Hedonic analysis of the closure of the equine slaughter houses on horse prices, A
Unwanted horses are a significant problem for policymakers and equine stakeholders. Alternatives for resolving the problem are unclear, in no small part because it is difficult to disentangle the relative importance of several causes. This study considers the impact of several factors on the problem by quantifying their influence on horse auction prices. Analysis segments horses into investment and recreational markets, high value and low value equine segments and by gender. Results suggest the slaughter ban impacts auction prices of some segments significantly, but other impacts are negligible.
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