By JADED MARE
So, those uncooperative horses who won’t be killed any more in US slaughter houses and go all the way to Canada and Mexico are now being blamed for a horse tail shortage, forcing normally law-abiding Americans to risk their immortal souls by cutting and stealing them.
It’s happening all over the place in Colorado anyway, or around Denver some place, but it has happened before even when they were butchering horses all the time here, also.
DeeDee Correll of the L.A. Times tell us:
The horses at Tom Johnson and Jim Hoff’s place once had tails that hung down to their hooves.
Shampooed and combed, they gleamed, flaxen-colored, when the Belgian draft horses drew wagons for children and pranced in parades.
But a significant portion of their tails disappeared one recent night when a knife- or scissors-wielding intruder hopped the fence into their pasture and hacked away, leaving half a dozen horses and ponies with shredded stubs.
Some have speculated that the shuttering of slaughterhouses in the U.S. in the last two years has led to a scarcity of horsehair. Others doubt that theory, because the hair is still available from slaughterhouses in other countries, and some thefts nationwide occurred before the slaughterhouse closures.
It is considered abuse cos horses can’t swat flies from their nether regions and stuff, and everybody is mad about it, so please pay or go to jail. Horses who do not need their tails should please donate them, which won’t be anybody. LA Times.com >>