I received an interesting e-mail today r, but project aside; I would like to focus on this e-mail for a second. It simply proves the ignorance of many in today's society.
"Hi, I do not want this to come off as being rude but I cannot understand why you say the horror of slaughter. Do you think that we are improving the quality of horses lives by keeping them from being humanely killed for meat and hides. Do you realize that because of the ban on horse slaughter not only have over 1000 jobs been lost in the US but horses are being left to starve, and are being shot or left to die on farms and ranches all over the county. What are ranchers to do with elderly/sick, or horses they can no longer afford to feed which has happened all over the country. Not to mention the cost of local and federal governments having to deal with neglected horses. If you truly care about horses welfare you would want to reinstate the horse kill." - Mark Coxon
Now realize please that this project is simply a photography book that I am putting together focusing on the beauty, innocence, and gentleness of these impressive animals. 100% of any proceeds made from the book will be going directly to organizations such as Canter USA and New Vocations to help ensure humane treatment to horses. Out of the blue I get a message like this. Awful! Anyway, thank you for listening to my rant! Hopefully getting it out there will help release some of the anger that quickly ensued after reading this.
I get that you feel the email was awful, and that it may have been "out of place" for this person to rant at you but...
if I'm reading right, they have a few points there. Perhaps they are just angry about the suffering caused to the animals? *shrug*
JUST SO YOU KNOW :D
Alot of people on this thread are pro horse slaughter.
I completely agree with the person who sent the email. There are worse deaths than slaughter, starvation, neglect, abandonment would be some.
Hmmm, seriously? Please explain why one would be pro-horse slaughter?
I do agree, starvation, neglect, etc is JUST as disgusting and incredibly disheartening. That being said, I find no advantage to horse slaughter. It too is inhumane.
Starvation is disheartening? Do you have a CLUE as to how painful that is? Any at all? What is does to the body? Do a google search because I am not going to provide that education for you. If you do nothing else, take a look at the images tab to get a good eye full. It is not remotely even close to the word "disheartening".
Before you start throwing the word inhumane around, take a good hard look.
People have been known to dump injured, dying horses, even on other people's property. There was a thread a little while back from Endiku...someone dumped a broken legged, dying, lice covered, sore covered, miserable mini stallion on her property...cutting fence wires to do it.
Go look at those pictures, and tell me that THE TIME and suffering it took to get there was preferable over a quick death? IMO, I know which I'd pick for myself....
Here it is: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-heal...147465/page31/
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