John Holland, Pres. of Equine Welfare Alliance
by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
BEEF magazine posted a commentary titled “Will reinstating horse slaughter in the U.S. improve horse welfare?“ written by Courtney L Daigle, an Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare at Texas A&M University. However, her commentary was filled with misinformation.
Daigle’s title alone is appalling to anyone has ever seen photos or video of horses being slaughtered. Horse slaughter is the polar opposite of anything remotely resembling “horse welfare.”
John Holland, Pres. of Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA), responded: