An End to Horse Breeding?

An End to Horse Breeding?

pApril 15, 2013/p
pa href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/opinion/an-end-to-horse-breeding.html?_r=0″As published in the NY Times/a/p
pbAn End to Horse Breeding?/b/p
pTo the Editor:/p
pCommendably, “A New Destination for Status-Symbol Horses in Spain: The Abattoir” (Chapineri­a Journal, April 11) makes the case for an end to horse breeding, which creates a path to the slaughterhouse. Why, after all, should human beings assign other animals worth or worthlessness?/p
pViewed as status symbols by some and dinner by others, bred into commercial existence for racing, equestrian pursuits, carriage rides or other frivolous entertainment, horses have long been vulnerable to unchallenged greed and manipulation. But this should be challenged at every turn./p
pMeanwhile, policies for free-roaming horses on public lands should ensure that horses be allowed to live free. We have dominated horses long enough; it’s time to get off their backs./p
pEDITA BIRNKRANTbr /
New York Directorbr /
Friends of Animalsbr /
New York, April 11, 2013/p
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