Oh, yes! The All-American city of Roswell, New Mexico – known for its UFO Museum and home of “Mine That Bird”: [auth] the racehorse that put Roswell on the map by winning the Kentucky Derby.
Now Roswell will be taken right off the map if it is known as the city that allows the barbaric practice of horse slaughter. There are riding schools here and organizations that use horses for therapy in helping troubled persons.
If the question is horse neglect and abuse, there are organizations that help: animal rights groups, U.S. Equine Rescue, The Humane Society of the U.S. and others. The starved and abused ones would not be slaughtered; only the healthy ones, and that’s a crime.
Remember: this country could not have been settled without the help of work animals and horses were used for work, transportation, mail delivery (remember the Pony Express).
Horses are beautiful, useful and intelligent animals; please don’t destroy them (and Roswell).
Mary E. Guinn