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View Poll Results: should taxpayers spend $22 Million per yr to feed un-adopted captured feral horses
yes 3 4.69%
no 21 32.81%
turn them into alpo 40 62.50%
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proposal to euthanize horses spurs debate...

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Unread 07-07-2008, 07:13 PM
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Although I love horses, I voted

and in all seriousness, anyone ever try horse meat or know anyone that has? I don't recall who I heard it from, but was told it's quite good??
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    Unread 07-07-2008, 07:32 PM
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    Horse meat is good, no reason to turn it into dog food. We've butchered a couple and I've got some sausage in the fridge from the Austrians I was working with recently. Horse is commonly eaten in other parts of the world but people in the US don't seem to like the idea for some reason. Good luck getting the BLM to let you "adopt" one to butcher though.
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    Unread 07-07-2008, 08:43 PM
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    Too many people have watched to movie Hildolgo and cried over the mustangs. Well, I watched it and liked it, but I also liked bambie as a kid and I still like to kill deer!

    There is something to be said for having some wild horses from a historical standpoint. They were brought over by the spanish 600+ years ago. They are very important to many native nations in the America's. BUT, that doesn't mean that they have to be totally protected. Well, anyway, that's my two cents.
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    Unread 07-08-2008, 12:14 AM
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    BIIIIG prarie dogs! I bet my rifle I can hit one at a mile before my magazine is empty.

    In all seriousness, I love horses. I like seeing them now and then. These horses represent generations of culls. They aren't very attractive up close. Yet, they represent something romantic and American. I would regret thier dissapearance. However, thier populations need effective, inexpensive management. Simply allowing ranchers to protect thier property would solve the problem.
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    Unread 07-08-2008, 10:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by kcebcj View Post
    I have a mustang that came off the desert of south west Idaho and use him for a pack horse. He is pretty good but they can be a lot of trouble at the start and definitely not for everyone.

    Growing up my Dad had a mustang that was a great trail horse and amazing kid horse. Again though - like you said - I'd rather see them put down quickly than starved to death.
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    Unread 07-16-2008, 04:21 PM
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    Horses are like women. A good one is worth thier weight in gold! A bad one aint worth a bullet!! Put too many of either in the same spot and your gonna have trouble
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    Unread 09-14-2008, 10:30 PM
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    Re: proposal to euthanize horses spurs debate...

    I think Texas is going to need that $26 million more than the horses. Shoot them, sell them, butcher them for the dogs, whatever. Heck, I'll take one for my dogs.
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