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Horse Slaughter LEGALIZING Legislation in Oklahoma

Did you know that the Oklahoma House and Senate both passed bills ending a ban on slaughtering horses last week? This is garbage!

http://www.standardexcellence.net/2013/03/horse-manure/

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As long as whats harvested is

As long as whats harvested is put to good use and there isnt the whole sale slaughter of the entire species, what is wrong here with using these animals as food? We use cows as food, so how is this any different? Although people do eat far too much beef and its not good for their health.(although thats for them to decide on)

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I Have Seriously Considered

dumping DP over this matter. I thought people here were more awake, enlightened and educated and basically more in touch with nature than the mindless masses out there. I posted an article about how wild horses were being rounded up and killed in herds by helicopter and I expected outrage but got nada response. Then there was a post about horsemeat in meatballs and again no outrage. Instead there was only comments saying how good horses tasted. Not just horses but also cats, dogs, parrots and anything else on the planet. (with the exception of humans naturally so they said as if we are so far above all else on the planet) I had really hoped that people on DP were more in tune with the world beyond human kind but found out that they are in fact just as hopelessly programmed as all the other sheeple out there thinking that man has the god given right to eat, pillage, and exploit the whole natural world. I commend you for concern about the horses but don't expect much caring from the calloused self serving humans here.

skippy

I'm looking at it; I'm thinking--

nobody looked at an article I posted about "Atomic City" during WWII yesterday--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Atomic City

Haha, 1988vote, I wasn't really expecting a response from this at all. I'll check out your post! :D

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thank you--

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it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Agree

I am a long-time Daily Paul fan, but am thoroughly disgusted and offended by what I have read on the DP on this subject. Most animals respond to respect and kindness, particularly horses, dogs and cats, all companion animals and capable of being friends to man.

Where is all of this insensitivity coming from? I can't take much more of this.

Fed-Up

Skippy

Well, that's because libertarianism thinks everything should be up for grabs, wipe out a species who cares, we were free, screw the following generations that they couldn't experience.

What's interesting is the wild Mustang epitomizes freedom.

Let's Not Forget

that horses can, and have been, used for transportation and farming.

Fed-Up

sorry; I hadn't read your post and repeated this--

guess we're on the same 'page'--

I agree.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Well, at least the socialist

Well, at least the socialist in you will come out and speak from time to time. It is a shame that you think you own me and my property which is an extension of me. It is a shame you think you can tell me what to do, how to live, and what to eat/put into my body. I hope your shackles and whips leave minimal scares on my skin.

I here in some places they

I here in some places they even allow slaughter of COWS as well... what is this world coming too.

Liberty, Property, Peace

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

The Cows

lol I gave you a +1 for that.

Yeah I get what you're saying (and had a discussion with some Okie friends about this last night), I just equate horse slaughter to be about equal to dolphin or killer whale slaughter.

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cool lets just wipe out all the endangered animals

not very conservative or libertarian.

It's only garbage if you

It's only garbage if you believe that animals have rights not to get killed by humans for consumption / profit. It's not a position I take, but I'm willing to at least consider some of it. But it's just hypocritical to be upset by the prospect of horse slaughtering but not cow or pig slaughtering.

BS there is a difference

There are millions of cows and pigs.

There are only a few thousand wild horses left.

Get a grip farmer boy

Wild, not domesticated

Kill all the freaking hogs and cows you want, yum.

These are wild horses, Mustangs.

Oklahoma has the largest concentration of once free wild mustangs and it's for killing them for $25 a horse.

Actually they are rounding up wild horses to

do mass land grabs in western states. Here is the catch, they kill the wild horses, then the herds are so small that they must be "managed" and nobody can drill, mine etc. on the land where the horses range.

If there were lots of horses, they would not be endangered or need to be managed.

Why is this garbage?

A 1000 lb grass and grain fed animal that many cultures eat, and somehow it is OK for a government to ban the slaughter of these animals for food? You think they should just be enormous pets, that's fine. But thinking like a liberty minded individual means other people may see them as an entree, or a way to feed hungry people, and the government should have nothing to do with it. Garbage? Garbage is the government not allowing people to decide what to put in their own body, or what type of business they want to run. Kudos to Oklahoma for getting this right!

tfichter they are not domestic horses

they are rounding up free wild mustangs that cost absolutely nothing to feed. They roam on public lands in western states.

There use to be tens of thousands of them, now it's down to about 3000.

It's not about domestic horses at all.