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RE: [SPAM] Re: [RC] [RC] Spanish Mustangs - Terry Banister

We are still a "free" country, but  we already have licenses for dogs, licenses for vehicles, and licenses for professional practices. It is a means of regulation that we are already used to, and unfortunately it is a necessary evil when living in huge social environments. "Freedon" does not = Unrestricted behavior practices(hedonism and anarchy). Large social groups need controls and boundaries in order to function. Non-food animals no longer have much function in our society, and therefore, need to be regulated differently than in the past.

No one mentioned anything about putting a stop to professional or preservation breeding ~ But regulation and accountability are needed! Those who are "the irresponsible ones don't bother to follow the regulations" need to be penalized for noncompliance! It is simply time for regulation. Society is going through huge metamorphosis, and the animal-keeping practices of the past need to be revisited - regulated and controlled.

Terry

> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:33:15 -0700
> From: heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [SPAM] Re: [RC] [RC] Spanish Mustangs
> To: 6mules@xxxxxxxxx
> CC: raneller@xxxxxxx; wpwpw@xxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; ebeyrider@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
> > "Breeding, in my opinion needs to be strictly regulated and controlled from
> > > here on. I personally feel a license should be necessary to breed any
> > > domestic (dogs, cats, horses) animals ~ with penalties for noncompliance. "
> > > Terry
> > > "May the Horse be with you"
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I do agree, Terry, that folks need to limit their breeding practices.
> > > However, I am also very glad to five in a free country.
>
>
> THANK YOU, Marirose. Furthermore, licensing just punishes the responsible people-- and "the irresponsible ones don't bother to follow the regulations" need to be "
>
> I would add to this that honest-to-goodness preservation breeders (those actually striving to preserve genetic traits, not just names in pedigrees) are doing a tremendous service to the future of the breed--whatever breed. Horses are not like bellbottom jeans (to paraphrase an excellent editorial by RJ Cadranell). You cannot just put them on the shelf when a key bloodline is "out of fashion" and then take them back down in 30 or 40 years when people realize their importance once again. If one does not breed replacements, those genes are lost FOREVER. Not all horses are created equal--thank goodness for dedicated breeders who continue to breed (responsibly, certainly) with vision and foresight, so that many of the genetic treasures are not lost.
>
> Heidi
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