So we need horse slaughter right here is the good old USA? According to those who want horse slaughter brought back, opening the slaughterhouses in Oklahoma, Washington or Nevada will solve all our problems; the horse population will stabilize, horses will once again sell for a minimum of $1,000 each and older horses will have a peaceful, quiet ending to their lives. It will be different this time. The USDA Inspectors, backed up by the tough guideline of the AVMA, will slap the hands of anyone who mistreats the old, crippled, lame horses that have no place to call home. Is that right?
Horse meat is safe to eat because Sue Wallis says so, and she’s a picture of health!
If we don’t slaughter 170,000 horses this year, we’ll have 360,000 that will need to be slaughtered next year. (Dang, only 130,000 were slaughtered last year. we better catch up!)
This is what the pro-slaughter folks really believe? Sadly, yes. Now I’m going to call you out. This is basically the old, “Put up or shut up,” except I’m going to pay you money to put up. Heck, I’m in the horse rescue business, so I gotta’ be rich.
I offered this deal before and not a single person stepped forward, but on the basis of being “fair and balanced,” just like Fox News, I will lay this out one more time. This is the challenge:
All I’m asking for is one single, logical, meaningful reason for commercial horse slaughter for human consumption. Email me in the comment section, email me privately, tell me if you want your name used or if you want to be anon. Make your statement, backed up with actual facts, and if you can present an indisputable, logical reason for commercial horse slaughter for human consumption, I will personally wave your flag and agree with you in public, plus I will give you $1,000.
I will challenge your logic, I will present facts from my point of view, but I will be exceedingly fair. If you win, if your logic can only lead to one conclusion – that horse slaughter is necessary – then I will not only apologize, but I will pay you $1,000 of my own money.
I cannot be more fair than that.
Somewhere in the two hundred plus comments on the last blog, “I Quit!,” are several made by those who tried as hard as they can to present a reason for sending horses to slaughter. The vast majority were a senseless waste of computer time, however a rare few were written by those who actually believed what they were saying.
Typically the majority consisted of statements like, “They is thousands of horses starving that need slaughtering or they will die in PAIN and SUFFER!” “I have 30 horses and I can’t feed them all so I’d rather send them to slaughter than see them starve.”
Not only stupid, but ignorant. Enlighten us with your wisdom, shower us with your knowledge, give us a true measure of a highly intelligent reason for horse slaughter.
“I can make $200 selling some old nag to the killer-buyer, but if I have to have a vet out to put her down, it’s gonna cost me $1,800 and I still have no place to bury her!”
Sorry, that doesn’t qualify.
“I support horse slaughter because the meat PAC paid me $50,000.” Nope, sorry Senator, that doesn’t work either.
If you truly, sincerely believe you have a solid reason for horse slaughter, present it to us. Let me tell it to the anti-slaughter side. We will rant and rave, but seriously, if you can convince me, the money is yours.
On the other hand, if the pro-slaughter side cannot come up with a reason, then we all know that money is the ONLY motivating factor and that there is no other reason, none. We can end the discussion as it relates to everything else and focus on the money issue.
To which I will ask as a preliminary part of our side, which is worth more per year to the US economy – a live horse or a dead one?
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