horse slaughter http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Many vets say a slaughterhouse for horses could be humane http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/many-vets-say-slaughterhouse-horses-could-be-humane <p>Although controversial, many veterinarians agree that a slaughterhouse could be a humane, efficient way to end the lives of old and unwanted horses.</p><p>University of Wyoming Veterinarian Doran &nbsp;O&rsquo;Toole says it&rsquo;s a &ldquo;sensitive&rdquo; subject for horse owners, who view the animals as part-pet, part-livestock, and might have difficulty shooting an ailing horse. &nbsp;He says having a vet administer barbiturates can be costly, and the owner is responsible to bury or incinerate the horse to prevent the carcass from spreading toxins to scavengers.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 23:47:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 24578 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Many vets say a slaughterhouse for horses could be humane