They just called to tell me about the time they had...And then proceeded to tell me they watched the last "big cat" feeding of the day. In which, in front of visitors including small children, the keepers throw a whole horse head to a waiting lionness. My 9 year old sister apparently watched the whole thing.
I guess the guy told my family that people donate "horses that probably were already going to die" to the park, as feed. And then told them they shoot the horse in the forehead.
I find some inconsistences with that statement right there though:
1.) Obviously, you couldnt use a euthanasia drug on an animal you plan to use as feed for another.
2.) But if they shot the horse in the head, would there be a bullet (and LEAD) in the head, and therefore the cat eating it wuld be poisoned? Not to mention, a gunshot death would probably have a crater or gory look to the visitors who watch the feeding.
So...MY THOUGHT IS...DIDNT THEY JUST LIE ABOUT HOW THEY END the horses lives then?
Quite frankly, even though I wasnt there to SEE it, just hearing about it I'm appalled. I can't even imagine donating a horse, THAT TRUSTED and worked for you all its life, to be EATEN by other animals. How twisted is that? I know they gotta eat somehow, and Im not even against butchering poultry myself (ah yes it is a mess but so worth the homegrown meat), but that's just wrong!