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post #11 of 48 Old 01-07-2007, 08:53 PM
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Horse slaughter IS legal in the US. There's a bill coming around about possibly banning it. I hope it doesn't pass.

Now don't jump on me. I hate slaughter and abuse. But where will all the horses go that aren't slaughtered (approximately 80,000 a year are killed). Turned loose to starve, that's where. Totally neglected. Breeding freely. Being abused. Like dogs and cats.

Or transported off to Mexico, where there are aren't any rules about humane treatment. Think that's better? They're still being slaughtered, only cruelly now.

The legislation needs to be about making the process more humane, not banning it. There are simply too many horses in the world and nowhere for them to go.

Look it up. Not on one of those anti-slaughter websites, but on one that really looks at the facts. That's the sad reality of things.

But I have never heard of the hide being used for shoes? That's a new one. And the dog-hair thing I really doubt. It's a big black market in China for dog and cat fur, but the US? If that existed, PETA would be all over it. Unless they're shipping the skins from somewhere else, but still, that's too Cruella DeVille-ish and I find it really hard to swallow.
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post #12 of 48 Old 01-07-2007, 08:55 PM
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Bubba you are absolutly right, I have always thought about that, You make it so much clearer! It would be amazing to have humane slaughter, when people watch slaughter videos we only think about getting rid of slaughter all together.
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I absolutely agree with ya bubba, I have done some work with animal police in tha city and we investigated a case o' horse slaughter. Somebody bad been racin a horse on cement and it fell and broke its leg and had some other injuries too. They used a chainsaw >_<, was gruesome, ta kill it and cut it up inta meat. We found out since the people who done it video taped tha whole deal. I won't even say what we found at the crime scene, horrible stuff. And I wish the cases like this were very rare but they are'nt. A galfriend o' mine said she saw sumthin almost exactly like that case on the television jus' tha other day.
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post #15 of 48 Old 01-11-2007, 09:44 PM
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I agree too, I just would never want any of mine to go to slaughter... I will just have to keep them forever (good excuse!!!)
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post #16 of 48 Old 01-11-2007, 10:46 PM
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Without slaughter sales, there would be less backyard breeders breeding for auction. There would be no point in raising and putting expense into a horse not eligible for the sale of slaughter. I think you'd be surprised that there WOULD be a decrease in backyard breeding, eliminating a lot of unnecessary deaths because of legal slaughtering.

Did that make sense?
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kind of, I was confused....

Are you for or against horse slaughter kristy?
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post #18 of 48 Old 01-12-2007, 12:31 PM
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Ah...but there's always Mexico, isn't there?

That's right....I'm not sure if it's legal or not to ship horses to Mexico to be slaughtered, but even if it's not, you can always lie and say that they're going there to be sold or raced or whatever. And there's no animal cruelty laws down there.

And where WILL the extra 80,000 horses go?

Plus, the law only deals with slaughter for human consumption, not hide or dog-food or whatever. Heck, maybe we'll go into the dark ages and start making glue from hooves again.
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If they start that, I'm not using any more glue :)
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post #20 of 48 Old 01-13-2007, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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I think that's going a little to far....
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