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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
10/21/2008 5:00:52 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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