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Slaughter.....Dog Food.....Would You?

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View Poll Results: Diffucult/Worthless/Etc. Horse..what would you do?
Sell for slaughter/sell to someone and not keep in touch 7 15.56%
Tough it out and try to fix the problem 38 84.44%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

 
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    12-01-2008, 01:31 PM
  #121
Weanling
Where are these stats? I would love a link to them.
     
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    12-01-2008, 02:27 PM
  #122
Guest
On the USDA site. They keep stats on all livestock.
     
    12-02-2008, 02:14 AM
  #123
Showing
No I wouldn't. If it were to come down to putting the horse down for health or other reason, I would get a vet to come out and pay him to put the animal down. It's very comfortable and they don't even know that it's happening. I couldn't think of a better way.
     
    12-02-2008, 09:47 AM
  #124
Guest
Actually every vet I've talked to says the horse knows exactly whats going on when killed with drugs they just can't move.
     
    12-02-2008, 10:14 AM
  #125
Showing
I've stood right by several animals horse included while they get the shot. I don't think animals have the brain power to feel when the end is near just because the vet is giving them a shot.


County- What reason is there in that sort of statement?
     
    12-02-2008, 10:26 AM
  #126
Guest
What reason? Because alot of people feel an animal doesn't know whats going on when giving drugs to kill them. As their organs shut down they know something is going on they just can't react to it.
     
    12-02-2008, 12:23 PM
  #127
Showing
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Originally Posted by county    
What reason? Because alot of people feel an animal doesn't know whats going on when giving drugs to kill them. As their organs shut down they know something is going on they just can't react to it.
Not possible. I think your are attributing human attributes to an animal that does not have the capacity to think in those terms. Are they aware that something is happening - yes, but not fear of death, they simply can't comprehend.

I've had animals put down and the drugs given to them is to stop their heats not paralyze them. If they were in great fear, there would be a reaction and I've never seen nor heard of that. Furthermore, outfits like PETA would be all over it if that were the case.
     
    12-02-2008, 02:24 PM
  #128
Foal
I had animals euthanized with sodium pentobarbitol and held them for the vet so I know that there is no suffering when it is done properly and the animal is dead almost imediately with no fear,stress or struggling. One second they are fine and then they go limp and their is no heartbeat,breathing or any other vital signs. The vet checks to make sure they are actually gone. It is totally humane when done right and every vet should know how to do it right.
     
    12-02-2008, 02:54 PM
  #129
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Not possible. I think your are attributing human attributes to an animal that does not have the capacity to think in those terms. Are they aware that something is happening - yes, but not fear of death, they simply can't comprehend.

I've had animals put down and the drugs given to them is to stop their heats not paralyze them. If they were in great fear, there would be a reaction and I've never seen nor heard of that. Furthermore, outfits like PETA would be all over it if that were the case.
Well said!
     
    12-02-2008, 05:59 PM
  #130
Guest
The problem is it doesn't always work that way I've seen a horse that got back up and ran through a 5 strand barb wire fence. Another that ran into a large farm disk and cut itself all up. I prefer to use a .22 rifle one shot and their dead before they hit the ground. But that method also has to be done by someone that knows where to place the shot.
     



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