Under no circumstances do I condone this practice, however it does exist and ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Talking about it and getting involved will.
Recently I learned about the Fresh Air Fund which is a charity program that matches inner-city kids with host families in the suburbs & small town communities.
This is a program that provides kids a chance to enjoy some good old fashioned dirty fun. Learning how to care for horses, helping to plant a garden and falling asleep next to a campfire are things many kids never have the opportunity to try.
These animals have been put to work for our health industry and are now headed for auction and probably slaughter starting October 15th 2009.