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Hard Times for a Western Icon
Animals  (tags: horses, unwanted, overbreeding, horse welfare, hay prices, recession )

- 3421 days ago -
Prices are plummeting in an oversaturated equine market, people are neglecting or abandoning their horses at a higher rate and more ranchers are trading in four legs for four wheels. Hay prices are through the roof and the economy is hurting.
Strapped Owners Leaving Horses to Starve
Animals  (tags: horses, drought, hay prices, horse cruelty, horse slaughter, abandoned horses, horses welfare )

- 4178 days ago -
Many U.S. horses are being abandoned to die or sold for slaughter because of high hay prices and over-breeding. The number of Americans who own horses has increased to about 9 million from about 6 million a decade ago, The Los Angeles Times reported
Horse Rescuers Taking in Record Numbers Amid Drought, Hay Prices
Animals  (tags: horses abandoned, neglected, starving, horse rescuers, drought, hay prices, protection )

- 4193 days ago -
A horse rescue agency that operates in North Carolina and two other states has taken in almost double the number of abused and neglected horses it usually accepts each year, and more than half came from North Carolina. Workers with the U.S. Equine

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