Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Both of those books are biased and slanted to make slaughter look cruel and inhumane. They're also outdated, if I recall.
I can point you to any number of books about any topic that will depict it in either a horrendous or a good light, depending on what agenda the author has.
I'm not talking about books. I'm talking about research papers and printed findings from universities and unbiased sources. People and institutions who have no dog in the fight, and so can collect data and report their findings with no slant either for or against.
Read Temple Grandin's work. She's always been a big anti-slaughter advocate, but even she would rather see equine slaughter here in the U.S. where it can be regulated.
I have a lot of respect for Dr. Grandin, even though she's anti. Her arguments are clear, concise, and to the point. Unlike yours, which just boil down to, "It's mean and cruel to eat horsies!"
Yes, there are unwanted horses. There are a glut of unwanted horses these days. Many horses are going for absolutely nothing right now, and yet there are no takers. Why is that? Because NOBODY WANTS THEM!!!
In fact, I picked up my new foxhunting prospect last week for nothing, nada, zero, zilch. He's not a rescue, because his owner loved him and just needed to find him a good home. He's one of the lucky ones, because most horses who are giveaways will be sent to auction.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 11-04-2009 at 02:13 PM.