Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Follow up & Resolution to yesterdays post

Ms. Deibel-
Please accept my apologies for no one responding to your question about AHPA's stance on horse slaughter, I can understand your concern. AHPA is not pro-slaughter.

I am having trouble understanding what you mean by the questionnaire allowing for slaughter as an end result for a rescued horse. There are two questions regarding slaughter, one is asking the percentage of horses that are adopted, sold, keep until their death, euthanized, or sent to slaughter, the second is asking if an organization knowingly sells their horses to slaughter buyers or their agents. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people in this arena who do not have the horses' best interest at heart and AHPA would not recommend an organization who engages in this type of activity.

AHPA maintains these questionnaires on file so that we may provide more information for those people faced with adoption, rehabilitation, and rescue issues.

I hope that I may have cleared up questions or concerns that you have had with AHPA, the questionnaire and the equine rescue organization list. If you do not wish to be listed, please let me know.
Thank you and have a safe holiday weekend,
Diana Garnett


Dear Diana,

Thank you for clarifying your groups stand on slaughter and thank you for writing back to me. The confusion started when I called and no one could give me a clear cut answer about your groups position.

As you stated in your email below, you ask how many of a rescue organizations horses are sent slaughter...that lends itself to being misinterpreted as being a viable option which your group supports since it is immediately preceded by other outcomes such as adopted, kept until their death, etc. I realize now that is not the case, but maybe in your literature you could preface the packet you mail out with a letter stating your stand on slaughter right from the beginning, thereby ending any confusion before it starts.

I have received no less than a dozen emails stating the same concerns from other rescues you contacted via your equine rescue list email, as they were copied on my original email to you.

Maybe you can send out a clarification to everyone you originally emailed to clear up the confusion...we certainly want all the help we can get, but don't want to take a chance of being perceived as being aligned with the pro slaughter side.

Since your stand is anti slaughter, we would be happy & grateful to be added on your list.

Thank you for addressing this so quickly.

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.


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