PFHA Position on Slaughter
In keeping with the PFHA Mission to promote and (especially) protect the Paso Fino Breed, the Board of Directors approved the following statement on Paso Fino Horse Slaughter:
Paso Fino horse owners have a responsibility to provide humane care for their horses throughout their horses’ lives. If an owner is no longer able to care for their Paso Fino horse, we encourage owners to rehome them through transfer to another responsible owner, or if necessary, a rescue, adoption, or sanctuary organization. For horses that are ill or infirm and unable to be rehabilitated, or present a danger to themselves or others, we strongly encourage Paso Fino owners to consider humane euthanasia by their veterinarian. Horse slaughter is not humane euthanasia and is inherently inhumane.
We support sensible, responsible breeding practices that can reduce the population of unwanted horses and eliminate a surplus of horses, resulting in overall higher quality and increased value for the Paso Fino horse.