- Harold Howe
- Fri Mar 23 2012
There is quite little that provokes horse lovers more than the subject of horse slaughter, which is why Premier Dalton McGuinty’s moves to effectively destroy the horse racing industry has signed the death warrants for thousands of animals.
According to the Ontario horse racing industry there were approximately 14,000 unique starters who raced last year, which includes Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. It is estimated that the total race horse population, which includes broodmares, stallions, foals and yearlings, comes in at just over 26,000.
But if racing is decimated in the McGuinty plan, the question has to be asked as to what happens to all the horses. Does the welfare of the horse play any role in all this?