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    11-06-2010, 04:40 PM
  #41
Yearling
Watch at your own risk- this video is a live cow being thrown in with tigers... Just be thankfully this doesn't happen in zoos in the USA.
     
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    11-06-2010, 04:53 PM
  #42
Trained
Rocky, I do respect your lifestyle and opinion. One of the best friends I had in college was a vegetarian (not a vegan, but still ate no meat). I'm a hunter and a meat eater. We regularly had completely civil conversations about our lifestyle choices. She'd ask me if I got out hunting and how it went. I'd ask her for vegetarian recipes, so I could try something new.

I still don't think the zoo should refrain from feeding a horse head, but I do think I would be a really good idea to have a sign posted that told the parents what they would be exposing their children too.

Actually I don't think you and I would have that different ideas of how to raise a child. I teach children to respect all life, to be kind, and to be thoughtful. That's it in a nutshell. I spend a ton of time with my niece and have had some incredible conversations with her on some very touchy and difficult topics. I've basically been helping to raise her for the last three years and am probably the adult who spends the most consistent time with her, so I have some experience in raising a child. It's been rewarding to see her turn into a kind, thoughtful, respectful child. Sure she's still a little monster sometimes, but she's only human
     
    11-06-2010, 05:29 PM
  #43
Started
That would definitely be a good option, if they are to decide to feed things like that. Really all that I mean when I say all of this is that they should be considerate, whatever they do, and make sure that they aren't springing something like that on any children who could potentially be very upset by it. A well-placed warning is a great thing!
     
    11-06-2010, 05:41 PM
  #44
Banned
MN Tigerstripes: Yeah I did forget about that little jolting action they might do... But I'd still like to be by them. Like petting their stomach area maybe?

And the horse head thing, yeah they seriously need to do that behind the scenes, some people would be upset seeing that.
     
    11-06-2010, 05:45 PM
  #45
Trained
Sometimes it's a lot more than a little jolt. Some horses jump forward, flail, and violently fall down. Not all of course. My mare didn't twitch, but I've seen and heard of more than one that had a fairly violent reaction.

I guess I'd just take it as it comes. It's a little different if the horse is already down than when they are still up.
     
    11-06-2010, 06:03 PM
  #46
Banned
Well I didn't mean it as literally a "little" jolt, I knew what you meant. I should have been more clear.
     
    01-28-2011, 03:39 AM
  #47
Weanling
I think it's all fine and well but I think if something could've been done about either a) using a part of the horses' body that wasn't indentifiable or b) hiding the head from view somehow it would've been better.

There are a lot of arguments about pigs and chickens being similar ideas but in my opinion a horses' relationship to a human is more likened to a dog or a cat. I would be very,very upset by that at any age. :(

Mind you, it could also be because where I live people don't really do the horsemeat thing, so I haven't ever been exposed to it. Who knows?
     
    01-29-2011, 02:24 PM
  #48
Foal
Gulp... is it me just me being a softie? I just don't get how horse lovers can sit there and allow horses to be shot.
     
    01-29-2011, 02:29 PM
  #49
Trained
Being shot (properly) is no worse of a death than euthansia. At least after being shot the meat can be used.

I understand the soft-heartedness, believe me. I don't know if I could pull the trigger, but I don't see anything wrong with using the meat to keep another animal alive and healthy.
     
    02-07-2011, 08:28 PM
  #50
Weanling
Maybe its because, being a suburban girl, guns are really really scary to me, but I hate the idea of shooting a horse...Even if it wasn't my horse, it would break my heart to hear the "bang," but just knowing what was going on outside wouldn't bother me much. Now, if it was my horse I'd be in a bit of a pickle. I want my horse to be put down quickly and humanely, however, I don't think I could bear to watch him/her being shot. Especially with the blood (I assume) would come out. Now, giving them to the Big Cat Rescue? Perfectly willing. The horse worked to please their whole life, and now they will work to please in another way.
     



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