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Horse slaughter
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Nb    Posted 03-14-2004 at 19:45:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is anyone out there as mad as i am about horse slaughter?
I heard that there is a horse slaughter place in Texas,,, and that most people dont know about it and other people just dont care...if i was older i would be doing something about it but for now cant someone do something!!! post back if you see it from my point or if you are from Texas

Brittny Hawk    Posted 02-06-2006 at 12:43:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm shock at those horse slaughter houses. How can a person kill a beautiful horse in a horrible way? Itís a nightmare to those poor horses face with it ever day. It makes me very mad. Nb are you willing to help me and others for those horses. Its dosen't madder how old you are. So what do you say?

If you what to help email me at

Aslo theres a site if you haded seen it that has some info on this its

cowgirlj    Posted 03-15-2004 at 18:27:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nb, the sad fact of life is that horse slaughter is a neccesary evil.

ed b    Posted 03-15-2004 at 18:02:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
whats after horses pigs chickens lamb beef goats did you ever eat a taco how about eggs or did you ever eat hot dog ed b

marlowe    Posted 03-15-2004 at 17:47:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
cow or horse what the h is the difference da- tree hugger.

MuleMeat    Posted 03-15-2004 at 08:23:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Without Horse slaughter houses we would not have mule meat. Ummmmmmm Tasty on the grill..

We would not have cattle feed with horse brains, Would not have mad cow..

screaminghollow    Posted 03-15-2004 at 08:00:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I know about it. I have been to the horse auction in New Holland PA. I've seen horses in such bad shape that it would bring tears to your eyes. I have even bought a horse or two, to keep them from slaughter. I can't save em all. Nor would I want to. They are a commodity, like everything else. According to most census reports, there are more horses in the US today, than at any other point in history. Not everyone can afford a "pasture pet" If such slaughter houses didn't exist, there'd be alot of lame, aged and injured horses being euthanized like cats and dogs at the pound. Or worse yet, just plain abandoned out in the country, like the litter of puppies that showed up here a few weeks ago. Imagine, the havoc a couple of scared abandoned horses can create on the roads. The human lives lost by incidents of a horse running along/across of highway. I wish every horse could be given a home until it dies of old age, but the resources could be better spent saving human lives. I saw an NBC news story about all the poor mare and foals from the down sized premarin industry. If those horses were truly going just for slaughter prices, the Amish would be snapping them up by the train load, and trucking them down to PA, Ohio and Indiana. According to the news reports, the Lab put up several million to help adopt out the horses. Who is sucking up all that money? They can drop a few of them pregnant draft mares off here, any time they want. But the local do gooder's want me to pay $750 to $1250 each for a "premarin" foal. When I call and ask to go along so I can hire a tractor trailer to haul a load down for me, they suddenly clam up. Guess they are only interested in saving horses as long as they get their cut. TMO.

Red Dave    Posted 03-15-2004 at 06:59:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, it's called recycling. Dead horses make everything from hamburgers to glue. Good for the environment.
You wouldn't be one of those anti-environmental types would ya?

Old John    Posted 03-15-2004 at 06:18:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Nb & All,

You know, it's a funny thing. Horse meat is
still sold & eaten in Europe & much of the
World, except the USA.
I remember eating it a time or two, back when.
Nothing wrong with it, just the "Disney" thing,
& maybe the movies. Heck, I'd eat it now, if
it was available & cheaper than Beef. NP.

Most Folks who've been over to Mexico, or other
wise outside the USA, have probably eaten
Horse meat, dog, & all manner of things.
And, with never a bad effect. It's all in your mind.
' Til later...........
Old John

Mustangers    Posted 03-15-2004 at 05:48:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Use to round up horses for slaughter plants. Then the government took over the management of wild mustangs. Now they are starving do to over populations. Which is more cruel?

KraigWY, s horse lover

Horses    Posted 03-15-2004 at 04:16:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
The other red meat? Or is it brown?
Maybe you should direct your wrath at something more outrageous, like the daily slaughter of innocent unborn babies in this country and around the world.

Michael M    Posted 03-15-2004 at 03:44:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, not me. It isn't like young thoroughbreds are being taken in and tortured. If you had any idea about the realities of life for old horses, a painless death, and the hide and meat put to good use is not a bad thing. Historically, our ancestors ate ALL manner of domestic animals. It wasn't until Walt Disney and Black Beauty somehow elevated the horse in the eye of the uninformed that killing and eating them became perceived as some heinous sin.
Before you get wound too tight and break, I am a horse owner. Yep, I love em and ride em, getting ready to get back into raising and training them. They are livestock that serve several purposes, and when they are old and walking is a pain to them, they can serve several more.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-15-2004 at 03:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Couple decades ago some smart reporter found some income disadvantaged were eating canned USDA horse meat. Cutting both ends out of a can they'd push out a patty sized piece and cook it. Polytitions jumped right on this and put an end to starving people eating economically USDA safe inspected meats.
Having eaten everything else, I admit, I missed this delicacy.

Strange isn't it? White man almost destroyed the indian's buffalo. When a couple white men decide they might better keep a hundred or so around, white men started raiseing them domestically. Now buffalo is a white man's treat or delicacy and an alright meat for his selfish table.

I gotta go check my beef's

deadcarp    Posted 03-14-2004 at 20:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess that conjures up some horrid image in your mind and if so, i apologise for your upbringing. However: When there were more horses around years ago, every state had a horse slaughter house. Heck Roy Rogers had Trigger stuffed and mounted. Now that they're more popular again, i expect somebody's providing that service again. I'm no nazi but why waste a good carcass? I mean ever seen a hearse carrying a horse? If you have a better idea, maybe you could start your own collection.

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-15-2004 at 02:23:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well said. I think most horse-meat goes into dog food, and dogs have to eat too... so it's part of the circle of life. My only concern is that horses, cows, pigs, and all other slaughter animals have a good life up until their time to die, and that they be killed painlessly and humanely at the end.

bruce    Posted 03-14-2004 at 20:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that the older you are the more chance you have had to see and realize how the world works. Education helps us to learn the proper place for ourselves and the rest of the animals on this planet. When horses begin to run the world, vote and talk we can elevate them to the higher plain we place ourselves upon.

hrthomas    Posted 09-26-2005 at 06:46:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
horse slaughter is fine,(tasty as well)

bigboy    Posted 09-26-2005 at 06:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
horse is well tasty,me ma likes it too

izzy    Posted 09-26-2005 at 06:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
i ride horses then eat 'em

hill billy joe    Posted 09-26-2005 at 07:04:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
i love horse manly their rump,good for steak

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