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Icelandic Horses

By ChittaranjanDesai
Icelandic Horses are raised & bred for... & this will shock all you Horse lovers.....for their meat! Horses world over are bred lovingly as pets & to help farmers, but Iceland, Japan & some South American countries prefer it as a delicacy. We saw these beautiful clan near a deserted home in the midst of snow clad mountains & frozen water stream on our way to Eastrahorn, East Iceland. Spell binding light, magic land scenario, but the harsh reality makes you think about our own carnivorous ways.

Tags: Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals

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We raise many other animals for their meat. Somehow, the bond we have with horses makes this a different issue for most of us--maybe because we do not tend to use cows for work animals (mostly---we do use oxen), or ride them, race them or keep them as beloved companions. Nor with chickens, ducks, turkeys or pigs. I think, ultimately, with climate change, population growth, that eating meat will become a scarce luxury, and perhaps at some point, even disappear.

And, this is a beautiful image.

Peter

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Quote:We raise many other animals for their meat. Somehow, the bond we have with horses makes this a different issue for most of us--maybe because we do not tend to use cows for work animals (mostly---we do use oxen), or ride them, race them or keep them as beloved companions. Nor with chickens, ducks, turkeys or pigs. I think, ultimately, with climate change, population growth, that eating meat will become a scarce luxury, and perhaps at some point, even disappear.

And, this is a beautiful image.

Peter



Thanks Peter for your views, which I share too.
16 Apr 2013 6:24AM
Beautiful capture, interesting thoughts on the above information.

Ian
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
16 Apr 2013 9:21AM
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
Alda Plus
4 70 30 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 10:17AM
I love this! GrinGrin Beautiful (but not the though that they'll be in someone's stomach soon Tongue)
mrjes 13 2 United States
16 Apr 2013 10:51AM
A fantastic capture.
Mike43 5 17 21 England
16 Apr 2013 11:41AM
Great composition, Color, and subject, but feels a bit of fill in flash on the 2 black horses would have help in the overall scene.
As for the Eating of horse meat, I feel it nice when you have the choice in many parts of the world you count yourself lucky to just have something to eat.
Mike.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3558 Canada
16 Apr 2013 6:46PM
Very nice shot, beautiful vista. I prefer those two horses as silhouettes, and even darker, - in line with the narrative it can suggest where horses used to be, rather than are.

Mod1 has this done, - not a whole lot different, and Ive reduced the glare on the horizon a little. I did wonder about the horse on the right walking out of the frame, and removed it in mod2 just for comparison.


Nice work.


Willie
Really like the shot, a little dark perhaps but it adds to the intrigue.

I think the comments about some fill in might help here, but overall a really nice capture.

Rob

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