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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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    07-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by TxHorseMom
(Canada is not so bad, a quick bullet to the head)
how is that not bad?
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    07-23-2008, 04:24 PM
If you ever have to think you need to send ur horse to the slaughterhouse you should contact ur local animal adoption facility, almost all of them will accept a horse if you cannot afford it or they can find a place for it to go, they would rather it be taken care of and get adopted or at least humanely euthanized then to send it to the slaughterhouse.

Has anyone ever watched animal planet, Houston SPCA and Miami SPCA.
    07-24-2008, 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
Originally Posted by TxHorseMom
(Canada is not so bad, a quick bullet to the head)
how is that not bad?
It is not so bad because it is very quick and painless. Instant death. (as long as the shooter is accurate and they are, doing it all the time) Having the vet "put down" a horse can take quite a while for it to take effect, and it is NOT painless. Basically they are overdosing a horse with a potent poision. It can take up to an hour in some cases. I've also heard of vets not bringing enough and they had to go back and get more to finish the job.

If it was ME being put down, I would want something quick and painless, not slow. That is why it is not so bad in Canada.
    07-24-2008, 01:16 AM
Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507
if you ever have to think you need to send ur horse to the slaughterhouse you should contact ur local animal adoption facility, almost all of them will accept a horse if you cannot afford it or they can find a place for it to go, they would rather it be taken care of and get adopted or at least humanely euthanized then to send it to the slaughterhouse.

Has anyone ever watched animal planet, Houston SPCA and Miami SPCA.
The problem is that most of the adoption facilities are FULL! They have no room. I used to do some rescuing myself. (I don't LIKE to see them go to slaughter, but IMO it's a necessary evil) But with the market the way it is, (sucks!) I can't do that anymore. The cost of rehabbing a horse is getting more and more costly. And when there are so many horses everywhere, it is almost impossible to find them new homes. I have a BLM mustang and a PMU baby of a rescued mare that I rescued 4 years ago (filly is now 3) that I can't rehome for $300!! (and trust me, I have spent WAY more than that on them for vet bills, feed, farrier, etc) I can't take in any more until they are gone.

As for the SPCA you can't just call them and say "I have a horse I don't want anymore, will you take them?" They save that for the horses who are in really bad shape.

And speaking of the shows...It's those idiots (partially) who can't or won't feed their horses that fills up the SPCA's.
    07-24-2008, 02:08 AM
Wow I am TOTALLY AGAINST sending a horse to slaughter. Mostly all of you posting on this topic have never had a horse sent to slaughter. I personally have had my horse sent to slaughter.

I had a 5-year-old AQH gelding named Kiane. My first and most gentle horse ever. He watched over me and kept me safe from anything. I only owned him for about 6 months and I was only 11 at the time. This is when my world came crashing down. I came to live with my mom back in California. I left my horse with my dad in Utah while we finalized boarding arrangements and transportation down here. My dad called me one day and asked me if it was ok if he took my horse for a ride in the mountains with his friends. I said "awesome, Kiane will love that". Little did I know, Kiane would get injured that day. My horse stepped on what people call a shell rock(extremely sharp rock) which lodged into his hoof. My dad called me and told me, "Sweetie im sorry but Kiane got hurt on the ride, but im at the vets with him and he'll be out soon and back to normal". So for a week straight my dad called me everyday and told me the great progress that he was making. Well about 5 days after he got injured, my dad called me and said, "Im sorry Jaide but Kiane had to be euthanized today...he kept busting the screws in his hoof and he cannot be healed." My life will never be the same. I sat up for like a week straight crying myself to sleep each night. I asked my dad which vet my horse went to cause I wanted proof and he said oh this one and the like a week later he said oh no this other one.
Come to find out, my horse never went to the vet. After he got injured, my dad or one of the guys shot Kiane in the head. When I found out this information, I was living with my dad again. I confronted him about it but he would never tell me the truth. Thinking it was funny, my dad, brother and grandpa put cans of dog food in the food cupboards and labeled them Kiane. They were all saying "Theres Kiane in those cans!" I cannot imagine what Kiane went through. Heartless people!!
I live with my mom now and have for the last 3.5 years I havent talked to dad. I have a wonderful AQH gelding named Dude now. He came from the same place that Kiane was from in Utah. They were best buddies, same age and kept in the same pasture. I to this day, feel guilty forever letting them take my horse out. I could have possibly prevented this. I will never forgive myself or the guys who did this. 5-years-old and gone forever!! Im so sorry Kiane. I will never forget you. I have pics in my room and even your shoe...I love you!!

THANKS for reading this, but this is why im so against slaughter. Dead or alive, horses shouldnt be put through this.
    07-24-2008, 02:19 AM
P.S.: Delete...I am so happy for you and your horse. That broke my heart when I read that he had a disease. Im so glad he's healthy now!!Yay!!!!
    07-27-2008, 11:09 AM
American Cowgurl,
I am sorry you lost your beloved horse. But, I honestly don't understand what that has to do with horse slaughter. If you read my previous posts (as I did yours) you will know that shooting a horse is a very quick and painless death. (I hope that comforts you a little) What your family did with the dog food cans was cruel and heartless. What your father did was wrong. But not all horses are your Kaine. There are horses out there who are sick, and or downright dangerous. There are also horses out there starving to death is pastures right now, because the market is so crappy. The owners either can't or won't feed their horses. And there is no where to "unload" them. Starving to death is a very SLOW and PAINFUL death. Would you have wanted that for your horse? I know I wouldn't want that for ANY horse (or animal for that matter) Do I think this is right? NO! But these are the tough realities. Unfortunately, I think most people think, "Oh no! We shouldn't kill them!" But don't think about what we are supposed to do with them either. Most of the horses who have gone to slaughter are unwanted horses. If they were truly wanted, someone would have them. (for the most part, there are exceptions) And even those who may WANT to save even ONE horse can't because of the economy are unable to do so.

For those who are against slaughter, I ask you, how many horses have YOU personally saved? (and are on your property or re-homed to permanent homes now?) And how many are you willing to save year, after year after year? Because the horses don't go away, and they keep coming every year. I have personally saved AT LEAST 20 horses in the last 5 years. (I am not truly FOR slaughter either but I understand that it's a necessary evil) But due to the economy I still have 2 I am trying to re-home and don't have plans for any more in the near future. What is supposed to happen to them.

And I have another question. Why is it ok to euthanize 100's of thousands dogs and cats every year, but not horses?
    07-28-2008, 01:37 AM
First of all its not ok for dogs either, and we should stop that also but we should help horses while we can. And I did read your post, and my horse was made into dog food after he was shot. And him being shot was not ok. I don't agree with shooting a horse or slaughtering. Why would they make up humane euthanasia? Or you can donate your horses to rescues.
    07-29-2008, 05:40 AM
So, basically you are saying you should not euthenise any animal for any reason. Well, sorry, I live in the real world. We would be over run with animals if we didn't do something with them. Since not enough people will spay/neuter their pets (or geld and not breed crap) then it will continue. Personally, I don't have millions of dollars or millions of acres to save them all. Do you? What do you propose to do with all the animals. And don't say send them to rescues because they are FULL!!!! Rescues can not take the 100,000 horses that used to be slaughtered EVERY YEAR. In just 5 years that will be one half MILLION horses that don't have homes. (less the ones who get taken over the boarder anyway) Plus the ones that are bred. Every year. Do you have a REALISTIC option? I would love to hear it. I would love to get legislation started to solve this problem.
    07-29-2008, 11:53 AM
Your rather rude coming across. Slaughtering should not be allowed. We banned it in the U.S. So why not ban it from other countries?! You obviously havent had a horse sent to slaughter so you don't know how it feels. Its the worst feeling in the world. New rescues could be opened and they are not all full!! I don't see how you agree with slaughter, a real horse lover wouldnt.
And no we shouldn't euthanize animals for no reason...Should we be sending them to slaughter for no reason???

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