So...I'm confused. At one point you said that you wanted to have a debate and then not even a page over you said that you made this thread for people who agree with you. Did you intend to debate a subject with people who are for the same thing you are or what? Because I don't see how that would be productive at all....not that this thread is really going anywhere anyway.
Also, you are saying that people are condeming your point of view when, at thesame time, you basically slap down anyone's ideas or thoughts that are for slaughter.
And now my thoughts on the real thread: I don't believe that any of us would like to find our beloved horses mutilated in the pasture. And aren't these the times when you wish that we still held capital punishment near and dear to our hearts? Of course it's sickening, and I'd like to see them really pay for what they did, but this is from an outside view. What we should do is think about it from another angle. What if these men had families to feed? What if they had a reletive in the hospital and had no other job that could pay for it? We all like to point fingers at the bad guys, but sometimes things aren't exactly as they seem. Am I saying that what they did would be alright in any of those situations? No. Am I saying that they aren't just sick, money driven people? No, but we don't know why they did it for sure. What if you weren't a horsey person and for what ever reason you get force into a situation that requires despirate measures? What sort of illegal things would you do to survive or keep your family fed? Because, remember, to non horsey people, we seem crazy for loving these animals so much. What's one or two horses to these people? ....wow that got really long really quick... eh, to sum it up, They shouldn't have done what they did, but we also don't have all of the information nescessary to start casting all that many stones......
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