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What's Worse Than Horse Slaughter?

fiddlerMO Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 4:34 PM
You people suffer from Disney Syndrome. Horses, like all animals, think about 2 things. Eating and pro-creation. They do not stand around in the field and talk to each other.
Gary23 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 8:01 PM
I have 4 horses. They DO stand around and interact with each other. And when one gets 'lost' from the rest he/she will call out to the others.
I also have 10 hoses buried out back. 1 had the decency to die (He went quick and didn't suffer. Probably a heart attack. 30+ years old.) All the rest were put down by the Vet. All of them were treated for their problem before all hope was lost (if they could be treated, they were. If not, which was 2 of them, they were euthanized).
fiddlerMO Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 11:46 AM
10 buried out back?
You should maybe take better care of your horses.
When it comes to government action, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hold down gasoline prices to help motorists, and you create shortages. Punish landlords to protect tenants, and apartments get harder to find. Invade Iraq to spread freedom, and you get civil war.

Likewise, a change that may look harmful can serve benevolent purposes. Take the law just signed in Oklahoma to legalize the slaughter of horses for food. Counterintuitive though it may be, it will probably work to the ultimate benefit of horses.

Starting in 2006, Congress tried to end the killing of horses in...