Sunday, June 26, 2011

Government Regulations Cause More Horse Suffering, too

Slaughter ban sending horses across borders
Congress imposed a back-door ban on horse slaughter in 2006 to try to improve humane conditions, but a new government report says it has backfired and the same horses are now being exported for slaughter in Canada and Mexico, and they likely are suffering more along the journey.

The Government Accountability Office said the policy has led to "unintended consequences" such as depressed prices for all horses and an increase in reports of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment
If I had a nickel for every government regulation that led to disastrous "unintended consequences," I'd be a very rich man and the government would take half.

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