An­i­mals taken for granted

Winnipeg Free Press - - OUR VIEW / YOUR SAY -

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

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