Slaughter not exclusive to old, dying horses
Regarding “Horse bill wins committee approval” (News, Feb. 13): State Rep. Skye McNiel, R-Bristow, author of House Bill 1999, asked, “What do you do when you see horses when they're at the end of their useful life?” I say that you do what most horse-loving people do. You call the veterinarian who's been caring for that horse all its life. This bill isn't about those horses or those people. It's about a group of people who are into slaughter for profit. They don't care that these animals will be inhumanely shipped in all weather in cramped, frightening conditions.
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On our highways we'll start to see open double-decker trucks jammed with healthy, pregnant, young, old, injured and scared horses, coming from hundreds of miles away. I don't want to be from a state known as No. 1 in horse slaughter.
Cheryl Steckler, Oklahoma City
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