Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Please, let's not turn this into another 'I hate breeders/equine slaughter' thread. There have been enough of them over the years, and all they do is polarize people and cause them to hurl insults at each other.
If you eat meat, use leather, drive a car and wear clothes, you're a consumer of the slaughter industry. Even if you don't eat meat you still use what the slaughter industry produces, so unless you're living without electricity, grow all your own food, weave your clothing from fibers you've grown yourself, and ride horses bareback and bridleless everywhere, you can't escape using the products it produces.
Whether or not someone is for or against equine slaughter is irrelevant. If you feel drawn to buy a horse from a kill buyer, then just do it and can the hysterical rhetoric. Just remember that good, responsible breeders DON'T breed for the kill pens, and the majority of horses who wind up there are far removed from their breeders at that point. Blame the people who sent them there, not the people who put the foals on the ground.
And bitninsane, your post made absolutely no sense. Comparing murdering a human being, your own child no less, because they didn't turn out the way you expected is not comparable to the processing of a livestock animal. Horses are not children, nor are they people who walk on all fours, wear a fur coat, and don't speak distinctly. Whether or not you like the reality, horses are as much livestock as cattle.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 10-16-2013 at 05:52 PM.