Washington Plans Mass Slaughter of America's Mustangs

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01 Dec 2008, 9:25 pm

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"They say there are too many horses left on the range, and that they need to gather them all the time," said Jerry Reynoldson of the Wild Horse Adoption Association. "But there are only 30,000 left in the wild, and they're spread over 10 states. In Nevada alone, the BLM controls 47 million acres. But the ranchers control economic forces and pay lobbyists in Washington, so they give the horses short shrift and convince the authorities that they need to be taken off the land."



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01 Dec 2008, 9:44 pm

Why do people only care about cute animals in general? If they wanted to kill off rats or pigeons not so many would complain


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01 Dec 2008, 9:47 pm

So fast-food restaurants and dog-food companies get a cheap source of meat.

Big Fat Hairy Deal! :roll:


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01 Dec 2008, 10:06 pm

Fnord wrote:
So fast-food restaurants and dog-food companies get a cheap source of meat.


Unfortunately the horse lobby has made it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the US. In other countries, eating horse is thought to be quite fine, as it is a use of the meat.



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01 Dec 2008, 10:09 pm

t0 wrote:
Fnord wrote:
So fast-food restaurants and dog-food companies get a cheap source of meat.

Unfortunately the horse lobby has made it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the US. In other countries, eating horse is thought to be quite fine, as it is a use of the meat.

Fine ... fine ... so Mexican restaurants and dog-food companies get a cheap source of meat.

Either way, it's neither a tragedy or a travesty. Animals are meat. Meat is food. Food should be eaten.


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01 Dec 2008, 10:26 pm

First the Thunderbird, now the Mustang...Detroit must be harder up than I.....woopsie...sorry, wrong topic...;)

After 600 or so years floating around the Americas, shouldn't they be considered part of the environment?



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01 Dec 2008, 11:04 pm

pakled wrote:
First the Thunderbird, now the Mustang...Detroit must be harder up than I.....woopsie...sorry, wrong topic...;)


Dang, you beat me to a Ford Mustang joke. :cry: