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    02-07-2011, 08:51 PM
  #51
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Originally Posted by EquineLover    
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.
Happens all the time. Heck my vet carries a gun in his truck for that reason when owners can't afford the "pink juice". I live in a pretty horse poor area and alot of times horses are just left out to die once they get sick. I would much rather them be shot and their suffering ended quickly. I have also heard about people out on the trails having to use a knife to end their horses suffering... Not everyone can afford the pink juice or the circumstances may be the vet can't get out to them quick enough.

Alot of dogs/cats are also put down around here via bullet.
     
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    02-07-2011, 09:01 PM
  #52
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Originally Posted by lacyloo    
Happens all the time. Heck my vet carries a gun in his truck for that reason when owners can't afford the "pink juice". I live in a pretty horse poor area and alot of times horses are just left out to die once they get sick. I would much rather them be shot and their suffering ended quickly. I have also heard about people out on the trails having to use a knife to end their horses suffering... Not everyone can afford the pink juice or the circumstances may be the vet can't get out to them quick enough.

Alot of dogs/cats are also put down around here via bullet.
Yeah we've put quite a few of our animals down via bullet. Most of the time we euthanize, but like if a horse gets seriously injured and is in pain and beyond, I'd rather shoot it right then and there, than wait for the vet to get here while the animals suffer.
     
    02-09-2011, 02:52 PM
  #53
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I think it's ok for horses to be donated to big cat rescues or parks...I was always taught to use the whole animal like when I went hunting with my grandfather...the way I look at it you used the horse while it was alive why not when it's gone. (I hope that didn't sound insensitive) I personally wouldn't do it to a horse I was really close with but that's a different matter. Also I prefer the shot but if I had a horse that was in horrible pain and I couldn't get a vet out...I'd have my grandfather come over and "put him to sleep".

Also about bullet placement here's a video about proper bullet placement.
(Don't worry he doesn't shoot the horse ;) )


Just my two cents....off to bake cupcakes =D
     
    02-09-2011, 03:16 PM
  #54
Showing
Goodness, just listen to all you delicate, suburban flowers!

Were you aware that it used to be a fine old tradition to feed hunt horses to the hound pack, when it was time for them to die? It still happens every so often, but it's not as much as it used to.

There's nothing wrong with death by bullet; many vets think it's faster and much more humane than lethal injection. It's pretty instantaneous, whereas the 'pink stuff' can take quite awhile to work through an animal's system. I plan to have my next horse euthed by bullet, if I get that choice.

It's better all around not to contaminate a body with chemicals, especially one you're going to bury. Chemicals can leach into the ground water, which will cause all sorts of problems for people and other animals.
     
    02-09-2011, 09:27 PM
  #55
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Goodness, just listen to all you delicate, suburban flowers!

Were you aware that it used to be a fine old tradition to feed hunt horses to the hound pack, when it was time for them to die? It still happens every so often, but it's not as much as it used to.

There's nothing wrong with death by bullet; many vets think it's faster and much more humane than lethal injection. It's pretty instantaneous, whereas the 'pink stuff' can take quite awhile to work through an animal's system. I plan to have my next horse euthed by bullet, if I get that choice.

It's better all around not to contaminate a body with chemicals, especially one you're going to bury. Chemicals can leach into the ground water, which will cause all sorts of problems for people and other animals.
This. Back in the day before everyone got all clinchy in the shorts about euthanasia, they didn't have a sweet little lull of sedation before the over dose of barbiturates - they got an injection and had a heart attack. Because horses are so much bigger and it takes so much longer to work, horses would often fight what was happening to them and make a pretty grotesque display over what was supposed to be "humane".

My grandpa always shot our horses, it was MUCH cheaper and even the vet said it was a lot more humane (my grandfather was a crack shot). A properly placed bullet will ALWAYS be the MOST humane method of putting anything down - and a lot cheaper disposing of a carcass! You CANNOT just dump the carcass of a horse that's been pumped with lethal drugs!
     
    02-10-2011, 09:36 PM
  #56
Green Broke
That tiger & calf video is one of thre cruelest acts on the part of humans I've seen in a while. What was the point of having it eaten alive, then dragging it around while still alive? I don't see how that was informative or entertaining to park visitors. All I saw was unnecessary torture.
     

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