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post #11 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 04:38 PM
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Are all of the horse people on this site cynics? Please if you only have negative comments, do not post. I am trying to spread the word for what I think is a good cause, even if you do not. Thank you.
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 04:45 PM
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Rescues are beholden to the public, from whom they get their money, to spend it in a way that benefits the most animals, not being spent for someone's personal cause.

Rescues should never be vanity projects where the directors/operators go about spending money willy-nilly to BUY horses. Those horses in the kill pens aren't in danger. The only reason people want to 'save' them is because they have some idea that slaughter is a horrible way for an animal to end up. Yeah? Who's crying for all the cattle, chickens and hogs? How come I never see rescues 'bailing' beef steers, meat chickens or full grown food hogs?
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 04:51 PM
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Only crocodile tears, though!
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Rescues are beholden to the public, from whom they get their money, to spend it in a way that benefits the most animals, not being spent for someone's personal cause.

Rescues should never be vanity projects where the directors/operators go about spending money willy-nilly to BUY horses. Those horses in the kill pens aren't in danger. The only reason people want to 'save' them is because they have some idea that slaughter is a horrible way for an animal to end up. Yeah? Who's crying for all the cattle, chickens and hogs? How come I never see rescues 'bailing' beef steers, meat chickens or full grown food hogs?
And what about all the senseless slaughter of FRUITS & VEGETABLES? Surely they have rights too.....

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post #16 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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I appreciate what she's doing. It's nice to know someone is out there keeping an eye on the pens.

I watched one of the videos and there WERE some nice horses in the lot, which most of us know there are. Unfortunately way too many heading that direction. I have banned myself from sales, I'd take too many home. Most of the horses I've owned have either been given to me, been in rough situations, or like Rick purchased for dirt cheap before he was sent "off". (No I wasn't suckered, my vet told me about the situation).

I honestly don't know what's better in some cases. Spending a fortune getting a lame or seriously emaciated horse back into condition, or spending the same money on two horses that are looking good and just haven't been given a chance. I want to help them all, but sadly that isn't a possibility.

Yep, a bunch of people are cynics. But it's because they've been burned, read about, or see local "organizations" run amok or take advantage of good people. Not saying that is the case here! Hope they get to connect with some locals and get the word out. Good luck! I'd have been in the middle of those nice Appys!
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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Ooo awesome thread to read after I just finished off a big fat horse steak! (I joke! I only eat pigs).

There are a lot of horse lovers out there who are pro slaughter. We understand that in today's economy it is a necessary evil. Its a sad evil but it needs to be done.

I would rather see "rescues" helping the horses that need to be rescued. Not the ones in the kill pen. Horses go to slaughter, its a fact. Just like cows, pigs, chicken, turkeys, sheep etc etc etc... Horses are livestock.

Go help the horses that people have left in a dry lot with no food or water, go help the horses that are turned out in the desert to fend for themselves, the horses abandoned.

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Like NB said, slaughter is a necessary evil. I for one would rather a horse be put out of its misery quickly and have a purpose in its death. Yes, some horses that go to slaughter are healthy. But what if they hadn't? They'd just sit there and be neglected and starved for months on end until they did finally die. Slaughter is a more humane death than slow starvation. That's how I look at it.
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I support a "rescue" like this... 2 of my previous horses were rescued, both from slaughter, it's a good feeling knowing you helped an animals life.

IMO I don't see a problem with this. I have put a lot of time and effort into helping rescue horses, and enjoy every minute of doing so. So kudos to another rescue!
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post #20 of 20 Old 12-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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I am on the board of directors for a rescue as the PR officer. We do not even deal with kill pens. Too many horses and nothing we can do. At least they are fed and humanely put out of their misery. We are overrun, at our Max capacity and can not take anymore horses in. When we do get a new horse, the decision is based off health, personality and trainability. If we cant rehome them, then they take up space that could be used to save another horse. The faster the turn over rate, the more horses we can actually save. I think sanctuarys are a waste of money and yes I am pro slaughter. JMO...
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