Jobs that could have been on the reservation
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#1 Aug 2, 2013
"The truth is, your honor, there is no old horses home," Rogers told the judge. "There is no Medicare for horses."
"Some Native American tribes, including the Navajo and Yakama nations, are among those who are pushing to let the companies open. They say the exploding horse populations on their reservations are trampling and overgrazing rangelands, decimating forage resources for cattle and causing widespread environmental damage."
"The Navajo Nation, the nation's largest Indian reservation, estimates there are 75,000 horses on its land, many of which are dehydrated and starving after years of drought.
They said it is better to slaughter the horses in regulated and humane domestic facilities than to let them starve or be shipped to Mexico."
#2 Aug 23, 2013
I have heard that argument. It sounds less like interest in horse welfare and more of an interest in reaping profit from the slaughter of the horses.
Perhaps an alternative would be to call in the various humane horse organizations and animal welfare organizations throughout the country to help come up with a solution for the horse population. Gelding some stallions may seem impractical but it is start.
Horse slaughter: NO!
#3 Aug 23, 2013
I have no interest in the matter other than providing needed jobs for people who need jobs and being practical about the issue.
You can geld all the stud horse's you want to but unless you also spade the mares one stud can handle the job.
Its not just wild horses that are involved its old horses and unwanted horses. Have you ever seen a old horse lay down and try to die? I have. I kept him long past his useful life. When he went down on the ground he was dying. It is not fun to watch a old horse die. They will lay on their sides and bang their heads on the ground time after time and throw their feet about.
Presently those old and unwanted horses are being hauled many miles to either Mexico or Canada where they are slaughtered. All that is not going to change. Either they will be slaughtered out of this country or if we want the jobs in this country.
If the shipping to slaughter out of the country is stopped (which would be hard to stop) and there was no slaughter in this country then the unwanted horses would be shot in the head and picked up by the bone truck and hauled to a rendering plant.
The various humane horse organizations and animal welfare organizations throughout the country have had years to come up with a solution and they are full of unwanted horses. People that want a horse likely want a good horse. There simply is no homes or places to put more horses. There is no easy solution. If there was one it would be in place.
How many do you want to take in and care for. It takes money to own land, pay the taxes and feed a horse that no one wants. It can be done privately but do you have the money or place? Do you think the taxpayers should pay the costs of a "old horse home"?
Reality exists and no one is going to wave a wand and pop up a solution. The solution is to deal with the issue in a practical way.
#4 Oct 6, 2013
Dumb ass thinks we want jobs on the rez.
The government is suppose to take care of us until the sun don't shine and the rivers don't run.
He has to be kidding.
#5 Feb 17, 2014
Dumb ass thinks we want jobs on the rez.
Money is free.
Food is free.
Land is free.
Education is free.
Water is free.
Welfare is free.
Health care is free.
Buffalo are free.
#6 Feb 22, 2014
Homegrown weed is free.
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