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post #1 of 378 Old 03-23-2009, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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People that are for horse slaughter please see this! Thanks!

Hey there! I was just wondering if you could do me a small favor that would help in a BIG way! In the link provided is a petition that i have made for a good reason! It is to reopen horse slaughter plants in the US! I know that it sounds like that would be a bad thing to do, but the reasons are listed in the petition as for why we need them to reopen. Please read the petition and sign if you agree! If I get enough signatures it will hopefully overturn the law at congress! The choice is yours, but just remember that horses are counting on us! Also if you agree with this, please pass it on to others to get more signatures!

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/openslaughter

Thank you and God bless!
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Online petition forms aren't considered by lawmakers as legitmate forms. If you really want to change the laws, you can email your senators and state representatives directly. I have =) You will have to provide your real name and contact information to the person you are writing to. They need to hear from horse owners and professionals in the Equine Industry,not just activists that never even had a horse.

Here's a link to find your Senator:
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Here's a link to your Represenative:
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post #3 of 378 Old 03-27-2009, 04:50 PM
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Actually the petition is misleading. United States government did not ban slaughter. I believe IL closed it's plant for not following procedures and the other two states followed suit. But the closing was a STATE level government, not FEDERAL level.

The Federal government is working on the TRANSPORTATION issues (double deckers, down animals)
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Actually the petition is misleading. United States government did not ban slaughter. I believe IL closed it's plant for not following procedures and the other two states followed suit. But the closing was a STATE level government, not FEDERAL level.

The Federal government is working on the TRANSPORTATION issues (double deckers, down animals)
True, but it was a national campain to end slaughter, so keeping up with federal officials and voicing your issues keeps your intrests in the front. Several states are now looking into re-establishing horse slaughter plants after the back lash of flooded horse markets and downturned economy. It's ugly, but it's a way of stopping horses from being abandoned by famlies with lost incomes and forclosures, and would create a nominal amount of jobs and income from the sale of the meat, so I think economic strain and lack of resources is going to bring it back, like it or not. Keep in touch with your govt. officials directly to make your voice heard, and this applies to all pertinent issues, not just equine.
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I'm sorry to say, but noone on this forum will sign this petition. Horses are our life's. this forum is for people who love horses, not who want to help get a petition to slaughter them. These are my personal feelings and I mean no offense. I really don't see the point of killing such beautiful creatures what could make some little girls happy...

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I'm sorry to say, but noone on this forum will sign this petition. Horses are our life's. this forum is for people who love horses, not who want to help get a petition to slaughter them. These are my personal feelings and I mean no offense. I really don't see the point of killing such beautiful creatures what could make some little girls happy...
Except, y'know, there are too many horses and not enough little girls to make happy.

And I see horse slaughter as a necessary evil. Without it, we'd have a huge overpopulation of horses and few people to take them. That would probably cause a shortage of feed, of course, to feed all the overpopulated horses. The shortage would drive up the prices of feed, and at some point people wouldn't be able to afford it, and their horses would starve to death or be put down, most likely.

See? Necessary evil. If they're going to allow slaughter again, I most definitely think it should be regulated with strict laws.

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im sorry but i agree with tayz
And these are my personal feelings and i dont mean offence either but just because horses may get overpopulated then you want to slaughter them?!?!?!
you said that there are too many horses and not enough little girls to make them happy?
Does that mean that when kiddies don't have mommy's or daddy's that instead of sending them into foster homes and adoption agencies your just going to slaughter them? No one would think of doing that so why would any body think of doing that to horses that some of us people think of as our kids?
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I'm sorry to say, but noone on this forum will sign this petition. Horses are our life's. this forum is for people who love horses, not who want to help get a petition to slaughter them. These are my personal feelings and I mean no offense. I really don't see the point of killing such beautiful creatures what could make some little girls happy...
Do you have a suggestion for unwanted horses?
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Does that mean that when kiddies don't have mommy's or daddy's that instead of sending them into foster homes and adoption agencies your just going to slaughter them?
Not to rain on your opinion but the two issues are not comparable. People are not a possession- horses are. By being a possession they fall into one of two catagories a need or a want. Horses are most definitely a want, a very, very large and costly one and thereby become a luxury.
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post #10 of 378 Old 03-30-2009, 11:13 PM
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im sorry but i agree with tayz
And these are my personal feelings and i dont mean offence either but just because horses may get overpopulated then you want to slaughter them?!?!?!
you said that there are too many horses and not enough little girls to make them happy?
Does that mean that when kiddies don't have mommy's or daddy's that instead of sending them into foster homes and adoption agencies your just going to slaughter them? No one would think of doing that so why would any body think of doing that to horses that some of us people think of as our kids?
every body has our right to an opinion and this is mine
There's more value placed on the life of a human child than on an animal. Even if you think of the horse as your child, it's still an animal.
It's how society works, and you should realize that while, ideally, every little girl or boy has loving parents and that cute, fat little pinto pony in his or her backyard, this isn't an ideal world.

It's a painful subject, I completely understand why a lot of people are against it, but that's the reality of life. And wouldn't you honestly rather there be regulated slaughter so that the horses don't feel any pain at all or would you rather have them carted off to Mexico where they die in a particularly agonizing, painful death?

Think on it for a bit.

And if you really think slaughter is bad, do you have a suggestion on where those unwanted horses should go?

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