WV Rules Allow Action in Slaughter Cases

Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:22 PM
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:31 PM

Revised regulations adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission would allow the agency to take action against permit holders found to have knowingly sold a horse for slaughter.It is believed to be a first in the United States for the licensing of Thoroughbred permit holders. The regulations also allow for action in cases of horse abuse.

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  1. Heather · ·

    Finally at least it is a start, not a great one but one all the same. I agree with Barbara….the owners and trainers know exactly who they are dealing with and where these horses end up…they just don’t care.

  2. I agree, no doubt they all know what is going on, no doubt at all.

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  4. Good! It’s about damn time some of this was stopped. Nobody can tell me that the trainers and owners don’t know just who the killer buyers are. They have handed over enough race horses to know exactly where the horses are headed. But nothing can stop a breeder from just picking up the phone and calling his friendly killer buyer to come over, I’ve got a pen full of brood mares you can buy “cheap”.

    1. Harriett Underwood · ·

      You hit the nail on the head Barbara. True for sure.

    2. I am with you on this one. Sending horses to slaughter just because the owners do not want to pay for their hay is sick. Just use em’ up and get rid of them is not right. It will catch up to these killers.

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