Incidence of Abandoned Horses on Rise?

Read more about the abandoned and unwanted horses issue with these links.

The May 2008 issue of Horse & Rider included a Q&A with the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) discussing various consequences of the slaughter ban. In that article, LMA Vice President Nancy Robinson referred to the increasing numbers of unwanted horses being abandoned or neglected; below are links to stories on this topic.

There are many factors contributing to the growing numbers of unwanted horses; vastly fewer animals going to slaughter in recent decades may be one of them. | Photo by Alana Harrison

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