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  • Slaughter billboards on I-25

    These two messages have been rotating on an LED billboard next to a busy stretch of I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. Each ad displays for about 7 seconds, along with ads for banks, retailers, Comfort Dental, etc. They certainly do grab your attention.

    Ban Horse Slaughter
    http://s73.photobucket.com/user/hfou...0e37b.jpg.html

    Americans Don't Eat Horses
    http://s73.photobucket.com/user/hfou...54956.jpg.html

    Not sure what I think about them, but I do wonder how many of these there are around the country. I also wonder what sort of feedback FRER is getting from them. Maybe I will email the president and ask...

  • #2
    Personally, I think it's great! The horse meat scandal that is going on overseas shouldn't be happening. However, while it might be commonplace to eat a horse over there, this is America. We don't do that kind of thing here.

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    • #3
      I'm a fan! Horses are not livestock to me. And I don't eat cats or dogs either.
      Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

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      • #4
        With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, some private citizens gave out over 350 flyers here in Louisville yesterday:

        http://s35.photobucket.com/user/luvm...plate.png.html
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        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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        • #5
          I personally believe the focus should be more on restricting the breeding of unwanted animals - to prevent the problem from occurring rather that stop one of the reasons it occurs.
          Now in Kentucky

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          • #6
            Waiting for it.................................
            The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
            H. Cate

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JGHIRETIRE View Post
              Waiting for it.................................
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              \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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              • #8
                Not only do I LOVE this, I think I need to donate to FRER so they can keep this up!

                (Comment labeling me an animal rights extremist in 3..2..1..)
                Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
                http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/Jen4USC/fave.jpg
                http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...SC/running.jpg

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Valentina_32926 View Post
                  I personally believe the focus should be more on restricting the breeding of unwanted animals - to prevent the problem from occurring rather that stop one of the reasons it occurs.
                  How do you restrict breeding and what problem would that prevent?

                  I think these billboards are brilliant!
                  Yes a donation is a great idea!
                  Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                  http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                  • #10
                    There is another group on the east coast doing the same.

                    They tried for a billboard near Churchill Downs a couple of years ago during Derby week, but the company owning the billboards close to the track didn't feel comfortable doing so.

                    They did get a billboard up on a smaller roadway close to the track for a couple of weeks.
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                    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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                    • #11
                      I thought this was a good one as well:

                      https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...41124&refid=52
                      Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
                      http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/Jen4USC/fave.jpg
                      http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...SC/running.jpg

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                      • #12
                        I'm surely the outcast here, but kinda wish that money went to helping the horses, or properly educating the people locally who are still selling their horses at a sale thinking that the horse won't go to slaughter.

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                        • #13
                          I don't know. I want the public to make an informed decision and not just "ohhh horses are pretttyyyy."

                          Most of the people I talk to at work have no idea that horses live 30 years or how much they cost to keep.

                          Some of the people trying to ban slaughter are like the people trying to ban carriage driving taking pictures of horses vomiting.
                          http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FatPalomino View Post
                            I'm surely the outcast here, but kinda wish that money went to helping the horses, or properly educating the people locally who are still selling their horses at a sale thinking that the horse won't go to slaughter.
                            Maybe by raising awareness of the problem [particularly with race tracks and those who live near them or frequent them] it will increase donations to those groups who help?
                            Lots of roads to Rome, is what I'm thinking....
                            Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                            http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FatPalomino View Post
                              I'm surely the outcast here, but kinda wish that money went to helping the horses, or properly educating the people locally who are still selling their horses at a sale thinking that the horse won't go to slaughter.
                              IMO those billboards ARE educating those individuals.
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                              \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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                              • #16
                                There are no decent tracks in Colorado, only one very small one.
                                However, this does seem like a great way to raise more money.
                                Proper education, a half-sentence is not sufficient, IMHO.

                                Carry on

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                                • #17
                                  I don't think those billboards in CO are aimed at tracks.

                                  Are they anywhere near Charlie Carter's place?
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                                  \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by luvmytbs View Post
                                    Are they anywhere near Charlie Carter's place?
                                    I hope so. If he still has a place in Longmont, it's quite possible they could be.
                                    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
                                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/Jen4USC/fave.jpg
                                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...SC/running.jpg

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by luvmytbs View Post
                                      Are they anywhere near Charlie Carter's place?
                                      The place that a very few "in the trenches" know about? No.
                                      They are in a prime spot to seize the attention and credit cards of animal lovers who aren't educated on the issue and could be lead to believe that FRER's work "protecting the American horses from slaughter" actually meant their money went to helping horses... Not spending six digits on fundraising. That one line billboard could easily make drivers think that the political efforts of FRER wouldn't mean the horses stay in the slaughter pipeline longer, suffer more, and more are shipped to Mexico.... Which is really what's happening.

                                      Excuse the typos, on an iPhone

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                                      • #20
                                        Yet another reason I love living in Vermont... No Billboards!

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