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post #11 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:17 PM
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Sorry OP, I won't be signing either.

I hadn't read that news yet. I think it's a good thing. Slaughter is a necessary evil and at least if it's done in country there can be legislation over how the slaughter houses run.

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post #12 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:20 PM
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Subbing... Cuz ya know this is going to get heated and out of control and it will be Hell-arious!
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post #13 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:30 PM
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I'm sorry, but if you read other threads on this subject, you'll find most here are pro-slaughter, including myself. :/ It is sad that it is necessary, but it ensures less suffering on the horse's part.
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post #14 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:35 PM
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you mean congress actually passed something? Who knew it was even possible.
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post #15 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:51 PM
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About freakin' time. OP, if you started a petition about regulating how slaughter horses are transported, stipulations on conditions, etc., you would get signatures, a boat load!
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post #16 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 07:53 PM
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I am glad they have changed it so its legal again. We have needed it for years.

However, you watch and see, the do gooders will start appealing and getting court orders to fight the legal slaughter.
No signing a petition for me. Its about time to make it legal again.
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post #17 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 08:01 PM
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BSMS, that just made my day. Thank you for posting that link, I hadn't heard anything about it either.

I am on the wagon with the majority that have already posted. If given the choice, I would much rather see horses slaughtered here in the US, where there will be rules and regulations monitoring to ensure that they are slaughtered humanely and treated as well as possible on their way to the slaughterhouse rather than have them trucked for hundreds or thousands of miles to Canada or Mexico (in Mexico, there are virtually no regulations on how they are slaughtered and most of the stomach turning, horrendous videos you see on youboob are from Mexican slaughterhouses). Others are turned loose on public lands and/or left to starve in their own paddocks because the owners cannot afford to feed them and nobody will buy them.

I'm tired of seeing good, well trained horses go for $100-$200 at auction. Rescues are full and overflowing, most horse owners own as many as they can afford to and simply cannot take in every single charity case that can be seen by the hundreds on Craigslist. There are horses out there that simply don't have a lot in life because they are lame or untrainable or have been so screwed up by previous "trainers" that they are dangerous.

Because the market for crap horses is so overflowed by crappy backyard breeders, the market for average horses (which is exactly what most people need) has gone in the bucket because buyers can't reason spending $1500-$2000 on a horse that is actually broke instead of picking up a yearling from the breeder down the road for $50 and training it themselves. BTW, most yearlings that go to that type of buyer are the same ones being sold on CL or at auction 2 years later as ruined or dangerous. Therefore, the people with broke horses have a hard time selling and have to lower their prices or keep the horse...either way puts them in a bind.

I am not a heartless person, I truly wish there was no need for slaughter. However, I am also a sensible person and can look at the market with objective eyes. Slaughter is a necessary evil and I hope to see the horse market leveling back out in the next couple of years.
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post #18 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 08:05 PM
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I am pretty sure all of us on this forum wish that we could save them all, but we have to be pragmatic about such things, sorry.
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post #19 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 08:16 PM
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Yes, so glad to hear the ban lifted.
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post #20 of 212 Old 11-25-2011, 08:39 PM
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Equine slaughter in the US has never been illegal except in Oregon and California, only the the SALE of horse meat for human consumption. Which of course is the commercial industry side of things.

I've been following this closely for a very long time, and I'm glad to see it's finally been repealed. I'm not a huge fan of Obama, but I do think he managed to get this right.

The slaughter of US horses wasn't slowed down one iota by closing the plants. The only thing that happened was the horses have been subjected to longer, more torturous journeys to plants in Mexico and Canada.

I think it's high time the plants were reopened on US soil, and I believe the government has finally realized they let a bunch of crazies run the asylum, and are finally rectifying that error. Exactly the same way they finally realized Prohibition was a moronic idea, and repealed it.

Nobody's going to make anyone sell their horses to slaughter, so I never understood the hysteria about trying to ban it here in the US.

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