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

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.

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

Sarah Shultz
Sarah Shultz

YES I AGREE....I PLEDGE...TO BE FREE FROM MEAT OF ANY KIND....

Marie Time
Marie Time

SIGNE * PARTAGE **.
Dites non à la viande de cheval et arrêter le commerce aujourd'hui.

Fabian Rasse
Fabian Rasse
  • Marie Time

Signé,

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!!'

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