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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

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...

Shirley Smith
Shirley Smith

Ban horse slaughter for good they are not raised to eat especially for human consumption the meat is tainted with all the medicines we have to give them when they get sick. Americans love horses always have and always will and we will not be eating them. They are our friends companions and buddies that will never change!

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams
  • Shirley Smith

I agree Shirley. Working on that now. Ashamed to say that I still eat meat :-(

Geraldine Haskins
Geraldine Haskins
  • Shirley Smith

Kenny Williams so do i but i am trying to stop ,it is so hard when your family start teasing you when you want to go vegan, My family does and i hate it. I tried for six weeks and done well, then xmas came and my family made me feel guilty again at the xmas dinner.I am going to start it again . xxxxx

Elana Groeschler
Elana Groeschler

Eat horse meat that is bread for meat, not those with poisonous injections. They eat horse in Germany and France. The only difference between a horse and a cow is that it a horse is considered a pet.

Barb A Hildebrand
Barb A Hildebrand
  • Elana Groeschler

You're full of it.I know a lot of people that have a horse for a pet.What kind of mind do you have?I don't like other countries killing any animal. These people are disgusting and they don't deserve to be called human.I guess you don't have any feelings for an innocent animal and that is very sad and in my opinion anyone that abuses animals is ungodly and inhuman.

Berni Saunders
Berni Saunders

People without values do not deserve to be people. Those with values must speak out to protect animals without a voice.

Jacqueline Conquest
Jacqueline Conquest

Enough is enough! 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!

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