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  • Euthanasia is never an option

    I was reading another thread which is contradictory to everything else I've read on this BB

    People on this BB say that if you've hit rock bottom, can't find a home for your horse, slaughter is a cruel option. Better to have the horse euthanised at home then send it off.

    Now i'm reading that Euthanasia is never an option. No matter how old, lame, or sick the horse is. No matter how many options the owners have explored it isn't an option. You simply aren't trying hard enough, you are a BAD person.

    What gives? To me it sounds like you're dammed if you do dammed if you don't.
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    Don't believe everyone you read. That would be my conclusion!
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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    • #3
      Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
      I was reading another thread which is contradictory to everything else I've read on this BB

      People on this BB say that if you've hit rock bottom, can't find a home for your horse, slaughter is a cruel option. Better to have the horse euthanised at home then send it off.

      Now i'm reading that Euthanasia is never an option. No matter how old, lame, or sick the horse is. No matter how many options the owners have explored it isn't an option. You simply aren't trying hard enough, you are a BAD person.

      What gives? To me it sounds like you're dammed if you do dammed if you don't.
      You finally figured it out!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
        I was reading another thread which is contradictory to everything else I've read on this BB

        People on this BB say that if you've hit rock bottom, can't find a home for your horse, slaughter is a cruel option. Better to have the horse euthanised at home then send it off.

        Now i'm reading that Euthanasia is never an option. No matter how old, lame, or sick the horse is. No matter how many options the owners have explored it isn't an option. You simply aren't trying hard enough, you are a BAD person.

        What gives? To me it sounds like you're dammed if you do dammed if you don't.
        Who says that euthanasia is never an option? IMO sometimes that is the only option.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
          I was reading another thread which is contradictory to everything else I've read on this BB

          People on this BB say that if you've hit rock bottom, can't find a home for your horse, slaughter is a cruel option. Better to have the horse euthanised at home then send it off.

          Now i'm reading that Euthanasia is never an option. No matter how old, lame, or sick the horse is. No matter how many options the owners have explored it isn't an option. You simply aren't trying hard enough.

          What gives? To me it sounds like you're dammed if you do dammed if you don't.
          Welcome to the "you can't please everyone" world of end of life issues for horses. I support both euthanasia and slaughter so get it from all sides. I think it is an individual private decision to be made by an owner doing the best he/she can for the horse at that point in time. There are sometimes simply no options other than these two. At that point it becomes an issue, for the owner and no one else, of doing what he or she feels is most right or least wrong.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by coloredcowhorse View Post
            Welcome to the "you can't please everyone" world of end of life issues for horses. I support both euthanasia and slaughter so get it from all sides. I think it is an individual private decision to be made by an owner doing the best he/she can for the horse at that point in time. There are sometimes simply no options other than these two. At that point it becomes an issue, for the owner and no one else, of doing what he or she feels is most right or least wrong.

            You are just evul!

            Pass the cookies.

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            • #7
              I totally support euthanasia for very old, sick or injured horses. I DO NOT support horse slaughter for any reason. There is no one on earth that can convince me that slaughter has it's place.
              My Quarter Horse can beat up your 4th level Dressage Horse. Riding is the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground. Mean people suck and you can't fix stupid!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by coloredcowhorse View Post
                Welcome to the "you can't please everyone" world of end of life issues for horses. I support both euthanasia and slaughter so get it from all sides. I think it is an individual private decision to be made by an owner doing the best he/she can for the horse at that point in time. There are sometimes simply no options other than these two. At that point it becomes an issue, for the owner and no one else, of doing what he or she feels is most right or least wrong.

                Exactly. Dead is dead, no matter how you get there. Now I'll get from all sides with you.
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                • #9
                  Dead is dead but I'd much rather just go to sleep and not wake than have to follow a bunch of my fellow people through a chute where I know death is coming only to get bashed in the head (and if I'm lucky, it only takes the one time).
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                  • #10
                    Popcorn?
                    The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
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                    • #11
                      Don't be silly. Doncha know that you are supposed to see every one of life's curve balls way ahead of time?

                      That one of the requirements of horse ownership is that you possess a working crystal ball, and that it be fully warrantied?

                      If it doesn't come with a warranty then it is proof you don't love your horse enough. Because if you did, you'd get the RIGHT crystal ball.

                      Oh, and you should also know ahead of time that you're doing to be diagnosed with cancer, and that your medical bills will bankrupt you.

                      Or that right when you find out you're going to have a baby, you lose your job and the economy tanks and your husband loses his.

                      If that happens - you are supposed to either abort the fetus so that you can have money for Dobbin's supplements and custom fitted saddle, or give the child up for adoption. If you don't choose one or the other, you have no business owning horses.

                      And you're supposed to also know that your spouse is going to leave you, right after cleaning out your bank accounts.

                      You're also supposed to know that one moonlit night you're going to be struck and killed by a drunk driver, leaving your family destitute and wondering how they're going to take care of your horse.

                      Silly you - that is why all animal owners must own a fully warrantied crystal ball - BEFORE adopting or purchasing a horse or any other animal. Otherwise, you're just not a good animal owner.

                      I read that on the internet somewhere so it must be true.
                      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                      -Rudyard Kipling

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sungleska View Post
                        I totally support euthanasia for very old, sick or injured horses. I DO NOT support horse slaughter for any reason. There is no one on earth that can convince me that slaughter has it's place.
                        Hope to god you're a vegetarian with a statement like that...

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                        • #13
                          Thank heaven for JSwan, she always knows all the answers!

                          You either need one crystal ball, or two brass ones.
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                          Spay and neuter. Please.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                            Don't be silly. Doncha know that you are supposed to see every one of life's curve balls way ahead of time?
                            I bet SmartPak has a supplement for that.
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                            the best day in ten years,
                            you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."

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                            • #15
                              I can't fathom any reason why public opinion on a bb would weigh in at all on a life and death situation like euthanasia. Animal ownership is not a democracy where the public votes.
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                              • #16
                                Well, I DO have a working crystal ball, ya know. I'm going to keel over just like the rest of you. So are my horses. Hopefully none of us will meet our Maker for a very long time.


                                Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.
                                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                -Rudyard Kipling

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                                  I can't fathom any reason why public opinion on a bb would weigh in at all on a life and death situation like euthanasia. Animal ownership is not a democracy where the public votes.
                                  Agreed, Laurie.

                                  What decisions I make for my animals have nothing to do with random strangers on the interwebz.

                                  Although I do like the idea of a crystal ball.....
                                  Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

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                                  • #18
                                    Is it too early for the box wine? This seems like it might be a good one!!

                                    JSwan- You mean I can't just use my ancient Magic 8 Ball??

                                    The results are cloudy, try again

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                                    I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

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                                    • #19
                                      i had tried rehoming a previous horse, then he came back, we sold him, he was starved, and then a "rescue" took him and he was starved again. We had to ADOPT our own horse back from the very rescue that let him get into trouble, but in the end it protected him and he had 6 good months before cancer made us put him down. GIVE ME EUTHANASIA any day over torture.

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                                      • #20
                                        Dead may be dead but I sure have preferences on how I die. And how I don't. Hoping for one of the 'easier' ones, and I certainly intend to give that to my horses.
                                        We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
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