Slaughter not exclusive to old, dying horses

Published: February 16, 2013
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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.

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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