Animals taken for granted
Re: Death of caleche horse further proof industry needs to wind down: mayor (Nov. 5)
Such a distressing story to read. The service of animals in our society for the most part is taken for granted.
Poor Charlot. What life did she have before she ended up as a carriage horse? What about all the other horses that, at the end of their usefulness, are sent to auction and end up in the horse meat trade? How is that ethical?
How is it OK to ship live horses as cargo to Japan for slaughter, as Global News has reported? From Winnipeg, no less.
There’s a Charlot everywhere if anyone cares enough to look... different scenarios but the same outcome. Used up and used some more before the final dollar amount is squeezed out of them.
LOIS TAYLOR Winnipeg