With the recent economic challenges, more and more horse owners are finding themselves unable to properly care for their horses and feel their choices are to either send the horse to auction or euthanize. Euthanasia can cost upwards of $500 for the vet and removal, and so the owners turn to auctions as the only affordable option.
A horse rescue out west came up with a humane, creative solution. They are offering a free euthanasia clinic for unadoptable horses.
While this may seem like a controversial or extreme option to many readers, the alternative may be horses left to starve, suffer, or packed onto trucks to be slaughtered in Mexico or Canada.
Perhaps this new option will catch on in other states…
Here are some links on the topic:
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