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
Jacqueline Conquest
  • 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

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.

Marijke Philips
Marijke Philips

Ban all horseslaughter......it is beneath dignity to eat horses...it is beneath dignity to eat other animals....most are shocked when there are people who eat dogs and cats....that's okay....but then the same people must also be shocked when people be eating horses, pigs, cows, sheep etc.........

Ronnie Robinson
Ronnie Robinson
  • Marijke Philips

There's no need to start killing horses.

Katie Thomas
Katie Thomas

HELP THE HORSES DON'T TURN YOUR BACKS!

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams

Ban horse slaughter for good.

Joseph J. Cassidy Romany

Aquel que come vcarne de caballo tambien le gusta la CARNE DE BURRO! (Como decimos en PR).

Nigel Wood
Nigel Wood
  • Joseph J. Cassidy Romany

Translated: Who eats horse meat also likes donkey! (As we say in PR).

Joseph J. Cassidy Romany
Joseph J. Cassidy Romany
  • Joseph J. Cassidy Romany

also eats DONKEY meat, that means that he who eats horse meat, likes to be sodomized...

Elvis Wade Ward
Elvis Wade Ward

What happens to unwanted horses? They starve in the field. It is an animal. In America we yell and scream about animal rights while we have lost 100 million babies from abortion because of Roe vs Wade. Would you feed a homeless person for a day? No but you would donate a couple of round bails of hay worth 75 dollars a piece to a HORSE. Warning, There may be a time comming when we will eat our dogst.

Rhonda Wheat
Rhonda Wheat
  • Elvis Wade Ward

I have wondered about this myself, same for child trafficing save the dogs forget the kids!!

Rhonda Wheat
Rhonda Wheat
  • Elvis Wade Ward

The A21 Campaign

Pornography is often shown to trafficked women and children to train them on what is expected from them.

Valerie Baker
Valerie Baker
  • Elvis Wade Ward

We are not discussing abortion here but seeing as you brought it up....women can choose to legally end their end their pregnacies now for their own personal reasons be they social or medical.No evidence exists to show that a feotus suffers pain and if it does,then it is transient and they haveno knowledge of what is to come.Maybe you should concentrate on the thousands of children who are born to poor parents in both senses of the word.Children suffer abuse of all kinds,neglect,starvation,...

We are not discussing abortion here but seeing as you brought it up....women can choose to legally end their end their pregnacies now for their own personal reasons be they social or medical.No evidence exists to show that a feotus suffers pain and if it does,then it is transient and they haveno knowledge of what is to come.Maybe you should concentrate on the thousands of children who are born to poor parents in both senses of the word.Children suffer abuse of all kinds,neglect,starvation, injuryand daethwhether it is intended or not.There is a very strong case for family planning around the world......and animal owners should almost certainly refrain from senseless overbreeding.Animals DO realise that there is something to be afraid of when they go to slaughter,they sense the stress of those who went before because of pheronomes and the all pervading smell of death-blood.I have seen animals go to their deaths and their responses say it all....scrambling to get away and vocalising.Go to the child protection sites and donate to them as i do .I support those who cannot speak for themselves or have too much fear to speak out.

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