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    08-29-2009, 10:24 PM
  #1
Green Broke
anyone else find this ad disturbing?

I came across this ad while searching for ducks.

$.15 per pound, were hungry

I guess I find it disturbing because 1. Someone is so bad off they have to seek out people's animals to survive over the winter and 2. They listed HORSES as part of their menu! Is it a joke?
     
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    08-29-2009, 10:30 PM
  #2
Yearling
I don't know if it's a joke or not..But that is very creepy.. Esp. The younger tenderer animals. Hmm..I don't know about some people.
     
    08-29-2009, 10:30 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I really don't find it that disturbing. 1) people "seek out" other people's animals all the time to eat - the only difference is that seeking it at the grocery store is more expensive. Fact is, people have animals around their place they may be looking to dispose of via butchering/selling -- however, I don't see them finding much for the price they want to/can pay. 2) people eat horses. As much as I love horses, I have come to realize that not everyone sees them as anything more than another animal with meat on their bones. While I, personally, don't think I could ever bring myself to eat horse, I don't judge those who do. As long as the animals they obtain are humanely butchered, more power to them.

That said, I am not 100% sure whether it's meant as a joke (or to rile others up) or not.
     
    08-29-2009, 10:32 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by CowGirlUp9448    
I don't know if it's a joke or not..But that is very creepy.. Esp. The younger tenderer animals. Hmm..I don't know about some people.
Um, younger animals do tend to be more tender. If you eat meat (not sure if you are vegan or not), the animals you consume are not all that old. Fact of the matter is that the longer an animal is alive, the more it costs and the less profit there is in the meat -- it's better business to butcher them as young as possible while still getting good enough growth to have a good amount of meat.
     
    08-29-2009, 11:41 PM
  #5
Showing
It is a little creepy and desperate sounding the way that they worded it but some people in America are pretty bad off right now. It really isn't so unusual to eat horse. I have tried it but didn't like it (I don't know if it was the actual taste or the mental pix of my horses with every bite that made it gross to me).
     
    08-30-2009, 12:31 AM
  #6
Foal
EW omg how horrible!! And desperate!! :( poor animals
     
    08-30-2009, 02:02 AM
  #7
Weanling
I don't see anything wrong with it. .15 per pound isn't that great... But it depends on the animal I guess. Last year I got 7.00 a pound for my market goat and 4.00 the year before that. I doubt he'll get many takers. My pig sold for 5.00 a pound and she weighed 350. Im not sure what the going rate is for steer as I havent raised on of those in a million years.
     
    08-30-2009, 07:54 AM
  #8
Showing
I am not sure but the most recently I looked at cattle prices, I think it was somewhere around $1.37 a pound. But that has been a long time ago.
     
    08-30-2009, 09:26 AM
  #9
Green Broke
I'm not against the slaughter of animals. I understand having to eat and some people do eat horses, but taking out an ad on Craigslist for it is just so bizarre to me. I'm picturing this guy in his garage hacking up animals. And, yes, I wish him luck with the .15/lb. He's offering.
     
    08-30-2009, 10:03 AM
  #10
Started
Yeah, that is a bizarre ad, but people do have to eat. I'm with themacpack; I don't think I could eat horse unless there was really nothing else available, but I have no problem with the fact that some people do eat horse meat.

I live on a small scale beef cattle farm, and since I was nine years old I've been the one that helped dad on the day that steers were sent to butcher or cattle sent to auction, where many are purchased, loaded onto a new trailer, and taken directly to slaughter. My dad and sister both hunt, Dad processes the deer himself, and after deer season venison is a pretty regular part of our family's diet. Mom raises meat rabbits and laying hens, and Dad wants a pig next year.

Maybe I'm just really used to the idea of being close to my food that the ad doesn't really creep me out, but it's the idea that someone could be so desperate for food that I find disturbing, not that they are willing to eat these animals.
     

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