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        12-21-2007, 09:09 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    I agree with you and I am too.

    I was posting on another horse forum and someone wanted to breed their mare because they wanted another fast horse. Couldnt they just "buy" or adopt a fast horse elsewhere?



    Of course many people were mad at me for saying that though.
         
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        12-21-2007, 01:30 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Ugh, I hate horse slaughter...
    I wonder.
    Do the people that work in that place even have a heart?!
    It's so terrible...I could never imagine doing that to an innocent animal...I just wish all the abuse & cruelty would stop. :(
         
        12-21-2007, 04:03 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    Yes I agree, the people who work there mustn't have a heart, or a problem with killing innocent animals. Some humans in this world really discust me, its not just with horses, but with dogs, cats almost anything... Like the Japanese killing Whales...now that is just discusting, wrong and im glad some Coutries (including Australia) have told them to stop. Although I can understand other people point of veiw, why its ok to slaughter... but I can't agree with them. If I had to get rid of a horse, I defintally wouldnt send it to a slaughter yard, I would get a vet to put it down or my next door neighbour to shoot it... The only reason they take the horses there...to my understanding is to get a small profit, but really whats 200 bucks...espicually when you had to kill a innocent life and make them suffer.
         
        12-21-2007, 04:09 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    I enjoy reading the Fugly horse blog also, and have really leaned a lot from it. That sort of blunt talk doesn't have a place everywhere (I don't think it would work well on this forum), but she sure gets the point across.

    Maybe if enough people start reading the blog, they will get it.

    I don't know if I will ever again buy someone else's problem, when I can perfectly capable of raising and training my own babies. I have my own mare and stallion who are both fabulous horses (well put together, kind, trained, active, papered, nicely bred, level headed). BUT you will not see me mass producing any horses.
         
        12-21-2007, 11:35 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Yes, it's sad that blunt honest talk will turn you quickly into the black sheep of the forum. If only we all felt like the author of Fugly Horses
         
        12-22-2007, 10:32 PM
      #26
    Showing
    I know! People are sick, nowadays.
    I could never imagine working in a place like that...harming, killing, those poor innocent animals.
    Ack! Those people need to be hit with a bat.
         
        12-22-2007, 11:20 PM
      #27
    Started
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    Originally Posted by EquiSoup
    Just my thoughts....

    I am a vegetarian. I'm not against consuming animals when they are humanely treated, humanely raised (not feed lots, force fed...), and they are humanely slaughtered (not a factory slaughter house which causes so much pain and suffering).

    All life is sacred. The way to stop slaughtering? STOP BREEDING YOUR CRAPPY MARES AND STALLIONS. This is a great blog that demonstrates how I feel: http://fuglyhorseoftheday.blogspot.com
    I'll have to admit I took this very offensively. Blu might be what you would call "crappy bred" but that doesn't mean he's worthless. I kind of understand what you are saying but I still don't fully agree. I am not sure if I am the only one that takes this offensively but I can say now that I do not understand why you said it. Lol. JMO
         
        12-23-2007, 03:25 AM
      #28
    Foal
    I was just saying that breeding quality horses, will insure a quality life for them. I love ALL horses, crappy, beautiful, conformationally faulty, it doesn't matter to me. They are all valuable and there is no horse that is worthless.

    I'm sorry that it came across that way. It definitely wasn't meant that way. My first horse wasn't beautiful, didn't have a sweet personality, wasn't an easy ride, etc., but I loved her more than anything. She definitely wasn't worthless, and taught me more than any other horse has.
         
        12-23-2007, 11:28 AM
      #29
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BluMagic
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EquiSoup
    Just my thoughts....

    I am a vegetarian. I'm not against consuming animals when they are humanely treated, humanely raised (not feed lots, force fed...), and they are humanely slaughtered (not a factory slaughter house which causes so much pain and suffering).

    All life is sacred. The way to stop slaughtering? STOP BREEDING YOUR CRAPPY MARES AND STALLIONS. This is a great blog that demonstrates how I feel: http://fuglyhorseoftheday.blogspot.com
    I'll have to admit I took this very offensively. Blu might be what you would call "crappy bred" but that doesn't mean he's worthless. I kind of understand what you are saying but I still don't fully agree. I am not sure if I am the only one that takes this offensively but I can say now that I do not understand why you said it. Lol. JMO
    I love fuglyhorse. She brings up some very interesting topics and points.

    I don't think she meant that the horses are worthless. IMO NO horse is worthless.. Some are just not BREEDING quality. A "crappy bred" horse can still be absolutely wonderful [ I have a crappy bred mare I wouldn't trade for anything], just NOT as a breeding horse.

    It's hard to make GOOD money in the horse business. And I think breeding should be left to professionals that know what they're doing.

    I think slaughter is horrible, but needed.
    I'd rather see a horse slaughtered than abused/neglected until it eventually dies.

    I think the worst part of slaughter, aside from the killing process, is the transportation and what not. I think alot of the horses are probably bounced from dealer to dealer, before finally reaching the slaughter house.

    I think when you buy a horse it is a lifetime commitment [at least for me it is] and If I was ever forced to sell, I'd be SURE my horse was going to a good home, and check up on her from time to time.

    I hate when people sell/send a horse to slaughter because they don't want to pay to have the horse humanely put down and have the body taken away, etc. Horses don't live forever and they are not exactly as cheap as a gold fish to own. When you buy a horse, you have to be prepared to take care of that horse in every aspect, even it's death.

    Bottom line for me:
    If slaughter stops, we need an alternative for all the unwanted horses. Breeding license/laws? What about giving unwanted horses to riding centers, rescue barns, etc?

    I dunno. Slaughters just a confusing, emotional topic for alot of people in the horse industry. I absolutely love the horse industry and it has alot of amazing things about it... But not everything about it is nice.

    I guess the industry will always have it's bad aspects. =/
         
        12-23-2007, 01:27 PM
      #30
    Started
    Okay, thanks! I don't know if I am overreacting or what but now I get what you are saying. Lol. The site was pretty good but not something I would be highly interested in like I am with HF! Lol.

    Thanks again,

         

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