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post #41 of 48 Old 01-19-2007, 11:16 AM
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Where the emphisis needs to be placed here is on responsable breeding practices. This is whats supplying the meat buyers. I've attended horse auctions all over the country and when you go by the meat pen you see animals that no sane equestrian owner would look twice at if they were to purchase an animal for their ownn use. A few are saved by rescue but most of these never amount to much and end up being pasture ornaments.
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post #42 of 48 Old 01-19-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Where the emphisis needs to be placed here is on responsable breeding practices. This is whats supplying the meat buyers. I've attended horse auctions all over the country and when you go by the meat pen you see animals that no sane equestrian owner would look twice at if they were to purchase an animal for their ownn use. A few are saved by rescue but most of these never amount to much and end up being pasture ornaments.
Even so...There still horses and are still being abused... There are lots of people who love to work with hard horses. No matter who they are.
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post #43 of 48 Old 01-20-2007, 09:47 PM
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I agree with barnrat. If slaughter was at least more humane half the people that are trying to get rid of it wouldn't think twice about it.
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post #44 of 48 Old 02-16-2007, 11:11 PM
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Both of my horses, are shoed, they jump just about every day!
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post #45 of 48 Old 02-16-2007, 11:12 PM
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btw welcome to the forum! I am new here too!
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post #46 of 48 Old 02-28-2007, 04:08 PM
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My wife has been braiding horse hair for years and does some beautiful work. But its all mane and tail hair. Years ago we used to run a lot of Mexican cattle in the feed lots and I supose they still do. Every criter that came in had the tail hair bobed off. The craftsmen down there used it for rietas and other hair projects. We got a lot of calves in that didn't have any tails at all. These were all bitten off by coyotes.
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post #47 of 48 Old 06-26-2007, 02:16 AM
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And they eat kangaroos in Australia
I don't want to start an argument here, but eating roo here doesnt really occur as much as people from other countries may think...compared to cow eatin' in the US and dog eating in China...Roo is actually quite disgusting, and has a horribly strong meat smell - I know that some aboriginal ringers eat roo, and others try it as a one off...but its not a 'religious' thing. I beleive we eat steak like crazy though - I know I do

BTW, I agree with Bubba on the slaughter issue - its horrible to think it happens, but id rather think of them in that situation then fending for themselves - everyone for there own I guess.

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post #48 of 48 Old 07-02-2007, 06:27 PM
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I happen to support horse slaughter in the US for all the reasons Bubba has listed.

Stopping slaughter won't stop abuse. I think abuse will increase, quite truthfully. Already there are reports of people turning unwanted animals loose. The animal shelters will soon be full of horses, just like cats and dogs. And where then do they go? They're euthanized and sent to a rendering plant and turned into cat and dog food. Why is it okay for cats and dogs to eat them, but not people?

Here in the western US, the wild horse herds run the risk of being 'invaded' by domestics that people will undoubtedly turn out. In turn, that will cause greater stress on the environment and more tax payer dollars to support them. Which I find rather ironic, as Senator Burns from Montana slipped his little rider in which would have enabled wild horses to be sent to slaughter. It caused such an uproar (and he was voted out of office) that the wild horse community is largely supporting the ban on slaughter in an effort to save the mustangs. Now Mr. Burns will have twice as many horses to contend with should the ban pass.

No, the solution is more independently owned slaughter houses instead of banning them. Like I bring the lambs to, or the pigs. Places where you know things will be done swiftly and correctly, with little stress to the animal. It's unfortunate that it costs so much to euthanize a horse. At least sending an old one to become burger will be a swift end and feed a hungry mouth.

Baby horse shoes? I'd say it was unlikely, but then again, perhaps it was a PMU foal? Never know what some twisted folks are doing out there (not illegal to turn horses into clothing, is it?)
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