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    11-25-2011, 08:41 PM
  #21
Showing
How about making a petition against inhumane slaughter instead?
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    11-25-2011, 08:45 PM
  #22
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Here is a link to United Horsemen. Org. We have been members and have signed every one of their petitions to Congress and the President. It is through the efforts of Sue Wallis and this organization that the government leaders are finally hearing the truth and hearing OUR SIDE of this sad story.

This is the ONLY Lobby group that I have EVER donated a dime to. I have sent this link to everyone I know that wants to see humane and well regulated slaughter returned to the US where it belongs.

This group is also sponsoring a 'Do Not Slaughter' Registry where everyone of us who has a personal connection to the horses we have raised and ridden and DO NOT want those horses slaughtered and would provide a retirement home or different end to their good lives can have those horses micro chipped and identified if they ever arrive at a US slaughter plant. This registry would insure that any horse with such a chip would not be slaughtered HERE in the US.

Here is the link to this organization. Everyone with a stake in the horse industry should become a member.
United Horsemen
Thank them for any progress made. Slaughtering horses has never been illegal in the US. But, the HSUS and other /animal Rights terrorists got the USDA to stop providing meat inspectors so that horse meat could be sold for human consumption. They would not let the plant owners even pay for the USDA inspectors. So in effect, that inability of the plants to have USDA meat inspectors in them stopped all horse processing. That is the ban that has been lifted. A lot more lobbying needs to be done to actually restore USDA inspectors to any future plants that would process horse meat.
     
    11-25-2011, 08:48 PM
  #23
Trained
Just wanted to point out that online digital petitions are no good for any reason. They do nothing and are useless. It is way to easy to fake "signatures" on the e-petitions (yes it can be done on paper and ink petitions as well, but it is much, much harder).



I am glad that the law banning selling horse meat was repealed. It needed to be.
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    11-25-2011, 08:56 PM
  #24
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The petitions that have been circulated by the United Horsemen DO arrive at the President's desk and have been acknowledged. When the United Horsemen circulated their petition to restore inspectors and ultimately restore processing, they printed out the rules. They were extensive and required at least 5000 confirmed e-signatures with full addresses. This petition was printed out by the United Horsemen and delivered to the White House and was legal and recognized. Read the link I put in the last post.
     
    11-25-2011, 09:18 PM
  #25
Trained
And that is one of the minority. 99.999999% of the e-petitions out there are useless. Do you realize just how many people can have multiple email accounts and "sign" that petition, over and over and over with all of those different accounts? They don't verify anything but the email address.

Sorry, but IMO online petitions are a waste of time. Get actual physical signatures if you want to petition something. Put some real work into if you are really passionate about it.
     
    11-25-2011, 09:27 PM
  #26
Weanling
Slaughter is not a pretty thing, no matter where it's legal at- and I do not support it.

If you ever watch a documentry (Not talking about HSUS, PETA or SHARK ones) just the one's for educational purposes, slaughter is a chaotic, and in humane way to euthenize a horse.

It really doesn't control the population or effect the horse market. The same amount of horses that were slaughtered in the US yearly, is about the same amount being shipped to Canada and Mexico yearly.

My belief, is that the only good thing about slaughter in the US is the fact that now horses won't have to travel as long through extreme climates.

Just thought I'd share, not trying to change anyones opinion or spark an argument since most of everyone is pro slaughter here.
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    11-25-2011, 09:38 PM
  #27
Showing
Crimson, I really don't think there will be much of an argument among those of us who have already posted. Most of us can respect differing opinions so long as said person isn't trying to jam their opinion down our throats .
     
    11-25-2011, 09:40 PM
  #28
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During the previous recession in the 80s, there was a similar downturn in horse demand that came along after a very unrealistic buildup of the US herd -- just like 5 this last sell-off. At that time, a #1 (a fat saddle horse -- not draft-- that weighed over 1300#) was bring $1000.00+ at the local sale barn. Throughout that period, there were 350,000 head slaughtered every year -- down to 100,000 now. They were not selling the young ones because there was still a demand for project horses and people were feeding them well right up until they were forced to take them to the auction. You saw very few thin ones because the fat ones were worth over $1000.00 and the thin ones were worth $200.00 at best. They had value so people did not starve them -- they fed them or sold them. Not exactly what we are seeing now at the sales where nearly every horse is a rack of bones and some bring no bid at all.
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    11-25-2011, 09:48 PM
  #29
Yearling
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Originally Posted by crimson88    
Slaughter is not a pretty thing, no matter where it's legal at- and I do not support it.

If you ever watch a documentry (Not talking about HSUS, PETA or SHARK ones) just the one's for educational purposes, slaughter is a chaotic, and in humane way to euthenize a horse.

It really doesn't control the population or effect the horse market. The same amount of horses that were slaughtered in the US yearly, is about the same amount being shipped to Canada and Mexico yearly.

My belief, is that the only good thing about slaughter in the US is the fact that now horses won't have to travel as long through extreme climates.

Just thought I'd share, not trying to change anyones opinion or spark an argument since most of everyone is pro slaughter here.

I can agree with this, to a point.

Horse slaughter is pretty inhumane, in my opinion, but then again, slaughter ain't pretty, no matter what the animal.

However, I believe the slaughterhouses being reopened is a good thing! This way we can monitor how slaughter happens. Someone, somewhere, can come up with a quicker and more humane way to slaughter these animals, and that can be put into effect. It is not guaranteed, but here it is definitely possible. In Mexico, however, not likely at all that the slaughterhouses will change.
     
    11-25-2011, 10:39 PM
  #30
Foal
Guys I really don't know all the info about this issue, all I know is that a really nice girl on youtube saved her horse from slaughter and asked people to sign the petition, so I did, she also said try to get other people to sign it......so I posted it here
     

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