help these horses!! this is crazy!! read this ad!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shadowpaints, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho

    copied and pasted just incase the ad is deleted...

    HERD LIQUIDATION, 2 year old yearlings, pairs and brood mares, yearlings and 2 year olds $300 or 2 for $500, pairs $400. Herd sire Line bred, 3 bars, Moon Deck, Easy Jet, Mucho Leo, Camptown Boy. Meat horses, $250, can be killed on site. All must go.
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    Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID - Thrifty Nickel

    i did remove phone #
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meat horses??? is that even legal??? id buy all of them if i had the money. poor things
  3. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2011
    Hudson WI
    isnt that illegal to sell horses as meat horses in the US and to slaughter them. i thought they had to be shipped to mexico and canada! but thats tirrible!!!
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I thought they had outlawed the slaughter of horses for meat in the USA. That is why the market has bottomed out and is flooded with people giving away horses. [​IMG]
  5. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    Quote:I heard somewhere that they just shut down the slaughter houses, but you can still slaughter for meat if you do it yourself. I think. Maybe.
    I don't really get why it's so much more horrible than selling cows or chickens for meat, so long as they were cared for well. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would call your local animal control or ASPCA and inform them of the ad. It is illegal to kill horses for meat etc... on personal property or whatever....... some people geesh [​IMG]
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Personally, I do not have a problem with people killing their horses for meat to feed their dogs or even their own consumption. There is a thread about this some time ago if we as Americans would eat horses. People overseas DO eat their horses and saw no problem. Like chickens, as long they have a good life, and not worthy of breeding or can not keep any longer or un adoptable, then I can see the justification in it. We are so bogged down in unwanted horses and its the most humane thing to do is to put the horse down when all efforts to get the horse adopted out or sold has pressed to the max.

    If it was me, I'd rather put the horse down than finding the horse in bad shape. Horses that are destinated for meat, I do not have a problem with that either.
  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
  9. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    I don't believe everything I see in ads.

    There are I think 2 slaughterhouses in the US still permitted to operate.

    Horses are usually shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.

    Most back-yard slaughter of horses is illegal - this probably qualifies as an illegal backyard slaughter, and is probably illegal.

    He may have some way of getting around it - for example, sells horse to you, then slaughters it for you.

    My guess would be that there is some way in which he doesn't meet the laws and that it willl eventually be shut down.

    I also think that unless a person can really afford a horse and have safe fencing and stabling, and knows how to take care of it and is committed to doing so for the next 15-20 years, they aren't doing the horse any favor to buy it.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't have a problem with horses being raised for meat being used as so. I do have a problem with horses that were used as pets being used for meat. I put that equal to eating the family dog. And yes, any animal that is considered a pet - cow, chicken, turkey, pig etc..etc... I do not eat. And there are laws against selling a horse for meat and also butchering it on your property to sell for meat. If it was to feed yourselves then there might be acceptations. I do not believe that the shutting down of slaughter houses is the sole reason for the upswing of unwanted horses, but poor economy, people losing jobs and PEOPLE over breeding them for profit in the past. In our area alone I see people still breeding horses for the sole purpose to sell when their are hundreds of horses for free or very little cost. It is truly a shame. [​IMG]

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