12/1/2011

While the ban on horse slaughter likely stemmed from "the best of intentions," the unintended consequences for horses were severe and serious, said Val Vail-Shirey, the executive director of the Michigan Equine Partnership. "All of a sudden all of the unwanted horses were suffering brutal, painful deaths, of old age, with no end-of-life plan," Vail-Shirey said.

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