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post #11 of 45 Old 01-25-2010, 09:58 PM
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Well, it seems they have found a way to make a decent profit or they wouldn't do it. It is not out of of malice or hatred of the horse, it is that they place money over the horse. It is valid. Not everyone cares about horses like the people on a horse forum.

Out of sheer curiosity I wonder how much those horses cost in the end, at $20 per pound. Just as I wonder how much the cow that was made into the very expensive, very tasty jerky is worth in the end.

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post #12 of 45 Old 01-25-2010, 10:20 PM
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I do not see the big deal.... cows feel and think too, yet you have no problem seeing their cute furry backsides thrown on the grill.... I think it is time to grow up and face reality that animals are eaten, even the ones you personally choose to like.

I have to agree with this. The thing I think that bothers people most about it (including me) is that we are not used to seeing herds of horses being fattened up for slaughter like cattle. Its just not common. Doesnt mean that we shouldnt face up to the hard facts that some animals are eaten. But we must rest in the fact that our horses are safe and sound with us. At least I can take comfort in that.

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post #13 of 45 Old 01-25-2010, 11:50 PM
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I agree completely Curly Horse CMT. Horses are livestock plain and simple. I have my pet horse,I love him and he is safe in my care, but I cannot own every horse nor would I want to. Those animals are raised to feed people, no matter if it is only for the rich. They are raised as food and not cute and cuddly pets so it is not like they know anything about human love anyway and are missing their people or anything like that.

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post #14 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:26 AM
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Last time I checked horses were classified as livestock. Its not a big deal people. Its not like someone is breeding true companion animals for human consumption.
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post #15 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:41 AM
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When is the last time you saw someone riding a cow and driving a herd of horses? To many people horses are truly service animals and to many others they are companions and friends. To me that is what separates them from the animals used for meat.
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post #16 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:59 AM
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I have seen people ride cows. I know a true redneck of a boy(he fits the stereotype) who has a deep love of the long horn. He will never eat a long horn, and told me he'd be sick if he ever found out he did. That doesn't stop him from tearing into an Angus steak.

What I like about this person's operation is that his horses are free of chemicals. There is no chance of any drug, or unwanted, potentially harmful substance to be carried over through the meat.
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post #17 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 01:51 AM
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Those horses have a far nicer life from the horses point of view than any of our horses. They never have to work they are never forced to do anything. They get handled with care and fed only the best feed. Then one day they walk up an alley and through a door and the lights go out. Sounds like a pretty good life to me. Way better than being halter broke then broke to ride only to find themselves getting thier mouth jerked on by some whiny tenyear old girl who thinks she has a gift with horses. If you consider it from a horses view it is really not a bad life. Not to mention that horses are no smarter than cows and considerably dumber than pigs and no more self-aware than either of them.

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post #18 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:24 PM
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It's not a big deal. Horses are livestock, just like cows, pigs, and whatever. Some people ride cows, some people form attachements to cows like we do horses, yet it doesn't seem to bother them that cows are slaughtered for meat. It certainly doesn't bother me that horses are slaughtered, I'm pro-slaughter myself.

Horses aren't people, no matter how much we humanize them. They are, at best, pets, 'friends', and companions, like dogs.

I've often said, and still say, that if it ever comes down to a time when I can not take care of my horses, and can't sell or give them to a good home, I'd send them to slaughter myself because I would rather them be killed and their parts/meat used than I would sell them and see them suffering on down the line from neglect or abuse.

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post #19 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:30 PM
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Horses are livestock. If someone else wants to breed and raise them (to loose money since we all know it can not be profitable) for slaughter it is their business. It is not like they are trying to take Dobbin from your back yard.

I personally like meat. I am no more going to tell someone who raises horses for meat that they can not than I am going to tell someone who raises pigs, goats, chickens, or bovines.

And like was pointed out, the person who started this thread is a troll so do not let it get your panties too bunched.
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post #20 of 45 Old 01-26-2010, 12:37 PM
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Amen, Kevin.
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