Horses: Companions Or Commodities?
The recent repeal of a ban on processing horses for human consumption in the U.S. has ignited a debate between those who see horses as livestock and those who view them as companion animals. Wyoming legislator Sue Wallis is planning to open the country’s first horse processing plants in five years, and she explains her position to Sam Litzinger. Then, Rhonda Van Lowe of the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program talks about using horses to help treat people living with mental and physical disabilities. Litzinger also speaks with Michigan veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, the central figure in a new TV show on the NatGeo Wild channel, The Incredible Dr. Pol. After that, it’s The Loh-Down on Science with Sandra Loh.