Hard for me to answer that truthfully cuz I'm not IN that situation at the moment. My answer now is NO FREAKIN WAY.....but I'm sure if there were NOTHING else and we'd eaten our 50 head of cattle and 30 calves first...then maybe I'd start with the hubby's horse...
I'd have to be really hungry. I'm talking "Man Versus Wild" or "Survivorman" type hungry. And, if I had the "tools" available to turn Dobbin into steaks, any other small furry wild critters in the area would get whacked first.
Scary times we live in, that make you think of these kinds of things.
My answer is, yes, I would eat my horse. If I were to starve to death, it would not mean that my horse would be saved. It just means, that, instead of a quick and painless death at my hands, she would slowly starve to death.
They are domestic animals, in an increasingly urbanized enviroment. Maybe a few could survive on their own, but the majority would not have the room, or the native food available to be able to live.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.
Well, I was assuming that if there was no other option, it was because I was out in a man vs. wild kind of situation.
I just don't think I could bring myself to do it to MY horse. Now, if there was a feral horse and I had a bow, sure. But MY horse is... well, he's my horse. I need him to snuggle up to at night for warmth too.
I am of the thought that if I can't feed myself I most certainly can not feed my horse and I would rather put my horse down than let it suffer. Once it is dead there is no reason to let the meat go to waste when it could be put to good use and feed starving people.
Sometimes I'm really glad I'm a vegetarian and don't have to think about things like that...
All the time, I'm really glad I live in the western world where food is plentiful and no one starves and I can have steak and vegetables whenever I want and the luxury of having horses for leisure and pleasure and no need to think about where my next meal comes from.
I'm also thinking if I was too stupid to find food to feed myself in the UK then I'm not fit to own horses
Last edited by Thomas_1; May. 30, 2008 at 06:41 PM.