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Old 01-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #16
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The way to know if they want to keep him alive because they loved the horse or becase for financial gain is how the dispose of the body. If they burie the horse it because they loved the horse if they sell for dog food than it was about the money.
Give me a break! There is NO WAY the body is sold as dog food. When you love a horse it's just like loving a dog or cat. They are your family. You don't "dispose" of them like that!
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Give me a break! There is NO WAY the body is sold as dog food.
YEAH! It was sold for glue and Taco Bell meat, duh!
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:30 PM   #18
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YEAH! It was sold for glue and Taco Bell meat, duh!
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:37 PM   #19
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Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one that couldn't care less about this horse. Sure, it sucks that it had to break its leg and (eventually) go before it's time but I just don't see why it became a national hero.
Well there was a time when horse racing was the most popular sport in the country, perhaps the world. Think about it, the terms "dark horse" and "upset" both came from horse racing.

But I mean, I guess imagine that Federer broke his leg at Wimbledon and had to be euthanized because of it. Perhaps an extreme comparison, but still
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But I mean, I guess imagine that Federer broke his leg at Wimbledon and had to be euthanized because of it. Perhaps an extreme comparison, but still
I don't buy that at all because I place a whole lot more value on a person's life than on any animal's.
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:42 PM   #21
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We're all animals, my brotha
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We're all animals, my brotha
But we humans are aware that we're animals, I have doubts that a horse is really aware of himself in anything more than a physical sense; unless, of course, that horse is Mr. Ed.
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Not many animals do exhibit self awareness but that doesn't mean they're any less important. Horses are actually pretty smart.
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I don't buy that at all because I place a whole lot more value on a person's life than on any animal's.
There's your answer. There are tons of dog and cat owners in this country (myself included) that would grieve just as hard (if not harder) at the loss of their pet than they would at the loss of a human acquaintence.

I'd grieve harder if I lost my dog than I would if any one of my coworkers died. God's honest truth. And I like some of my coworkers. Some, lol.

The value you place on life, in my opinion, depends upon your relationship with said life. Pet owners can relate to Barbaro's situation. Anyone who's ever had to put a dog or cat down due to illness can sympathize today. Pets provide absolute unconditional love. They greet you the same way every day, no matter what kind of day you've had or what kind of mood you're in. Putting a pet down is one of the most intense emotional experiences a person can possibly face. You can bet Barbaro's owners felt this way, regardless of the business side of things.
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There's your answer. There are tons of dog and cat owners in this country (myself included) that would grieve just as hard (if not harder) at the loss of their pet than they would at the loss of a human acquaintence.

I'd grieve harder if I lost my dog than I would if any one of my coworkers died. God's honest truth. And I like some of my coworkers. Some, lol.

The value you place on life, in my opinion, depends upon your relationship with said life. Pet owners can relate to Barbaro's situation. Anyone who's ever had to put a dog or cat down due to illness can sympathize today.
I'm going to steal a line from a comedy movie while attempting to be serious: yeah but it's your dog! I was extremely sad when we had to put my dog to sleep last year but that's because he was my dog that I'd had since I was a kid. I wouldn't expect anyone else to shed a tear for him.

And I'm sure horses, dogs, dolphins, parrots, pigs, gorillas, etc, etc, etc are very smart and cute and important to the ecosystem and all that, but I still place more value (and value is relative to each person) on human beings than on animals.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:14 PM   #26
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As sad as this is, that is funny!
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I'm going to steal a line from a comedy movie while attempting to be serious: yeah but it's your dog! I was extremely sad when we had to put my dog to sleep last year but that's because he was my dog that I'd had since I was a kid. I wouldn't expect anyone else to shed a tear for him.

And I'm sure horses, dogs, dolphins, parrots, pigs, gorillas, etc, etc, etc are very smart and cute and important to the ecosystem and all that, but I still place more value (and value is relative to each person) on human beings than on animals.
Well if I saw your dog on TV in the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show and I saw him get hurt, kind of like I did when watching Barbaro in the Preakness, then I'd probably feel extremely bad for you and for your dog.

I can't shed a tear for your dog at all, because I never established a connection at all. But I definitely empathize with you having to put the dog down, because I've been through that. I know what it feels like to go through it, and it brings up old emotions.

When I heard of Barbaro dying, it wasn't so much that I was feeling sad for the horse (though I did a little bit because I saw him get hurt on TV). It was more that I felt sad because it reminded me of what it was like to lose my dog when I was 13. It brought back that experience very vividly, and consequently I can empathize with Barbaro's owners.
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There's your answer. There are tons of dog and cat owners in this country (myself included) that would grieve just as hard (if not harder) at the loss of their pet than they would at the loss of a human acquaintence.

I'd grieve harder if I lost my dog than I would if any one of my coworkers died. God's honest truth. And I like some of my coworkers. Some, lol.

The value you place on life, in my opinion, depends upon your relationship with said life. Pet owners can relate to Barbaro's situation. Anyone who's ever had to put a dog or cat down due to illness can sympathize today. Pets provide absolute unconditional love. They greet you the same way every day, no matter what kind of day you've had or what kind of mood you're in. Putting a pet down is one of the most intense emotional experiences a person can possibly face. You can bet Barbaro's owners felt this way, regardless of the business side of things.
So if I understand you correctly, Schneed, you don't give a dman if I die??

Man you're a hard ass
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But we humans are aware that we're animals, I have doubts that a horse is really aware of himself in anything more than a physical sense; unless, of course, that horse is Mr. Ed.
Barbaro won six straight races and was on his way to winning the triple crown. We haven't seen a horse run like him since Seattle Slew. There was a lot invested in him and people were excited about it. It takes decades to find a horse like that, with that much talent... it is a loss, no matter how you look at it - animal or not.
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So if I understand you correctly, Schneed, you don't give a dman if I die??

Man you're a hard ass
No, I would. I don't know you, so it would be no personal loss, obviously. But I'd empathize with your family.

I'd miss your cheery posts though.
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