Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
WEll then pounding hooves you need to start seeing the big picture. Yes horses were already transported to mexico to die horrible deaths but a good number of them where humanely shot/captive bulleted in the US. Now thousands of horses would have been given a humane death are now going to go through a slow, terrifying and torturous death.
People who realy care for animals do not support banning slaughter, what they do support is transport on the hook not the hoof and tight controls over the slaughter.
One month can make all the difference for some people. For me one month was all it took to go from living on benefits (and thankfully my mother paying for my pony) to haveing 3 job offers on the table, having signed a contract, gotten a huge relocation package and started a job.
In that one month I went from being on the breadline and worrying about keeping a roof over my head to being fairly well off. I had to make the choice between eating and heating more then once (benefits paided weekly, electricity on a pay as you go meter, by the end of each week it was often a choice between eating and heating, normaly eating won out).
Even if it is only one month you will have to sell the horses at the end of that month anyway as you can't pay for them, the bailiffs will come in and the horses will go to auction anyway. Better selling the horses and hoping that something happens in that month. If you have never been on the breadline you cannot possibly understand that line of thought. Yes I did concider selling my horse in the period I was realy struggling but thankfully my mother agreed to support him and offered what help she could to keep a roof over my head (once I swallowed my pride and went back to her). Not everyone is in the position where thier parents can help them
Thankfully If I ever did need to sell my horse, he is young, extremly sucessfull in the show ring, beautifully put together, got very good lines, very flashy and generaly a nice horse to have around, I have a list of 10 people who would have him off me tommorow if he ever came up for sale, I have been offered an open cheque for him so I know his future is assured even if I can't keep him. Even if he did go to auction all I would have to do is let 2 or 3 people know which one he would be at and when and he would probably be a record sale for them, he certainly wouldnt go for meat!
You do come accross as a young child who has no experiance of the real world, of the hardship faced by some people and of how fast things can collapse or things can get better.
In this current climate horses are a luxury, when it comes to a choice between the basics (food, heating and a roof over your head) and a luxury, people are always going to go for the basics. Would you be able to not eat for a month?
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 02-15-2012 at 10:03 AM.