Hayley James
Hayley James

O.K. so some may say 'Well what's the difference between eating say- a pig a cow or a horse? That's a simplistic and frankly daft argument! Slaughtering and eating those animals is bad enough by the way- but we have a completely different and far more emotionally evolved and complex relationship with horses. They aren't even designed to be eaten! These creatures of grace, beauty and sensitivity must never be subjected to the brutality of transportation as 'meat'. We must always question how...

O.K. so some may say 'Well what's the difference between eating say- a pig a cow or a horse? That's a simplistic and frankly daft argument! Slaughtering and eating those animals is bad enough by the way- but we have a completely different and far more emotionally evolved and complex relationship with horses. They aren't even designed to be eaten! These creatures of grace, beauty and sensitivity must never be subjected to the brutality of transportation as 'meat'. We must always question how appropriate or acceptable it is to eat what is placed before us- and this is a bridge too far. Are we becoming no better than the Chinese?

Jeff Eker
Jeff Eker
  • Hayley James

Sorry Haley, but I am afraid that I feel unable to join this cause. I eat pigs, sheep, cattle and various other beautiful animals, and have also eaten horse meat on the continent and feel that it would be hypocritical of me to subscribe.

Hayley James
Hayley James
  • Hayley James

A Big subject Jeff. Perhaps we all need to think more about what we eat. Having exquisite meat dishes presented to us somehow sanitises the process of 'how' it gets to our dinner plate and what the creature has suffered beforehand. European transportation methods are particularly inhuman alas. Could no more eat a 'horse' burger than eat halal.

Johanna Wright
Johanna Wright
  • Hayley James

Jeff, I respect your right to choose to eat horsemeat but if you actually read the cause in detail its actually says 'Your choice was taken away from you... That is why YOU need to sign'. We need and have the right to know what we are eating... end of, so that we can each make an informed decision. The cause also highlights the fact that we dont know for sure if our horsemeat is safe for human consumption as it may contain toxins.
I agree with Hayley generally on the cruelty issues,...

Jeff, I respect your right to choose to eat horsemeat but if you actually read the cause in detail its actually says 'Your choice was taken away from you... That is why YOU need to sign'. We need and have the right to know what we are eating... end of, so that we can each make an informed decision. The cause also highlights the fact that we dont know for sure if our horsemeat is safe for human consumption as it may contain toxins.
I agree with Hayley generally on the cruelty issues, however there is alot more to this cause than simply our own opinions on if eating horsemeat is right or wrong or the transportation methods used and I think anyone would agree we have a right to know what is in our food and if it is safe to eat

Louraine Soutter
Louraine Soutter
  • Hayley James

I don't think we need to eat meat

Mitch McFarlane
Mitch McFarlane

The best way to help animals is to avoid eating them all - why eat some animals and not others - all animals deserve a decent, fear and pain free life.

Debbie Basha
Debbie Basha
  • Mitch McFarlane

Thanks for your kind words, Mitch. ALL animals do indeed deserve to live authentic lives, free of fear, pain, torture and slaughter. A vegan life is a life full of joy and knowing you are not contributing to suffering.

Jacqueline Conquest EagleWolf Heart
Jacqueline Conquest EagleWolf Heart
  • Mitch McFarlane

yes! don't eat ANY animals! and after seeing the picture with the momma horse forced to led her foal to slaughter i am putting every single human, bz, organization that is a torturer, murderer be it slaughter house, trappers, hunters, institutions or the powers that be all of them inside an Orb and let them all just self implode with their terrorist house of horrors within their own psyche

Nola Ross
Nola Ross
  • Mitch McFarlane

you are all so right. how sad...Jacqueline

Sherry O'Neal
Sherry O'Neal

I want our President, who now allows the slaughter of these magnificent animals for human consumption... :'('''' I for one would like our President and his wife and children to go and see how these animals endure a horrific death...then I would like our President, his wife and children to.
be on every National TV Netwwork, eating there dinner, which is Horsemeat, so everyone can see them eat Horses, Who were horrendously murdered for us to eat! He should be ashamed of himself for signing their PRECIOUS LIVES away for money......

Sarah O'Brien
Sarah O'Brien
  • Sherry O'Neal

Are cows not magnificent? What do you suggest is done with the thousands of unwanted animals? Be realistic and responsible.

Sherry O'Neal
Sherry O'Neal
  • Sherry O'Neal

Sarah O'Brien, horses were not bred to be eaten... why are you on this posting,anyway??? We are trying to SAVE the lives of horses who are horrifically murdered for MONEY...PLEASE, GET OFF MY POSTING AND
I PRAY ,YOU WILL NEVER SEE PACKAGED HORSEMEAT AT YOUR GROCERY STORE...AMEN

Michelle Mercer
Michelle Mercer
  • Sherry O'Neal

Stop breeding all animals for human consumption, entertainment, companionship! Go vegan! The animals were not put on this earth to entertain or feed us - they deserve our respect - all of them - equally!

Mandy Garrad
Mandy Garrad

How can the Government allow horse meat to be consumed in this country disguised in most cases behind a veil as something else? A TV programme to reveal the facts and figures about the slaughter of horses in the Uk and abroad would help to highlight the reality of what really is going on.

Mandy Garrad
Mandy Garrad
  • Mandy Garrad

Then perhaps we would all look at ourselves and start looking at them as our pride and joy. Love them and keep them for life like all our other pets! The minute they are used commercially they become a disposable commodity. Overbreeding and poor horsemanship leads to a serious problem mainly fuelled by greed!! say no more!

Keith Bishop
Keith Bishop

The meat trade is wrong and as for the people who say you cant feed the world on on veg should think again! Health

Paulo Serrão
Paulo Serrão

Em princípio, não deveríamos comer carne de qualquer animal!

Nigel Wood
Nigel Wood
  • Paulo Serrão

Translated: In principle, we should not eat meat of any animal!

Judy Stock
Judy Stock

This needs to STOP!

Vicki Smith
Vicki Smith
  • Judy Stock

Stop it now!!'

Cherrywood Saddlery
Cherrywood Saddlery

Don't eat any meat at all!! Burgers in Ireland have been tested and have found traces and now say 40% is equine meat!! :( Sign this petition!!

Linda Collier
Linda Collier

This is a disgraceful way to treat these noble animals! I am disgusted and horrified!

Kim Singer
Kim Singer

SAY "NO" TO HORSE MEAT NOW! BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! It is sick, cruel and inhumane to slaughter these magnificent creatures. SAY "NO" TO THE HORSE MEAT TRADE NOW! Did you know that when horses are sold in America at auction and are then trucked to Mexico for slaughter, they are crammed into trucks and forced to go for 3 days without food and water? They are treated with cruelty and total disrespect for life. Those who sell horses for slaughter are morally bankrupt, devoid of any heart and...

SAY "NO" TO HORSE MEAT NOW! BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! It is sick, cruel and inhumane to slaughter these magnificent creatures. SAY "NO" TO THE HORSE MEAT TRADE NOW! Did you know that when horses are sold in America at auction and are then trucked to Mexico for slaughter, they are crammed into trucks and forced to go for 3 days without food and water? They are treated with cruelty and total disrespect for life. Those who sell horses for slaughter are morally bankrupt, devoid of any heart and sick. SAY "NO" TO THE HORSE MEAT TRADE NOW! STAND UP AND FIGHT!

Helen Finelt
Helen Finelt
  • Kim Singer

I agree. Instead, kill the Humans who are doing this. I guess our lousy Government.

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