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    11-27-2011, 04:45 PM
  #41
Weanling
This lifted ban is a good thing, and a bad thing. I don't agree with slaughter at all, its inhumane, and wrong. But it is nice that horses now don't have to be transported half way across the country to arrive at their death. As BeauSeant said, I think that instead of making it legal to kill horses, they need to find a way to stop random, backyard breeding. If it wasn't for the total over population of horses we wouldn't really need too many slaughter houses. Instead of stepping around the problem, they need to step onto the problem, and fix it. They aren't facing the problem.

The lifted ban is a sad thing, but the right thing. At least horses now don't have to travel 1000's of miles to be killed.
     
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    11-27-2011, 04:56 PM
  #42
Trained
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Originally Posted by Legend    
This lifted ban is a good thing, and a bad thing. I don't agree with slaughter at all, its inhumane, and wrong. But it is nice that horses now don't have to be transported half way across the country to arrive at their death. As BeauSeant said, I think that instead of making it legal to kill horses, they need to find a way to stop random, backyard breeding. If it wasn't for the total over population of horses we wouldn't really need too many slaughter houses. Instead of stepping around the problem, they need to step onto the problem, and fix it. They aren't facing the problem.

The lifted ban is a sad thing, but the right thing. At least horses now don't have to travel 1000's of miles to be killed.
Could you define who "they " are and why "they" have a right to tell me what to do with my property?
     
    11-27-2011, 05:51 PM
  #43
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MysterySparrow    
I agree that people should be sterilizing their pets, but I don't personally think you can compare the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs to that of horses. In general, horses are not running feral, in every neighbor hood of the US, breeding all by themselves.
So what makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than those of a dog who is no longer a "cute puppy", whose uncaring owners send it to the kill shelter?

What makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than that of the kittens being euthed? Why should the BYB be taxed for illegitimate breedings of horses but not required to spay the barn cat, and taxed for the same?

I don't see why they would have any greater value...unless you are considering horses as a tool, which it seems that many people here do not.
At least the slaughter horses can be used to feed people, perhaps even cheaply, and provide jobs that are very much needed in this economy.
At least their deaths don't have to be a complete waste, and maybe even some small good can come of it.
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    11-27-2011, 06:07 PM
  #44
Weanling
Does anyone know of any rules or regulations they have in place for U.S. Horse slaughter? I think that would be more productive.

There are just too many horses to save. But it would be nice to make it a more humane process.
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    11-27-2011, 07:15 PM
  #45
Weanling
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
So what makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than those of a dog who is no longer a "cute puppy", whose uncaring owners send it to the kill shelter?

What makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than that of the kittens being euthed? Why should the BYB be taxed for illegitimate breedings of horses but not required to spay the barn cat, and taxed for the same?

I don't see why they would have any greater value...unless you are considering horses as a tool, which it seems that many people here do not.
At least the slaughter horses can be used to feed people, perhaps even cheaply, and provide jobs that are very much needed in this economy.
At least their deaths don't have to be a complete waste, and maybe even some small good can come of it.
I did not say any of this. I simply stated that there are two separate issues at work here. Mostly because there is not a stray population of horses, people are more directly responsible for the over breeding issue. We are equally guilty of the stray cats and dogs, just on a different level.

I do think that people should be fined for not sterilizing their pets. I just did not go into that because this thread is about horse slaughter.

I am pro slaughter, I just also think the need still exists to make people slow down and think about the implications of breeding a horse, or any animal for that matter. I am not opposed to people eating horses, it has been done for centuries and given the opportunity I would even be willing to try it. This does not, however, negate the issue of irresponsible breeding just because we have a legal and reasonable outlet for the useless get.
     
    11-27-2011, 07:20 PM
  #46
Weanling
I don't know about you guys, but when I look out at my pasture I don't see a bunch of hamburgers and steaks on legs.

IMO, horses deserve better than slaughter. And if other countries outside the US want to eat horses, then just let them eat their own.
     
    11-27-2011, 07:25 PM
  #47
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by crimson88    
I don't know about you guys, but when I look out at my pasture I don't see a bunch of hamburgers and steaks on legs.

IMO, horses deserve better than slaughter. And if other countries outside the US want to eat horses, then just let them eat their own.
have you looked at other peoples pastures and seen starving horses? Crippled, abandoned horses?

Where do you think is 'better then slaughter' because people arent breeding horses to go to slaughter, horses are going to slaughter because A: they are dangerous/unwanted or B:no one can take care of them anymore or any other reason..... they don't just go to slaughter because us canadians are hungry.... although I wouldnt mind a nice american pony right now
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    11-27-2011, 07:40 PM
  #48
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
have you looked at other peoples pastures and seen starving horses? Crippled, abandoned horses?

Where do you think is 'better then slaughter' because people arent breeding horses to go to slaughter, horses are going to slaughter because A: they are dangerous/unwanted or B:no one can take care of them anymore or any other reason..... they don't just go to slaughter because us canadians are hungry.... although I wouldnt mind a nice american pony right now
Have you not heard of humane, low cost euthenisa? Three local rescues here hold "euthenisa clinics" several times a year where vet's donate their time to euthinze anyone's horse.
     
    11-27-2011, 07:49 PM
  #49
Trained
Lucky for the area you're in crimson. That isn't the case in the rest of the country though.
     
    11-27-2011, 07:52 PM
  #50
Green Broke
I agree slaughter could be more humane, but lets be honest here, horses are no different from cows, chickens, pigs, or anything else we eat, they are animals, I don't get why people are so against eating them, besides theyre peerrrrttyyyy.
     

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