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(Iowa City Press-Citizen)   Iowa company drops horses-laughter plan after judge bans it due to misplaced hyphen   (press-citizen.com) divider line 30
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2013-08-14 07:36:01 AM
There is absolutely no reason to ban the slaughter of horses for food.

Burger king and friends have been serving it to us without complaint for years.

I've had a horse steak before it was ok. I prefer beef.
 
2013-08-14 07:49:08 AM
You can't spell slaughter without laughter.
 
2013-08-14 07:54:24 AM

spentshells: I've had a horse steak before it was ok. You've probably never heard of it.


FTFY?
 
2013-08-14 07:56:39 AM

MadAzza: spentshells: I've had a horse steak before it was ok. You've probably never heard of it.

FTFY?


+5
 
2013-08-14 07:58:26 AM
Next up: legislation to embalm and perform ceremonial funerals for fallen horses.
 
2013-08-14 08:05:41 AM
It's legal to slaughter horses now.  There is no reason to wait just because a special interest group wants something banned.  If that was the way our society worked, any weekend activity you can think of could be put on hold while a federal court muses their compliant letter of the day.
 
2013-08-14 08:07:24 AM
A horse walks into an abbatoir, the slaughterman says "why the long face?".
 
2013-08-14 08:12:03 AM

spentshells: I've had a horse steak before it was ok.


How long would it have taken for it to be ok?
 
2013-08-14 08:12:22 AM
FTA:
"horse meat is a product of cruelty that Americans don't want to buy, and which pollutes the air and water wherever it occurs. It has no place in Iowa or any other state."

Horse slaughter causes global warming!!

// and people wonder why we don't all buy into everything claimed by the global warming congregation.
 
2013-08-14 08:14:13 AM
I thought about opening a Horses laughterhouse. Make it No Cover so I save on roofing material and a two drink minimum place. "Hey buddy, why the long face?" Do you see what you're charging for drinks? And Louie Anderson's headlining.

Strangely, every time there is a truck wreck and it involves horses going to a slaughterhouse, the horses get adopted. So my slaughterhouse will be at the end of a twisty and dangerous road.

One of the ads:

ad.adsrvr.org

Guy in front passenger seat: "I should drive myself to work. These people are brutal to their co-workers. I wonder what they say about me when I'm not here?"
Ether that or "Gee I gotta pass gas. How can I blame it on the old dude?"
 
2013-08-14 08:14:22 AM

Twopints: A horse walks into an abbatoir, the slaughterman says "why the long face?".


And the horse says:

"Because the 3rd Sex and the city film has been cancelled, and Matthew and I were planning on that pay check!"
 
2013-08-14 08:15:41 AM

OnlyM3: FTA:
"horse meat is a product of cruelty that Americans don't want to buy, and which pollutes the air and water wherever it occurs. It has no place in Iowa or any other state."

Horse slaughter causes global warming!!

// and people wonder why we don't all buy into everything claimed by the global warming congregation.


Did you pull a muscle? That's a bit of a leap. Where does it say "global warming"? I saw only "pollution," not climate change (the correct term for what you're bleating about).
 
2013-08-14 08:21:26 AM

OnlyM3: FTA:
"horse meat is a product of cruelty that Americans don't want to buy, and which pollutes the air and water wherever it occurs. It has no place in Iowa or any other state."

Horse slaughter causes global warming!!

// and people wonder why we don't all buy into everything claimed by the global warming congregation.


I don't think you are reading his remarks correctly. IF he is right (have no idea), and people won't buy the stuff, then yeah - money has been wasted, a mess made (slaughterhouses are an environmental nightmare that we tolerate because they give us delicious meat that we wish to eat), mand animals subjected to what he perceives as cruelty - all for a failed enterprise. And based on his premise, I can see objecting to that.
 
2013-08-14 08:22:38 AM
Is horse Pepsi still okay?
 
2013-08-14 08:24:14 AM
There is an easier way to go about this. Just let PETA take the horses into their 'care', and get them out of the dumpster the following morning and chop 'em up.
 
2013-08-14 08:30:41 AM
The butchering of horses will benefit all horses. The slaughter of horses gets rid of the old and lame. Without the packers setting the bottom of the market all horses are worth less and are more likely to be neglected
 
2013-08-14 08:51:46 AM
Do the animal rights groups think that suing will somehow make the animals not die?  They just end up shipped to Mexico for slaughter instead.  You would expect that a shorter trip to a probably better controlled plant would improve their situation, if anything.


jso2897: I don't think you are reading his remarks correctly. IF he is right (have no idea), and people won't buy the stuff, then yeah - money has been wasted, a mess made (slaughterhouses are an environmental nightmare that we tolerate because they give us delicious meat that we wish to eat), mand animals subjected to what he perceives as cruelty - all for a failed enterprise. And based on his premise, I can see objecting to that.


It would just mean we export horse meat, instead of exporting old condemned horses as we currently do.  It's probably far cheaper to ship the meat.
 
2013-08-14 08:56:44 AM
That sounds like a bad-ass plan!
 
2013-08-14 10:28:08 AM
You're slipping, Fark.

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2013-08-14 10:30:43 AM
Involuntary Man's Laughter?
Billy Walker approves, snorts, barks
 
2013-08-14 12:24:36 PM
Good headline. My co-workers will enjoy it.
 
2013-08-14 12:31:16 PM

Doubleodoug: Next up: legislation to embalm and perform ceremonial funerals for marry fallen horses.


ftfy
 
2013-08-14 12:47:13 PM

trappedspirit: Doubleodoug: Next up: legislation to embalm and perform ceremonial funerals for marry fallen horses.

ftfy


thanks, I see my error now.
 
2013-08-14 01:20:11 PM
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2013-08-14 01:22:02 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: The butchering of horses will benefit all horses. The slaughter of horses gets rid of the old and lame. Without the packers setting the bottom of the market all horses are worth less and are more likely to be neglected


This, plus the 'not shipped to Mexico for slaughter'.  There's a market for Horse meat, even if it's not domestic.  There's no particular reason to eat cows and not horses(at least at this time).  There's no reason to believe that the slaughter of horses will be less humane than the slaughter of cows and pigs.

On horses, I remember that when they effectively banned their slaughter the price dropped through the floor - suddenly people couldn't give away their unwanted/unaffordable horses.  You'd think that you could just release them into a pasture somewhere, but that turns out to not be the case - enough land to feed a horse is expensive.  It's considered cruel to leave a horse to it's own devices for too long.

As long as the slaughterhouses were in effect, any distressed family looking to dispose of horses could (nearly) always do so at a profit.  It's like wrecked cars - the metal alone in them is enough that there are companies out there that will haul your inoperable vehicle away, either paying a token amount or at least *free*.  Without the slaughterhouses, disposing of an animal cost a minimum of several hundred dollars(lethal injection + body disposal fees).  Feeding and care can cost several thousand a year.

Sure, you had lots of no-kill places out there, but they didn't have the stress placed on them,
 
2013-08-14 03:21:59 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: It's legal to slaughter horses now.  There is no reason to wait just because a special interest group wants something banned.  If that was the way our society worked, any weekend activity you can think of could be put on hold while a federal court muses their compliant letter of the day.


It's called an injunction.  The reason to wait you were looking for, that's it.
 
2013-08-14 03:25:15 PM

spentshells: There is absolutely no reason to ban the slaughter of horses for food.

Burger king and friends have been serving it to us without complaint for years.

I've had a horse steak before it was ok. I prefer beef.


You probably got the cut where teh jockey was hitting it.
 
2013-08-14 06:11:53 PM
Considering the amount of veterinary and not-so-veterinary drugs pumped into racehorses and other horses used for sport, you'd have to be an utter fool to eat horse meat from the US. Legally, slaughterhouses in Canada aren't supposed to take horses that have ever been given certain drugs, but do you think people buying a horse for 500 bucks to slaughter are going to research its entire life history to make sure it hasn't been given steroids?

It seems like a pity to let all that meat go to waste, but there are downsides to eating domestic animals that have not been raised with human consumption in mind.
 
2013-08-14 10:11:18 PM

Need_MindBleach: Considering the amount of veterinary and not-so-veterinary drugs pumped into racehorses and other horses used for sport, you'd have to be an utter fool to eat horse meat from the US.


Oh yes, stick to nice safe, healthy meat from cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and turkeys that are  absolutely not being pumped full of drugs, hormones, or whatever else.

/glad to live somewhere I can get local free-range meats that didn't get any drugs pumped into them
 
2013-08-15 03:06:15 PM
Damn. And laughter is the best horse medicine, too.
 
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