Obama lifts ban on Horse slaughtering...

Obama lifts ban on Horse slaughtering for human consumption

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Sickening

United States

#1 Apr 18, 2012
The worst president in US history has done it again. Check this out. http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php...
yuck

Haslet, TX

#2 Apr 18, 2012
Ok so I've read the articles. I've seen the pros for it and I've seen the cons for it. So instead of just blaming Obama for everything once again.(who I don't support) What is to be done with the abandoned sick and dying horses. Let them die of disease and starvation? The owners obviously can't or won't take care of them. Ship them to sanctuaries? They are already turning them away. Just turn a blind eye to the fact they never stopped shipping them to Mexico and Canada for slaughter in the first place? So you tell me, what are we supposed to do. And I don't like the idea of horse slaughter houses either. But I do love playing devils advocate.
get over it

United States

#3 Apr 18, 2012
People have eaten horse for thousands of years...get over it.

Same thing with dogs...now suddenly its inhumane to even keep a dog outside when they have lived outside since the begining of time.

Bunch of idiots.
repubs in action

United States

#4 Apr 18, 2012
A Republican controlled Congress passed this bill...Obama did nothing but sign it.
Guest

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2012
repubs in action wrote:
A Republican controlled Congress passed this bill...Obama did nothing but sign it.
Are you retarded? Obama had the power to put a halt to the whole thing by not signing it. Duh
smarter than you

United States

#6 Apr 19, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Are you retarded? Obama had the power to put a halt to the whole thing by not signing it. Duh
Hey stupid, then they just pass the bill again. The President can only veto it once.
So they would just pass it again (wasting huge amounts of time and money in the process)

This is why bills don't get vetoed very often. Learn how Washington works you imbecile.
Get Real

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2012
Are you kidding? The horse meat gets sent to foreign countries. I'm sure the suppliers get a pretty penny for the meat.

I can just see ppl. around here breeding horses just so they can sell them to the slaughter house.

Also, they don't want sick or old animals.....

If America is so concerned with having a place to take unwanted horses, why aren't they not trying to keep so many from being born? Just like unwanted cats and dogs. Why can't our tax dollars go towards spaying and neutering instead?
i hope your kidding

United States

#8 Apr 19, 2012
Get Real wrote:
Are you kidding? The horse meat gets sent to foreign countries. I'm sure the suppliers get a pretty penny for the meat.
I can just see ppl. around here breeding horses just so they can sell them to the slaughter house.
Also, they don't want sick or old animals.....
If America is so concerned with having a place to take unwanted horses, why aren't they not trying to keep so many from being born? Just like unwanted cats and dogs. Why can't our tax dollars go towards spaying and neutering instead?
Sure, that's just what taxpayers need is another bill. Tell you what, since it bothers YOU so much put your money where your mouth is and start a group, go around and spay/ neuter them on your own time with your OWN [email protected] MONEY.

I'm much more concerned about closing schools, deteriorating bridges, and a war that has gone on 10 years. Sorry but we have REAL problems and this just isn't one of them.
Get Real

United States

#9 Apr 19, 2012
i hope your kidding wrote:
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Sure, that's just what taxpayers need is another bill. Tell you what, since it bothers YOU so much put your money where your mouth is and start a group, go around and spay/ neuter them on your own time with your OWN [email protected] MONEY.
I'm much more concerned about closing schools, deteriorating bridges, and a war that has gone on 10 years. Sorry but we have REAL problems and this just isn't one of them.
Tell "YOU" what, since it bothers "you" so much put your money where your mouth is and start a group, go around and fix them bridges and open up them schools with your "OWN [email protected] $" and time. I'm tired of ppl. like you telling others what our tax dollars need to be used for.
is this wierd

United States

#10 Apr 19, 2012
Americans have eaten horse in the past, notably during WW2 because beef was rationed. Even after the war, Truman was dubbed 'Horsemeat Harry' because Americans ate so much of it during his Presidency.

Not sure how this became so taboo? Its fairly common everywhere else. Why do Americans hold only the horse of all livestock as off limits? Is it because the horse is tied so closely to our history? Maybe because our society today has a much different view of animals than past generations?
Answer you did not want

United States

#11 Apr 19, 2012
get over it wrote:
People have eaten horse for thousands of years...get over it.
Same thing with dogs...now suddenly its inhumane to even keep a dog outside when they have lived outside since the begining of time.
Bunch of idiots.
I agree... if people want to eat horses, dogs, cats, etc., then do so. I probably wouldn't, but if I was in need of food... well, you decide. I suppose since it's meat and if it could be cooked and prepared then it might not be that bad. Again, I probably wouldn't... I don't eat a lot of red meat anyway, but I don't think it should be banned if someone wants it.
Get Real

United States

#12 Apr 19, 2012
is this wierd wrote:
Americans have eaten horse in the past, notably during WW2 because beef was rationed. Even after the war, Truman was dubbed 'Horsemeat Harry' because Americans ate so much of it during his Presidency.
Not sure how this became so taboo? Its fairly common everywhere else. Why do Americans hold only the horse of all livestock as off limits? Is it because the horse is tied so closely to our history? Maybe because our society today has a much different view of animals than past generations?
Well........The Bible says, Do not eat or kill non cloven hoof animals. Also, since we live in the Bible belt, and most ppl. claim to be Christians, even politicians you would think they would be opposed to such practices.

Also the Bible says Jesus will return on a white horse !
Answer you did not want

United States

#13 Apr 20, 2012
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
Well........The Bible says, Do not eat or kill non cloven hoof animals. Also, since we live in the Bible belt, and most ppl. claim to be Christians, even politicians you would think they would be opposed to such practices.
Also the Bible says Jesus will return on a white horse !
Yeah, and the Bible is a hoax!
get over it

United States

#14 Apr 20, 2012
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
Well........The Bible says, Do not eat or kill non cloven hoof animals. Also, since we live in the Bible belt, and most ppl. claim to be Christians, even politicians you would think they would be opposed to such practices.
Also the Bible says Jesus will return on a white horse !
Oh? We're going by the bible now? My neighbor offended me...guess I can go over there, smite him, plunder his house and steal any young ladies I find...don't worry, I'll tithe 10% of my loot to the Lord. Then I'll go grab some slaves...and a few more wives...
GEMO

Chesapeake, VA

#15 Apr 22, 2012
None of us prefer the sentencing to death or slaughter of any animal, regardless of the species; but, the reality of it all is, that we need horse slaughter houses as a practical alternative and solution to govern the horse population. Public Laws forbid burying a horse on your own property these days because of possible contamination of water sources and supplies; so, whatís the practical alternative or solution? I agree that the need of unnecessary suffering needs to be resolved in all slaughter houses, regardless of species ... cow, pig, chicken, etc. As for horse meat for human consumption, if it is untainted and USDA inspected, it is an excellent source of meat protein and an alternative to beef, pork, poultry, and other human-grade meat sources. If that is too hard for the U.S. human meat industry to consider, use horse meat for carnivorous animal food diets, just as other animal sources are used. The horse industry has crashed since the close of horse slaughter houses, and reopening of the horse slaughter houses is the only resolution to the over population of horses in the U.S. Do you really think that hunterís get the shot exactly right for an instant kill every time, or slashing the throats of cows and pigs is a quick death, or wringing the necks or cutting-off the heads of chickens is instantaneous demise? Sit-back and give serious thought to all animal slaughter solutions, not just that of horses; if youíre going to sympathize with one species of animal, sympathize with them all; but the end result and reality-check has been the same for thousands of years of animal slaughter for human and animal consumption. Citizens within the U.S. need to ban together and offer better solutions to the overall humane slaughter of animals for whatever the meat by-product use is and not the concentration of one species.
max_deighton

Netherlands

#16 Jun 17, 2012
If people cant look after their horse and give it some dignity, rather than sending them on a long misrable journy to be slaughtered in front of others,
whene some could be given a simple injection in their own stable or feild is so kind and simple.the swine or swines responcible should be horse whipped, with a lifelong ban never to own any animal again
As for Obama well hes a muslim anyway. Muslims slit live animals throats. Its called Halal. And dates back 3 thousand years. the same crime is committed by the pesicuted Jew. World leaders in finance.
Laughingmyassoff

Monterey, TN

#17 Jun 19, 2012
Sickening wrote:
The worst president in US history has done it again. Check this out. http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/hors...
sad

Mayfield, KY

#18 Jun 19, 2012
get over it wrote:
People have eaten horse for thousands of years...get over it.
Same thing with dogs...now suddenly its inhumane to even keep a dog outside when they have lived outside since the begining of time.
Bunch of idiots.
I agree! I got 4 dogs! And 4 kids! If I went out in the front yard and beat my dogs, they would come take them and say no more pets for you. But if I beat my kids, I am allowed to have more and get my kids back. I don't abuse kids or dogs, I am just saying we really need to get our priorities straight. Oh and I could give 2 shits about humans eating horses. Maybe this created jobs in the USA. Who cares! Everybody forget the problem is power struggle between Democrats and Republicans, bad apples in both bunches. They need to pride and power asside for the better of our couppntry. Working somewhat together, can't disagree on everything to disagree. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. I hate politics. But I can't fix it so I have no right to bitch about it. Everybody better learn to support themselves and take care of what they got, this country is going to shit.
sad

Mayfield, KY

#19 Jun 19, 2012
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
Well........The Bible says, Do not eat or kill non cloven hoof animals. Also, since we live in the Bible belt, and most ppl. claim to be Christians, even politicians you would think they would be opposed to such practices.
Also the Bible says Jesus will return on a white horse !
do cows have hoofs? I think so.:.......
A Little Tough

United States

#20 Jun 19, 2012
Obama eats dogs. Or so he admitted in his autobiography. So the horsemeat thing is really no big deal for him.

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