American Indians support horse slaughter
By Drovers news source Friday, June 26, 2009
Katherine Minthorn Good Luck, representative of the National Tribal Horse Coalition on the United Organizations of the Horse's Founding Leadership Team, reports that the National Congress of American Indians has passed a resolution expressing the tribes' views in regards to federal interference with their ability to sustainably manage horses on tribal lands, and supporting the reopening of US processing facilities.
Tribes in at least four states-Oregon, Montana, North and South Dakota-are working to establish humane processing facilities on tribal lands to provide an economic boost, jobs, and a much-needed valuable use for excess horses on tribal lands, and as a service to all horse owners. This resolution was passed at their Mid Year Conference in Niagara Falls, NY, June 14-17. Link
Many tribes in this country have vast tracts of land and bands of horses that they manage. Their ability, along with everyone else’s, to properly and responsibly manage both of these resources has been threatened by the closure of our domestic horse processing facilities. Horses are only one part of a greater ecosystem. Especially in the case of feral horses, we can’t allow them to run uncontrolled. Let’s utilize this resource rather than waste it.