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Unwanted Horse Population Growing In Oklahoma

Animals  (tags: wild horses, unwanted, overpopulation )

- 3263 days ago -
GLENPOOL, OK -- The struggling economy has hit nearly every industry and it has trickled down to the horse industry, intensifying the unwanted horse population. Saturday, Legacy Equine Center in Glenpool held a client appreciation day. They also


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Gorilly Girl (339)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 1:16 pm
This equine place is a really good place with good peeps...

Big Gorilly Hugs

Anumpeshi Aduddell (227)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 2:29 pm
It seems that horses are just not wanted anywhere,yet they continue to luv mankind and to trust them as there brothers, if people would cut down on thereextravagant lifestyles, and live a simple life, there would be plenty to share, with one another and with all animal kingdom,due to greed,our animals suffer endlessly,if we built a community of love and compassion around us, and grew our own food and shared with each other, our horses would not have to suffer,this is nothing more than a symptom of mankinds greed over a long period of time,most humans are overweight in the USA and should be sharing all there food with the neighboring wildlife as well as the land,we are all One/I would never eat before my precious Neopolitan Mastiff,if he doesn't eat, then neither do i!He is my protector and my sacred keeper of the heavens, when the time comes he will guide my spirit back to the gentle forest in Peace/ If i had a horse, i would share half of everything i have for him to survive!Why not,they will die for us, we should die protecting them!They are sacred

BernadetteP P (72)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 2:29 pm
they should do some thing abour it

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 2:40 pm
This is untold story on the news, the animals who suffer in an economic downturn. Dogs are left to go hungry, cats tossed onto the streets, and as Anumpeshi states, why can not some of the food bill be shared with their four leggeds? I bet some will keep their cable TV going while the horse starves to death.
However if the person has cut back everywhere they can, how about neighbor helping neighbor? Help to feed your neighbors horse and when their situation improves, maybe they can help you with something one day. Or perhaps you need some painting done or your lawn mowed, maybe they could work it off in exchange for some food for the horse. We got a lot of things to rethink in this society.

Glenda J (158)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 2:42 pm
There is so much to overcome from all this

jay way (11)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 3:15 pm
Years ago.they had too many foals in England, they were selling for 2 pounds , my friend and I bought 10 each,gelded,trained and sold them for childrens ponies, but sadly most of them ended up in French cheval-burgers and on english market stalls as beef----Gelding and Enforced Stallion Licences would help in the future. As for now, well GOOD LUCK to you all-----

Gorilly Girl (339)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 3:18 pm
Oh Jane I bet that probably still haunts you a bit to this day...

Or dandelion keep thier fridges full of beer while they starve their animals cuz they have no monies left...have seen this.....

Big gorilly Hugs

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 6:28 pm
Thanks Terry

. (0)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 6:51 pm
Trading favors does work We have pasture we do not use and in trade for things we are not ale to do ourselves we keep our neighbors horses in that pasture. It saves them money for hay. They just came today to fill in cracks by our fireplace so cold air and rain would not get in. Not everyone has the set up we do but I am sure there are ways to trade off to help each other and these beautiful animals.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 6:57 pm
Peace thats for you mail next week...gorilly

Big Gorilly Hgs

julie j (109)
Monday October 19, 2009, 12:40 am
Why cant all animals live in peace? its so unfair.xx

Monday October 19, 2009, 2:08 am
Though I cannot point precisely why human call themselves "the king on earth" I can point exactly that we ourselves classified our species in the kingdom of "animalia". Even at this moment I bow in shame because all those animals we abuse must have stare at us in bewilderment at our idiot-ism and bypocrisy.

mary f (202)
Monday October 19, 2009, 3:23 am
its so sad for the animals they were overbred in ireland as well during the economic boom and now no one is buying them i fear for them

Vijay Tankha (28)
Monday October 19, 2009, 4:53 am
I have a suggestion. Since its all leading up to the horses going to the knackers yard, I feel that its better to set them free to roam the grasslands and the wilderness areas and take their chances there. At least they will have had a breath of the wild and thereafter they will be like any wild animals anywhere. Some will say, " but these are especially reared and will never be able to hack it on their own, " its not a fact. Even with animals necessity is the mother of invention and those who have it in them will survive.
Better to have tried than to go, blissfully unaware, to the butchers.

aa b (10)
Monday October 19, 2009, 7:34 am
wait until the oil run out then it back to the horses again

Brad C (40)
Monday October 19, 2009, 9:46 am
Has anyone thought about the Amish population in the world? There basic existence daily revolves around the horses. They are used in their industry and for their main means of transportation. How many of these horses could be put to use by these communities? Ohh, but wait we can't help them because they are considered a cult by Christianity and to help them would be wrong.

Daniel Barker (35)
Monday October 19, 2009, 10:13 am
yes that is an interesting poin. Saudi Arabia, enough for about four centuies; Iraq, Alberta also have a lot. In addition, if no petrloleum, people will use coal, which we have for millennia.

Brad, that is hysterical! Ha ha ha!!! Good point.

You have good points: back to horse-power, as in people using horses again instead of the automobile. I have looked into this. We use oil primarily for transportation. One possible solution is the electric bicycle, a four hundred effeicient bicycle is enough to move a human at 20mph.

Something I have been thinking about the last couple of weeks you discuss: horses and traffic do not mix. Horses are frightened (by instinct) of noisy 'predators', so react to cars and sometimes break loose and end up dead.

Is the economy getting worse? I thought under this president things were supposed to improve.

Mandi T (367)
Monday October 19, 2009, 11:09 am
Oh Jane, how this must make your skin crawl.
Now these poor horses are unwanted. ? I hope this place can do something about it.
Tx Terry

Shirley A (96)
Monday October 19, 2009, 11:20 am
GG and DL - What wonderful and excellent points. We are trying our best here in our community to do just that for each other. There is no way that one person or group can contribute enough to make a vast difference or help save all that need to be saved but if we each take a little bite out of the problems we're going through it certainly does help move us toward better days for all. The added bonus is you may need to be a little careful when reaching out, but my goodness, it sure does allow so many wonderful, caring people to become a part of your life and you theirs. Needless to say how it helps our innocent animal "kids." Best To All.

David B (34)
Monday October 19, 2009, 11:25 am
letting them return to the wild is such an awesome thought!!unfortunatelyremember the ranchers who run there cows on the free range and who think the public land is only for them and there cows and sheep etc.would be whinny and screamy at that thought.i'm afraid there will end up being only one answer sadly! and unfortunately they are already slaughtering our wild horses so i don't really know what the answer might be . thanks Lone Wolf

Nancy Welch (68)
Monday October 19, 2009, 11:53 am
I just wished I had the land needed to bring them all home with me!

Yvonne Ladd (132)
Monday October 19, 2009, 2:49 pm
Horses are important animals, I will pray for them and another one or two to come and help them!

Bobbie M. (0)
Monday October 19, 2009, 6:23 pm
It's sad we can just let them roam free like they used to. Years ago you tamed a wild horse and when you were done you let it go. But no everything goes in a cage now, b/c we build up all the land!! Great we have really made "progress" people

Gorilly Girl (339)
Monday October 19, 2009, 7:51 pm
You know whats really sad I have 100 acres of land but it in no way support any amount of horses without cutting down a buttload of tress which Im not willing to do...sad huh...but I cant...too far to drive and I would have to put out a bunch of hay...cant sell for it is gifted indian lands in the kiamichi mountians here in oklahoma..maybe hubby will finally let me sell this house and buy some land to take some in...wont be soon enough though with the way the economy is now....

BIg Gorilly Hugs

Nan B (62)
Tuesday October 20, 2009, 2:28 am
I agree where is the monies support for the animals? When does that support come in, and why donít they deserve Medicare/Medicaid. Oh excuse me they donít pay anything in. But on the other hand what about the animals that do work. Where is there pay, oh sorry again they get fed and a bed, maybe a ball thrown once in a while, some lucky some not. Pitiful just pitiful. OUR ANIMALS DESERVE SOMETHING; A WORTHY NON-DISGRACEFUL LIFE WOULD BE A GOOD STARTÖ
These animals need acknowledgement!!!
Thanks Legacy Equine / And thanks to you Lone Wolf
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