As an animal owner and an Vet Tech I fully know the gravity of these decisions....however, at the time of the seizure it was said that part of the prompting of the seizure was the condition of about 10 horses. After the seizure it came to light that this group that caused the seizure were the oldest of her horses, mares in their very late 20's and on. Because the law is pretty clear that in a seizure, if you take one, you take them all, they took them all. This had people outraged because they said why didn't they just take the ones that needed the help?
I never saw anything on horses being taken prior to the seizure. I WAS aware of her "donating" several to surround rescues so they could be auctioned off for charity or used as "donations" to the rescue.
QUOTE (smokygirl @ Mar 4 2012, 10:33 PM)
There were 6 older mares that were euthanized, that she agreed to have euthanized before any were seized. they were euthanized before the seizure took place (2 weeks prior I beleive it was). It can be hard to make that decision to pull the plug on a loved one. I know I have had to make that choice.. not only for pets, but also to remove my grandfather from life support. It's not an easy decision at all, and in many cases, people do tend to prolong it, hoping that they will get better.