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        04-12-2008, 09:09 AM
      #61
    Yearling
    What really bothers me is this...

    If you can't afford to care for your animal - you honestly shouldnt have it. I am not trying to be mean at all. But lets face it, we took on the responsibility of caring for the horse. I don't have tons of money - I have bills out the butt. But I still do what I have to do for my pets. All of them. Not because I like to spend money or can always afford to - but because I have to. Its the choice I made when I took the animal.

    If you can't afford to euthanize then how can you afford other vet care like say if you horse was injured and needed stitches or something. It can get costly.

    Too many people take animals that they shouldnt have. Its why we have so many horses in rescues or needing rescues, its why we have so many animals in shelters.... Because too many people don't look at the big picture, the long haul.... they just see a cute cuddly kitten or a dreamy horse.

    I don't think Ginger is a bad horse owner. But I don't think that she realizes the facts of life yet.

         
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        04-12-2008, 10:41 AM
      #62
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kim_angel
    What really bothers me is this...

    If you can't afford to care for your animal - you honestly shouldnt have it. I am not trying to be mean at all. But lets face it, we took on the responsibility of caring for the horse. I don't have tons of money - I have bills out the butt. But I still do what I have to do for my pets. All of them. Not because I like to spend money or can always afford to - but because I have to. Its the choice I made when I took the animal.

    If you can't afford to euthanize then how can you afford other vet care like say if you horse was injured and needed stitches or something. It can get costly.

    Too many people take animals that they shouldnt have. Its why we have so many horses in rescues or needing rescues, its why we have so many animals in shelters.... Because too many people don't look at the big picture, the long haul.... they just see a cute cuddly kitten or a dreamy horse.

    I don't think Ginger is a bad horse owner. But I don't think that she realizes the facts of life yet.

    god almighty...first off, yes I do have the funds to euthanize my horse if it had to come down to that. But im saying if I didnt I would probably send her to slaughter...its not that I don't get the facts of life but its just what I would do. And sometimes it is a tight squeeze when it comes to money here because my dad is the only person working, so at the moment, yes money is a bit tight.
         
        04-12-2008, 05:24 PM
      #63
    Showing
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        04-12-2008, 05:51 PM
      #64
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kim_angel
    What really bothers me is this...

    If you can't afford to care for your animal - you honestly shouldnt have it. I am not trying to be mean at all. But lets face it, we took on the responsibility of caring for the horse. I don't have tons of money - I have bills out the butt. But I still do what I have to do for my pets. All of them. Not because I like to spend money or can always afford to - but because I have to. Its the choice I made when I took the animal.

    If you can't afford to euthanize then how can you afford other vet care like say if you horse was injured and needed stitches or something. It can get costly.

    Too many people take animals that they shouldnt have. Its why we have so many horses in rescues or needing rescues, its why we have so many animals in shelters.... Because too many people don't look at the big picture, the long haul.... they just see a cute cuddly kitten or a dreamy horse.

    I don't think Ginger is a bad horse owner. But I don't think that she realizes the facts of life yet.

    god almighty...first off, yes I do have the funds to euthanize my horse if it had to come down to that. But im saying if I didnt I would probably send her to slaughter...its not that I don't get the facts of life but its just what I would do. And sometimes it is a tight squeeze when it comes to money here because my dad is the only person working, so at the moment, yes money is a bit tight.
    Okay, can I pose this question to you then:
    Would you go get a job to pay off a vet bill if your horse needed emergency care?
    I think that's what we're getting to here...
    When your horse gets old and unusable, will you euthanize it, or will you send it to slaughter?
    jeesh, everyone on here acts like I just don't care about my horse. OF COURSE I DO! If I could find an actual job that would hire a 14 yr old then yes I would try to get the money. I wouldnt just send my horse off to slaughter without trying to find someway to get the money to pay off the emergency bill. AS A LAST RESORT if I couldnt find any possible way to get money and she would suffer then yea I would obviously send her to slaughter...same goes with putting her down. I wouldnt just send her to slaughter, I would try and get the money first and if I had no possible way to get it then I would send her to slaughter..
         
        04-12-2008, 07:29 PM
      #65
    Trained
    Please remember the conscientious etiquette policy guys. Things are getting a little too heated in here and as usual, the slaughter topic has caused some issues. Lets try and keep the conversation more civil guys
         
        04-12-2008, 09:13 PM
      #66
    Showing
    Sorry, Ginger, I wasn't posing the question directly at YOU - although I can definitely see how that would be misinterpreted.

    I've posted my last here.
         
        04-13-2008, 12:00 AM
      #67
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    I am going to throw this thread for a loop:

    IF your horse got sick, and needed a veterinarian (since we're on the topic of death here, let's say it's because the horse can no longer live for one reason or another) would you take a (an extra) job to make sure you could pay for it?
    Would this be an option for you? Rather than having the money for any emergency situation in the bank, would you do whatever it took to make sure the horse got euthanized, or would you send it to slaughter?;)
    JDI-My moto is that if you don't have the spare money put aside in case something bad happend, then you shouldn't have a horse. To me, it's pretty bad horse ownership. I'm not directing this to anyone, I'm just saying. That's one of the reasons I don't have a horse. Because if something bad happened to it, I wouldn't have the money, and for me to send it to the Slaughter House would make me hate myself for the rest of my life.
         
        04-13-2008, 12:51 AM
      #68
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    Sorry, Ginger, I wasn't posing the question directly at YOU - although I can definitely see how that would be misinterpreted.

    I've posted my last here.

    Oopppssss sorry JDI I think im done posting here too..
         
        04-23-2008, 07:38 PM
      #69
    Trained
    Not to add fuel to the fire...guess there is no way to post here without doing so...Anyways...I live in VERY rural Arkansas, the cost of living is low, as well as the wages. There are times we live paycheck to paycheck other times we are doing pretty good with a nestegg in the bank. To us, horses are livestock. We love them yet they are livestock. We are taxed for our horses as livestock and we should be able to send them to slaughter. Be it right or wrong.

    Personally we would do the same for our horses as we would for our pets. If its going to be a managable disease/injury we will make every attempt to seek treatment. We will discuss our options with our vet. If it is terminal, or going to cost more than we could possibly afford. We would have the guts to put down our own animals. No vet is going to charge me to kill my own horse. They all fall the same. Its tragic and I know not everyone shares my feelings or morals. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just who and how I am. I look at it as being responcible to my horses and family...I'd put my dog down too if need be. There is a difference between humane euthanisa(sp) and shipping your horse off to slaughter cause you can't deal with it. I choose to deal with it. These are MY opinions and hopefully I haven't offended anyone.
         
        05-02-2008, 10:28 AM
      #70
    Deb
    Foal
    If you can afford to feed your horse for the next six months, then you can afford to euthenise. And there is no such thing as "humane" slaughter! Look at the videos of horse transport, slaughter and then come back and tell us all how humane it is. This is not a suggestion, it's a challenge. You breed, they die, period.
         

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