The Defund The Police campaign taking hold in USA, the equines are the easiest budget cut. The oldest Polce equine unit (130 years old in Baltimore) is being asked to disband. The only positive is that none are to be slaughtered, but the usefulness (horse) mounted officers have that can't be done in vehicles or on foot will disappear.
Baltimore recently voted to disband its mounted police unit. As U.S. cities move to reduce law enforcement funding, cops on horseback could be the first to go.