Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
im about to serve dinner so i havent had a chance to read all replies before posting but i feel the need to post MO.
personally i loathe the thought of any animal being slaughtered whether its a horse, a pig or a goat. im a vegetarian for obvious reasons however...i sadly, do understand the need for slaughter. i live in australia and while we have 'knackeries' as they are called here, there isnt the problem here that there is in the U.S. with regards to the number of horses going to slaughter.
while my hearts breaks at the thought of slaughter i do understand the need for it. however, as already mentioned in the post i did read, there is a need to address the issue about the treatment of animals destined for the killing floor. that in reality is what breaks my heart the most. we are truly blessed to have these majestic, powerful, beautiful animals in our life. most of us dont earn it but in most cases we have the unconditional love of these creatures. and then to treat them how they are is..unjust, unfair, cruel, cold hearted and abominable.
that to me is the issue. im not so closed minded that i cant understand that there are some cases where slaughter is needed on many levels but its the bottom line that upsets the minions. bottom line is animal cruelty. its not about slaughter its about absolute cruelty and thats where the heartbreak comes from.
i appreciate that my country still has slaughter houses and that we dont see the cruelty here that other countries do however even though i live in australia, you would be surprised how much we hear about the U.S. to the point where we might as well live there considering everything is about what happens over there or who did what over there. i doubt though that we will ever see these issues here and i dont mean that in an offensive way but i do mean that im glad i dont have to see these pictures of slaughter bound horses or horses at slaughter going through what they do here in my own country.
anyways, off track. yes i do understand the need for it but no, i dont understand the need for the cruelty
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"