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post #1 of 16 Old 09-26-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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A perspective on slaughter

A pretty good article
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Thanks for posting this, It's a great article.
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I absolutely agree. Thanks for posting.

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I'm just curious (and it's absolutely irrelevant to the slaughter idea itself). Do you guys indeed brave enough to eat the horse meat knowing many of those horses going to the meat plant OVERSTUFFED with shots, dewormers, supplements all different kinds, medications all different kind, etc.? How healthy that is?



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This Nov. a friend and I will be going to auction to pick up an untouched 2-3 yr old to process. Process it like an elk or deer. Yup Id do it.
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I'm just curious (and it's absolutely irrelevant to the slaughter idea itself). Do you guys indeed brave enough to eat the horse meat knowing many of those horses going to the meat plant OVERSTUFFED with shots, dewormers, supplements all different kinds, medications all different kind, etc.? How healthy that is?
I would probably fatten a horse for a couple of months before killing it so that the drugs would flush out. Most shots and dewormers won't hurt you anyway.

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I would probably fatten a horse for a couple of months before killing it so that the drugs would flush out. Most shots and dewormers won't hurt you anyway.
I highly doubt it frankly. Little amount yes, but not as much as goes there. Same stands for supplements - as far as I know some don't flush out - they are saved.



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I'm just curious (and it's absolutely irrelevant to the slaughter idea itself). Do you guys indeed brave enough to eat the horse meat knowing many of those horses going to the meat plant OVERSTUFFED with shots, dewormers, supplements all different kinds, medications all different kind, etc.? How healthy that is?
Kitten, you do realize that cattle get many of the same medicines and supplements, right?

You wait until you're sure the chemicals have been flushed from their systems before you process them. 4 to 6 weeks should do it.

Oh, some might be 'saved' in their systems for a matter of time, but the body is designed to filter out chemicals. There's nothing that's going to stay in an animal's system indefinitely.

I'd venture a guess that most of the horses on the slaughter trucks probably haven't had vet or farrier care in months, if not years. So the idea that every horse is chock full of poisons just doesn't add up.

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Kitten, you do realize that cattle get many of the same medicines and supplements, right?
Of course I do. I should add same stands for chickens etc. It's not about nothing at all (you HAVE to give some shots and I believe chicken are fed with certain drugs to live when they are babies), it's about the amount. I'm not into "horses are best friends so don't eat them" thing as same stands for cows or goats (and I must confess I eat almost any kind of meat besides exotic). But the amount of say supplements is scary if you think about it. And liver (or whatever organ in horses taking care of poisoning) can handle just that much.



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BTW, I remember reading an article on that, but somehow I can't find it (if I bookmarked it at all).



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