Sick, sick, sick!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:18 PM
Wouldn't it be better to give them away than to send them to the sale without papers?? I understand being trashed for running horses through sales but without papers is just pathetic!!! I know how hard it is to get rid of horses right now but these horses could have found homes.
Ok sorry for the rant. These horses will haunt me!!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:47 PM
Edited by krissylekrix2001, 20 July 2012 - 05:51 PM.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:53 PM
Lorna G. Kirby, PE
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:02 PM
Sadly the public outrage, bashing and harrassment many breeders have recieved after sending horses WITH papers to sales, well, makes it not in their best interest to do so. As enraging as it is, it's not illegal to send horses to these auctions.
I totallly understand where you are coming from, and am in no way defending, trust me, makes my blood boil!!
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, there would be more vegetarians"
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:15 PM
Arabian Show Horses
Dr. Russell & Kathy Cranford
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:38 PM
All of the above aside, I suspect the real reason horses are run through an auction without papers is to create a disconnect between the horse and breeder/owner who sent them to auction. Fact is, a papered horse is going to bring more money, even from an auction, so they are sending them through without papers for a reason. In this era where everything can be immediately known/disclosed via internet, breeders/owners are immediately villianized if they send horses through an auction. IMO, the criticism for doing so is exactly why they are now going to auction without their papers. Sometimes the better choice is the lesser of two evils. I would encourage all of us to keep that in mind when we hear of these things. While we may not like the fact that an auction is the venue of choice, perhaps we should at least learn to appreciate that it would be far worse if the horse didn't go though with papers. A recent example - Red Sonja and the mare Maplewood took (her name escapes me at the moment). She was crucified by people on this forum. I doubt she will ever again send a horse through with papers that connect the horse to her.
Stepping off my soap box now. Sorry for the rant.
CA and SCID negative.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:02 PM
You have a point Shelly and back then I did not really realize this but have since come to change my thinking a little. If the breeder sends them through with papers we need to applaud them in a sense not crucify as this encourages more to do the same in the future. It sucks....but we should do it for the horses.
Not sure if I will go so far as to say applaud them but I know what you mean. I do think we need to appreciate that they have the right to send their horses to auction as it is legal, and that if they send them with papers that is far better than sending them without them. When we crucify, we ensure they will never again send them with papers - something I'm sure we can all agree is the worst of the worst of options and outcomes for the horses!
CA and SCID negative.