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        12-21-2012, 03:02 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    As sad as horse slaughter is, it is a humane option. Think about it this way... If people were no longer able to send their horses to slaughter, what would happen to the hundreds of thousands of horses sent each year? Short answer, being shot, left to starve, beaten to death etc.... There doesn't seem to be any good answer here.

    I find it so sad that so many beautiful horses are killed each year but even more upsetting is them being loaded into cattle cars and driven hundreds or thousands of miles to Mexico then standing them out on kill farms starving or with broken bones or other injuring waiting to be killed. As sad as it is, it is much more humane to end their suffering here, and doing it quickly. The way they do it here beats other methods used elsewhere.

    There is nothing wrong with having strong emotions over this subject as it shows you have a big heart. Save the horses you can. Encourage others to adopt vs. breed when possible etc... Beyond that, work to do the most humane thing one can do at the end. Educate all those that you can.
         
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        12-21-2012, 07:50 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    We've already seen the horrific outcome of what happens to horses when there is no outlet for those who are unwanted....people abuse, neglect, leave them to starve, turn them loose to fend for themselves...
    I hate that we have come to the place where we have to dispose of so many unwanted horses. But it beats the alternative of having them die slow, agonizing deaths or meet with tragic accidents because their owner could not or would not take care of them.
    A lot of people blame the small, back yard breeder, and to an extent they have a part in the horse overpopulation....but I put just as much if not more blame on the shoulders of the huge ranches with 20, 30, 50 or even hundreds of broodmares dropping foals each year. Most of those foals end up flooding auction rings across the country. Only a select few of those foals produced are deemed "high quality" and go on to represent the ranches and stallions who produced them. And what's worse is the major breed associations encourage and reward them with notoriety.
    So with so many horses being mass produced, and not enough homes for them all...and with the economy the way it is now, making it difficult to impossible for the average person to properly house and care for a horse, there just is no other humane way to deal with this problem at the moment.
    Slaughter is a necessary evil. Sad, yes. But necessary none the less.
         
        12-21-2012, 10:51 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Red Cedar Farm    
    We've already seen the horrific outcome of what happens to horses when there is no outlet for those who are unwanted....people abuse, neglect, leave them to starve, turn them loose to fend for themselves...
    I hate that we have come to the place where we have to dispose of so many unwanted horses. But it beats the alternative of having them die slow, agonizing deaths or meet with tragic accidents because their owner could not or would not take care of them.
    A lot of people blame the small, back yard breeder, and to an extent they have a part in the horse overpopulation....but I put just as much if not more blame on the shoulders of the huge ranches with 20, 30, 50 or even hundreds of broodmares dropping foals each year. Most of those foals end up flooding auction rings across the country. Only a select few of those foals produced are deemed "high quality" and go on to represent the ranches and stallions who produced them. And what's worse is the major breed associations encourage and reward them with notoriety.
    So with so many horses being mass produced, and not enough homes for them all...and with the economy the way it is now, making it difficult to impossible for the average person to properly house and care for a horse, there just is no other humane way to deal with this problem at the moment.
    Slaughter is a necessary evil. Sad, yes. But necessary none the less.
    Agree. 112%. Could not have said it better myself.
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        12-21-2012, 11:55 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I am really uneducated on this matter as far as how it is going to be handled. The acceptance of horses and such. Is it at all possible that people could steal horses and sell them for a quick buck? Kinda like the druggies to get quick money??
         
        12-22-2012, 12:45 AM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    I am really uneducated on this matter as far as how it is going to be handled. The acceptance of horses and such. Is it at all possible that people could steal horses and sell them for a quick buck? Kinda like the druggies to get quick money??
    Yes that's possible. But I attend New Holland auction quite often. I can recognize all of the kill buyers, they are buying for about $35-50 per horse.

    So if someone is really desperate, and needs to earn money, they could steal your horse rather than someone going to an auction and just buying one.

    I think the risk outweighs the benefits though.
         
        12-22-2012, 07:19 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Thus the reason the bless the food on your plate and thank god for it.

    Something had to die for it to be there and it deserves our gratitude and respect.
         
        12-22-2012, 11:46 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    With all the free horses on Craigslist, it isn't necessary to steal them.

    People pose as good homes all the time when their intentions are less than stellar.

    Free horses go to slaughter, free dogs go to testing facilities and dog fighting rings. Not always of course, but are you willing to take that chance?

    Pets should never be given away free to strangers.
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        12-22-2012, 11:49 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Yah probably not a quick enough fix for a druggie or someone like that. First they would have to feel comfortable around horses, then have a truck and trailer, so I feel safe now, lol.
         
        12-22-2012, 05:09 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Im sorry if I posted this forum I mean I really love horses but everytime I see them get slaughtered or die get very angry that it's not right
         
        12-22-2012, 05:16 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shirekeldeo7    
    Im sorry if I posted this forum I mean I really love horses but everytime I see them get slaughtered or die get very angry that it's not right

    Me too. It is a very sad fact of life. The best we can do is be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
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