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(Washington Post)   Horsepocalypse is not the title of Syfy's latest movie, but what's about to happen in the western United States   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 184
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2013-08-26 02:51:47 PM
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2013-08-26 02:56:58 PM
If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-08-26 03:03:58 PM
So, will the government pony up the dough to fix this?
 
2013-08-26 03:19:07 PM
Can't we just establish a town for them all to live and work in?  ;)
 
2013-08-26 03:31:12 PM
The BLM is so farking incompetent. They easily could have solved the problem long ago by gelding stallions and giving mares birth control.  Instead they've dicked around for years cramming excess horses into tiny pens.
 
2013-08-26 04:24:31 PM

naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.


This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.
 
2013-08-26 04:32:16 PM
So this is how we solve our dirty air problem. We switch to lower horse powered vehicles. Like 1 and 2 horse power. I want a mustang!
 
2013-08-26 04:34:43 PM
Many people in the west have firearms.  I say we're just one lax regulation from having this problem sort itself out.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:14 PM

TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.


Meat horses are a horse of a different color.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:15 PM
Goodbye horses.

/I'm flying over you.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:29 PM
Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:30 PM
Pony thread?

denver.mylittlefacewhen.com

Pony thread.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:41 PM
I wanted a pony as a child. I still want a pony. When I'm bored, I doodle horses. I rode horses from walking age until college. I would also eat horse, if it meant the overall population were healthier in the end.

/see was it that hard?
 
2013-08-26 04:36:42 PM

TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.


So ship all the horses to France. Win-win.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:42 PM

TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.


I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?
 
2013-08-26 04:36:50 PM
Cull the herd, feed the homeless.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:56 PM
Clearly the solution would be to dramatically increase the number of wolves.
 
2013-08-26 04:37:17 PM

hb0mb: The BLM is so farking incompetent. They easily could have solved the problem long ago by gelding stallions and giving mares birth control.  Instead they've dicked around for years cramming excess horses into tiny pens.


Huh. I've heard of pens with naked ladies in them, but excess horses?
 
2013-08-26 04:38:19 PM
How much of your tax money is going to some rich horse rancher in Kansas?
 
2013-08-26 04:38:46 PM

downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?


They're work animals.  You don't eat your work animals.
 
2013-08-26 04:40:15 PM

gadian: You don't eat your work animals.


Ox tail soup will be served shortly.
 
2013-08-26 04:40:43 PM
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2013-08-26 04:40:46 PM

downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?


Part of it I think is a lack of USDA regulation on it, but that's due to a lack of market interest, which comes down to how some people feel about horses.

I've never thought of horses as pets, they're work animals or livestock.  I can understand the revulsion from a pet POV, I'm in no way interested in ever eating dog, and I think it's a pretty awful thing to do, but I have no particular affection for horses.
 
2013-08-26 04:40:52 PM
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2013-08-26 04:41:27 PM

gadian: You don't eat your work animals.


Wrong.
 
2013-08-26 04:41:31 PM

stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.


Or white people.
 
2013-08-26 04:41:56 PM
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Approves
 
2013-08-26 04:42:03 PM
Under a 1971 law, the Bureau of Land Management is supposed to protect these horses and make sure their numbers don't get out of hand


*BLAM*?
 
2013-08-26 04:42:35 PM

gadian: downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?

They're work animals.  You don't eat your work animals.


What, are you Hindu?

I had horse, unknowingly, in Basque country. After that, I had it knowingly. Not deluded by anthropomorphism.
 
2013-08-26 04:42:43 PM
I don't understand this not being able to control population bullshiat

We have made so many species extinct, or nearly extinct through are existence as humans..  Now you're telling me we're incapable of being ruthless killing machines?
 
2013-08-26 04:42:49 PM

gadian: They're work animals. You don't eat your work animals.


"They're" is an awkward contraction of "they" and "were".
 
2013-08-26 04:43:41 PM
That's good. I hate horses. I hate the way that they stare at you sideways with their huge, squishy looking eyeball and always try to touch you with their gross, floppy lips. I spend actual time and energy hating horses. I'd punch a horse right in its stupid face if one was here right now.
 
2013-08-26 04:43:52 PM

farkingismybusiness: Goodbye horses.

/I'm flying over you.


It puts the lotion on it's skin...
 
2013-08-26 04:44:20 PM

gadian: They're work animals.  You don't eat your work animals.


I've seen a cow pull a plow.  I've seen horses graze in a field all day.  I'm pretty sure your classification is either blatantly wrong, or just dumb.

Horses are, at best, pets.  I like horses, I like riding, and I enjoy their limited companionship.  There are, however, too damn many of them.

It kinda makes you wonder why a horse costs so farking much to buy.  I guess it's like puppies you get from a breeder.  Pure greed.
 
2013-08-26 04:44:25 PM

TuteTibiImperes: downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?

Part of it I think is a lack of USDA regulation on it, but that's due to a lack of market interest, which comes down to how some people feel about horses.

I've never thought of horses as pets, they're work animals or livestock.  I can understand the revulsion from a pet POV, I'm in no way interested in ever eating dog, and I think it's a pretty awful thing to do, but I have no particular affection for horses.


Gotcha.  I guess I'm in the same boat- I could never eat dog... but I just never thought the same about horses.  (And my mother in law has a miniature horse.)
 
2013-08-26 04:44:53 PM

downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?


I thought one reason we didn't eat horse meat is because most of the work/show horses are chock full of antibiotics and other unpleasant drugs. Not that cows are that different...
 
2013-08-26 04:45:13 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-26 04:46:02 PM

naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.


SOYLENT GREEN IS HORSES!
 
2013-08-26 04:46:13 PM
I thought Obama was going to feed them to the poor or something? Which is gross and mean and poor horse and cows...now sad :(
 
2013-08-26 04:46:29 PM
www.nationalgeographic.com
 
2013-08-26 04:46:42 PM
I'd eat horse.  Hell, I want to know what stock made from their bones would be like.  demi-horse-glace sounds good too.
 
2013-08-26 04:47:11 PM

naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.



We don't even have to eat them.  A simple law change; allow them to be hunted.  Hunters will come; they love a good killin' of something they ain't kilt 'afore.
 
2013-08-26 04:47:50 PM

downstairs: Gotcha.  I guess I'm in the same boat- I could never eat dog... but I just never thought the same about horses.  (And my mother in law has a miniature horse.)


So, hors d'oeuvres then?
 
2013-08-26 04:47:57 PM
One more for the 'eat it' vote. With beef prices where they're at, a little wild-range horse would be welcome.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:16 PM

naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.


That would be a bit difficult for me. Having had horses throughout the years and all. But, you're right. A lot of hungry people could benefit from such a thing.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:40 PM
The problem is: America romanticizes the horse, because of the West. They were our ancestors' loyal companions, and they helped the spread of our nation, and as a result we are more than a little attached to the horse. The French are still passed about Agencourt, so they willingly eat their horses.
For America: we let them loose, and we have this kind of delusion about them being native and natural, and part of the west.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:52 PM
Shoot them
 
2013-08-26 04:48:56 PM

Kahabut: It kinda makes you wonder why a horse costs so farking much to buy.  I guess it's like puppies you get from a breeder.  Pure greed.


you can get a horse for free pretty easy but it will probably not be good for riding, that's when they start costing money.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:57 PM
They're not native to the U.S., I see no need to protect feral populations.

Treat them like cats, TNR - Trap, Neuter, Return. You'll see populations go down pretty fast.
 
2013-08-26 04:49:03 PM
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/If wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak...
 
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