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post #1 of 19 Old 07-02-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Great another try to stop it.. "horse slaughter"

Lawsuit Filed to Block Horse Slaughter : The Humane Society of the United States

N response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow horse slaughter facilities to resume operating on U.S. Soil, animal protection organizations have filed suit against the agency and asked for an immediate injunction. The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue, Marin Humane Society, Horses for Life Foundation, Return to Freedom and five private individuals are suing under the National Environmental Protection Act, due to the agency’s failure to conduct the necessary environmental review before authorizing horse slaughterhouses to operate.


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and so you know I am just posting the story not getting a debate going.

I am Pro Humane Slaughter

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Uneducated will always start a riot against what they believe is wrong just "because it is."

I was one of those in Middle School. I wrote a letter to my Governor ( he had nothing to do with horse slaughter, but it was a project) and said how much it was wrong and cruel, and blah blah... That he should ban it, etc. etc. Now that I'm older I understand it better.

I'm one of those who'd rather have a horse slaughtered than starve. Would I be upset if my horse was sent to slaughter, naturally... but I can't justify not allowing slaughter just because of the off chance my horse would end up there when he/she got older. I'm pretty sure that's what happened to my childhood mare. Sadly we had to sell her and the guy who bought her appeared shady, never heard from them again.

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and so you know I am just posting the story not getting a debate going.
So you want the right to talk about your point of view without allowing other people to do the same? Okay, got it.
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You're free to post your POV, op was just stating that they hadnt come here with the intention to start a debate. What's wrong with that? There are dozens of debates already started on the same topic here...
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I'm also pro humane slaughter. Unlike most of those folks who write those articles about how "horrible and completely wrong" horse slaughter is, I've been in the trenches, so to speak. I've seen what the lack of slaughter has done to the market and the effect that has on the general horse population...and those of us trying to care for them.

Couple the lack of slaughter with the economic decline and the massive, widespread drought that many of us have suffered in recent years, and it's a recipe for disaster. The worst part is? The horses are the ones to pay the price, being turned loose on public land to fend for themselves or being left to starve in some back pasture somewhere because the owners simply can't afford to feed them and nobody else will take them, even for free.

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Dumb question. Considering a large percentage of horses in this country are not going to be safe for human consumption due to drug use, what do they do with the meat from the ones they cannot use for humans?
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As far as I know, they do end up as food and not just dog food, either.

Many horses in the US, are actually stolen each year, butchered and eaten by those who have come from countries where horse meat is quite usual.

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It is not illegal to eat horse meat in the U.S. There are no inspectors for slaughter houses. Without inspectors horse meat cannot be marketed commercially.

People eat horse meat quite often in this country. They just put the horse down and butcher on their own.
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Horse meat also goes to zoos- more lean than beef, so it's a good choice large cats. I should look up an article I found on that- I don't remember where I read it but I put it in a research paper.
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