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        11-03-2009, 11:46 AM
      #71
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    In America, dog is eaten as well in communities with high international populations.


    The REASON dog, cat, horse isn't consumed here is because it goes against the cultural norm.
    Does that mean it's wrong? No. It just means its not our culture.
         
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        11-03-2009, 11:55 AM
      #72
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    The sale of horsemeat is illegal but the actual consumption is not. So if you wanted to eat your own horse then that would be legal.
    Kevin, not in California or Illinois. I did some research, and as the law is written, the sale and human consumption of horsemeat is illegal in both California and Illinois.

    The other 48 states have no law against personal consumption, but the sale of horsemeat for human consumption is illegal.

    I live in Virginia, so there's no rule against me butchering and eating my own horses, if I so choose. If you live in California or Illinois, you don't have that option available.

    I'd no sooner eat my own horses than I'd eat my dog or cats, but it's not my business to tell anyone else they can't eat theirs.

    That's what I find reprehensible about this whole 'no horses to slaughter, but every other animal is fine to eat' opinion. Trying to force someone into doing what YOU want just because YOU want it, doesn't make your opinions or morals better than mine.

    The feeling I get from all the hysterical equine anti-slaughter advocates, is that because I'm willing to concede that it's okay to eat horsemeat if someone so chooses, that somehow they're morally superior because they don't think anyone should eat the pretty horsies.

    That if we don't decry the eating of horsemeat as horrible and evil, somehow we're unable to love or be loved, and we're inherently cruel and neglectful. That's the attitude that turns my stomach, not that they're passionate about something.

    It always seems to surprise the antis that those of us not against horse slaughter have our own cherished companions, and that we give time, money, and energy to rescues and animal shelters. Because that doesn't fit into their ideal of pros as being heartless and cruel.
         
        11-03-2009, 12:07 PM
      #73
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    California and Illinois have a long history of deciding what is best for thier subjects. I don't know how people can continue to allow thier state government to take away thier freedoms.

    I can't think of a time when I disagreed with you. If I wasn't already married to a great woman I might just propose!!!
         
        11-03-2009, 12:14 PM
      #74
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    Originally Posted by alli09    
    yeah because so many people consider livestock their best friends.They are companion animals.They have done so much for us! And for the dog thing, I was talking about in america.I know asia eats it.
    Horse are livestock. I know I take them off on my taxes every year. You can not do that with companion animals. IN AMERICA they are they are considered livestock in ever sence of the word.

    As for the dogs and cats. Yep I was talking about America. I have knows quite a few people who eat both dog and cat.
         
        11-03-2009, 12:19 PM
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I can't think of a time when I disagreed with you. If I wasn't already married to a great woman I might just propose!!!
    Goodness, what a compliment! This old war mare is blushing.

    However, my SO might object to your proposal, since I think that's what he's planning to do at Christmas....
         
        11-03-2009, 01:38 PM
      #76
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    When I told one of my students that I had eaten horsemeat in Europe, she was upset. I told her that there were times that I would rather eat HER horse than ride it.....LOL!

    I doubt she saw as much humor in that statement as I did, though.
         
        11-03-2009, 01:53 PM
      #77
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Goodness, what a compliment! This old war mare is blushing.

    However, my SO might object to your proposal, since I think that's what he's planning to do at Christmas....
    He is a lucky man!! He better make it thanksgiving or he might be too late!
         
        11-03-2009, 02:17 PM
      #78
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    

    I'd no sooner eat my own horses than I'd eat my dog or cats, but it's not my business to tell anyone else they can't eat theirs.

    That's what I find reprehensible about this whole 'no horses to slaughter, but every other animal is fine to eat' opinion. Trying to force someone into doing what YOU want just because YOU want it, doesn't make your opinions or morals better than mine.

    The feeling I get from all the hysterical equine anti-slaughter advocates, is that because I'm willing to concede that it's okay to eat horsemeat if someone so chooses, that somehow they're morally superior because they don't think anyone should eat the pretty horsies.

    That if we don't decry the eating of horsemeat as horrible and evil, somehow we're unable to love or be loved, and we're inherently cruel and neglectful. That's the attitude that turns my stomach, not that they're passionate about something.

    It always seems to surprise the antis that those of us not against horse slaughter have our own cherished companions, and that we give time, money, and energy to rescues and animal shelters. Because that doesn't fit into their ideal of pros as being heartless and cruel.
    Another great post SR!!!

    I personally think slaughter is a great end use for animals that are what one might describe as unwanted. A final use in a way.

    Why is being sent to a landfill some how better?

    Same with cats and dogs, really. We (general country we) PTS so many unwanted cats and dogs that are then dealt with as trash. Why not use the meat and sell it as a commodity to place that do eat such things?

    It does not mean people have to give up Fido and Fluffy for burgers. It just means that there is a end use for the things that we as a society seem to have too many of.
         
        11-03-2009, 02:25 PM
      #79
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    Always, it seems such a shame to waste so much protein, doesn't it?

    The foxhunters used to donate their old horses to the hound master. The horse being fed to the hunt hounds was considered a fitting and dignified ending for an old campaigner.

    In some parts of the U.S., horses are still fed to the big cats in zoos.

    In Alaska, many of the unwanted horses are sold to the mushers (sled dog owners), to help feed their dogs.

    I don't see it as cruel; I see it as using a viable protein source.

    The horses are killed humanely, and that's all that really matters.

    As long as an animal is treated humanely before and during the slaughter process, I see no reason that the meat shouldn't be used.

    Kevin, I'll let my SO know he has competition. Maybe that will speed up his decision. After all, I've been waiting for almost 4 years now! LOL
         
        11-03-2009, 02:32 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    After all, I've been waiting for almost 4 years now! LOL
    Dump him and move west.
         

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