small animals too!!!

10/22/2008 11:57:23 PM

Would need specific criteria and regulations in place.

10/22/2008 10:39:44 PM

yes, yes, yes

10/22/2008 10:38:38 PM

This may stop some from taking a horse to auction because they don't want to spend the money to have

10/22/2008 10:20:12 PM

I would rather euthanasia than animals being abandoned in the desert to die of thirst or starvation.

10/22/2008 10:13:39 PM

I would rather see this than horses abandoned in the desert to die of thirst or starvation.

10/22/2008 10:11:17 PM

disposal also..may save some horses from starving....or better yet bring back humane slaughter in US

10/22/2008 9:44:24 PM

It is more cruel to let the horse suffer. It's not morally right but better than a slow death.

10/22/2008 9:41:12 PM

Horses shouldn't have to suffer because the owners can't or won't spend the money to put them down.

10/22/2008 9:29:26 PM

Why not? We have it for our small pets. I want to know there's someone to help my horses when needed

10/22/2008 9:28:50 PM

Sadly if they can't be adopted, this would be better than starvation.

10/22/2008 9:03:42 PM

It would save a lot of pain for animal and owner.

10/22/2008 8:59:33 PM

For only the horsse that really need to be put down!

10/22/2008 8:55:39 PM

With slaughter being unavailable, there needs to be an option for those with no other options.

10/22/2008 8:41:57 PM

Linked to rescue for placeable horses.

10/22/2008 8:26:28 PM

Absolutly! The cost in my area So Cal is about $300.00 now including hauloff.

10/22/2008 8:17:43 PM

yes. cost of disposal is more than vet cost here in minn.eveyones gotta make a buck - sick world

10/22/2008 7:56:39 PM

a humane option for ailing horse

10/22/2008 7:44:36 PM

It is the responsible way to end a life, rather than sending a horse to the torture of slaughter.

10/22/2008 7:34:22 PM

Absolutely! The California model is excellent!

10/22/2008 7:30:51 PM

So many people I know iare keepimg unhealthy horse low-cost equine euthansia were widely available.

10/22/2008 7:27:12 PM

BUT I also think only people who can afford to care provide care their whole lives should have them.

10/22/2008 7:25:02 PM

So that the owner can do the right thing when the time comes.

10/22/2008 7:24:47 PM

We ought to have the option of packing houses for horses that are unwanted. They paid for the horse.

10/22/2008 7:24:02 PM

The cost is $100-$200 now..a drop in the bucket compared to hay prices.

10/22/2008 6:56:48 PM

I just had to euthanise my 1 yr old Arabian and it cost 431.00

10/22/2008 6:38:05 PM

Current economic situation merits this. People no longer can care for their horses.

10/22/2008 6:34:45 PM

This option is critical to keep horses from painful slaughter.

10/22/2008 6:13:52 PM

It might keep horses owned by people who don't care from starving to death...

10/22/2008 6:13:30 PM

yes but only if the euthanasia is really necessary and not used just to get rid of unwanted horses

10/22/2008 5:43:30 PM

more humane than slaughter

10/22/2008 5:08:55 PM

It is the only humane solution since slalughter is no longer an option. Make anti-slaughter fans pay

10/22/2008 4:51:37 PM

Money should not be an issue in this decision. Horse welfare should be.

10/22/2008 4:48:08 PM

With high feed prices,etc. some owners have terrible choices to make. consider the horses

10/22/2008 4:30:25 PM

If it will save horses from being abused or going to slaughter, DEFINITELY!

10/22/2008 4:09:12 PM

Euthanasia is a painless way for abused and neglected horses who can't find good homes.

10/22/2008 4:06:58 PM

with the option to turn adoptable animals over to rescues

10/22/2008 3:00:50 PM

needs to be VERY low-cost!

10/22/2008 2:58:42 PM

I feel it would keep down the amount of starved, crippled and unwanted horses.

10/22/2008 2:55:01 PM

Euthanasia is far more humane than needlessly prolonging a neglected horse's suffering.

10/22/2008 2:54:18 PM

People who don't know what to do when faced with losing a horse. Some are abandoning them . This wou

10/22/2008 2:52:54 PM

It is much better to have a horse euthanized or adopted than left to starve.

10/22/2008 2:51:25 PM

this is a no brainer with the overpopulatin of horses and irresponsible owners and breeders

10/22/2008 2:47:49 PM

Poor economy, costs of care, and filled rescues. These clinics are very necessary.

10/22/2008 2:43:35 PM

To Many older unsound horse could have a happier ending

10/22/2008 2:34:13 PM

But possibly even more important is reasonable carcass disposal options.

10/22/2008 2:27:24 PM

No affordable options are available...

10/22/2008 2:20:51 PM

It would cut down on numbers of horses starving to death in pastures due to slaughter house closure.

10/22/2008 2:06:55 PM

Better yet open up slaughter on horses so you can bring them to local places and have it done humane

10/22/2008 1:55:29 PM

Depending on the health of the horse and if they are ridable. Good health should not be euthanized j

10/22/2008 1:50:47 PM

For horses that have no other options and the vet is in agreement that euthanasing is the best thing

10/22/2008 1:46:52 PM

Have very mixed feelings about this.

10/22/2008 1:46:10 PM

Guidelines are needed

10/22/2008 1:37:59 PM

Also horse slaughter should be legalized because the INHUMANE way it's done in Mexico is BARBARIC

10/22/2008 1:35:51 PM

It is hard enough to lose your best friend--and then have a huge vet bill to deal with . . .

10/22/2008 1:33:16 PM

Since people suck, we need these clinics for the sake of the horses.

10/22/2008 1:22:27 PM

need more info

10/22/2008 1:14:00 PM

not only low cost euthanasia but also carcass disposal too

10/22/2008 1:10:13 PM

I WOULD RATHER SEE AN ANIMAL PUT DOWN "THE" STAVE TO DEATH!!!!

10/22/2008 1:06:27 PM

It is far better to have a human alternative than to promt suffering

10/22/2008 1:06:19 PM

maybe we could eliminate some of the abuse if low cost euthanasia were available

10/22/2008 1:05:00 PM

a necessart evil....not enough money or facilities to care for all unwanted horses.

10/22/2008 1:02:05 PM

yes, its better than a slow, painful death by neglect and starvation!

10/22/2008 1:00:33 PM

Better then the alternative shipping to Mexico

10/22/2008 12:56:56 PM

what else can we do with older unwanted horses? Can't even sell them for dog food anymore.

10/22/2008 12:56:47 PM

Absolutely! Too many horses are suffering because owner's can't affoird euthanasia and disposal

10/22/2008 12:52:35 PM

It certainly beats letting horses die of neglect or other forms of cruelty!

10/22/2008 12:47:18 PM

You gotta be kidding?

10/22/2008 12:46:15 PM

No, because there would be too many good horses being put down due to laziness, indifference

10/22/2008 12:43:27 PM

yes, but the ones that aren't feeding & neglecting won't do it to end the suffering

10/22/2008 12:41:17 PM

However, the companion problem for many is how to dispose of the carcase.

10/22/2008 12:36:41 PM

Also disposal.

10/22/2008 12:35:17 PM

IF MONITORED SO THAT IT IS REALLY NECESSARY AND NOT BEING DONE FOR AN OWNERS CONVIENANCE

10/22/2008 12:32:49 PM

For the well-being of the horses

10/22/2008 12:32:07 PM

SICK AND UNADOPTABLE HORSES ONLY

10/22/2008 12:32:02 PM

Somethig has to be done for these poor animals that aren't wanted since slaughter has been banned.

10/22/2008 12:29:39 PM

with the overpopulation of unwanted horses, the dumped ones, neglected, Vets, or some intervention

10/22/2008 12:25:36 PM

No Way!

10/22/2008 12:18:23 PM

If a horse owner can not afford to feed their horses than how can they afford the cost of euthanasia

10/22/2008 12:04:03 PM

Many folks let their aging or very ill horses live in pain because they cannot afford to euthanize.

10/22/2008 11:50:52 AM

It is the kindest thing to do instead of pain and starving

10/22/2008 11:46:28 AM

This is a key factor in making sale by auction to killer buyers less attractive.

10/22/2008 11:36:45 AM

help these poor older or injured animals

10/22/2008 11:35:43 AM

It should be just as available as it is for our dogs & cats when they are too old or in pain.

10/22/2008 11:32:40 AM

I am so split on this, it really hurts to see horses suffer. But when it is needed yes.

10/22/2008 11:14:20 AM

Yes, if it would replace slaughtering but adoptions should be 1st.

10/22/2008 11:13:06 AM

It's inhuman for horses to suffer unnecessarily.

10/22/2008 11:06:07 AM

This might just save some horses from the feedlots and slaughter houses

10/22/2008 10:57:39 AM

too many horses suffering out there because of the cost of euthanasia

10/22/2008 10:56:36 AM

Suffering, starving should not be the end for a horse whose owners run out of resources.

10/22/2008 10:53:53 AM

if we could get rid of unwanted horse it may save the horse market

10/22/2008 10:53:36 AM

Much more humane than letting unwanted horses starve!

10/22/2008 10:52:32 AM

owners would be less likely to allow horses to suffer or to send them to killer sales

10/22/2008 10:52:25 AM

It is a much more benign and responsible alternative than the mexican slaughterhouses.

10/22/2008 10:49:58 AM

I believe some horses are left to suffer until death because owners do not have the money

10/22/2008 10:49:56 AM

Please get this started ASAP!!

10/22/2008 10:46:09 AM

We need clearing houses around the country where horses can go to be assessed and put down if necess

10/22/2008 10:45:51 AM

Human euthanasia should be a decision based on economics.

10/22/2008 10:43:37 AM

It is a humane answer to a growing problem.

10/22/2008 10:36:17 AM

absolutely better than slaughter, wish it didn't have to be an option but is nec.

10/22/2008 10:33:44 AM

With the ban of slaughter, some people have no recourse

10/22/2008 10:33:13 AM

Only if humane treatment is strictly enforced

10/22/2008 10:32:08 AM

as distasteful as euthanasia of an unwanted animal is, the alternatives can be far, far worse for t

10/22/2008 10:28:43 AM

If we have put the skids on slaughter - what other reasonable choice is there?

10/22/2008 10:14:40 AM

Would offer opportunties to educate owners as well as proved a good end for suffering horses.

10/22/2008 10:06:02 AM

Also, there should be discounts for the disposal. Maybe do both in one central location.

10/22/2008 10:01:27 AM

Given the time and expense of the procedure most practitioners already discount this service.

10/22/2008 9:59:04 AM

Need companies for the removal of the body also

10/22/2008 9:58:47 AM

It's much better than watching them starve to death.

10/22/2008 9:51:18 AM

I should be available now the the slaughter houses are closed. Less would be left to starve.

10/22/2008 9:50:09 AM

it's a more humane alternative than Mexican slaughterhouses!!

10/22/2008 9:47:55 AM

it would save a lot of suffering, and hopefully prevent some abuse from happening

10/22/2008 9:44:33 AM

a horse shouldn't suffer because it's owner can't afford to put it down

10/22/2008 9:36:41 AM

Clinics need to be very localized due to lack of transportation by some.

10/22/2008 9:32:43 AM

Absolutely, and vet must agree that this is best solution or horse goes to rescue facility or....?!

10/22/2008 9:26:06 AM

Give these horses a better way out than slaughter

10/22/2008 9:21:54 AM

Inexpensive euthanasia is not the issue for me- it is the dilema of removal of remains.

10/22/2008 9:17:40 AM

i have paid up to $300 to have a horse put down and it can cost up to $300 to have it disposed of

10/22/2008 9:06:58 AM

I just put down a pony :( and illegally burried him but not everyone has this option

10/22/2008 9:06:00 AM

If not able to be resusitated by a humane group humane euthanization is the right choice.

10/22/2008 9:01:13 AM

And the HSUS should foot all the bills!

10/22/2008 9:00:22 AM

so owners that can't afford their horses don't dump or neglet them

10/22/2008 8:57:35 AM

Many horses suffer longer than necessary due to cost of euthanasia and burial/disposal

10/22/2008 8:55:35 AM

These poor horses can't be left to suffer in death. We can be "humane" by letting them go.

10/22/2008 8:51:18 AM

There should always be another option

10/22/2008 8:49:20 AM

The option should be there!

10/22/2008 8:42:28 AM

Excellent option in the current economic environment

10/22/2008 8:42:26 AM

With the caveat that rescues will take in healthy animals.

10/22/2008 8:30:55 AM

I believe it to be a last resource; it's better than a slow death due to neglect or abandonment!

10/22/2008 8:27:25 AM

Only for obviously terminal or elderly cases.

10/22/2008 8:24:35 AM

I hope it would end suffering/abuse, maybe lead to saving some horses too

10/22/2008 8:23:39 AM

Euthanasia carried out only if a Vet prescribes.

10/22/2008 8:09:26 AM

Horse owners need to factor euthanasia plans (and costs) into their budget BEFORE buying a horse.

10/22/2008 7:53:52 AM

Yes, by captive bolt. . that and human slaughter houses for all animals.

10/22/2008 7:51:28 AM

Only under controlled circumstances. Horses should not be 'disposable' items.

10/22/2008 7:45:14 AM

If there can be a low cost clinic why can't our regular vets perform euthanasia inexpensively?

10/22/2008 7:30:43 AM

Euthanasia by lag bolt is painless, cheap, and humane.

10/22/2008 7:25:06 AM

It's the only solution for some horses and owners

10/22/2008 7:24:25 AM

Absolutely! As a horse lover, we '

10/22/2008 7:21:12 AM

This might help slow down negelect & starvation of older horses

10/22/2008 7:11:10 AM

and burial services

10/22/2008 7:00:15 AM

without slaughter houses we are overwhelmed with unwanted horses

10/22/2008 6:55:01 AM

WOuld improve the welfare of suffering animals

10/22/2008 6:43:05 AM

How better to honor those that serve us than to let them go with dignity

10/22/2008 6:30:29 AM

well we have to do something since we can't count on the Law ot Goverment to do the right thing !

10/22/2008 6:28:42 AM

This would help with the amount of hurting horses out there.

10/22/2008 6:28:22 AM

Its a zillion times more humane than slaughter and its better than the horse suffering in neglect

10/22/2008 4:07:11 AM

Makes it too easy for heartless owners to get rid of performance horses past their peak

10/22/2008 4:05:47 AM

Too many people let horses suffer as they can't afford treatment or to put the horse to sleep.

10/22/2008 3:40:02 AM

Its better than going to the killer.

10/22/2008 2:36:38 AM

Horses are 'dumped' in my area. Stables find new horses left in their barns in the morning.

10/22/2008 1:49:35 AM

This is one of the hardest issues for horse owners - Yes!!

10/22/2008 1:48:17 AM

euthanasia should should be used for non recoverable diseases and to limit their suffering

10/22/2008 1:22:43 AM

as a rescue operator, if people had an option, maybe horses wouldn't be left to starve

10/22/2008 1:16:28 AM

IT'S BETTER HORSES/ANY ANIMAL TO BE HUMANELY EUTHANIZED THAN STARVED OR NOT GIVEN MEDICAL CARE

10/22/2008 1:01:11 AM

You still have to dispose of the remains; sometimes that's another issue in itself!

10/22/2008 12:58:37 AM

yes, if slaughter ban stays,better than starving

10/22/2008 12:55:38 AM

end needless suffering

10/22/2008 12:44:04 AM

that is if the horse is crippled or so old that its losing weight and if there is no choice for some

10/22/2008 12:35:03 AM

It is better than abandoning them but some might be too quick to use it

10/22/2008 12:32:48 AM

Slaughter bans also need to be lifted.

10/22/2008 12:29:26 AM

There should be a humane way to put you big animals to rest, not everyone wants to shoot their own

10/22/2008 12:21:02 AM

More people would do the right thing if this option were available.

10/21/2008 11:58:01 PM

The alternative is worse - neglect and possible cruelty

10/21/2008 11:52:05 PM

as long as horses are treated with kindness & respect.Owners also

10/21/2008 11:45:02 PM

i think this is a horrible but necessary situation for owners that have no other options.

10/21/2008 11:44:14 PM

better to use euthanasia than people sending the horses to slaughter or just neglecting them

10/21/2008 11:42:08 PM

this would cut down on the number of neglected horses left out in pasture

10/21/2008 11:36:17 PM

In tough times people who cant sell or afford to keep the horse need a humane altermative.

10/21/2008 11:28:22 PM

Only for sick or injured horses, not because owners can't afford them. That's just plain killing!

10/21/2008 11:28:15 PM

What we really need is humane slaughter houses.

10/21/2008 11:07:34 PM

Yes

10/21/2008 11:02:52 PM

since HSPCA and Gov't are trying to limit my options

10/21/2008 11:02:03 PM

lower cost: certainly, clinics? No

10/21/2008 10:59:00 PM

Yes!! This would save a lot of horses from being starved or turned loose due to lack of money.

10/21/2008 10:52:11 PM

the meat needs to be used. Put it back into dog food. Our dogs are starving for nutrition

10/21/2008 10:51:09 PM

There is a hay shortage in our area, prices are up and horses are already being neglected

10/21/2008 10:51:07 PM

Hopely this will allow people to end the lives of horses with dignity.

10/21/2008 10:39:43 PM

It may be an incentive for an owner to do the right thing.

10/21/2008 10:39:39 PM

Absolutely! That would end the slaughter houses.

10/21/2008 10:34:32 PM

and they should reverse the decision to close the slaughter houses w/strict inspections

10/21/2008 10:33:42 PM

Vets are too greedy so start w-lowering euth cost and go from there.

10/21/2008 10:29:27 PM

More affordable options for horse owners could equal less neglect

10/21/2008 10:17:41 PM

Any shipping/starvation alternative needs to have consideration

10/21/2008 10:14:48 PM

Low costs may equal lower standards. Who is going to donate meds/time/disposal? You?

10/21/2008 10:12:15 PM

It is hard enough to do the right thing for your beloved horse without incurring great expense.

10/21/2008 10:11:36 PM

certainly is better than allowing suffering, or starvation and turning loose, etc.

10/21/2008 10:09:24 PM

infinitely better solution than turning a horse on public land to starve

10/21/2008 10:07:38 PM

it is a crime we don't help those in need

10/21/2008 10:02:20 PM

But should be closely regulated to insure that the guidelines are upheld and the option's not abused

10/21/2008 9:57:59 PM

without slaughter operations, this is a necessity

10/21/2008 9:51:16 PM

Euthanasia should only be used in necessary events, having them give owner's a chance to

10/21/2008 9:47:51 PM

A wonderful, kind option

10/21/2008 9:46:15 PM

absolutely.

10/21/2008 9:43:27 PM

A well-placed .22 slug is available, humane, and cheap already

10/21/2008 9:39:13 PM

Yes, but this needs to be regulated so abuses don't occur.

10/21/2008 9:38:37 PM

Each horse euthanasia should be an individualized decision.

10/21/2008 9:35:53 PM

For aged and/or physically/mentally infirm equines only.

10/21/2008 9:35:45 PM

Vet and disposal costs are more than many people can afford today.

10/21/2008 9:35:41 PM

Since the Fed. made slaughter illegal they should pay for euthanasia and disposal of unwanted horses

10/21/2008 9:31:56 PM

Horses are being turned out onto the highways,or left in pastures to starve and die.

10/21/2008 9:30:25 PM

I think careful measures would need to be made to make sure that its not abused.

10/21/2008 9:25:22 PM

Vet supervised for people who can't afford it under normal prices

10/21/2008 9:23:13 PM

Much better to euthanize than send to an auction!!!

10/21/2008 9:20:21 PM

What a sad reflection of our economy, but far more humane than the alternatives.

10/21/2008 9:16:39 PM

But only for terminally ill horses, Not becasue people can't afford them anymore!

10/21/2008 9:14:31 PM

but with strict controls to validate ownership and authority to euthanize

10/21/2008 9:10:30 PM

Yes, I think it would stop a lot of horses facing the stress of transportation to slaughterhouses an

10/21/2008 9:10:20 PM

I think it would make it too easy to just get rid of unwanted horses instead of finding a good home

10/21/2008 9:10:07 PM

A quality of life deemed merciful.

10/21/2008 9:10:04 PM

But only for the very old and ill as a humane resource

10/21/2008 9:08:15 PM

And only used by Veternarian "REFERAL". Hopefully this would elimate abuse by the public!

10/21/2008 9:07:38 PM

It also takes the planning out of it - many people can't cope with the emotions, so wait too long.

10/21/2008 9:07:07 PM

It is the only humane approach. In this economy a lot of horses will be starving to death.

10/21/2008 9:06:16 PM

I think you should reopen the slaugher houses!!!

10/21/2008 9:05:06 PM

Only for those that "need" to be put down...sick or too old and health failing.

10/21/2008 9:04:16 PM

Australia should have them as so many people here have them slaughtered which is barbaric & cruel.

10/21/2008 9:04:02 PM

I think this is just so much more humane than the alternatives. Sad, but humane.

10/21/2008 9:00:52 PM

when faced with the economic loss of a horse the cost of euthanasia just adds to the stress

10/21/2008 9:00:32 PM

As much as I love horses, available euthanasia of some type is necessary.

10/21/2008 8:58:22 PM

Much kinder than leaving horses to starve to death.

10/21/2008 8:56:24 PM

it would help control the unwanted and ailing and aging horse population

10/21/2008 8:55:29 PM

It would help so much with older or sick horses that would require expensive vet bills.

10/21/2008 8:54:06 PM

Yes - even though what's the difference between slaughter and euthanasia? Slaughter = meat at least

10/21/2008 8:53:10 PM

Yes, sadly, very sadly, yes

10/21/2008 8:50:02 PM

Only if it is the only option for the horse, not just owner conv.

10/21/2008 8:49:51 PM

sad but with slaughter banned this is needed

10/21/2008 8:48:34 PM

it would be better then letting an animal suffer before dieing

10/21/2008 8:44:44 PM

Betterto put them down then basically throw them away

10/21/2008 8:43:36 PM

slaughter houses are a necessary evil.All domesticated animals suffer the abuse, neglect, and irresp

10/21/2008 8:42:41 PM

As much as I hate to say yes., it is better than haviing these horse going to Mexico and being stabb

10/21/2008 8:37:58 PM

It's the ONLY way out of the current dilemma.

10/21/2008 8:32:45 PM

I honestly think that is an easy way out. There should be other options available.

10/21/2008 8:31:29 PM

very much! it would help stressed income people to humanely put their sick and old horses to rest.

10/21/2008 8:29:25 PM

To many unwanted horses are left to suffer due to human neglect

10/21/2008 8:22:43 PM

What are people to do who can't afford an aged horse, have tried and failed to find it a home?

10/21/2008 8:19:36 PM

people should not have to take their horse to auction because it's cheaper than euthanasia

10/21/2008 8:19:12 PM

a sad reality and necessity

10/21/2008 8:19:09 PM

But the biggest problem is corpse disposal

10/21/2008 8:16:29 PM

Giving horse owners the option should give horses humane treatment for their last hours

10/21/2008 8:11:12 PM

It is humane; we don't need anymore horses going to Candad and Mexico!

10/21/2008 8:07:11 PM

We must do the human thing for our beloved animals when faced with no alturnitives

10/21/2008 8:03:20 PM

would be a better way to an end that suffering from starvation

10/21/2008 8:02:20 PM

Yes! We need alternatives to slaughter. What did they do 100 yrs ago, burried them!

10/21/2008 7:58:45 PM

How do we dispose of all those unusable, toxic carcasses?

10/21/2008 7:53:24 PM

Should help eliminate slaughter trucks

10/21/2008 7:53:11 PM

Sure. It is a great idea. Hope to never have to use one.

10/21/2008 7:52:59 PM

But only for debilitated horses or dangerous ones--and truely dangerous not mishandled!

10/21/2008 7:51:48 PM

Something needs to be done to the unwanted horses.

10/21/2008 7:47:41 PM

but adequate disposal systems have to be in place also

10/21/2008 7:47:03 PM

An option to allow folks to make a humane decision rather than auction & slaughter

10/21/2008 7:46:43 PM

as long as this helps the suffering of sick and injured horses

10/21/2008 7:44:28 PM

but not for other wise healthy horses, only sick and crippled and dangerous horses.

10/21/2008 7:44:23 PM

Yes as analterative to neglect/abuse

10/21/2008 7:38:48 PM

We need to face reality, unwanted horses are going to suffer worse from starvation and neglect.

10/21/2008 7:37:28 PM

I am concerned that it may be a way of irresponsible people just getting rid of unwanted horses.

10/21/2008 7:34:39 PM

Better than terrifying slaughter house- horses know , glad slaughter is banned

10/21/2008 7:32:12 PM

To help eliminate the amount of neglected horses now suffering from the slaughter ban.

10/21/2008 7:27:17 PM

also disposel

10/21/2008 7:24:11 PM

good concept! How are animals transported from the clinic & to where?

10/21/2008 7:20:00 PM

I recently had to euthanize my 28yr old morgan due to poor health. It cost our family almost $1000.

10/21/2008 7:19:59 PM

Not only the euthanasia but disposal: keeping my 3 aged mares another year would have been cheaper

10/21/2008 7:19:56 PM

As an alternative to slaughter, or starvation? Absolutely!

10/21/2008 7:13:48 PM

send the bill to PETA

10/21/2008 7:12:39 PM

Better to put a horse down than let them starve to death from abandonment!!!!!

10/21/2008 7:10:59 PM

This choice could greatly relieve suffering in horses; from illness that is not treated, old age ,et

10/21/2008 7:07:10 PM

Until the horse population is fully controlled and accounted for, this should be an option.

10/21/2008 6:58:31 PM

the clinic must see that horse needs to be euth'd

10/21/2008 6:58:15 PM

ahh, yeah. It's much better than starving neglected horses that owners can give away or feed

10/21/2008 6:57:46 PM

The slaughter houses should be reformed and reopened. There are to many horse and no enough rescues.

10/21/2008 6:55:41 PM

to encourage people to take more responsibility for their horses

10/21/2008 6:54:30 PM

Euthanasia is far more humane than letting and old or injured horse remain. And yes it is hard to s

10/21/2008 6:52:24 PM

Then people have no excuse to humanely put their horse down.

10/21/2008 6:52:15 PM

The cost of euthanasia and disposal is way to expensive for the average horse owner.

10/21/2008 6:52:01 PM

Yes many horses that suffer are not put down for soley economic reasons.

10/21/2008 6:50:51 PM

ABSOLUTELY!!!! Then at least THAT excuse would be gone...

10/21/2008 6:50:30 PM

Especially since the perceived "high cost" of Euthanasia is used by supporters of horse slaughter

10/21/2008 6:47:25 PM

Horse owners have to have a humane option for their horses that they can no longer care for.

10/21/2008 6:44:40 PM

Much better than a slow death

10/21/2008 6:40:50 PM

If the health of the horse and/or its quality of life then I agree.

10/21/2008 6:39:04 PM

I would rather see vets offer a lower cost euthanasia when the horse really needs it.

10/21/2008 6:38:04 PM

For sickness, yes... but disposal also, as not everybody can bury their horse in their pasture.

10/21/2008 6:37:57 PM

...but where do the bodies go?

10/21/2008 6:37:00 PM

This could at least ease the pain for some owners in the economical realm.

10/21/2008 6:36:52 PM

Yes! ANYTHING to reduce inhumane slaughter of horses!

10/21/2008 6:36:21 PM

Vets should not profit on this service, period

10/21/2008 6:35:44 PM

People should do the right thing but they don't so assist them with the decision.

10/21/2008 6:31:21 PM

I think low-cost euthanasia should be available, but not clinics dedicated to such.

10/21/2008 6:28:11 PM

As a responsponsible horse owner, we need it when no other options remain.

10/21/2008 6:24:55 PM

What else ya gonna do with 'em? The do gooders did away with the slaughter plants! (Idiots!)

10/21/2008 6:24:10 PM

yes but not used as method to get rid of unwanted horses in good health

10/21/2008 6:23:10 PM

then people could NOT use the cost as their excuse! Be responsible!

10/21/2008 6:22:23 PM

Since all of the US slaughter houses have been closed, this will hopefully be a humane end to some h

10/21/2008 6:21:52 PM

it would help alleviate a lot of suffering

10/21/2008 6:20:46 PM

I like the idea of rehoming healthy, unwanted horses turned in at such a clinic.

10/21/2008 6:19:34 PM

something needs to be done to help stop suffering & excuses for it; sofar this is the best I've seen

10/21/2008 6:19:26 PM

More humane than slaughter

10/21/2008 6:18:53 PM

Old, sick, unmanageable horses-better than slaughter

10/21/2008 6:18:10 PM

This is really tough question, I do not think there is an easy solution to this situation

10/21/2008 6:18:09 PM

if used the the right purpose

10/21/2008 6:17:52 PM

As long as a release is signed allowing for useable horses to be placed.

10/21/2008 6:17:01 PM

MOST people are not prepared OR WILL NOT deal with that issue. THEY need help!

10/21/2008 6:10:55 PM

Too bad people won't stop breeding and preventing unwanted babies.

10/21/2008 6:07:37 PM

ABSOLUTELY!!! fewer horses would be put through hell...

10/21/2008 6:07:25 PM

I have really mixed feelings about this. No animal should suffer, but they shouldn't be killed arbi

10/21/2008 6:04:46 PM

Owners need to rebudget at their own expense, not their animals.

10/21/2008 6:03:40 PM

There has to be a way to help control the # of unwanted horses.

10/21/2008 6:02:27 PM

I know people who have said they cannot afford to euthanize their horses.

10/21/2008 6:01:35 PM

It is important for the sake of the horse not to cause undue suffering and/or starving be condoned.

10/21/2008 6:00:42 PM

Most emphatically YES! If it didn't cost so much more people would use it.

10/21/2008 6:00:15 PM

This is an important humane issue.

10/21/2008 5:59:46 PM

It is one way to prevent countless animals from dying terrifying deaths in slaughterhouses

10/21/2008 5:58:22 PM

If there was a vet to determine if the horse needed to be euthanized they would be good.

10/21/2008 5:55:03 PM

No slaughter=many unwanted and unusable horses. better option than abandonment.

10/21/2008 5:49:14 PM

Low Cost for Sick, Crippled, Severely Injured: YES / Oherwise NO - not an escape route for finances

10/21/2008 5:48:22 PM

what are we going to do with all the aging/hurtanimals now that slaughter is banned???

10/21/2008 5:47:47 PM

YES!!! had a friend who couldn't afford $350 for this, horse "put down" with gun. AWFUL!!

10/21/2008 5:47:01 PM

Hard question but if all attempts to find home fail, it's for the best

10/21/2008 5:46:03 PM

With the high cost of feed/board, great alternative for owners

10/21/2008 5:45:23 PM

If people could affored it maybe fewer horses will be starved to death.

10/21/2008 5:45:11 PM

It's better than dying the horrible death at a slaughter horse, this is a great idea.

10/21/2008 5:45:03 PM

Give horses the respect they deserve by a humane death.

10/21/2008 5:43:25 PM

If it is a choice to either euthanize or commit the horse to a lifetime of misery - euthanasia wins

10/21/2008 5:38:52 PM

But, should be used as a last resort.

10/21/2008 5:38:02 PM

Absolutely. The loss of equine slaughterhouses has caused huge problems.

10/21/2008 5:37:46 PM

If the the choice is starvation or euthanasia, the answer is obvious. We must not let horses suffer.

10/21/2008 5:37:41 PM

Only for unadoptable horses, a much better option than slaughter.

10/21/2008 5:37:07 PM

It's hard when money makes a hard decision more difficult

10/21/2008 5:36:17 PM

My ver charges $250.00 and it costs another $250.00 to have the body removed. Who can afford it.

10/21/2008 5:36:00 PM

They should be offerred at Non-Profit rescue locations so that any useful animals can be surrendered

10/21/2008 5:31:21 PM

Yes, now that humane slaughter is no longer an option!

10/21/2008 5:27:25 PM

Yes, but only if disposal of remains is also low cost and available

10/21/2008 5:26:48 PM

More humane than starvation or sending to the slaughter house

10/21/2008 5:25:32 PM

absolutely!

10/21/2008 5:24:15 PM

I don't think that the cost of putting a horse down is the issue though - more the owners attachment

10/21/2008 5:13:20 PM

It is more humane than allowing horses to starve because people can't afford to keep them

10/21/2008 5:07:08 PM

Better for the horse to have an adoption option or to be humanely euthenized that to suffer.

10/21/2008 5:06:21 PM

Owners need a financially viable option so horses don't suffer

10/21/2008 5:03:37 PM

Absolutely!

10/21/2008 5:00:52 PM

very humane

10/21/2008 5:00:40 PM

Absolutely. There would be less abandonment of old/sick animals

10/21/2008 4:59:45 PM

Absolutely, there is a need for this.

10/21/2008 4:59:29 PM

I think it would help with the growing problem of neglected/starving animals.

10/21/2008 4:58:59 PM

Absolutely, there is a need for this.

10/21/2008 4:58:10 PM

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE MY DEAR, SWEET, HORSES GO WHEN THEIR TIME COMES.LOW COST WOULD HELP SO MANY

10/21/2008 4:57:38 PM

We need an inexpensive but humane way for our many unwanted horses.

10/21/2008 4:56:01 PM

low cost, yes but clinics? that is sad

10/21/2008 4:52:50 PM

too many questions: who picks up the rest of the tab - smalltown vets can't always subsidize . . .

10/21/2008 4:52:47 PM

Only for those that are very sick,old & owners are neglecting care after efforts are made to adopt 1

10/21/2008 4:52:00 PM

it is preferable to the current "shipping to Mexico"

10/21/2008 4:51:49 PM

Considering the alternative (starvation & neglect). It looks like we have to go that way.

10/21/2008 4:51:46 PM

How about low-cost medical care nstead.

10/21/2008 4:51:23 PM

We have to do something quick for unwanted equine, the ivory tower folks took away the captive bolt.

10/21/2008 4:49:45 PM

Since we no longer have slaughter there needs to be an alternative

10/21/2008 4:49:04 PM

i've too many horses in the killer pens that should have been euthanasied if the cost had been less.

10/21/2008 4:47:57 PM

humane necessity

10/21/2008 4:47:07 PM

absolutely! until this country can reopen the equine slaughter business, using humane regulations.

10/21/2008 4:46:26 PM

Yes, but people need to man up and be responsible for every horse they own, cheap euthanasia or not.

10/21/2008 4:42:59 PM

Humane euthansia is better alternative than pain, suffering, abandonment

10/21/2008 4:42:48 PM

beats slaughter

10/21/2008 4:42:39 PM

Absolutely! Why let the poor things suffer until they die when people can't afford high vet costs?

10/21/2008 4:42:30 PM

Sadly, there really are fates worse than death.

10/21/2008 4:39:42 PM

Absolutely, this is an emergency necessity, too many horses are being starved to death.

10/21/2008 4:38:37 PM

Its what we assured horse owners would be available when we took away the slaughter option.

10/21/2008 4:38:34 PM

Not for healthy horses, only for ill or crippled

10/21/2008 4:38:03 PM

Lacking the traditional livestock market for unwanted horses this type service is very important

10/21/2008 4:37:19 PM

absolutely.

10/21/2008 4:36:21 PM

It's the DUTY of equine stewards to euth kindly when appropr. It's costly! This helps good owners.

10/21/2008 4:36:03 PM

It would save countless horses suffering simply because owners cannot afford the kindest goodbye.

10/21/2008 4:35:43 PM

more humane

10/21/2008 4:33:36 PM

Unfortunately necessary due to overpopulation

10/21/2008 4:33:34 PM

some of us cannot afford to pay the vet for disposal also.

10/21/2008 4:33:31 PM

There is the reality of too many animals and too few options for many owners.Hard choice,but a need

10/21/2008 4:33:29 PM

A MUST!

10/21/2008 4:31:54 PM

but who pays for the disposal of the body after the fact.?

10/21/2008 4:30:37 PM

It gets back to making good choices before we bring a horse home to start with. Be responsible.

10/21/2008 4:29:43 PM

the big expense is having a backhoe dig a hole for burial will clinic have a method of disposal

10/21/2008 4:29:29 PM

It would help eliminate a horses suffering if an owner can't take care of it. Thanks PETA.

10/21/2008 4:29:28 PM

This certainly beats slaughter

10/21/2008 4:28:14 PM

Too many horses are suffering due to slaughter houses not accepting horses

10/21/2008 4:27:50 PM

This would give owners an option instead of letting an unknown person take the horse.

10/21/2008 4:27:37 PM

beats starving them to death

10/21/2008 4:27:21 PM

maybe not widely but at least regionally available

10/21/2008 4:27:18 PM

And PETA required to dispose of the body

10/21/2008 4:26:20 PM

Disposal of the body should be included in all clinics.

10/21/2008 4:26:07 PM

Surely better that horses left running wild to starve to death!

10/21/2008 4:25:32 PM

preferable to horses being abandoned or starved

10/21/2008 4:24:55 PM

ALSO: Breeders, trainers, owners must responsibly produce horses capable of useful lives.

10/21/2008 4:24:38 PM

It's much better than having your old friend suffer in the field or shipping him off to slaughter.

10/21/2008 4:23:57 PM

ESPECIALLY with ther not being any slaughter!!

10/21/2008 4:23:53 PM

I do think low-cost equine euthanasia should be available when needed not just during "a clinic."

10/21/2008 4:22:51 PM

bring back humane slaughter!

10/21/2008 4:22:25 PM

Drug companies should provide vets with the medication for this at their cost.

10/21/2008 4:21:36 PM

Some horse owners are in financial crisis and would rather put their horses down than send them out

10/21/2008 4:21:35 PM

It would be more humane than shipping, slaughter, etc.

10/21/2008 4:20:52 PM

better than people turning them loose or abandoning them to starve

10/21/2008 4:19:33 PM

Absolutely. This is a more humane choice then a slaughter house in Canada Or Mexico

10/21/2008 4:17:07 PM

Absolutely YES!!! This would be a reasonable alternative to current options.

10/21/2008 4:16:30 PM

Having a horse humanely distroyed is kinder than abandonment

10/21/2008 4:16:17 PM

not sure who should foot the bill..those against slaughter possibly

10/21/2008 4:16:03 PM

Yes, as long as the rules ARE followed and the horses are NOT adoptable.

10/21/2008 4:15:01 PM

should be an option, although if you can feed it each month you should be able to pay for euthanasia

10/21/2008 4:14:44 PM

Horrified that it's offered as a simple option to the expense of ownership!!!

10/21/2008 4:13:59 PM

It is better to HUMANELY euthanize them than starve, abuse or slaughter them.

10/21/2008 4:09:15 PM

In the name of all that is humane, yes!

10/21/2008 4:07:30 PM

I believe (HOPE) that people would do the Humane thing for their horses if it were afordable

10/21/2008 4:06:30 PM

stop overbreeding.It is unethical for rescues to buy healthy at auction horses to then euth

10/21/2008 4:04:44 PM

Yes! Absolutely!

10/21/2008 4:04:39 PM

The cost of burial, cremation, disposing of the body is greater than the cost of euthanasia.

10/21/2008 4:03:08 PM

Absolutely mandatory. Prevents the agony of slaugher and the ills associated with that industry.

10/21/2008 4:02:59 PM

And the fools in Washington should foot the bill for the cost!!!

10/21/2008 4:01:13 PM

But emaciated animals like the one n the photo should be rehabiliated if possible not dispatched.

10/21/2008 4:00:35 PM

Lining up horses for euthanasia may be more humane, but for my horse it will be private and calm

10/21/2008 4:00:28 PM

Rather than suffer yes. Would you offer body disposal as well??...

10/21/2008 4:00:25 PM

For horses that are clearly unmarketable for various reasons (neglect;abuse;health)

10/21/2008 4:00:23 PM

It's better than the aution route for elderly and failing horses

10/21/2008 4:00:07 PM

Especially in these times

10/21/2008 3:59:00 PM

Absolutely.

10/21/2008 3:53:15 PM

What has this world come to??!!

10/21/2008 3:51:58 PM

Now more than ever with the passage of the no slaughter law.

10/21/2008 3:51:19 PM

It would be too easy for people to just get rid of unwanted horses

10/21/2008 3:51:03 PM

Vets should be allowed to euthanize as needed and have as tax write-off

10/21/2008 3:50:27 PM

There are times when euthanasia is necessary

10/21/2008 3:50:07 PM

Horses should be humanely killed, but their meat should be USED (dog food, export to Europe, etc.).

10/21/2008 3:47:23 PM

The costs of rendering is astronomical, $275. Then vet fees of $235. Puts the cost over $500

10/21/2008 3:45:58 PM

especially when a vet has cared for the horse a good part of its life

10/21/2008 3:43:04 PM

Personally, I don't care what it would cost, but some people would rather starve a horse than spend

10/21/2008 3:39:06 PM

Yes, but who/how is going to dispose of all the bodies????

10/21/2008 3:14:02 PM

People can finally put down old backyard Bessie, and put her out of her misery!

10/21/2008 2:48:47 PM

This is a great idea. I would like to open one in MN

10/21/2008 2:25:16 PM

yes because the dignity of quality of life versus the quanity of life is perserved

10/21/2008 1:45:52 PM

YES, SO THEY DO NOT GO TO SLAUGHTER

10/21/2008 12:56:41 PM

I think that low cost euthanasia should be available but not in a clinic setting.

10/21/2008 11:52:46 AM

It should be an option for owners of infirmed, unwanted, or otherwise unadoptable horses.

10/21/2008 11:21:42 AM

In my area ity costs about $300 to euthanize a horse and another $400 to have the body removed

10/21/2008 11:04:46 AM