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Slaughterhouse Stamp. by sandeyes13 Slaughterhouse Stamp. by sandeyes13
NOT TO BE USED OUTSIDE OF DEVIANTART! NOT TO BE STOLEN OR REUPLOADED INTO OTHER PEOPLES GALLERIES!!DO NOT TAKE!!!!

Another of my animals rights stamps, this one oppsosing race horses sent to slaughter.Tried to make it go slow, have no idea if it worked... But yeah, it opposes all the race horses that have cheap owners who when they get hurt are sent to the 'glue factory'.

**Edit: Please note that I made this stamp as a means of spreading the awareness that horses are being needlessly slaughtered. I do not mean to take away from the fact that every day thousands of cows and pigs are also slaughtered in cruel ways, and I made this stamp not to say that I support the slaughter of other animals, other than horses, when that isn't true. I dislike all inhumane, cruel practices, though I felt that horses hadn't gotten as much attention as they could have received, especially since I am not only a horse owner, but if you haven't noticed, :P a horse artist, and feel for this, and the wrongs against animals strongly.

Okay, edit mini rant is over. Continue your lives! :D Oh, and I just wanna mention how wonderful I think it is that people are commenting on how they know of people who are helping horses, retiring them and taking care of them after being injured, and fighting to possibly end the worst parts of this cruel business, as it is very admirable and they and the people they speak of who help should be proud of themselves!**


Thanks to ~fiveskyy for the stock image!

Please do not copy, paste, alter or otherwise steal my art without my WRITTEN permission. I will report all persons who I catch doing so.
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nightesprit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's very saddening. What if humans got slaughtered? How would they feel?
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Maddy-The-Proxy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think a lot of people don't understand that when a horse breaks its leg or an ankle, it can't heal by itself. If a horse breaks a bone, the bone won't ever heal. Horses are not like humans. When we break a bone, it can heal by itself with a little help from a cast or whatever else they use. A horse cannot do this.

Sometimes, owners don't have enough money to pay for vet bills, and you can never fully repair a horse injury to the way it was before. Would you rather the horse suffer for the rest of its life or be put out of its misery?
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student General Artist
I understand fully that there are cost prohibitive treatments, and that the animal's wellbeing comes first. If there is a non-recoverable injury, then euthanasia is certainly the most humane thing. However, there are also many people who will put a horse for auction to be picked up by kill-buyers, simply because they aren't as athletically gifted as the counterparts who aren't sold. Horses that don't compete well are not unlike dogs who outgrow their cuteness, and people are quite happy to offload them in favour of an animal that is more suited to their wishes. There are also owners who will sell an animal at auction after they have sustained a recoverable injury, such as tendon strain, developed breathing issues, etc. Things that make them less than ideal for high level athletic pursuits, things that take time to recover from, things that make it clear training methods need to change— things a horse doesn't need to be euthanized for, but rather retired from, cared for, and trained in a new pursuit that they are better suited for. Not to mention the droves of people who still subscribe to barbaric training practices to get the biggest bang for their buck, even at the cost of the horses health and wellbeing. Issues like these, are more the speed towards which this stamp is aimed.

Thank you for your comment though. You are very correct, people do need to remember that a horse's physiology prevent treatments that work for people, from sticking on them, and should always take these differences into account. 
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Maddy-The-Proxy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, and I agree with you 100%. It is very cruel to sell them to kill-buyers. I've never owned horses myself, but I know a couple of people who do and they are the most beautiful creatures :heart:
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MagicSpyglass Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
I will use this on my profile if you don't mind.
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student General Artist
No, not at all!. Enjoy!
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MagicSpyglass Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
I already am!
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EgirlWinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist
May I use this stamp?
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes you may!
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EgirlWinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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MentalMutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I eat meat (but I love animals) and I can personally say it upsets me with how racehorses are made into glue and steak because of something like a lame ankle. :c
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SpindlesNickeringJaz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* I hate slaughter barns... I've ranted to my school class about them before... 0.0 My riding teacher will go to the slaughter barns around here and pick up horses from them... I could bounce around in joy every time she saves a horse ^^ She has about 40 horses, all which are greatly taken care of (I keep my horse Jazzy there too) and most of which were picked up from slaughter barns.
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frontierNexus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
eyyy...
solar cars.
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CacklingCanine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree. They should send retired horses to havens where people care for horses in their last years. It would be a better solutions. Also it is totally going to far to make injured horses into glue. Just terrible. 
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ShadeWolfBuizel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Poor things :'( they are too beautiful to be murdered...
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Louhin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I agree! When I was younger I made an invention that would help the horse walk if it damaged its leg just so it wouldn't get slaughtered ;n;
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LovelyDanny Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they should give horses more of a chance at life then they do... i mean just because a horse doesnt work out doesnt mean it should be taken to slaughter!!! Wild horse round ups are a necesarry eveil but i mean if they tried hard enough instead of just giving it one chance the BLM could get ALL of the wild horses adopted out to willing owners with the time and patience... instead they send them t inhumane slaughter houses for a quick buck!
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
this is why I don't support the racing of animals not just horses (thanks but I'm not a damn horseaboo) weather they be equine or whatever else or most equine related activities as soon as the animal becomes lame they destroy it, and another thing I don't understand about people who keep various ungulates as pets (this may or may not exclude pigs though I should hope it does) as soon as they are hurt and rendered "lame" they euthanize them what is up with that are they just to expensive? I've seen cat's and dogs sorely crippled but are still kept and cherished yet the oh so beloved whatever's leg is hurt time for euthanasia! but there are a few I've seen that "retire" them I just think ungulates deserve the same respect as felines and canines receive :I
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SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recently went to a horse sale, and ended up bawling my eyes out, becuase I know most horses there were bought by doggers, and would be sent to the slaughterhouse...
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Fric-ti0n Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
One night, i saw a video about horse Slaughter.
I cried myself to sleep
I agree with this stamp
I mean, what if the Humans got Slaughtered?
We wouldn't like it
So, why should we slaughter such amazing animals?
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
can i help prevent it somehow?
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EgirlWinter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist
This is a super late response and it may be pointless now, but you could probably help horses at slaughter barns by finding people who would be willing to take them in. 
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KnightfromHell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I met a horse that went to the slaughter. :( They said it was 'too expensive' to heal his leg. It's cruelty, not giving another chance.
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WolfBelugaHorse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad =(
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hhorseACE Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By cannot use that means we can't paste this onto our page or something?
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
No, you can paste it on your page. You just can't save it and reupload it in your gallery claiming it as your own, or use it on a website outside of deviantart.

By all means, use it on your DA page. :)
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hhorseACE Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok great! :D
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joseyjou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   General Artist
i am in awe of these animals, i watch them race and i hang out near the stalls all day. would you mind if i put this up on my page? thankyou for making this.:icontoyhorseplz:
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't mind if you put it on your page at all. :)
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HowlingSoulOfMine Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There just inst enough people to care for these horses. I'll admit, i'm in the grey with slaughter. Don't get me wrong, I would NEVER give any of my horses up, EVER. There will never be enough people in the world to give a shit about these horses, plus some people have no other option. [link] is right, sometimes there just isnt a choice. BUt horses truly are great creatures, :)
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I understand what you mean, and know that not every horse is able to find a home. But in some cases, such as the issues with the BLM possibly rounding up mustangs for slaughter to take down to the newly opened slaughterhouses is wrong-- especially when there are organizations offering their money and support to take care of these herds, and the government and BLM are doing everything they can to make sure that these organizations don't get the chance.

Thank you for your comment though-- I do know what you mean about never giving up one of our own horses, and also understand that in many ways, there is simply nothing we can do about all the horses who wouldn't find suitable homes if the slaughterhouse was shut down completely. Its just a shame that so many good horses end up there. :/
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HowlingSoulOfMine Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I understand and I agree, they recently reopened a slaughter near where I live in NC, and the near by auction barn is awful. We were there the other night and watched a beautiful grey Paso Fino sell for 200, all my dad could do was shake his head and mumble "shoulda been 2000" From what I collect from my dad and people who were alive and in the horse business at the time slaughters weren't illegal, that slaughter was good for the business. I want to disagree, I want to disagree really bad, don't get me wrong, but they're right. I really wish they weren't :(
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
A Paso Fino? That is just sad. I hope it went to a good home. Auctions aren't doing so well though-- recently up here, an alpaca breeder sold many of her stock at auction. These are animals that at the moment, could easily sell for a couple hundred, which sold at auction for little more than $9 a head, and probably some to meat sellers (which is sad, cause alpacas have very little useable meat on them).

I agree with you-- while it does have a place in business, it doesn't mean it is right. What few efforts have been made to make slaughterhouses better for the animals are hard come by and harder to implement because people just don't like spending that kind of money on more humane set-ups when they see the animals as only objects.

I'm hoping they put some sort of thought into these slaughterhouses, to hopefully weed out the horses who could have a life. It still saddens me over the BLM thing-- those "feral" horses aren't even proven to be feral, because the government hasn't tried to DNA test them. s far as I know, only one adopted mustang from those herds was DNA tested (by her new owner) and was proven to have descent from the spanish horses, but seeing as one horse isn't the herd, people are having a hard time keeping the claim that they are an endangered breed. If good horses are going for pittances in auction, I can only imagine what rounded up mustangs are going for to the slaughter.
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HowlingSoulOfMine Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. He did go to a good home, I know the girl :) The Paso Fino just struck home with me because the horse I learned to ride on, and still own today, is a Paso Fino but there were many other examples.
Yes, if slaughter was done humanely and the horses that could have a purpose were weeded out; it would still be slightly better. Horses just aren't worth anything anymore :( Not the trail horses that we invest in anyway.
With the Mustangs, I haven't heard of that before. Why do they have to be DNA tested and such? I've never heard that before.
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, most governments consider the "wild horse" populations under their stewardship to be feral, not descendants of spanish horses but rather runaways, escaped or released horses of mixed origins. However, once a herd has been in an environment long enough, their breed is almost indistinguishable so DNA testing is the only way to tell what breed they are-- certain markers identify if these horses are descendants of spanish colonial horses, and those horses, once their descent is confirmed, are then considered wild horses and not feral horses.

In canada we have issues with this, as we have a few super small bands that the government refuses to acknowledge as wild horses, but insists are feral, but won't dish out the resources to confirm this claim, because ranchers don't want the horses grazing on crown land where they graze their cattle. Because these ranchers pay the government money to lease these crown lands for their cattle, and the mustangs don't, the government here 99% of the time, sides with those ranchers.

In the states, it is very similar from what I understand. Because those horses under BLM management are grazing on lands that ranchers want their cattle on, they deprioritize them. Last I had heard on the issue, was that a supreme court sanctioned group was trying to do counts on the mustangs, because the BLM had claimed the horses needed to be culled, because the area they were grazing was now drylot because they had grazed it all, that there was no water, and cattle couldn't graze the area. However, this group went in, found the land covered in cattle on good pasture, with plenty of water, all in top condition, without a horse in sight, and when they got closer to the horses, the BLM actually stopped them and refused to let them go in all the way, so they were going back to court to try and get them reprimanded for not letting them actually see the horses. From there, that same group caught wind that now the slaughterhouses were opened, the BLM was planning on rounding up about 18,000 of the remaining 33,000 horses for slaughter-- if any other "native" species had those kind of numbers, they would be considered endangered, or at the very least threatened. Here is the most up to date article I can find on the fight going on between the two- [link] - the BLM simply refuses to go through the DNA testing to confirm these "myths" when owners who have adopted these mustangs have, and have confirmed that they are descendants. Just watch, by the end of the decade, the "wild horse" in North America, will almost be wiped out. I guarantee it, if they don't pull their lips off those ranchers asses.

As someone with livestock, I can understand the problems that might arise from predators, but the ranchers who graze their animals, and complain that these wild animals are taking food from their cattle's mouths, need to grow up and spend the resources buying land and fencing it (or even more ironically, fencing their own land and keeping their animals on it instead of freeloading off government/public lands). Wild horses aren't like moose where they will crash a fence. We don't complain about deer and moose populations here, and they can be much more detrimental to resources than a small band of wild horses-- the deer eat our bales, moose will ruin fences and eat bales and infect them with parasites-- at least wild horses will eat things other than plants. I know of a band that my mum got her childhood horse from up here, which would go through the local town in the winter, and eat table-scraps from peoples garbage's. I don't know of any deer or cows that will do that.

*goes off on a tangent*
Sorry for the uber long post XD
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HowlingSoulOfMine Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, my. I had not heard that. I knew the ranchers were pissed at the horses, but...wow. Thst's, just, you've rendered me speechless(good job). IT's not right, we're killing our heritage everytime one of those horses are sent to slaughter...just...wow
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SilverDragalos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how everything against horse slaughter likes to use the phrase "I MADE ONE MISTAKE AND YOU KILLED ME"
This doesn't happen in real life. It just doesn't. Years of training and expenses and competition, thousands of dollars spent on care and upkeep... Lol people don't throw that away just because their horse lost a race or missed a jump.

Horses get sent to slaughter usually because a) the owner either has no other options, or b) the horse isn't sound and likely will never be sound, or c) the animal is irreversibly aggressive and that's really the only logical place to send them.

I understand that people don't like the slaughter of horses... And I'm a (former) horse owner myself, and while I personally would never sell an animal to slaughter, not everyone sees them as pets. Horses are still livestock. There's no reason why their slaughter should upset people more than, say, the slaughter of pigs (which people also keep as pets), cows (same), goats (same), ect ect.

Rant over. XD
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You may believe I am misinformed-- however, Canada is one of the countries in North America that still allows horse slaughter (though from what I understand, the States will be relegalizing it yet again) and believe me, there are people who will throw away the horses for almost nothing. All it takes is someone getting fed up enough with their horse, because it was improperly trained or they weren't able to handle it, that they take it to auction, only to have it bought by a meat-buyer. My Aunt used to work for one of the universities, and often went down to the slaughterhouses to collect fetuses from the slaughtered horses who had been pregnant-- you can't tell me that a pregnant mare being sent to the slaughter is right. Even good beef breeders don't sell pregnant cattle for slaughter.

What about all the lobbying groups in the states right now, who are worried that with the legalizing of horse slaughter, the BLM will start taking the unadopted wild horses straight to the slaughter instead of just releasing them again? With there being such relatively low numbers of these horses-- the vast majority in good condition, and one of the only perceived threats they cause is the competition with cattle grazing-- which, BTW is more detrimental to the environment than horses, which the cattle grazers argue is another reason the horses need to go-- what decent reason is there to simply send all these potentially adoptable, sound animals to the slaughter? Canadian trainers have proved that even the oldest ones can be trained and handled, so there is virtually no argument as to their temperament either. Their only mistake is being born into a non domestic population.

And, if we are going to state ownerships-- I am a horse owner, I have 1 permanently unsound, temperamental quarterhorse gelding, a retired egyptian arabian show mare, 2 retired belgian heavy draft logging horses, (and have taken care of and boarded numerous other horses, from rodeo horses to horses who have shown around the world, and won all sorts of accolades, and sold for ridiculous amounts) not to mention have bred and owned numerous cows, bred specifically for meat purposes. My family has been in the husbandry business for generations, both directly and indirectly. Alberta has one of the largest feedlot populations, and many of the animals raised and bred here, do end up in the slaughterhouses-- including the horses. All it takes is a horse not selling at auction, to be scooped up for rock bottom prices by a meat buyer-- regardless of circumstances.
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TwillyQ Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs* I love you for making this stamp, which I love even more. I would fave this a million times if I could, and ad another million form my horse and one who would have been sent to slaughter because of racing.
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kibaofthewolves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i use this on my page?
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, yes you can!
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Doodles303 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive got two ex racehorses that were given to me for free. and if we didn't take them the previous owners would of put them down. But now the two boys are really enjoying running about the fields chasing out two mares :D Their enjoying it so much than being stuck in a stable all day throughout the week. One of the geldings had been schooled many times with the previous owners but if he did the tiniest thing wrong they would whip him and now when were trotting over poles, he sometimes catches his foot on the pole and you can feel him tensing up waiting for the whip to hit him. But all we do is say how good he is and well done, bit by bit hes stopping to tense up if he trips or slips. But most importantly he and Wheedle are happy here and the old owners should be ashamed they were going to destroy two handsome geldings because they were getting in the way! :angered:
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
*nods* They should.
Hopefully more will be done, especially in the states, to protect these horses before they end up in the slaughterhouse-- with the new legislation being passed to reopen the horse slaughterhouses, I can see a major increase in meat-ponies in the future :(
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Doodles303 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That horrible news Poor horses :(I know that in France they eat horses but that thought makes my skin crawl :(
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
*nods* yeah. In the states they eat all sorts of stuff though, there are exotics restaurants where you can eat meat from all sorts of animals that aren't normally associated with livestock-- at one point I'd heard that you could get lion meat at some of these places (eww)
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Doodles303 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in china or japan they eat dogs :O I thought what was the point haven't they heard that dogs are a mans best friend??? I dislike the thought of eating anything that is you're companion etc.
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sandeyes13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Dogs being Mans Best Friend is a European convention, as far as I know. Although, some dogs in China, Japan and Korea aren't eaten-- as far as I know, Chow-chows and shar pei's were the only ones bred for meat. But, then again, I don't have my book nearby to check, so I could be wrong :(
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Doodles303 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ages ago I watched a documentary and these men went to china and they went to a restaurant and they ordered dog. It was horrible :'(
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MegaWolffreack22 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this stamp can i use it in my jornal?
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