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would you eat your horse if you were starving?

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  • would you eat your horse if you were starving?

    hypothetically, of course...if there was no food bank or gardens or money.
    If push came to shove. If it was between you or your horse.

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    • #3
      Such a random question...

      So what's been on your mind lately? Or, what catastrophic scenario are you dwelling on that you'd ask?
      "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


      • #4
        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...
        Horse Drawings!


        • #5
          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.


          • #6
            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.
            If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
            Desmond Tutu


            • #7
              Sometimes I'm really glad I'm a vegetarian and don't have to think about things like that...
              "I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?”


              • #8

                After all, if I'm starving and can't afford to feed myself, I'm not going to be able to afford to feed them, now am I?
                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.


                • #9
                  Well do I have to kill him or would he already be kaput?


                  • #10
                    nope. vegetarian.

                    (and also, i don't have a horse...
                    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                    • #11
                      Hellllzzzz No, I mean think about it , If it came down to having to eat your horse, what will you do when thats gone ??? Starve, either way you lose and at least you get to keep your buddy !!
                      Ride it like you stole it....ohhh sh*t


                      • #12
                        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.


                        • #13
                          Absolutely. Dying of starvation isn't something I would choose to subject myself or my family to if there were any way to avoid it.

                          One never really knows what one is capable of doing in the direst of conditions. I hope to never have to find out "what I'm really made of" in this regard.
                          Click here before you buy.


                          • #14
                            I have one who is a complete PITA and I wouldn't mind eating him....BUT, he is such a PITA I would probably choke on him and he'd get the last laugh, so I guess the answer is no.

                            Jeez I hope it never comes to that.


                            • #15

                              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.

                              Would I be sad? Most certainly.


                              • #16
                                Sure I would, my guess is most people would also if they were starving to death. I've eaten it when I wasn't starving so if I were it would be no differant then eating anything else.
                                Quality doesn\'t cost it pays.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by county View Post
                                  Sure I would, my guess is most people would also if they were starving to death. I've eaten it when I wasn't starving so if I were it would be no differant then eating anything else.
                                  Again, I wouldn't have trouble eating horse, just killing and eating my own horse would get me. I'd be happy to eat County's horse.


                                  • #18
                                    Okay, in a steppes of Russia, starving to death, no options kind of way, yes, I'd eat my horse. But short of that, not likely.

                                    Note to self: No horseback riding in Russia vacations...

                                    I love the oddball Friday question!


                                    • #19
                                      Heck no, I'd ride him to where there WAS food!


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Pennyhill View Post
                                        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, 06:41 PM.