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post #81 of 212 Old 11-28-2011, 06:03 PM
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Just food for thought, maybe if they let horses be slaughtered for dog food again. The cost of dog food wouldn't be so high and there'd be less people letting their dogs go to the shelters. When ole roy is 27 bucks a bag (at my local walmart), things have gotten bad. I wouldn't feed that junk but when the cheap stuff is that expensive, dogs are going to go hungry. I pay 36 bucks for what I consider a medium quality feed. I'd love to feed my dogs a lower price, higher quality, horse based feed.

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Just food for thought, maybe if they let horses be slaughtered for dog food again. The cost of dog food wouldn't be so high and there'd be less people letting their dogs go to the shelters. When ole roy is 27 bucks a bag (at my local walmart), things have gotten bad. I wouldn't feed that junk but when the cheap stuff is that expensive, dogs are going to go hungry. I pay 36 bucks for what I consider a medium quality feed. I'd love to feed my dogs a lower price, higher quality, horse based feed.

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Lots of vets won`t sterlize mares because it isn`t cheap, and causes alot of problems. My vet wouldn`t consider doing my mare.

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Gelding, castrating, call it what you wish. But a gelding is still sterile any way you look at it. A mare can't produce a foal without the help of a stallion. Yes?
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*snort* There is "sterilizing" of one gender going on all the time... It hasn't helped curb the population to date.
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post #87 of 212 Old 11-30-2011, 09:38 AM
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Gelding, castrating, call it what you wish. But a gelding is still sterile any way you look at it. A mare can't produce a foal without the help of a stallion. Yes?
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Haha. Right, I think that's how it works. However, how many mares can 1 stallion breed. More than enough, obviously. Just for comparison, the fish and game here likes to keep 15 bucks per 100 does. That's almost 7 does per buck. And alot of the smaller bucks won't even be allowed to breed their "allotment" because the bigger bucks will push them out.

I think new laws are a bad idea. There are enough laws on the books. Just enforce the ones we have. I also have never read the part of the constitution that says the feds have to power to enforce any of these "laws". It would have to be on a state by state basis. I think it's a shame that people would rather see an animal rot in a landfill than be used to help in other areas.

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Just food for thought, maybe if they let horses be slaughtered for dog food again. The cost of dog food wouldn't be so high and there'd be less people letting their dogs go to the shelters. When ole roy is 27 bucks a bag (at my local walmart), things have gotten bad. I wouldn't feed that junk but when the cheap stuff is that expensive, dogs are going to go hungry. I pay 36 bucks for what I consider a medium quality feed. I'd love to feed my dogs a lower price, higher quality, horse based feed.
I think this is a great idea in theory. I think of my own horses and the things I've put in & on their bodies (vaccines, dewormers, meds, supplements, liniments, dmso, etc....)and there's no way I'd feed it to my dogs nor would I choose to eat it myself. If they were chemical free, I'd be more than happy to feed my dogs feed containing horse meat. I'd love to spend less on dog food, I pay $52 for a 24 lb bag, adds up quick with 2 large dogs especially now during hunting season.

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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
Let this be a life lesson for you. Before you post something as your own do some research on it. Just because someone is nice does not mean they have good facts.
And no, I am not saying you have to agree with the majority that have posted here, just know more about what you are putting out there than 'some nice person said to spread the word'.

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I do realize that, but in my opinion I think efforts should be made to have low cost, humane euthanisa more readily available throught the US instead of re-introducing slaughter.
Great. Are you going to bank roll this plan? I can not afford to pay for other people's vet bills and disposal so I hope you, that feels it should be offered up, are willing to pay for it.

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Surrender the horse to a 501c rescue that can get a discounted rate for euthanisa and properly dispose of the horse.
In my part of the world the rescues are all full to the brim. And honestly, the horses near me go to Canada for slaughter and have always gone that route. Rescues are still full. There is not some spot to stash every unwanted horse just because the idea of someone else eating them is not appealing to you.

Crimson you do realize that no one is expecting you to have those horses you see out your window slaughtered, right?
Just because you do not like something why make it not an option for someone else?
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post #90 of 212 Old 11-30-2011, 10:47 AM
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I think this is a great idea in theory. I think of my own horses and the things I've put in & on their bodies (vaccines, dewormers, meds, supplements, liniments, dmso, etc....)and there's no way I'd feed it to my dogs nor would I choose to eat it myself. If they were chemical free, I'd be more than happy to feed my dogs feed containing horse meat. I'd love to spend less on dog food, I pay $52 for a 24 lb bag, adds up quick with 2 large dogs especially now during hunting season.


Well, I'm not sure what all of those would survive through the process of making the dog food. I do know that I actually worm my dogs with horse wormer, so I wouldn't be too worried about that. It can't be worse than half of the junk that's marketed as dog food now days, anyway. Dogs, with out question, should be fed mostly meat. I have an extra feezer for meat scraps (mostly wild game) I feed my dogs, especially in the winter. They do so much better on it. When chickens are on sale I can get them for less or the same as dog food. I'll buy a bunch and feed that also. I'll also buy tubs of plain yogurt. I feed it all raw so they get all of the nutrients. The dogs will get fat in a hurry if you're feeding them like that and not running them hard, though.

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