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post #11 of 19 Old 07-02-2013, 11:16 PM
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They must have an awful lot of zoos in Mexico.

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Well American zoos buy the meat, too. But since most horses sent to slaughter are unwanted, they haven't been cared for properly and a lot of them don't have harmful drugs in their system.
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From what I understand they havent done clinical trials on how long the drugs take to leave the body of the animal so they can't say "Go for it, the meat is fine".

Someone hear posted about how in England (I think) the butcher (or zoo?) comes to your house, shoots the horse and takes the remains away to use them. Sounds like a pretty economical way to dispose of a horse! Free/cheap humane/stress free euthanasia, it puts money in the pocket of someone else and the animal is recycled. Doesnt get much better then that.
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The HSUS doing what it does best. Paying its lawyers.
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SlideStop, that was me. It's done in Germany. There are small butcher shops specialized in horses( yes, people eat horse there), and they either come and do it at your place or you can bring your horse there and either wait for the halter or even hold the horse, so you can be sure it doesn't end up in any dark channels, whatever that might be.

They're quite loud about no slaughter, but can't come up with a solution for unwanted horses.
Give a solution, no slaughter needed....as easy as that.
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Someone hear posted about how in England (I think) the butcher (or zoo?) comes to your house, shoots the horse and takes the remains away to use them. Sounds like a pretty economical way to dispose of a horse! Free/cheap humane/stress free euthanasia, it puts money in the pocket of someone else and the animal is recycled. Doesnt get much better then that.
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Another option we have here (at least in my area), is for the local hunt to come and take the horse away. We've had a few pass where we have either taken them to the kennels, or the hunt have brought a wagon to take them away, where they then get euthed and fed to the hounds. Cheap and as you said, the horse is "reused".

A few people probably think it's barbaric, but I think it's one of the best way for these horses to have gone - they were hunting horses through and through, and I know when we took Santa down there, he heard or smelt the hounds and he looked the happiest I'd seen him in weeks. He had no idea what was coming, heard the hounds and thought he was off out hunting for one last time.
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As per IRex - the UK hunts still provide a great service for horse people in the UK, they mostly do charge a small fee nowadays though I'm sure in cases of real hardship would do it for free They will come to your property or you can take the horse to them. Chemical euthanasia isn't an option if fed to hounds but the kennels in our area had incinerators too
The UK slaughter yards will do the same service - if you can prove your horse is eligible for the food chain they will pay you for the carcass if not they will charge for incineration
If these people are going to pass these laws then they must also provide a means to cover the costs of euthanasia where people cant afford to do it and fund more places where unwanted horses can live their lives out if that's what they want to see.
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See, now that can be a good alternative to someone looking to get rid of a horse. If I was in a financial pinch I'd rather know my horse isn't going to potentially suffer a worse consequence.
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Someone hear posted about how in England (I think) the butcher (or zoo?) comes to your house, shoots the horse and takes the remains away to use them. Sounds like a pretty economical way to dispose of a horse! Free/cheap humane/stress free euthanasia, it puts money in the pocket of someone else and the animal is recycled. Doesnt get much better then that.

I'm glad people are finally talking about this option. Just because we can't stop people from breeding unwanted horses doesn't mean we need to send them on long trips to massive, factory-like, assembly-line style slaughter plants. I don't believe that kind of slaughter can ever be humane for horses. Shooting them on their own property is much better.
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