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So Sad....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by J's Orpingtons, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Songster

    Nov 14, 2011
    Somewhere in NI...
    Hi Guys!!!!!

    Who thinks this is just plain sad
    You know the horses who served in the first world war? The ones that survived the war, being the worn out old ones. They slaughtered the horses for meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it's betrayal [​IMG]

  2. Capvin

    Capvin Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    It is true that after the war some of what was called the "standard" or "poor quality" horses that had served in the war were auctioned off to French butchers and slaughtered. The better quality horses were not. I think that you need to remember that the British alone used more then one million horses during the war and of that number a very large number of them were killed in the war by the most vivious and cruel means. Many starved to death or died from gas poisoning. For Americans who do not view horses as a source of meat the ones that were slaughtered is sad. For others, it is not. The real sad story was the war itself and the effect it had on the horses who served in the war.
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    There is a rather large history of similar happening. Check out what happened to the dogs in Vietnam for one. Read stories from soldiers who had to leave their dogs behind, dogs that had saved their lives, or saw them euthanized at the end.

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