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    horse slaughter is legal in the u.s. also, my vet said her clients butchered a very heathy 4 year old , he was crazed, it was for there own use. once the govener signs the bill for montana there will also be a commercial plant in the u.s. again this will save a lot of long hauling and more humane kills. who knows maybe they will sell the meat at u.s. food markets in the near future. horse meat eaters not bad ppl just hungry.

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    Whos going to build a plant in MT.? Last I heard no one wanted to invest the money. They can approve building one but before it actually happens they need millions of dollars commited to doing so.

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    I think that you should keep your job if you want money, but if your morals are too high that you can't even work for a place that SELLS horse meat, quit. Actually there's a lot to protest about OTHER products sold in grocery stores but that's another topic altogether...or is it?

    Anyway...I know my horse would eat me if he was hungry enough so I have no problem eating a horse if I'm hungry. The only meat I won't eat is veal. I probably wouldn't eat a cat or a dog either, mostly because it most likely doesn't taste very good.

    I like that though..."Horse meat eaters not bad people...just hungry." Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by County View Post
    Whos going to build a plant in MT.? Last I heard no one wanted to invest the money. They can approve building one but before it actually happens they need millions of dollars commited to doing so.

    I am not certain who wants to build one but there has to be someone behind pushing that bill through. If no one was interested in building a plant than I don't think it would even be up for debate.
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    Commercialy sold horse meat for human consumption is illegal in the USA as well as commercialy slaughting of such for human consumption. Private butchering has no containment of such laws.

    Selling horse meat for animals is a different story and can be commercialy sold as dog food or other carnivore food like in zoos, carnivore animals reserves, carnivorous bird sanctuaries, and relocation or rescue of carniverous animals taken from circuses, private homes, and other such places..

    I guess if ppl wanted horse meat here in america then they could purchase the meat as dog food but I wondr how much of that is regulated by the FDA and or butchered in a clean environment wiht out food born bacteria. DOgs can handle such bacteria much beter than a human.
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    Horse meat is sold and fed to zoo animals in the U.S. but its been illegal to use in dog and cat food since 77. You can use bi-products from horse in it but not fresh meat.

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    At the feed store where I worked we sold fresh (frozen) horse meat specialy for dogs. IT was listed for dogs, and stated "not for human consumption" on its wrapper. I saw it and knew where it was kept and it was no secret that it was sold there for such. It came in white butcher type paper untill they (the suppliers) began to put shrink wrap on it and its nutritional value llisted and its content of such. Some were listed as grounded up chop (I say this was a little of everything) brisket, quarte and etc. Much of what we kept was the grounded up chop. It even had a happy "smiling" dog on the wrapper.

    The dog track dogs were fed it quite often. Heck they ate better than many human beings did or do. It was amazing what they feed those dogs. We were the number on supplier for the dog track and sold tons of stuff. From oatmeal cakes, green beans, peaches, dog food (from Diamond brand to Hi pro), dog buscuits, horse meats, milk, electrlytes out the yin yang, dried lambs milk replacer (as well as goat milk powder replacer), canned spinach, pasta of all kinds, and lots more. THen add the vitamins, joint supplements, spcialty supplements, linements by the gallon, DMSO by the gallon, Bleach by the gallons, poultices, specialty purchased salves, oils either for nutrition or for stomach ailments, Povidone iodine by the gallons, Chrolohexadine by the gallons, furall spray by the case, and not to mention the leashes, muzzles (racing and non racing type), Shreded computer paper by the bales for bedding and things like that. IT was amazing. I know it has nothing to do with the subject but I just wanted to tell ppl what those dogs are fed on a regular basis. The burn it all off being trained to run and running races.
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    They can sell it as whole meat just not in kibble and dog food caned form.

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    Oh no, not in processed canned I thought you were saying at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murdoch View Post
    So tell me - what is the difference between eating horse meat and eating cow meat? I couldn't tell you the difference....I've never eaten horsemeat, and never will.Cattle and oxen have been used just as much if not more as transportation, in agriculture (and not just as a food source) and some cultures would view eating beef as barbaric...Yes, cattle and oxen were used to form this country just as much as horses were. The difference now is, cattle are mainly raised in this country as food....horses are our companions, our team mates, our pets, our work animals (STILL). Horses in this country, are NOT raised as food!

    India views the cow as sacred. So, guess what? We don't build a cattle slaughter facility next to their borders, and have their people bring their cows to us to butcher! We respect their culture and tradition.

    I take it you are a vegetarian - which is great - your choice.

    But why is the horse 'special' compared to say a cow or a pig. Having been around plenty of cows I can tell you they do have distinct personalities just like a dog or a horse. Again, cows and pigs are raised in this country for food. The horse isn't. Why is that??? Seeings how you seem to have all the answers, maybe you won't mind answering your own question?

    A good portion of humanity eats meat (or wishes they could get meat). Most likely a good portion of us will always eat meat. The key for me is humane treatment of livestock - and cows have it much worse than horses in this way.

    Different strokes for different folks. If you come to America, you have to respect our way of doing things, and we don't slaughter and eat our horses. That's not saying there isn't some individuals that do like their horsemeat.....but they are greatly out numbered, and fortunatley, the majority rules in this country.
    I am 100% ANTI slaughter of our horses!!! And, PROUD of it. I fight to preserve life, not destroy it needlessly.
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