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Attorneys in Horse Slaughter Case Cite Hazards

Society & Culture  (tags: Valley Meat Co., environment, ethics, activists, society, safety, sadness, news, government, culture, humans )

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Bruce Wagman, a lawyer for a group opposing horse slaughter, told a federal judge in Albuquerque on Friday that horses are given more than 100 drugs not approved for other feed animals.

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Tim C (2420)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:53 am

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 2, 2013, 4:31 pm

Jason S (50)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:39 pm
Good posting, thanks

Kit B (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:51 pm

Even with the temporary restraining order in place, this story is still very sad. I have always consider horses to be companions, and that we would consider them for slaughter is not a thought I want in my head.

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:59 pm
Signed all of your petitions with comments - The USDA would have to test Every horse for chemicals harmful to animals and human BEFORE stamping allowing human consumption. Considering the sources, how can anyone be sure the meat is safe?

Need to get the yoyos thinking about safety and any repercussions before the senseless slaughter. Go after their pocketbooks...Hope it helps. Noted with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:28 pm
When I had horses, I had to treat them with many types of drugs like de-wormers, penicillin, sulphur packs for scratches and scrapes, lots of things.
I used to sit under one of them who particularly nervous, and read a book. She eventually became a calm horse.

A horse is everything the photo you used says. Love them.

Carrie B (306)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:35 pm
Thank you Lynn Price. It is so gratifying to know how many out there understand.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:14 pm
Yes, a soul in the shape of a horse.

Here's what the good book says. Ecclesiastes 3:21 King James Version Who knoweth the SPIRIT OF MAN that goeth upward, and the SPIRT OF THE BEAST that goeth downward to the earth?

Same verse Living Bible, For who can prove that the SPIRIT OF MAN goes upward and the SPIRIT OF ANIMALS goes downward into dust?

Many a pet lover can testify the souls of their pets returned to them after death,. I read a book on it. My kitty returned to me,. I worked in the field of psychiatry., One of our psychiatrists told me that her I believe it was a Red Retriever?, her dog returned to her after its death.

And the animals cry.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:22 am
Horses were not put on this earth for us to eat!!! Anyone who considers horses to be food does so at their own risk!!! I agree with you Zee - Of course animals join us in the spirit world. Without animals this world would not be worth living!!!

Gloria p (304)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:04 am
The real reason not to open the horse slaughter plants is because it's wrong but whatever it takes to keep them from opening is OK.

B Lewenza (76)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:30 am
Well at least this will keep them at bay for a while, we just have to keep up the fight. These animals do not belong on peoples dinner plates.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:45 am
Alexandria Bucephalous, or Alexandria Bucephalus or Alexandria Bucephala or Bucephala or Bucephalia, was a city founded by Alexander the Great in memory of his beloved horse Bucephalus. Founded in May 326 BC, the town was located on the Hydaspes (Jhelum River), east of the Indus River. Bucephalus had died after the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC. The garrison was settled with Greek and Iranian veterans plus natives. It had large dockyards, suggesting it was intended as a center of commerce.
Across the river, the nearby town of Alexandria Nicaea was also founded on the battle site at that time.
The exact site of the city is still unknown but several locations have been proposed:
G.W.B. Huntingford identifies this Alexandria with a large mound west of Jhelum, a city 150 miles (242 km) south east of Peshawar, Pakistan. While Lendering cites Jhelum more generally.
The Hungarian archaeologist and Silk Road expert Sir Marc Aurel Stein believed that instead of the road from Taxila to Jhelum which dates from medieval times, Alexander's army went south to cross the river near modern Bhera. At this site the battle would have happened near the modern town of Mong. The topography, river orientation and natural features including salt cliffs in this vicinity match closely the description in ancient sources.
Further supporting this location is the claim by the residents of Mong and nearby Phalia that their towns are Nicaea and Bucephala.
The historian and BBC presenter Michael Wood supports Stein's claims for Nicaea at Mong, but proposes Garjak rather than Phalia for the location of Bucephila. Phalia is significantly distant at 17km and located east of the River when ancient sources agree it was on the west bank opposite Nicaea. Furthermore, archaeological finds at Garjak include Greek coins and ruins of an ancient Hindu temple with a burial stone in the shape of a horse. There is also a legend associated with Garjak regarding a magical horse.
Another less likely proposed site is near modern Jalalpur south of these sites where there are extensive but still un-excavated ruins. Tarn profits this site, which is not to be confused with the Jalalpur nearby on the Chenab river, which was a city of Alexander's contemporary Chandragupta Maurya. Eggermont disagrees with the Jalalpur identification arguing that the Jhelum river flowed far from this site in ancient times.
Local historian Mansoor Behzad Butt of Gujrat district supports the idea Bucephalus was buried in Jalalpur Sharif.
P. M. Fraser, a supporter of a Jhelum site concludes that only archeological excavation will settle the century old debate.
Irrespective of its location, Alexandria Bucephalous remained a significant centre for some time as it is mentioned in the Metz Epitome, and is shown on the late Roman Peutinger Table map. The 1st-century Periplus of the Erythraean Sea reads:
"The country inland of Barigaza is inhabited by numerous tribes, such as the Arattii, the Arachosii, the Gandaraei and the people of Poclais, in which is Bucephalus Alexandria"
—Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, 47
Several cities were named with the pre-name "Alexandria" during the period. Alexander the Great founded nearly 20 towns, but also renamed others for a total of about 70 towns reportedly (Pliny) named by him.

Jen S (121)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:10 pm
At this point, the rationale for banning the slaughter of horses is perhaps less immediately important than the ban and that it is made permanent. As a culture, we don't eat horses; it was regarded, even during wartime, as a cultural taboo, the virtual equivalent of consuming dog or cat or any other companion animal, even more so now than during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when horses were in daily use. Let me reiterate: as a culture, we don't eat horses. Reopening the slaughterhouses won't change that and thank God a judge saw that. Heading to the barn to dispense apples and hugs, and some long back rubs...

paula eaton (30)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:47 pm
The 80% against horse slaughter need to contact their congressmen. Please stop the cruel slaughter of equines. Just look into their soft eyes and it speaks volumes. Animals have precious and pure souls. Shame on money hungry humans for pushing horse slaughter.

Linda P (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:08 pm
Horses were not raised for food. This cannot be allowed to happen. Contact your Representative and your Congressman/woman and let them know your feelings on this. Our voices can make a difference and they work for us and we need them to help us to stop this.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:38 pm
Paula, I did exactly what you said to do. I contacted my senators and representative.

I suggest that others do the same.
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