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post #11 of 18 Old 01-18-2013, 03:13 PM
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The trouble? benefit? of this forum is that there are a lot of realists about.

I am pro slaughter, because a horse is a huge great big ticket item, that takes a lot of space and inputs to keep it happy and healthy, I believe that if it can't be kept happy and healthy, then as a large herbivore, then there is meat that is useable there, shame to waste it really.

Dogs and cats are a little different, smaller animal, takes up a smaller space, doesn't need quite so many inputs, all things being equal, and as a carnivore, then not quite so attractive as a food item.

Being horribly practical, it's a lot easier to dispose of the remains of a domestic pet, I mean you can flush a Goldfish, but a horse, well that is a plumbing problem you don't want to contemplate.

My own view, is not life at all costs, but a quality of life. If the quality of life can't be maintained, then a quick and merciful death, and I do believe that it should be both of those things, but honestly once life has departed, then carcass disposal is a whole nother thing....
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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Without reading any of the posts that followed the OP's here is my answer. Yes, I am against for it but not for my horses. I am for it as 69 horses were just seized from the western half of my state. The highest body score was a 3. I would have rather those horses were slaughtered than made to suffer through starvation. It makes me sick.
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post #13 of 18 Old 01-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Clava View Post
Because there are worse fates than being sent to a slaughter yard.

I hesitate to call my side of the fence this early on a forum, because lets face it. People are quick to judge and slow to think sometimes.

I used to be anti-slaughter, but when I realized how important it was (my opinion, may not be yours, I respect that fact) I ended up on the "Pro" side of the fence. I wish things were regulated better and less cruel, but it seems to be a necessary evil. I'd rather have a horse processed than to starve in someone's pasture or be beaten to death because his owner can't afford the bullet.

Just because some of us side of that of "Pro" doesn't make us heartless, cruel, cold, or bitter... It's just how we choose to view it, as do you those who have opposing beliefs.

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I work in a hog farm doing farrowing and nursery. I take care of the sows, help them through labor, and care for the baby pigs for the first couPle months. I feed them, treat them with any medications, love on
the sows and piglets. I do everything I can to ensure they are happy and healthy and well taken care of. I also help load them all on the semi for slaughter.

I would do the same regardless of the animal. Handled humanely I am okay with the slaughter of any animal. Even when places "slip through the cracks" an animals inhumanly treated for hours or days is still a better choice than starving to death for weeks or months.
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post #15 of 18 Old 01-18-2013, 05:42 PM
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Yep. Some cultured indeed do eat dogs and cats. I think the same people who would be outraged at that do not realize that horses are slaughtered for human consumption either. Heck, I didn't know until I read "Not for horses intended for human consumption" on my tube of wormer.

Even if we ate dogs and cats, It is incredibly hypocritical of me to be okay with beef slaughter and then turn around and say X animal shouldn't be slaughtered. Did you know that in some countries cows are sacred? Slaughtering a cow over there is unheard of. It's all culture - dogs and cats are our fluffy loving friends and companions. So are horses. But if I go and eat beef and bacon and chicken, I have no right to turn around and decide which animals should and shouldn't be eaten. Meat is meat. Even if I don't like it, nobody is saying I have to eat it. So unless I'm against ALL animal slaughter and consumption, I have no right to pick and choose.
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post #16 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GlassPlatypus View Post
This is true. But by "slaughter" I meant killing them for meat. Most people push the fact of shelter animal deaths out of their minds. But if dog or cat meat started showing up in grocery stores...the you-know-what would hit the fan in no time flat!
Its because people have social interaction with horses, and other domesticated animals. If everyone had a pet cow and the cow was loving, socialable , and we has a loyalty to each other. I don't think there would be a line at the grocery store for beef either.

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On that note. No I would not eat my horse but I might eat someone else's.
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post #17 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:36 AM
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Clava couldn't have said it better.

I would much rather have horses slaughtered than have them starve to death. Or die from an infection/injury. Or be beat senseless every time they were ridden.

I think if you have to kill something, at least benefit in some way from the act. This doesn't mean I would walk around in a horse fur coat or eat horse meat personally but who am I to say others can't? I doubt I would intentionally eat horse meat but if I did I wouldn't be upset.
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Originally Posted by WickedNag View Post
Without reading any of the posts that followed the OP's here is my answer. Yes, I am against for it but not for my horses. I am for it as 69 horses were just seized from the western half of my state. The highest body score was a 3. I would have rather those horses were slaughtered than made to suffer through starvation. It makes me sick.
So what happened to those horses? I haven't heard about this before.

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