Inhumane treatment...
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Several days ago I saw a horrible thing. A large truck with Idaho plates transporting dozens of what appeared to me to be wild horses, heading south, jam-packed to the point they couldn’t move even if they wanted to.

Am I the only one who saw this? I hope not. But I haven’t heard anyone else talking about it.

I am sure there is a lot more of this going on.

It was 90 degrees outside that day and the farther south you go, the hotter it gets. If we must thin the wild horses out, shouldn’t there be a more humane way of transporting them to their final destination – the slaughterhouse? Or do some people just want them all gone no matter how or why?

—Donna McNeely


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