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Re: Horse slaughter

In a message dated 3/16/00 12:59:46 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< This option is available in the UK and in France.  Don't know about the 
 of Europe.>>

I'll have to ask my husband more specifically about Denmark.  All he has 
mentioned there is that the horse butcher was only a few kilometers away, so 
he could literally lead the horse there if he wanted.
 <<How do veterinary clinics in the US deal with the bodies of horse they 
lose? >>

Depends on the area.  Where I am, the rendering company will pick them up 
(from vet clinic OR private farm), but with the rise in fuel prices the past 
few years, they have gone from free pick-up to charging a fee for it, with 
the amount varying on the distance they have to drive from their plant.  In 
some areas, they can be hauled to landfills for a fee.  Some areas offer 
cremation, but the price is either subsidized or quite high--someone in this 
thread quoted $1 per pound, which at the current price of fuel, may be 
conservative.  (I know the price for cremation of large dogs was around $200 
even a few years ago.  I have a hard time even imagining cremating a horse!)


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