I realize today is Friday and we always point and laugh, but I came across something that was so ignorant, I felt I couldn’t do it justice by only mentioning it in our weekly recap. As a result, I thought it best to give this its own entry so we can fully appreciate the profound ignorance of the PSA movement. Don’t worry, Point and Laugh Friday is almost complete and will roll out this afternoon. For now, let’s take a peek at how the PSAs discuss alternatives to horse slaughter.
What happened was that a new member was admitted into their inner sanctum and this person stated that she wanted to discuss alternatives to slaughter. That immediately branded this person a `troll’ and the natives started to circle the wagons in hopes of having themselves a little online dogpile fun. Here are some of the responses that the PSAs gave…..
“In my opinion, horse slaughter is not something a solution is needed for. It is never going to be stopped. Stopping the plants by defunding the inspections didn’t stop slaughter in the private sector, even caused it to be done illegally and caused the loss of some very expensive horses for people that found remains of them in their own pastures. There is always going to be a market or desire for horse meat. Dictating what people can and can’t do with their own property is treading on some serious freedoms and rights”
– Are we clear on this? According to this horse lover, we don’t need an alternative to slaughter because it minimizes people getting their expensive horses poached for slaughter. Also, this one gives the common PSA stance of having the `right’ to do what they want with their `property’ although we already debunked that a few days ago. If it doesn’t suit your agenda, continue to ignore simple logic….
“HA HA HA HA HA HA HA XXXXX I asked for THAT MONTHS ago and no one spoke up. What makes you think someone is going to give you an answer?”
– That little gem came from NT as we all know he/she tends to make every discussion all about themselves. He/She then proceeded to cyber flirt with one of the old wannabes on that page to the point of orgasm. I guess that’s one way to stop people from peaking in on your lunacy…..just creep them out to the point of dry heaves. Well played, NT…….well played.
“I understand that you want an alternative. But to some of us, there is no alternative necessary. It is an effective way to deal with low end, non useable horses.”
– Of course they think like this considering that the PSAs are the leading breeders and trainers of low-end, non useable horses. I have a better alternative……if all the PSAs would just get out of the horse business, we could have this mess sorted out within a few years!
“There is none… you cant uth all the horses that are worthless because then we have no water to drink when you put all that crap in the ground… but yet.. the meat from the horses will feed many countrys… and yes i have eaten it as well. so unles you have a very big back yard to take them all in and feed them good.. and keep them happy… slaughter is just something that you might want to get use to.”
– Clearly this little brainiac has never heard of rendering or cremation. Does anybody actually have a scientific study that proves that burying a euthanized horse is any more dangerous to our ground water supply than planting a bunch of embalmed people full of formaldehyde in the ground????? Didn’t think so….
“After the horse is dead does it really make a difference what happens to the body? Really? Isn’t using it better than tossing it?
The people who call inhumane have (usually) never butchered, hunted, fished or worked in a packinghouse…”
– If we follow this person’s logic we should probably start eating our dogs, cat and grandparents as well. No, it doesn’t make a difference what happens to the body after death, but it does make a difference how it actually arrives at being a dead body and THAT is the issue that anti-slaughter advocates have.
“Vet visits aren’t viable for anyone on a budget. It’s unreasonable to expect it, much less attempt to demand or mandate it. It’s not just the price of the kill shot, it’s the farm call price, too. And the disposal, if you aren’t where you can dispose of in on your own property. They are not and will not ever be pets. Ever had a clydesdale sit on your lap? Not pretty.”
– If you don’t have a budget that provides for proper care, including euthanasia, of your horse, you have no business owning a horse. Also, my dog is too big to sit on my lap, but she is most definitely a `pet’. For people who don’t want other people to tell them what to think or do, they sure like telling us how we are supposed to feel about our animals. As far as I know `sitting on your lap’ is not part of the definition of `pet’. In fact the definition of `pet’ is: A domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection.
It turned out that the person that originally asked the question was not a `troll’ and she proceeded to flip-flop back and forth between being pro and anti like a fish out of water. As you can see, there is absolutely NO reasoning with these people. I’m beginning to think that, for most of them, being pro-slaughter makes them more `western’ in their own minds or something. Or maybe we are supposed to be impressed about how they don’t get emotionally attached to these animals. I really can’t put my mind in a place where you love horses and think it’s ok to torture them. They ignore research and science and I have yet to see a single one of them actually back a single thing up with solid facts. They have no concern about carcinogens in horse meat, which is a proven fact, yet they think that humanely euthanizing horses will mean that there will be no drinking water left in the world. I’m not even sure why that is a big concern for most of them as, going by how they behave, alcohol is their beverage of choice. This has just been a little warm-up because we have an entire week of crap like this to discuss and it’s coming right up…..