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    06-27-2008, 07:25 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by brightside
i laughed when I saw the picture, and then I read all these posts saying poor animal. I'm a bit shocked at the inital reaction really. The first thing that came to mind is exactly what northernmama and Dumas have implicated. A moose is obviously a huge animal, and he's not going to take anything mean-spirited from a human (unless the human has a gun, in which case the moose doesnt have much of a chance). But in this case, the use of the moose seems alright and not inhumane.
You have to remember the Moose is a wild animal and should left as such. They are not build to be used as seen in the photo.
     
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    06-28-2008, 11:29 AM
  #12
Green Broke
I don't know about you all, but the photo looks "shopped" to me ????
     
    06-28-2008, 11:39 AM
  #13
Green Broke
Acctually the image is a fake!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...in_harness.htm


Work moose do exist though.


The unusual beasts of burden pictured here were a pair of moose, hand-raised by owner Peachy Prouden. The photo was taken at Athabasca Landing, Alberta in 1898.



Complete caption reads: Ben Moore's moose in harness, Skaguay Alaska. Gertrude in buggy, ready for the start. J.B. Moore at right.


http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/dyn...lite/moose.htm
     
    06-28-2008, 11:46 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Wow heres an image that will shock you

http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...e_on_wires.htm
     
    06-28-2008, 02:13 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
wow heres an image that will shock you

http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...e_on_wires.htm
wow. Poor guy...he didnt see that coming... haha he was "slightly peeved" I bet he was more than slightly...
     
    06-28-2008, 02:56 PM
  #16
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Originally Posted by hotreddun
It's no different than a horse being used for logging. :? I kind of applaud the guy. The moose looks like he is in good condition and fed well. And the logger is being responsible enough to use sustainable techniques instead of bulldozing and spewing emissions all over one of the last wilderness areas.
I agree ^^. In my opinion, the picture is pretty amusing.
     
    06-28-2008, 07:17 PM
  #17
Started
Oh my gosh! I have never like horse-drawn carts and stuff like that and I think I will never change my mind about it because to me, they were made to be left alone if they are from the wild or ridden. I am OK with camels and stuff because they were used to transport light thing, but with animals doing/pulling heaving things like that I really don't like.
     
    06-28-2008, 09:51 PM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by My2Geldings
You have to remember the Moose is a wild animal and should left as such. They are not build to be used as seen in the photo.
You have to remember the Horse is a wild animal and should be left as such. They are not built to be used as seen in the photo, or as a dressage animal, or for eventing, or for racing, or for being locked up in a stall for any period of time at all, or a lot of stuff -- hence why we have to spend extra care and medical attention on them...

Don't kid yourself on this one M2G, the moose is WELL able to do this kind of work. They are HUGE. Have you ever seen one up close in the wild? Even at a distance? I have. They are also very curious and intelligent animals. Hence our ability to train them.

What about caribou (reindeer) that are used as sled animals? Very common and very useful. Not too many animals could do the job the caribou do.

What about elephants used in forestry? What about carrier pigeons? What about rescue dogs? What about Siamese guard cats? Every animal we have domesticated started out wild at some point. Moose are just out of your element, I think, so you don't get it the same way.
     
    06-28-2008, 10:03 PM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by northernmama
Quote:
Originally Posted by My2Geldings
You have to remember the Moose is a wild animal and should left as such. They are not build to be used as seen in the photo.
You have to remember the Horse is a wild animal and should be left as such. They are not built to be used as seen in the photo, or as a dressage animal, or for eventing, or for racing, or for being locked up in a stall for any period of time at all, or a lot of stuff -- hence why we have to spend extra care and medical attention on them...

Don't kid yourself on this one M2G, the moose is WELL able to do this kind of work. They are HUGE. Have you ever seen one up close in the wild? Even at a distance? I have. They are also very curious and intelligent animals. Hence our ability to train them.

What about caribou (reindeer) that are used as sled animals? Very common and very useful. Not too many animals could do the job the caribou do.

What about elephants used in forestry? What about carrier pigeons? What about rescue dogs? What about Siamese guard cats? Every animal we have domesticated started out wild at some point. Moose are just out of your element, I think, so you don't get it the same way.
not to start an argument w/ M2G, but..bingo, northern mama.
     
    06-29-2008, 04:02 AM
  #20
Started
Agreed.
     

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