I live just about 20 miles from what used to be Fromm Fur Farm.. they no longer raise mink and foxes. but at one time they were the largest in the country. they used to buy horses by the box car load. herd them up the highway about 15 miles and slaughter them.. old, young, firm and non firm.. local farmers would sell their old or sickly worn out horses to Fromms. often they would trade for a healthier one.. Fromms built a large grinder. they would kill a horse or a cow and push it whole, into the grinder. there were a few smaller fur farms in the area. they also slaughtered horses. there is no point to this post other than to point out that horses have been feed for almost a century.. registering horses will do nothing to curb the sale for food. If they are paying $10,ooo.oo already, what difference is a few bucks more for papers ?? I knew about the shipping to Canada a long time ago.