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Re: RC: Horse slaughter

In a message dated 3/14/00 5:29:32 PM Pacific Standard Time, 

<< Perhaps there is a more humane way to deal with
 this - it would be wonderful if we could all have
 our animals peacefully put to sleep and buried on
 the home farm - but that is unrealistic for the
 majority.   >>

Why not?  If you can afford to keep a horse, you can afford to see him out of 
this world with dignity and kindness.  Shipping him off to some unknown place 
where he mills around under God knows what condition for days till he gets 
shipped again to the slaughter house is cruel and unusual punishment.  That 
horse with navicular who could barely walk around.....wonder how the long 
haul to the slaughter house felt to him?  The few hundred bucks that you'll 
make on his flesh can hardly be worth it.  Put the guy down (if you can with 
a bullet and have the meat processed -- no problem with that).  But the whole 
WAY that they get to actually be dead is what breaks my heart.  Think twice 
before you send your horse to the sales yard for slaughter.

Sylvia (realizing this topic is an annual event, but I couldn't stay out -- 
of course)

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