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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%
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post #11 of 261 Old 05-07-2008, 10:21 AM
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Awwww. :( I'm so sorry to hear that.

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post #12 of 261 Old 05-07-2008, 11:12 AM
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There is something wrong with him. My dad says that if its a diease that cannot be fixed, we will send to slaughter. He doesn't want to feed what he calls a "dead horse"
Can't you have him humanely euthanized?

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There aren't any slaughter houses left in the US... How does it work now?
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I would not sell direct to a killing plant, but once they are put down by the vet, I will send them to one to be incinerated, always ensure you worm them if you know the day is coming cos they CANNOT use them even for animal food as the meat is poisonous. So no wont have them slaughtered. I have mine done by injection.

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post #15 of 261 Old 05-07-2008, 03:10 PM
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There is something wrong with him. My dad says that if its a diease that cannot be fixed, we will send to slaughter. He doesn't want to feed what he calls a "dead horse"
Can't you have him humanely euthanized?
I agree with Lulu. Also, what sort of disease? Will it make the horse unsuitable for human (or otherwise) consumption?
God knows how many horses are shipped each day that aren't fit to be food... many meds that we give horses say on the label "do not administer if horse is to be used for human consumption," but they are anyways. Yes, I realize there is a period of time where the meds should be absorbed through the system, but still..


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post #16 of 261 Old 05-07-2008, 03:12 PM
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And to answer the Original Poster, Blu - no I wouldn't. There is a reason I have money saved up in case of emergencies for my dog, cat and horse. (Heaven forbid) If they all became deathly ill right now I could affoard to put them all down humanely.


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post #17 of 261 Old 05-07-2008, 06:57 PM
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I would never. I'd sell the clothes off my back to pay for something that my horse or dog or any other animal needed. And most vets will take a payment plan if you cannot afford it all at once. Also there's pet insurance that will help you out greatly will costs of the unexpected.
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post #18 of 261 Old 05-16-2008, 04:07 PM
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When I lived in Germany I took lesson there... there was a horse we rode that broke his hock... They had to put him down... I remember the very next day there was a sale on horse meat at the butcher shop (they eat horse meat there...) it was really kind of devestaing for me as a young american kid... we live so much differently you know?
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post #19 of 261 Old 05-16-2008, 04:18 PM
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Never. I don't think slaughter is ever an answer. I had to write a 7 page paper on the subject...the facts, photos, and videos were sickening. I would sell everything I own to afford Vet procedures or sell him if I had to, but never slaughter.

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post #20 of 261 Old 05-19-2008, 08:21 AM
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I cannot afford it. Call me a horrible owner, but I can't. We have fallen on hard times and we can not afford it.
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