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Mount Airy, NC

ban this bastard breed..killer pits

Many, many countries haven't banned this breed... a FEW have, just like a few have banned German Shepherds, and some of those (like Holland) are now REVERSING the breed ban because it had NO EFFECT ON HOW MANY ATTACKS THERE WERE... that's because moron owners like you just get a different breed of dog and then those are chained up, abused, break out and attack someone... It's not the breed of dogs, it's the idiot owners. If you hate the breed so much, why did you admit that you own a pit bull/lab mix Dave? According to your thinking, you're just putting all the people in your neighbourhood in danger by owning her...  (Oct 28, 2008 | post #434)

Dogs

Loving Pit bulls that snap

Really? Where'd you come up with that statistic? Pulled it out of your ass I would guess.  (Oct 28, 2008 | post #8)

Dogs

Friendly Pit Bull?

If you bought your dog from someone that breeds them to fight, why haven't you called the police on the breeder? That would be a good way to love the pit bull breed, by getting the dogs out of the care of someone like that scum breeder.  (Oct 28, 2008 | post #115)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

Is that your philosophy for working in animal rights... care about it, as long as you don't actually have to deal with the reality of it, or see the reality of it?  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #2778)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

Discarded and unwanted are essentially synonomous... either way the end result is the same for the HORSES, they end up alone at a horse saleSo this person bought 163 horses destined for slaughter and it took 3.5 months to place them all in homes... New Holland Horse Sales happen EVERY MONDAY, with at least 300 horses, sometimes as many as 1000... it's horrific and most of the horses there go to slaughter... if it takes 3.5 months to find homes for 163 horses when you pick out the healthy ones, how to you suppose you could find homes for 300 horses a week? According to this article all those horses would be wanted, so where exactly do you find homes for 300 horses a week? And that's only one sale in one state... what about the thousands of other weekly livestock auctions? Yep, plug your ears and repeat after me Lacilunatic... LALALALALALALALALA LA ... there is no horse problem, it's all greed of the owners who force their mares to pump out ONE foal a year so that they can haul it off to slaughter 6 months later and get $100 for the sale of said foal... wahoo... you only have to feed a mare for 12 months to make $100, what a great deal.  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #2777)

Dogs

time to ban killer pit bulls

I've met one of the Vick dogs... he's adorable, friendly, outgoing and loves everyone he meets. They are wonderful dogs.  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #1013)

Dogs

time to ban killer pit bulls

Actually, raw chicken bones are fine to feed your dog... it's the cooking process that causes bones to become splintery, raw they are digestable  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #1012)

Dogs

see my puppy!!!

Crate training is wonderful for teaching potty training to a new puppy... we've used it for all of our dogs, fosters and others... Most only take a week or two... Consistancy is also a huge thing, taking the dog out after it eats, when it wakes up from a nap, after it's been playing... and first thing in the morning and last thing at night... always be consistant.  (Sep 24, 2008 | post #4)

Dogs

time to ban killer pit bulls

I've owned or been fostering pit bulls for years, and never met one that was aggressive toward humans. It's funny that when other breeds of dogs attack no one blames the dog... this week a Husky killed a baby and the headline was 'Family dog mistakes baby for stuffed animal'... how do they know that? It grabbed the child and killed it, the dog isn't talking so I'm wondering why it isn't a 'Viscious killer dog eats baby in front of mother' headline like I'm sure it would have been if the dog had been a pit bull.  (Sep 24, 2008 | post #1004)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

The problem is that there is no where for these 90% young healthy horses to go... very few rescues are accepting new horses at this point, no one is buying them, grain, hay and board is so expensive that most people can't afford to keep horses but also can't get rid of them for any price. Where you used to pay $15,000-$20,000 for a good dressage prospect here (which is what I ride) you can get a beautiful warmblood competition horse for less than a quarter of that... you can buy a foal for less than $500 (WAY less than it would cost to produce that foal) Unfortunately for the horses, the economy is awful and they are a luxury... people have to put their families before their pets, and horses are a huge expense to have in this time of layoffs, cutbacks and foreclosures.  (Sep 24, 2008 | post #2762)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

I'm not talking about only horses that go to slaughter for human consumption... those WOULD be the meaty horses (they don't have to be sound, like the one with the broken leg in the photos I posted)... what about the older, skinny, sick horses, the ones abandoned at sales, the ones no longer 'useful' to their owners, ones that are passed over by the kill buyers? did you actually look at the photos of the New Holland horse auction? Doubt it.  (Sep 24, 2008 | post #2761)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

Oh... but emailing should make Lacilu a horse rescue expert... along with snapping some photos and then passing all the leg work off on someone else... yep, she's definitely the know-it-all about horses, auctions, rescues and options available to people with horses they can't afford to feed anymore. I know Lacilu won't look at them, might offend her delicate sensibilities, but these are pictures of the 'healthy, sound, young horses' for sale at New Holland weekly auction (it's one of the WORST auctions for horses)... Some pictured have legs they can't put weight on, some are horribly emaciated and have blood in their manure, some greys have melanoma tumors on their neck, one horse had strangles (highly contagious, often deadly disease), bowed legs, blind sedated throroughbreds, one 30 year old horse sold for $15 that day... yep, it's owner was really taking him for the money (probably cost him more in gas to get the horse to the auction), one older horse that didn't sell was left tied to a post outside (and picked up by a rescue)... but sure, obviously 90% of the horses that day were young, sound, healthy horses... right... http://members.tri pod.com/errphotos/ id2.htm  (Sep 23, 2008 | post #2741)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

New set of shoes: $90 (or natural barefoot trim, which is what my horse gets: $35) Euthanasia and disposal of horse: $500 Dog Euthanasia: $80, cremation $200 (based on 50 pound dog)... still not more than it cost me to dispose of Casper. The anti-slaughter websites inflate their numbers just as much as pro-slaughter websites... I think the truth is probably closer to the middle.  (Sep 23, 2008 | post #2740)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

Casper, the horse I rescued, was an international show jumper... two years before I bought him he sold for more than $40,000 in Florida (that was 6 years ago now)... he was jumping 5'3" and could have competed at the olympic level... (he had a passport with all his show results recorded) Then the bottom fell out of the horse industry, the people that bought him couldn't afford to keep horses anymore, sold him to a horse dealer who couldn't get rid of him, so off to auction he went... he passed from auction to auction for two years with various horse dealers that apparently didn't think he needed food... and I paid $.75 a pound for him at a livestock auction. It can happen to your average backyard horse, or a race winning thoroughbred, or international competition horses... and I would say, in MY opinion, that any horse can end up at an auction... though many that do have reasons that they aren't selling privately, either lameness, age, etc... Casper never 100% recovered from his starvation and never went sound in the three years I had him, but he was a fantastic sweet horse. The people here saying that owners are breeding specifically to send foals to slaughter is ridiculous... you wouldn't even come close to recovering the money you would have to put into the birth of a foal, and it's care for 6 months... why would you breed to lose money, it doesn't even make sense.  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #2723)

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PETA asks military to end testing on animals

Reputable sources would be able to back up their statistics with actual studies and provide references for people to educate themselves, not just post crap like you do with no way to verify anything and then ignore anyone that actually questions the legitimacy of what you wrote. I don't abhor medical animal testing in certain circumstances... never said I did. In cases where there are no other viable options, then it is still necessary. For example, animal testing brought about better hormone replacement drugs for menopausal women... Premarin is no longer needed, and that saves the lives of about 50-70,000 foals EVERY YEAR... I think that's a great advancement.  (Sep 20, 2008 | post #2702)

Q & A with HeatherW

Headline:

Pit Bulls are good dogs too

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Moncton, New Brunswick

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I'm at the horse barn

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Dropkick Murphy's,

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The Tao of Equus

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Horses, dogs, art, languages, sewing, learning