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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 07:33 PM
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43. They have a brain the size of a walnut.
But that won't stop horse owners from anthropomorphizing. Its dangerous for both the owner and the horse imho (maybe not as dangerous as the Grizzly Man). Horses are the loveliest partners in work and pleasure but optimal success requires acknowledging their instincts and parameters.
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  -Slaughter ban sending horses across borders Synicus Maximus  Jun-26-11 09:30 AM   #0 
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  - Free Trade - The Gift that just keeps on giving  FreakinDJ   Jun-26-11 12:26 PM   #13 
  - Motherfuckers  Hawkowl   Jun-26-11 09:47 AM   #2 
  - I like you and your friend, n/t.  Agent William    Jun-26-11 10:56 AM   #6 
  - Do you have a problem...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-26-11 01:23 PM   #15 
     - Hear! Hear! n/t  kurtzapril4   Jun-26-11 03:39 PM   #19 
     - O boy,  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-27-11 03:23 PM   #34 
     - Yes.  Hawkowl   Jun-26-11 11:11 PM   #25 
     - I appreciate consistency...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-27-11 04:04 PM   #38 
     - I think you're going to need to prove that claim  WatsonT   Jun-27-11 07:42 PM   #46 
     - I do.  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-27-11 03:00 PM   #32 
     - I appreciate that...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-27-11 04:05 PM   #39 
     - Just so you know, my husband and I have trained 42 BLM mustangs from wild to saddle  riderinthestorm   Jun-27-11 07:50 PM   #48 
        - I have met people like you before  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-28-11 01:54 PM   #56 
           - We're not breeders, nor is it about $. Our horses aren't luxury items,  riderinthestorm   Jun-28-11 02:23 PM   #57 
     - Well see it's different because ponies are so cute and magical!  WatsonT   Jun-27-11 07:40 PM   #45 
  - Ah - The Law of Unintended Consequences at Work.  MineralMan   Jun-26-11 10:10 AM   #3 
  - It's not rocket science  newfie11   Jun-26-11 10:11 AM   #4 
  - and in other no-shit, sherlock news...  Kali   Jun-26-11 10:39 AM   #5 
  - the next step then -- close the damn door. nt  xchrom   Jun-26-11 10:57 AM   #7 
  - They're trying to impose a positive behavior by restricting negative ones.  Igel   Jun-26-11 12:54 PM   #14 
  - Horse slaughter was not "humane" in the US  bread_and_roses   Jun-26-11 11:01 AM   #8 
  - I've been following this story for almost 2 years now.  stubtoe   Jun-26-11 11:17 AM   #9 
  - there were people here defending slaughtering of horses  madrchsod   Jun-26-11 12:03 PM   #10 
  - look up thread. nt  xchrom   Jun-26-11 03:21 PM   #18 
  - The Slaughter Ban was stupid in the first place  dbackjon   Jun-26-11 12:06 PM   #11 
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  - Agreed.  sybylla   Jun-26-11 02:28 PM   #16 
  - +1...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-26-11 05:33 PM   #22 
     - They have a brain the size of a walnut.  riderinthestorm   Jun-27-11 07:33 PM   #43 
  - Because, that would be like slaughtering a slot machine, and that's just wrong.  harmonicon   Jun-26-11 02:54 PM   #17 
  - I don't get it either.  Throd   Jun-26-11 04:36 PM   #20 
  - Horses are more akin to dogs  Hawkowl   Jun-27-11 12:43 PM   #28 
  - Read my post # 33  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-27-11 03:24 PM   #35 
  - Those are perfectly valid reasons to guide individual choice or opinion (as are  petronius   Jun-27-11 03:51 PM   #37 
  - it's not necessarily the slaughter that is the problem, but the horribly  Scout   Jun-28-11 11:08 AM   #54 
  - Don't know how many of you have rescued horses but....  WranglerRog   Jun-26-11 05:18 PM   #21 
  - Welcome to DU  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-27-11 03:29 PM   #36 
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  - We could slaughter the homeless  Hawkowl   Jun-27-11 12:34 PM   #26 
  - Count me in as one of those who believe the slaughter ban is dangerous and cruel  riderinthestorm   Jun-26-11 08:58 PM   #24 
  - Euthanasia is not banned  Hawkowl   Jun-27-11 12:38 PM   #27 
     - Disposing of a puppy carcass is very different than disposing of a 1200 - 1500 lb animal.  riderinthestorm   Jun-27-11 01:17 PM   #29 
        - I know what it costs  Hawkowl   Jun-27-11 01:23 PM   #30 
           - Yes but more than a few don't believe that euthanasia is a good alternative end  riderinthestorm   Jun-27-11 07:24 PM   #42 
              - Life over money  Hawkowl   Jun-27-11 10:47 PM   #50 
                 - I'll go out on a limb and say that more than most of those folks got into financial trouble AFTER  riderinthestorm   Jun-28-11 09:32 AM   #51 
  - Why is the way horses are treated different than other livestock?  rbixby   Jun-27-11 02:50 PM   #31 
  - Well..........  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-27-11 03:19 PM   #33 
     - Ah, emotional "arguments".  PavePusher   Jun-27-11 05:15 PM   #40 
     - What else is there?  Boudica the Lyoness   Jun-28-11 01:33 PM   #55 
     - Pigs are smarter, cows have worked for us as well  WatsonT   Jun-27-11 07:46 PM   #47 
        - I hate to be this cynical but after so many years as a pro  riderinthestorm   Jun-27-11 08:19 PM   #49 
  - Horse meat is quite tasty.  PavePusher   Jun-27-11 05:20 PM   #41 
  - Long shipping plus lower standards in Mexico = greater animal suffering  WatsonT   Jun-27-11 07:39 PM   #44 
  - How disgusting are we?  lonestarnot   Jun-28-11 09:54 AM   #52 
  - If we can slaughter pigs, cows, oxen, sheep, chickens, etc...  Imajika   Jun-28-11 09:56 AM   #53 

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