Ziggypop wrote:This is not good.
https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/201 ... th-sb-139/
I haven't seen this discussed much in the horse rescue/retrain/rehome community, at least the ones that I'm involved with or "friends" with on FB. They are much more focused on other issues, especially the coming change in Canada re slaughter, and the use use of a captive bolt gun defined as humane euthanasia for a horse.
I admit I don't understand the pros and cons of this classification change very well (beyond the tax benefits for owning and breeding livestock) and strongly agree with Barry Irwin's comment on the Paulick story below (is that you agreeing with him?):
This piece cries out for a companion story that explains what the pros and cons are of this issue.
I'd love to learn more even though I live far from Kentucky, and in my state horses are already classified as livestock. Please let me know if you find any good articles with more detailed and hopefully unbiased information about the pros and cons.
Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Bill To Designate Equines As Livestock