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    12-23-2011, 04:19 PM
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Trained
Why do horse lovers support slaughter?

Does anybody on this forum besides me actually like horses? All I see is people wanting to eat them. Those few that actually don't want to spend their tax money inspecting horses for slaughter and export so that other countries can make big profits from our horses at our expense are called idiots.

I have an idea. Why don't we put a huge export tax on horse meat if we are going to slaughter them. Then we can take the extra money and use it to take care of unwanted horses....................

I don't want to spend my money on it and I am forced to pay taxes.
     
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    12-23-2011, 04:24 PM
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Weanling
This thread is asking for all kinds of wrong.

Un alike what you think, everyone on here likes horses. And that's why a lot of us are pro-slaughter, because we'd rather see horses go to meat than starve and be neglected. Wouldn't you agree?

We're not evil people on here, no one parades around saying that all horses should go to slaughter and no horse is worth the time and money it takes to own it.
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    12-23-2011, 04:25 PM
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Green Broke
Nope, I absolutely hate my horse. That's why I spend 90% of my disposable income on his board/tack/lessons/farrier and so forth.

I have an idea.... instead of insulting those of us that aren't adamantly screeching "save the poor widdle horsies" you get off the internet and go DO something about how you'd like your tax dollars spent. If you don't want your dollars spent on something, you can actually do something about it..... other than whining on a message board about how others should.
     
    12-23-2011, 04:28 PM
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Trained
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Nope, I absolutely hate my horse. That's why I spend 90% of my disposable income on his board/tack/lessons/farrier and so forth.
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    12-23-2011, 04:35 PM
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Trained
Nope, I hate mine. In fact, I'm plotting right now how to make my horses' lives even MORE miserable than they already are. Maybe a nice grooming session tomorrow? Or.. Ooo.. Here's a good one! I'll take Soda on a ride and pony Lily along so we can all get some exercise.

Of course the people on this forum like horses. Otherwise I highly doubt any of us would rearrange our lives and pocketbooks so regularly for their comfort and safety. I know I've disrupted my life many a time for my two, I do that more for them than for some of my friends/family.
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    12-23-2011, 04:36 PM
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Started
You're kidding me, right?
     
    12-23-2011, 04:37 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Only 90%?

I hated the first one so I kept getting more to hate. Now we have six of them.
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    12-23-2011, 04:39 PM
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Green Broke
Well yeah.... the hubby and kids have this crazy notion that I'm supposed to feed, clothe and house them along with the occasional trip to Disneyworld.

Oh and there's also the riding lessons for the kiddos, they seem to think that if Mommy gets to ride, they should to!
     
    12-23-2011, 04:41 PM
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Personally, I think horse slaughter is dumb, mainly due to the fact that most people love their horses and give them all sorts of medication that will and does taint the horse's meat. Do I really want to be ingesting bute and other drugs that say on them "not for use on animals intended for human consumption" by eating a horse that had been treated with a drug like that? No thanks.

However, I'm also firmly a believer in "agreeing to disagree" and I hate arguing just for the sake of arguing (which is really what horse slaughter topics always turn into) so I try to stay out of controversial threads.

I'm never going to be able to change the minds of people who are already firmly pro-slaughter (and I even believe that slaughter has it's, rare, place) and I've accepted that. I need to be respectful of their choice and not try to beat them into agreeing with me. That's only going to get them to disagree with me more.
I know other options to slaughter (breeding in a more responsible manner, education, etc) and I try to educate the people I know who are open to education. I tell them both sides and let them make their choice.
It's like religion. You can believe whatever you want is right but that doesn't mean that you can/should force others to believe the same thing if they don't want to.

As the saying goes, "you catch more bees with honey."


And yeah, I hate horses SOOOOO much. That's why I talk about my horse all the time and spend pretty much all my money on her...cuz she's my least favorite EVER.
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    12-23-2011, 04:51 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
Well yeah.... the hubby and kids have this crazy notion that I'm supposed to feed, clothe and house them along with the occasional trip to Disneyworld.

Oh and there's also the riding lessons for the kiddos, they seem to think that if Mommy gets to ride, they should to!
Disneyworld? What kind of world do we live in, gosh.
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