Hard times nip at horse owners, too

Hard times nip at horse owners, too

There are 7 comments on the Northwest Herald story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Hard times nip at horse owners, too. In it, Northwest Herald reports that:

The increasing costs of food and fuel are forcing McHenry County residents to cut back on extraneous expenses to make ends meet.

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Des Plaines, IL

#1 Jul 29, 2008
"Donna Ewing, founder of Hooved Animal Rescue and Protection Society, or HARPS, in Barrington Hills, said she has had to turn away dozens of horse owners who have asked her to take their horses because they no longer can afford to..."

Then why has Ms. Ewing allowed Elko Dann, HARPS ambassador stallion,to breed with a mare for money?
Dr Rood Internet Records

Williams Bay, WI

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Everyone is feeling the crunch. Sell the horses , they are not a necessity. Its that easy!
craplame at gmail dot com

Waltham, MA

#3 Nov 2, 2008
If you could afford to have a horse in the first place I don`t feel sorry for you. If you can`t afford it now, either sell it or kill it and eat it.
Uncovering Lies


#5 Nov 2, 2008
If you can't afford your horse now then you were barely affording it before. Just because you love the animal doesn't mean you should own one. That's the worst animal cruelty to own a pet and not be able to take care of it. Shame on you horse owners who are now asking for someone else to take over your bad decision. It's the same as those who bought a house without enough money to pay for the mortgage every month. This is what helped bring our economy down. People with too much credit who will never pay it off.
mgo man

Bloomingdale, IL

#6 Nov 2, 2008
Too bad they closed the slaughterhouse in Dekalb. Now you have to send them out of the country to be processed.
Uncovering Lies


#7 Nov 3, 2008
That is too bad. However, you could probably look it up online how to slaughter your horse...
Give it away

Marengo, IL

#8 Jan 22, 2009
I am sure if you post a sign in local stores there would be people that would take your horse for you and give it a good home.

Just give forth some EFFORT. There are people that have beautiful ranches and healthy horses.. Look around you!

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