Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's Hypocrisy by a furlong

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state with nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption on Thursday.

But we are okay with putting Old Paint down if it is to make more Elmers?

And cow, sheep, and pig slaughterhouses are still open why?


Blogger Susan's Husband said...

What about dogs?

May 29, 2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

I don't have any more problem with people eating dogs and horses than I do with cows, pigs, and sheep.

I do have a problem with the industrial farming of livestock, the so-called "factory farms".

So as a practical matter, I'm against eating any of the five named animals.

May 29, 2007 2:30 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...


Or kitties and bunnies.

The hypocrisy here is at least on a couple levels. First, the arbitrary distinction between barnyard animals which, for some reason, does not cause cranial detonations among advocates.

Second, the desire to impose that distinction upon those who do not share it, perhaps because they prefer their skulls in the pre-detonated state.

Third, so far as I know, there is no law against consuming horse meat, which means that, aside from anything besides the particular fondness girls (by and large) have for horses, you as the owner of a horse may not kill said horse for your own legal consumption.

Finally, it is apparently OK to put down Man of Ure for say, a broken leg, but only if the end state of the steed's remains is to be land fill, ashes, or glue.

This is playing in the same playground of stupidity as neuticles.



So, as a practical matter, do you eat any of the five named animals?

Also, while I am tempermentally a libertarian, this seems a clear case where the libertarian approach yields (no qualifier, because, WRT to animal farming practices, there doesn't appear to be anything like an excess of regulation) results that are both offensive and well clear of any corrective mechanism.

May 29, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

I believe most of most of the dead horses -- they will continue to die -- will end up as pet food.

May 29, 2007 8:34 PM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

So, as a practical matter, do you eat any of the five named animals?

I will eat any of them, if someone offers them to me, but I won't buy any of those meats.
I withhold economic support.

So I rarely eat them.

May 30, 2007 4:36 AM  

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