Report finds hope for US equine industry after prolonged decline

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) with the assistance of the Animal Law Coalition has released the first Annual Equine Welfare Report. The report contains statistics and records obtained from federal and state agencies as well as breed registries.

foal“The findings are grim for the horse industry,” says EWA’s John Holland, “We found that the decline in new registrations which began in 2005 continued into 2013, with some breeds reporting registrations down as much as 75%.”

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  1. You could not have said it any clearer Barbara.

  2. Well said Barbara.

  3. Barbara Griffith · ·

    I hope the breeding of US horses drops to zero, if the breeder does not have a buyer for the foal before its born then don’t breed the mare What has happened is the greedy fools stopped the rampant over- breeding all of them have been doing none stop for the past 20 years. They have no slaughter plants in the US to easily send them too they have to be shipped to Canada/Mexico and with the of cost of diesel fuel so high for the killer buyers trucks a lot of the breeders may not be able just call the local killer buyer to pick up the horses they would sell to the buyer and get a better price for them than taking them to a auction. With the cost of hay so high they can’t afford to feed the mare let alone make any money off of the foal. I hope all of them go out of business including the racing industry here in the US. When breeders allow over 100,000 horses to be sent to be slaughtered each year just to get rid of their mistakes instead of trying to find homes for a large portion of them or use a licensed vet to humanly use euthanasia to put the animal to sleep peacefully I have no use for the industry.

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