Editorial 29: Bloodsucking parasites
The economic crisis in a Mediterranean country, whose name I prefer to forget, carry to slaughterhouses nearly 5,000 horses each month, the vast majority of horses, while the dropout rate has increased 80% in the last 18 months, unable to maintain for 300 € monthly, as a consequence each month 30 traffic accidents are caused by invasion of the driveway horse looking for food in the gutters. From 2007 it was mainly mares and young animals but in recent months affects all kinds of equine including registered purebred animals in genealogical books.
At a minimum, the number of horses slaughtered increased by 31.07% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, with 19,793 animals. In 2010 there were over 7,000 shipments to slaughter and in 2011, about 48,821.
A society which sacrifices their horses while simultaneously implanted laws for animal welfare on farms (4 m2 per bird) or in transport, is a sick society and that disease-causing agents (almost certainly is bloodsucking parasites ) they have squandered, have taken or have lived of the public money under the guise of creating the welfare state or improve infrastructure.