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I suppose if you keep your dogs penned up all the time and had a way to preserve the meat you could feed it to them. I am guessing you have alot of dogs. If you have hunting dogs I would not even consider it.

I'm not sure how you plan on feeding this animal to your dogs but if you are going to cut a hunk of meat of and throw it to them and they run loose you risk the chance of them going hunting on there own. Many a good lab pup was ruined by letting the first bird it ever had its mouth on be one that was shot up and had blood all over it. This gave the dog a taste for it and in turn made it a bird eater and/or hardmouth. Hard to break a dog of that without ruining it.
i know of a couple of exotic animal farms that pick up dead and dying livestock for their cats. the reason they prefer near dead animals is that they know that the meat is fresh. no animals are fed alive. lions in particular don't especially care how long the carcass has been dead, however the owners don't want to create health problems with decayed carcasses. one of the owners was picking up road killed deer as well, but too many of them were not in real good shape by the time he got to them.

any live animals were always shot before being fed. these cats were born in captivity and wouldn't have a clue as to how to kill their own supper.
From PETA news - - STOP THIS BILL - Contact your Senators!

House of Representatives Passes Bill to End Horse Slaughter
Over Ag Industry Opposition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 7, 2006): With overwhelming support, the House of Representatives voted 263 to 146 in favor of H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses
or horseflesh for the same purpose.

The measure was adopted despite strident last-minute efforts by the agriculture industry to kill the bill-including "poison pill" amendments and intense lobbying from the agriculture industry, led by former Representative Charles Stenholm (D-TX).

In the debate leading up to the vote, bill sponsors Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), Representative John Spratt (D-SC), Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) effectively argued the legislation's necessity. Showing graphic images of the
horrific cruelty endured by horses being transported to slaughterhouses, the legislators exposed the inhumane conditions inflicted on more than 92,000 of America's horses last year alone.

"What we are exposing today is a brutal, shadowy, and shameful practice," Sweeney stated.
There are three horse slaughter plants in the United States; one is in Illinois and the other two are in Texas. All are foreign owned and the profits and the meat go overseas. Horsemeat, considered a delicacy, is consumed in France, Belgium and Japan.

"Today we saw the very best of Congress by their overwhelming passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act," noted Chris Heyde, deputy legislative director for the Society for Animal Protective Legislation.
"Once again they listened to the facts and responsible organizations and individuals dedicated to the welfare of horses in the country by rejecting the false claims presented by the few who profit from the suffering of America's horses."

Supporters of the measure include actress Bo Derek who returned to Washington, DC to lend her support, equine experience and compassion to the cause. Singer Willie Nelson, who's family came to Washington, DC on his behalf, said "congratulations to all the horse lovers out there who
have worked so hard to pass this bill. The horses appreciate it. Our next big step is the Senate. Contact your Senators!"

The legislation will now move on to the Senate.
Please Copy This and send it to Rep.
I'll help you find their addresses in next post (coming)
Stop This Trojan Horse Of A Bill!
By Patti Strand
National Animal Interest Alliance, National Director

PORTLAND, OR -- Another Trojan Horse is trying to sneak through Congress: a superficially attractive bill that secretly contains the makings of a catastrophe.

HR 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, purports to protect horse welfare. In fact, animal experts, animal lovers, and America's largest veterinary association oppose this bill for the same reason that nobody wants to shut down animal shelters' euthanasia of sick, old and unwanted cats and dogs.

Without today's humane, veterinary-supervised, federally regulated process for horse euthanasia and processing, some 90,000 American horses per year could be abandoned to starve or condemned to less humane slaughterhouses in foreign countries.

Under HR 503, American horse owners -- overwhelmingly working-class and middle-class -- would have no economical way to put down sick or aged animals.

Many owners would have to abandon the lifestyle -- which is one hidden agenda of the so-called animal "rights" groups behind this pernicious bill.

Congress must reject HR 503, now slated for a Sept. 7 vote.

Most nationally recognized animal health and welfare organizations oppose HR 503. Among them: the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Quarter Horse Association (America's largest horse group), and nearly 200 more.

Pushing this Trojan Horse of a bill are PETA, the Humane Society of the United States, and a few misguided celebrities.

Americans should know the vast majority of animal "rights" groups don't operate animal shelters or carry out rescue operations. The misleadingly-named Humane Society does not operate local shelters, either.

Instead, such groups squander huge percentages of YOUR donations on more fundraising.

The HSUS, in fact, is currently under investigation by the state
Attorney General of Louisiana. He's demanding to know how HSUS spent $30 million it raised under the banner of post-Katrina animal rescue.

HR 503 is just the latest in a long line of animal "rights"
bamboozles. The Trojan Horse game always boils down to this six-stage propaganda strategy:

(1) Choose a sympathetic animal "victim." One year it's dolphins; the next year chickens; this year it's horses.

(2) Select a controversial issue that can raise tens of millions from people whose hearts are in the right place, but who normally don't look much beyond the headlines.

(3) Flood the media with horrifying photos. So what if these images of animal mistreatment have zero relationship to the issue? If it's sufficiently shocking, dollars start flooding in. (Often, these propaganda images are staged, or are shot in other countries with totally different animal regulations, or simply are decades old.)

(4) Trot out so-called "experts" who don't own, use, or even
particularly like animals. According to former Rep. Charlie Stenholm, one-time chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee, a leading support group behind HR 503 consists of "someone with deep pockets who has never stepped foot inside a horse processing facility, yet
purports to be an expert to influence public opinion." Unfortunately, that's typical.

(5) Pour gasoline on the fire by playing the "exotic diets of other cultures" card.

(6) Finally, seek to pressure Congress or state legislatures to pass an ill-considered bill that often has little to do with the
sensationally publicized aspects of the propaganda campaign. Or, a bill that would actually make the problem worse. Or even a bill that, like HR 503, would create a problem where none currently exists.

It's cynical. It's formulaic. But in far too many cases, these Trojan Horse tactics succeed...and the animal "rights" crowd skips happily on to cash in on the next "compassion" snare.

After Congress sends HR 503 to well-deserved oblivion, perhaps it should investigate deceptive advertising practices by so-called "non-profit" fundraising machines.

To help congress understand this issue before tomorrow's vote, please contact your congress member today. Click on the link below, scroll down to the section titled compose message and write your Representative immediately! ... 026type=ML

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ive seen plenty that would have been better off as dog food. my ol rope horse will die on the place and be buried there. he is part of the family

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