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  •  Horses that are not bred for meat are full of (1+ / 0-)
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    drugs that can harm people.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:08:01 PM PST

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    •  So are cows if they are not grass-fed. (1+ / 0-)
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      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:12:32 PM PST

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      •  Yes and no--the horses are given drugs (1+ / 0-)
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        that are not allowed for cows destined for meat. This is especially true in the US, I think.

        “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

        by jeff in nyc on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:23:02 PM PST

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      •  Not true (1+ / 0-)
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        You have to stop the use of all drugs in any meat animals from days to weeks to months before slaughter, depending on the drug.
        Organic beef or organic grass fed beef is never treated with drugs.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 03:45:57 PM PST

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