It was gratifying to read Joe Drape’s excellent article on the tragic plight of unwanted racehorses. To learn that 138,000 horses were sent to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered in 2010 alone is shocking. This encapsulates the horrible end for so many older horses that are not put out to grass when their working days are over. Meatpacking of this noble animal should be illegal and the sale of horse meat should be banned. And our yet wild herds of horses in America must be protected from the whims of politicians.
Wes Johnson, Athens