I totally agree that slaughter is NOT and never will be a humane way to deal with the issue of excess and unwanted horses; if all else fails, euthanasia should be employed by a licensed veterinarian to end the animal's suffering quietly and painlessly.
However, as with the dog and cat overpopulation problem, the brakes need to be applied to indiscriminate horse breeding. Only then will we see a significant reduction in the number of unwanted horses, and therefore a reduction in the number...
However, as with the dog and cat overpopulation problem, the brakes need to be applied to indiscriminate horse breeding. Only then will we see a significant reduction in the number of unwanted horses, and therefore a reduction in the number of horses in danger of being shipped across our borders to slaughter.
I think it works either way... tell the consumer what they are really eating and stop the demand = breeders will HAVE to stop. Either way it's done the laws have to be enforced and they are not, and I doubt they will be until it's a BIG problem
That too, Angela! People need to be educated also about the dangers of eating drug-tainted horsemeat. The ENTIRE picture of horse slaughter has to be presented to the public, not just one facet of it, but everything about the issue.
Im sure there are people that would give them a home on thier farm!!!
Sally, I agree..I'm akways telling people to stop breeding their cats snd dogs...we don't need anymore, the shelters are over crowded as it is. People who own horses need to be responsible as others with cats and dogs, stop breeding them! PLEASE BE THEIR VOICE!
Horses are beasts of burden, and have served mankind for thousands of years - THEY ARE NOT FOOD!
Good point, Hal - guess I just grew up around horses (as well a cow we eventually ate),
chickens, pigs and a couple turkeys. I guess I just "feel" for horses, not so for the others.
You are so wrong. Yes, they eat dogs & cats in China---do we send our slaughtered dogs & cats to them?..............NO. They eat horses overseas and we send our horses to Mexico and Canada to be slaughtered. Just plain WRONG. Come on....Look at it like it really is. Look outside of the box. You have an animal you love (I hope), if you could not take care of it, would you want it slaughtered and sent overseas? God, I hope you're shaking your head NO.
@Brian Mayday, I always thought donkies, and mules were beasts of burden! But either way, they need to stop the abuse and inhumane treatment of these beautiful creatures! <3
Horses are beautiful and kind.I take a stand and support to stop horse slaughter.
To my knowledge I've never had horse meat; but the other day I saw lean ground buffalo meat at the store and hear it's as good or better than ground beef. That said, I think horses are a special breed of animal and above the human food chain, something to be revered for the sake of beauty and purpose.
When the killing of cats, dogs and horses stops I might care about a human. It's hard for me to care about a person being born that is only going to take up more space and resourses than we have and may also be raised by the same humans that are murdering our beautiful pets, for no good reason other than they love to murder.
Abortions issue...horse slaughter issue---2 different issues. People like you don't help. Stick to the topic, if you can.
How many children have you adopted or foster parented?
THIS IS A CRIME, LETS GET IT STOPPED TAKE IT TO THE HIGHEST POWERS AT BE, THESE HORSES GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE JUST AS MANS BEST FRIEND DOES AND HOW MANY HOUSEHOLD HAVE A DOG OR CAT JUST BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THESE MAJESTIC ANIMAL LETS NOT ALLOW THIS CRIME TO CONTINUE ANOTHER DAY, TOGETHER WE CAN STAND AND STOMP THIS OUT!
A horse is one of those most beautiful animals around. Without horses, there would be no America.
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God did not make Horses to be slaughtered for people to eat plus whose place is it to slaughter Horses.God put Horses on this earth to work and be rode and treated right so who thinks they are God and take these animals lives that make you feel better than most humans do!
Think cattle ....
stop this slaughter of horses its not necessary let them roam.
horses need a voice and you and I have that voice! use it for something good. tell the people who are committing these senseless acts, to stop, now!
Thank you Steven! We need to reach out to everyone and let them know what's going on and to stop the round up and Slaughter of theses horses!
I think humans who say they don't want smoke or second hand smoke. They exercise, go to the doctors the minute anything is wrong. They stay away from chemicals are not really protecting themselves or there families by eating meat that is not inspected or can be inspected like beef. Horses have many chemicals in them in there bodies. They are not livestock they are pets and working animals. I KNOW someday we will realize this. As they found traces of Bute in Slaughtered horses and Bute is deadly to humans.
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As I understand it, this pledge ended in July 2012. Regardless, I wish to express my heartfelt tears for these horses who give their lives for the sake of their SOB owners.
Mari Divkson...I'm with you. I pray every day for the innocent...and these animals are indeed innocent. There will always be people out there that want to make the innocent suffer. We need steeper laws..laws with teeth in them. Not just lip service. God bless all rescuers, foster homes, animal lovers.....