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post #1 of 211 Old 11-22-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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How do you feel about horse meat?

I have seen the dont eat horse meat pamphlets and etc about horse meat and not to eat it. But how do you feel about it?? Knowing you all are horse people would you eat it do you hate it? I personally hate it and would never eat it. And being a gun person there is a gun holster company called Cross Breed Holsters and they have 2 types of "leather" for the holster one horse hide and other cow. I am on the iffy if i am ok with horse meat farms or not but how do you feel on this.

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I understand that there is an over population of horses compared to the amount of people that want them, but in my opinion, there's more people on the Earth then there should be, but that doesn't mean we should go around killing everyone does it?
I hate it because it's not like they just kill the horses, which would be bad enough, they get tortured, and then killed. They are shot, zapped, whipped and so many more things I can't bring myself to type.

There are three big reasons why they are slaughtered.

1. Horse meat: A lot of people eat this. Which is really stupid because appparently, killing cows and sheep and various other animals aren't enough for some people.

2. A horse is "crazy": I'm so sick of hearing this! If someone doesn't have the brains to handle a horse, it's labeled as hopeless horse and shipped off to slaughter, when in truth, young kids say that want a pony so the parents get them whatever they want and when something bad happens due to their ignorance the horse is blamed.

3. A horse just isn't good enough: If a horse has "bad conformation" or isn't the right color, or even has a wrong facial marking, most of them get slaughtered because a lot of people want purebred TBs or some kind of fancy breed and so the others get tossed to the side. Now please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying TBs are bad or that people having preferences is bad, I'm just saying that some people can be nasty about it and so a lot of horses are killed.

Therefore I am completley against it.

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post #3 of 211 Old 11-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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I completly agree, and i HATE what happens to PMU's and their foals.
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My issue is not with horse meat. If you want to raise horses for meat that's one thing. But killing your pets, friends, family or whatever a horse is to you (my horses are a part of my family) because you got bored or you didn't train it properly or you grew out of it- now that's just wrong. And on top of that somewhere in the world people are eating your PET!? No way. Plus there are so many products that people use on horses that are not suitable for animals that are intended to be meat. But I am sure no one asks "hey did you use MTG on your horse?" Before they slaughter it and let people eat the meat. So I am willing to bet that a good percentage of horse meat is contaminated.
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It's the same as cow meat or any other meat. All of which I'm against.
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post #6 of 211 Old 11-22-2011, 09:36 PM
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It's the same as cow meat or any other meat. All of which I'm against.
Because of your love for animals? Or health reasons? I'm just curious. I am not a vegetarian, but my mom is vegan and my dad is vegetarian. So I understand not eating meat. I only eat local meat, as I like to know where my meat comes from and that the animals have some quality of life before they become a meal.
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No way.

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I dont think I could bring myself to do it. I eat other meat though. I think most of us (including myself) personalize horses to where thought of eating them is horrible, while the same people might show FFA cows or pigs that are sold for consumption.
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post #9 of 211 Old 11-23-2011, 01:29 AM
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Oooh! This is going to be a good thread! I cannot believe more people haven't posted yet!

Personally, the thought of eating horse meat disgusts me. That being said, if I was starving due to some sort of zombie apocalypse, who knows what I would eat! Also, I understand there are many cultures/people out there who think my love of Wendy's cheeseburgers is gross, so I am a hypocrite.
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post #10 of 211 Old 11-23-2011, 01:35 AM
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I don't really like meat. I find that I am never really hungry enough to cause something to die. Which is to say, something dies for me every time I open that plastic wrapped chicken from the grocery store, I just don't have to know what it looked like...with the life shining out of it's eyes. We are so far removed from our food...but I digress.

I do eat meat, but I try to do it a lot less often than I did. I don't see the difference between horse and cow. Is the cow somehow an inferior animal to the horse? Really? It all depends on your cultural values. Here we value to a lot of people who would otherwise chow down, horse is considered an abomination. We have the same feelings generally for cats and dogs, which are eaten in some Asian countries. We are no better than them, but ethnocentrism tells us otherwise. ;)

As I stated in the last horse thread...if I was starving, I'd eat horse. If I wasn't starving, I might try it, but it wouldn't be my first menu option, and it's likely I wouldn't eat it. But then again...clearly I'm not a big meat eater.

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