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What the heck does this have to do with the broncs. We all know that they are used/abused and sent to slaughter. And if you are in the feed business, I would think that the killing of the horses is hurting your own business. I would rather see a bullet in the horses's heads (and to be buried which doesn't take alot to do with the help of a neighbor's backhoe & tractor) than to see them endure transport and the slaughter process itself. Furthermore, if the cattlemen that frequent this site would concern themselves with their own business of raising cattle and correcting the problems that they have that is holding up the acceptance of the meat to the EU (European Union), then perhaps they wouldn't have so much time to stick their noses into horsemen's business. Horse slaughter has nothing to do with old, crippled or crazy horses.. you wouldn't want an old cow to eat, would you? No, the horses that go to slaughter are in their prime, not crippled, nor crazy. I should know, I have 6 of them that are all healthy, sound and the oldest is only 6 yrs. old. So don't try to push that propaganda about the need for horse slaughter. It is NOT a public service. It is a money making, deceitful, lying bunch of propagandists who want you to believe that this is a necessary evil. Track the BSE, stop injecting the cattle with growth hormones, and stop feeding them garbage at the feedlots and maybe then your business will flourish instead of your meat being rejected by the EU! Get some sense people... horse slaughter is bad for the cattle industry!
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." -Immanuel Kant
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