created by: Horse Slaugther | Dec 17, 2012

Atlanta, GA

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Should horse Slaughter houses be re-opened in Georgia?

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Tracy

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Sorry to tell you but there is alot more than 1% of horses sent to slaughter. Horses are shipped daily into Canada and Mexico and bring a good price for these killbuyers that makes a living by buying and taking free horses from unknowing people. To eliminate "Junk HOrses" you have to educate the public and regulate breeding. Not to mention that MAN is the guilty one of messing up so many horses by trying to train them by beating and forcing these animals to perform according to the human handling them, there is no such thing as a JUNK HORSE it's the person handling the horse. There are more young pure bred registered horses going to slaughter they (slaughter houses) prefer not to take the weak, thin, sick or blind horses it is the young thick ones they prefer to kill. Educate yourself people SLAUGHTER IS NOT THE ANSWER.
HorseActivist dot com

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Dec 27, 2012
 
Tracy wrote:
Sorry to tell you but there is alot more than 1% of horses sent to slaughter. Horses are shipped daily into Canada and Mexico and bring a good price for these killbuyers that makes a living by buying and taking free horses from unknowing people. To eliminate "Junk HOrses" you have to educate the public and regulate breeding. Not to mention that MAN is the guilty one of messing up so many horses by trying to train them by beating and forcing these animals to perform according to the human handling them, there is no such thing as a JUNK HORSE it's the person handling the horse. There are more young pure bred registered horses going to slaughter they (slaughter houses) prefer not to take the weak, thin, sick or blind horses it is the young thick ones they prefer to kill. Educate yourself people SLAUGHTER IS NOT THE ANSWER.
I agree with you all but the stats. There are approximately 10 million horses in the U.S. Approximately 100,000 are transported to Mexico or Canada from the U.S. each year for slaughter (currently.) That's 1%...
Karen

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lighteredknot wrote:
Blackfeet Indians in Montana rely upon horses raised for slaughter as a source of income. They ship them into Canada for slaughter because they don't have a local slaughter house near their reservation. So much for the Indians love of horses. BTW, horse meat is consumed by humans in Canada.
Horsemeat is consumed by humans in Canada???!!! Uh, no it's not. I'd type what I really want to say to you but it would not be incompliance with the Terms of Service. There is a very small pocket of French-Canadians in Quebec who might eat it but the vast majority of Canadians do NOT eat horsemeat. You cannot even buy it here. Please do educate yourself and refrain from posting incorrect information.
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Killer wrote:
yes, a good way to get rid of the junk horses .
Actually, it just further enables the cycle of breeding bad horses. The best way to get rid of bad horses being bred is to eliminate the cull (slaughter) market, so people aren't breeding poor quality animals.
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HorseActivist dot com wrote:
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Less than 1% of the horse population goes to slaughter and it costs much more than slaughter value to raise a horse to slaughter weight, so how does that make sense???
The BLM is rounding up the mustangs, with our taxpayer money, then selling them to kill buyers. Others are being stolen and sold at auctions. Yes, some are just not wanted or their owners can't afford them but none should be slaughtered! There are people who would love to be given a horse, there are rescues that will take them. If no other option, then have a Vet euthanize. At least it doesn't suffer.
NO HORSE SLAUGHTER

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Fighting this battle again is absurd. This was settled & the plants were closed. 80+ percent of Americans agree that they do no want them re-opened & that they want the flow of our American horses crossing borders for slaughter to be STOPPED! Horse slaughter is brutal & can never meet the definition of humane in any way. We are tired of hearing the propaganda that it is the old, lame, sick, unwanted horses that need horse slaughter to save them from their miserable lives! Anyone with any sense should realize that these horses ARE NOT fit for slaughter & would not bring enough profit for kill buyers to bother with. Fat healthy animals are what is wanted, they are sold by the pound...remember! The horses we see going to slaughter are not the "old nags" pro-slaughter wants to portray them as, they are beautiful creatures that are usually acquired through unscrupulous practices. Irresponsible breeding, theft, & kill buyers posing as sincere loving buyers are the norm. That's right, kill buyers pose as grandpas or dads or some kind person & buy horses from people who think their horse will be going to a loving home. Then there is the issue of our Wild Horses & Burros that have been removed by the BLM(Bureau of Land Management) from the wild...yes, they were caught selling them by the thousands to known kill buyers! If your concern is not for the horses you might want to consider the danger to humans from consuming meat tainted by drugs. The European nations are making big changes due to these drugs in American horses & the fact that they have endangered their horse meat consuming public because of laws governing the reporting of such drugs being broken due to falsified records. Wake up people! WE DON'T EAT OURS OR ANY OTHER HORSES! Now we need to make that blatantly clear all over again!
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Opening slaughter houses would be a very poor decision. There are absolutely no benefits, only bad repercussions to expect.

Slaughter houses encourage indiscriminate breeding of horses, which is bad for the equine market and horse welfare.

Slaughter houses have also been shown to have disastrous consequences for the local communities, including increased rates of crime (including violent crimes like rape), lowered property values and environmental waste. That's why horse slaughter houses were made illegal in the states (TX and IL) that formerly had plants, and why the community in MO where they were proposing a plant chased them out on a rail.

As the former mayor of one of the towns (Kaufman, TX) famously said, "It would be better for a town to have a lead smeltering plant or sexually oriented business than a horse slaughter plant."
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OMG NO wrote:
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The BLM is rounding up the mustangs, with our taxpayer money, then selling them to kill buyers. Others are being stolen and sold at auctions. Yes, some are just not wanted or their owners can't afford them but none should be slaughtered! There are people who would love to be given a horse, there are rescues that will take them. If no other option, then have a Vet euthanize. At least it doesn't suffer.
I agree with you. In my comment, I was showing how their arguments don't hold any water. They are arguing that they want slaughter plants in order to "take care" of unwanted horses. You are totally correct. The way you "take care" of unwanted horses in the U.S. is the same way we take care of millions of unwanted dogs and cats each year---CHEMICAL EUTHANIZATION. Anything else is brutal and toxic for human consumption. Read more at www.HorseActivist.com
sirley smith

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No to horse slaughter, they are not raised for food the meat is toxic with all the medicines that horses have to take. Americans love horses always have and always will. 80% of the American public have said NO to horse slaugher, it is cruel and inhumane and needs to be banned everywhere!
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lighteredknot wrote:
obama legalizes slaughter of horses for human consumption
rati.com/lifestyle/article/obama-legalizes-ho...
Actually Obama approved the 2012 Ag Appropriations Bill and in that Bill, removed by the Ag Committee (Senator Kohl, Senator Blunt and Congressman Kingston) language had been removed which stated that we would NOT use USDA funds for horse slaughter. With the removal of this language,it then allowed USDA funds to pay for horse slaughter inspections.

Obama did not "approve horse slaughter". He signed the 2012 Budget which included the AG Appropriations Budget so that our U.S. credit rating stayed and federal check book would not shut down.

If you are going to comment, please learn how our Government works by Committee and Branch.
AnyMtn

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HorseActivist dot com wrote:
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WRONG... Commercial Horse Slaughter in the U.S. was never illegal. Congress voted to stop subsidizing foreign-owned companies who don't even hire legal U.S. citizens with millions of tax dollars to certify the meat USDA inspected. GOOD CALL.
They still have not funded the USDA to inspect this carcinogenic meat... and if they ever do, Americans still won't be eating it.
Actually horse slaughter is illegal is several States. On the Federal level we just defunded the inspection on horse meat. If something is not inspected by the USDA it cannot be sold for food here.
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AnyMtn wrote:
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Actually horse slaughter is illegal is several States. On the Federal level we just defunded the inspection on horse meat. If something is not inspected by the USDA it cannot be sold for food here.
True... I was only thinking about the Feds. You are correct. Many states, such as my home state of California have outlawed commercial horse slaughter. Texas and Illinois have also outlawed it---the two states that had the majority of operating plants before 2006. That sure sends a message about how residents feel about commercial horse slaughter in their backyard. It contributed to illegal immigration in Mexico, giving the illegal immigrants an assured employment source.

Talk about the worst job in the world...
HorseActivist dot com

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Actually horse slaughter is illegal is several States. On the Federal level we just defunded the inspection on horse meat. If something is not inspected by the USDA it cannot be sold for food here.
...that's illegal immigration "from" Mexico.
ROBIN

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I was born and raised in GODS cattle country and seen horses bred and raised for the slaughter plants the PMU was responsible for the vast majority going to the killers. there is no need to have the killer plant if breeders would stop breeding in mass lots.
many ranches I know of have 100 head of mares or more.
they breed in mass amounts that keeps the market flooded.
they have got to stop breeding in large quantity.
control the back yard breeder with livestock inspection programs and change the tax codes to get the horse rescues to be a way to right off ones taxes.
tighter control on horse breeding.
incourage horse adption instead of
more breeding.
there are a lot of untrained horses in the rescues get them trained and rehomed.
not every horse who goes to the killers is junk a lot of them are horses people have had to give up because they can't afford them.
so that excuse no longer fits.
only narrow minded ignorant persons who don't know their butt from a hole in the ground use that excuse.
I used to rescue horses myvself back in the 70s I broke them and gave them to kids as 4H horses.
so them being junk is totally untrue.
if a horse is unfit then put them down HUMANELY!!!
we Americans don't eat horse meat IF FHEY WANT TO EAT HORSES LET THEM RAISE THEIR OWN.
Karin

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No. Aside from tainted horse meat, ( I have a horse that has Cushings that I can't touch his meds with bare hands due to the warning label.) I think the racing industry and all others like any of them that stresses young bodies should be breed more quality then quantity. Wish backyard breeders could be monitored as well. Anyway many people need to be more responsible because often they are not junk horses just P.O.S people made them that way.
Sue smith

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Relying on horses for slaughter does not make it right.
I vote NO
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Killer wrote:
yes, a good way to get rid of the junk horses .
What is wrong with you people . Horses have carried us for hunderts of years . The deserve better then to be slaughtered . who carried our Soldiers in the civilwar ? who carried us before there where cars . But just like out Veterans we treat them without respect . Maybe we should learn how to treat animals and People that risk their Life for us with the Love and Respect they deserve .
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No Horses should not be slaughtered . they should be treated with the Love and respect they have earned over the last couple of hundert years .
Rhonda Larnier

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As a native Georgian, I hope the citizens of Georgia will stop any horse slaughter plant from opening in Georgia. Rep. Jack King should never have voted for this option. Not only is horse slaughter inhumane, it will never, ever solve the "unwanted horse" problem in this country. Only responsibility of breeders such as the American Quarter Horse Association and the Racing Industry solve this. We have too many horses because we have too many greedy unscrupulous breeders.

Also, for anyone who is thinking of supporting this, you want want to check into what horse slaughter plants does to property prices. Paula Bacon lived horse slaughter. She was Mayor in Kauffman, TX. Is this what you want?

http://www.animallawcoalition.com/horse-slaug...
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Absolutely Not...Horses are not raised for human consumption. Therefore they receive medications that cause cancer in humans. They receive certain medications that are completely banned from the human food chain. If a cow receives this same medicine one dose in its life the cow is banned from slaughter. And horses receive this medicine several times in a life time and daily on a race track. Eating a horse is more like eating your dog or cat. Not a cow or hog. Why? Well because they are raised like dogs n cats medicated, partnered and made into companions....

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