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        09-08-2011, 11:49 AM
      #491
    Green Broke
    My point was (and I realize you think those videos I was talking about are propaganda) that the exposure to slaughter I had made it seem like abuse. I should have clarified. I just knew what I saw at that point. I am sorry you took that so personally. The videos made me sick and reactive. Yes I *AM* emotional about the issue. Who wants to see that kind of thing happening? I was just surprised that more people didn't think that it was horrible.


    Maybe things are different in WI, but I don't think that they hire minimum wage employees. One of my close friends who used to work here is now at our biggest shelter. She makes a whole heck of a lot more money than I do and mostly spends the day doing euths.

    As far as people freaking out about dead bodies, you'd be surprised. I get 'what happens to the body?' pretty frequently, and people get genuinely upset about them being in a freezer. Not sure what they expect.
         
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        09-08-2011, 12:01 PM
      #492
    Green Broke
    I like the composting idea!

    That is pretty awesome.
         
        09-08-2011, 12:09 PM
      #493
    Banned
    I find the propaganda videos very disgusting, actually. I really can not imagine anyone would feel differently.

    They are sad and horrible and just plain yucky (how is that for a highly technical word).

    Thankfully I know that most slaughter is not done that way.



    Yeah, I learned about the composting one year at Farm Days. They had a pile that months earlier they had put a few critters in to compost.
    We were allowed to dig in the pile to see what was left.
    Bones. Some hair but mainly just bones.

    My farrier would like a lower leg or two pre-composting and I have agreed that if he is willing to do the removal in a timely manner (with out my help, eek) he is welcome to them. Dead horses do not need hooves.

    I am hoping that after composting I can recover the skull.




    Around here a good percentage of the staff at the shelter is minimum wage. The higher up staff is paid well. There is also a vet staff now so they are probably paid well.
    (Now the euthanasia is done by the vet staff too. Back when I helped it was just an hourly employee who took a course and was certified to do euthanasia.)
    I am just saying the people who handle the animals most of the time are minimum wage people. The people who feed and clean kennels are community service workers and the people who walk the dogs are volunteers.
         
        09-21-2011, 01:45 PM
      #494
    Weanling
    Sometimes I think I live in a cave lol...i did not know that some cultures, people whatever even ate horses in the states, well the part I live in it has only been talked about in survival stories...again I don't get out much just never new...we don't even have a slaughter facility around its my understanding everything has to be shipped to canada...not that I think that's ok just sayin..
         
        09-24-2011, 08:58 PM
      #495
    Trained
    Some people eat horses, armadillos, goats, rabbits, rattlesnakes, and/or guinea pigs. I don't think it would make one fit in with the upper crust of society to serve such to company, at least not in the south...........
         
        09-26-2011, 12:45 AM
      #496
    Green Broke
    << Also from the south, as you know..

    We "fit in" just fine and serve deer, rabbit, dove, squirrel, wild hog, rattlesnake, alligator, and more to company. My family hunts we eat what we kill, Celeste. Don't try to stereotype the "south" by pointing out your opinion. You don't speak for everyone and your expert knowledge of the "south" is false. My opinion is, if you don't agree with serving these things at your house fine, but don't tell me I don't fit in with the "upper crust of society" because I chose to hunt and eat the things I do.
         
        09-26-2011, 10:38 AM
      #497
    Trained
    I don't care if you eat wild game.
    Just don't eat my horse.
         
        10-05-2011, 05:28 PM
      #498
    Weanling
    Reality Check

    If one is sincere about the health and welfare of horses, one must realize that all the unwanted horses cannot be taken care of through rescue and adoption programs.

    That means there must be in place a HUMANE program for the transportation of and slaughter of unwanted horses.


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        10-05-2011, 11:27 PM
      #499
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    I don't care if you eat wild game.
    Just don't eat my horse.
    I don't care if you don't want to eat your horse but don't tell me what to do with mine.
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        10-06-2011, 05:23 PM
      #500
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I don't care if you don't want to eat your horse but don't tell me what to do with mine.
    Kevin, I've had horses like that too..............
         

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