The rebut would come in the form of "but we want our good friend Jose to have one of our horses in Mexico...why shouldn't we be allowed to give our good friend Jose a horse or two?". Now that sounds a bit fishy but ok let's say someone does want to give an older horse to a friend outside the country. Fine, but one essential ingredient has to exist! No auctioning to buyers who buy for Mexico. If it is on a one two basis that appears to be clean then it may be ok. But then you may get 5,000 unethical horse race owners who stabled their horses claiming "Oh I just want my friend Jose to have my horse in Mexico". But a new auction limitation and law would define the fact that "horses cannot be auctioned for usage in Mexico for slaughter or unethical practices" and horses over the age of so and so cannot be auctioned period...end of story.
In my view if a wealthy person can afford to race and train a horse to win him/her lots of money he/she can afford to board and care for the horse afterwards. In other words if you can't afford to be humane than don't get into race horsing. Race horsing is just another unethical gambling scheme anyways filled with mafia and evil at times either way. People who just "get rid of em" after racing them usually have the funds to board and care for their horse but because of their unusual and unethical natures don't do so.
Then there can be the fixture part of law put into place. One can fix the horse not to breed if they know they won't be able to care and board the horse later. This way one won't have a ton of horses being born over and over again being sold into the slaughter houses. What America upholds here in the States America has to uphold elsewhere that is if America doesn't allow a form of Canibalism here in the States there is no reason to allow it in France, Mexico, or Canada. It still represents America whether on foreign soil or locally. That part of reason is called true integrity.
To halt the problem to begin with or get at the root of the problem is of essence not just putting loopholed legislation in place. The unethical breeders who make fortunes off of the race industry have to addressed fully within the legislation especially or those groups who breed horses to sell for human slaughter and consumption. Those same people can start a kiddy park instead and charge a dollar for a short ride on the horse around the stables and make just as much money if not more. There are other avenues then slaughter or cruel and inhumane transportation. Those countries can breed their own horses and America should finally put a halt on transporting horses to any country for any reason without full verifiable evidence of congriguety with American ideals and beliefs. We don't eat spiders, dogs, cats, horses, whales, llamas, parrots, seagulls, rats, mice, or people here.
What needs to be done is a change in the wording presented for legislative purposes first! Even if Congress does pass another law protecting horses the killer buyers (sellers) will do it anyways or work around it. Let's say basically if a new law states one cannot transport horses to Mexico and Canada for human consumption. Well the auction sales will say they are selling and buyers will say they are buying for some other purpose. When they get on Mexican or Canadian grounds well that all can change. Just as they are doing now they r working around the law and avoiding technicalities (or doing it anyways). What legislation has to stiputlate is 1. Horse breeders can only multiply and breed horses that they will fully be financially responsible for for the full life of the horse. We cannot allow wild breeders for the sake of greed and money reasons to breed and just breed til the right race horse pops out there. 2. Legislation has to stipulate that race horses used in the arena cannot be transported outside the country (when they are through with them) and the owner has to bear full financial responsibility for the care and upkeep after "he is through with the horse". This will weed through a more respectable type of race horse owner as opposed to the unethical, uncaring, purposeless owner who just collects horse after horse to build his/her personal fortunes.
3. All horses of age cannot be cruelly transported outside the country...end of story here. We all know that horses in their mid years mostly get sold through those unethical, inhumane, and evil channels to slaughter. This part of the law would end the "working around the law or loophole law that exists now".
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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