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Re: Re: auction/slaughter houses

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From: lkgower <>>
> Hi, I just got off the phone with my vet, and found out it is $185.00 to >
euthanize a 1000 lb horse AND have the carcass hauled away.> That is one
month's board.  If I couldn't pay that amount,  I firmly believe> I should
NOT have/own a horse.> Lindak,  Perris, CA

Earlier this year we had a horse who we knew was dying.  We kept him
comfortable for about a month, and had him euthanized when it was time. It
cost us about $400-$500. We have neighbors who have a backhoe who were
gracious enough to help us bury him on our property.  -so there was no cost
to us for disposal. I think the usual cost in this area is about $100 to
have one hauled off.

If we had chosen to have him slaughtered while he was still healthy at the
first of the month, we could have made about $350 on him...  a difference to
the checkbook of just under $1000.   (To put that in perspective, my monthly
feed bill on eight horses is under $100, groc for a family of four, about

That wasn't our choice, but I certainly wouldn't be too quick to judge
someone who made a different decision.

((At least we are LUCKY enough to be in Texas where I could have hauled him
directly in on the correct day so he wouldn't have to go thru the auction,
travel and holding pens!!))

Becky Huffman ~ didn't we just discuss this a couple of months ago? :((
Huffman's Arabians ~ The Original Series ~

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from
doing something worthwhile."
   --Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865--1940)

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