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post #31 of 74 Old 05-19-2009, 09:14 PM
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So why exactly did they close the plants down in the US then county?

PS - I would have to agree that a person who can look a living thing in the face and kill it, let alone thousands a day like you say, has to be a little "off"
I am not vegan either, I love steak like the next person, but I'm just sayin...

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post #32 of 74 Old 05-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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BTW theres way more cattle in a load then 50 and they also do not have food or water in the truck. But then neither do my horses when they go to shows or auctions from here in Mn. to Ok. and Tx.
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You don't give your horses food or water from MN to OK or TX? And how many hours drive is that?

Cattle have to be packed in the trailer or else they will lay down and get trampled, that is why they do that. But horses... cmon man
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18 hours plus. And no thats not why we haul cattle packed in trucks and trailers we haul them that way same as all slaughter animals. The more units on a load the cheaper the hauling costs are. Horses also lay down as does every species of livestock.
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Well of course the more the better, but that is what I was told by a cattle hauler. I have driven across the country with my horses in boxes and they didn't lay down. Anyway, I can't believe you would drive that far without giving your horses food or water. To each their own I suppose.

Does anyone know why they were shut down in the US?
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I've never had my show cattle lay down while being hauled either even from here to Denver. We don't feed and water in the trailers because the water would just spill anyway. Our horses never want to drink till we off load. If its real hot we just don't haul.

The TX. plants closed down because of a law passed in the 40's that never was enforced. The Il. plant closed because those against slaughter lobbied and got a law passed banning it. Both groups felt it would be better to have horses hauled to Can. and Mex. instead. IMO it wasn't about the horses it was about getting what they wanted. I've never heard a logical reason to ban the selling and or eating of a species of livestock yet.
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this is obvioulsy true county, they have video, DUH!! your the one that needs to educate yourself. Just because you slaughter does not use this does not mena it dont happen obviously it does and it needs to be stopped. how would you like a dagger jab in your spinal cord a few times then lay there and get hung up buy on leg then get your throat slit and let the blood drain out of you??? this is not fair and all that bolt thing does is stun them, they still get hauled up by one leg and hung there and then get there throats slit. They bleed to death!! they dont get a quick death they bleed till they die.

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ROTFLMAO Now slaughter plant workers are sociopaths? I'll have to tell them at the slaughter plant tomorrow. The U.S. horses shipped to Mex are killed with a captive bolt same as they were here in the U.S. There are a few mex. horses killed by knife same as some cattle, goats, and sheep are here in the U.S. for different cultures and religions. Each Fri. a rabbi or preist of those religions comes to the plant here and blesses the animal before its killed with a knife. Some of you rerally need to educate yourself on the subject rather then beleive all the propoganda some groups put out.
Oh believe I know what goes on. My horse was a slaughterbound rescue.
And you don't seem to understand that a person able to do those kinds of things have something wrong in their heads. I know this for a fact go look up studies of violence and how it relates to animals and people. Believe me I know what I'm talking about!

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Originally Posted by reining girl View Post
i hate the fact that horses are slaughtered, i hate it, but i think we need to open the american ones back up, and close down mexico. i hate to say this, but i think horse sluaghter is necessary, but they need a better way of doing it.
Thank you.. I was worried that I was the only one that felt this way. I am an avid horse lover, and if i had all the money in the world I would love to give every abused and neglected horse a real home, unfortunately there are so many horses and few good homes for them. Atleast if it was run in America, we know the public eye does not stand for indecency and it would be regulated!

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Oh, I also agree RG and MP. They should be opened up, but they should be better controlled so that fewer, if not all, are killed quickly and with little, or no pain. Its probably a tall order, but its worth it if places want this all to be easier. PETA will never back down, but maybe they (and other animal rights groups) would be less annoying.
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