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        12-23-2007, 02:24 PM
      #31
    Foal
    I have to agree with Blu about the selective breeding. Now we have standardbred so they are all pure and all registered. I've only had maybe 3 horses in total that were not registered...and they were the best ones I've ever had.

    Now about the slaughter issue. Personally it would be amazing is all horse slaughter was stopped. It has been proven that humans were ment to be herbivores. Just look at our teeth is what people say. But over the years we have become omnivores. But stopping slaughter in the US, I think, is now a bad idea. From what I've read and heard, more horses are going to Mexico.

    There, they are treated much worse and cruely then in the US. I believe they have seen a 300% increase if I remember correctly.

    Im not saying im for slaughter cause I am not. But I would rather see a horse slaughtered in the US were there are some regulations rather then in Mexico where there are none.

    If the has banned Slaughter....all North America should...and in studies they have said that horse abuse and neglect would NOT rise at all...it would actually decrease supposidly.

    But that's just my opinion...dont burn me lol...
         
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        12-23-2007, 08:36 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xkatex
    Now about the slaughter issue. Personally it would be amazing is all horse slaughter was stopped. It has been proven that humans were ment to be herbivores. Just look at our teeth is what people say. But over the years we have become omnivores. But stopping slaughter in the US, I think, is now a bad idea. From what I've read and heard, more horses are going to Mexico.

    There, they are treated much worse and cruely then in the US. I believe they have seen a 300% increase if I remember correctly.
    Did you read the article that I posted the link to Kate??? The Bill that is waiting to be passed would stop all horses from the US being taken to Canada or Mexico for the purpose of slaughter...... in other words, if slaughter is criminalized in America - it will also become illegal for horses to be taken over the border for the same reason
         
        12-23-2007, 08:49 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Gosh I hate that! Why do they have to be so cruel to those horses?
         
        01-03-2008, 07:57 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    I think that all slaughter is pure evil, espically how they treat & kill the horses. I saw one horse slaughter video - it was so gory and gross, I almost started crying (if anyone looks it up, it's under the American Humane Society, probaly under horses, but not 100% sure). Words can't describe how much I hate slaughter, and I don't really want to go ranting about it.

    But yes, I love FHOTD (Fugly Horse)! Very valid points. Sometimes I think they take it too far, but it's really interesting to learn about conformation.
         
        01-04-2008, 10:13 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    The thing that a lot of people don't realize is:

    Horses that go to slaughter arent just "ugly" horses, sick horses, horses with poor conformation/bad breeding, abused, injured or old. There are beautiful, healthy, wonderfully bred, young horses going to slaughter.

    There are baby horses going to slaughter.

    Kill Buyers don't care how old the horse is or its health. All they are concerned with is buying it cheap enough to make a profit.
         
        01-05-2008, 05:32 PM
      #36
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
    I know I totally agree, no slaughter of any horse is humane and I hate it when they have to waste such a preciuos animal like the horse.

    The only problem is there might be too much horses. Like an over population but I hate to see them sent to the slaughter house.

    I eat meat but if I was stranded and dying and the only thing to eat was a horse, I would rather die.
    It's called humane euthanization.Very simple.They just need to drop the prices on it.
         
        01-06-2008, 07:20 AM
      #37
    Showing
    Horse breeders need to take an economics lesson from the oil/gas companys. Cut the supply and raise the demand and price. If they didn't breed anything and everything there would be fewer horses and horse slaughter wouldn't be an issue.
    That goes for the demand end too. No demand for horse products including hides hair. We need to boycott the tack industry by not buying products made from horse hair. Tail extenders, jewelry and horse hair macates. If you think these things are made from live, happy horses your dreaming.
         
        01-07-2008, 05:17 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    Slaughter

    Horse Slaughter is a evil yes, but it is needed. The Amish generally don't care to spend a large sum of money to get their horses put down and shipped away. Considering burrying a horse is illegal. Personally i'd rather have a horse go to slaughter and get killed instintly. Then watching a horse die on the side of the road because someone dosen't want to spend the money to get rid of it. But then also many horses have diseases or defects or even injuries that cannot be cured or fixed. Does that mean they should go to slaughter? No, but id rather have them go to slaughter then, rotting and slowing dieing away in some field. Not matter how much people should care about their horses or what they should do. Does not mean they are going to do it. People are cruel and many feel horses are purely for work. So people send horses to slaughter because they can't afford them. Many people would say "Well they should give them to a rescue place, or to someone who can take care of them". Again, it dosen't matter what they should do. It matters what they do, and what they do is send horses to slaughter. In my opinion slaughter saves alot of horses from much worse death. If I was a horse, id rather be slaughtered then left to rot in a field with nothing but death to look forward to. I'd have it quick and get it over with.

    But then people argue "Think how the horse feels". Well don't you think that's kinda hard? Considering that you can't "talk" to a horse. But who are YOU to assume that, that horse wants to live or die? Who are YOU to say that, that horse wants to be free and run around in a field for the rest of its life and be happy and free. You don't know if that horse would rather be in a show ring, be on a trail, or run around in a pasture. You don't know that. You can only take from what you see in your horse as clues. Like, from what I see my horses are pretty happy. But I don't know that for sure. My horses could hate me and everything about where they are at. But I would never know from they way they act. So, those people who say that, that horse would rather live its life in a beautiful field with a stream and a herd, don't really know that.
         
        01-07-2008, 05:29 PM
      #39
    tim
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xkatex
    Now about the slaughter issue. It has been proven that humans were ment to be herbivores. Just look at our teeth is what people say.
    Umm, that's not nescessarily true...
         
        01-07-2008, 09:34 PM
      #40
    Started
    ^ we do have canine teeth.....
         

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