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    War Horse Movie

    Has any one seen the move War Horse. This movie really shook me up. Way back when there was the war with Germany. If you ever see this movie, you will never want another war. Horses pulling big guns and the brutal things done to these animals when they could not perform any more. Men shot if they didn't get out on the front lines. Human life was nothing to these leaders, as humans were also expendable. I was awake all night with the memorys of this movie.
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    I think the whole purpose of the movie was to show the horrors of past wars. NO, it was not a pretty war, put it showed what huge hearts these horses had to give their human handlers what they were asked to do. Think of all the obstacles this horse went through. Plow horse, calvary horse, pulling ambulances, pulling guns. It wasn't about how horrible it was, it was about what people and horses can overcome. Yes, I was horrified when the horse got caught in the barbed wire, but was heartened by how the two sides came together to help save the horse.

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    I wonder how many horses were hurt making the film.

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    that is one I can't even watch the previews on t.v. about. just can't. I love horses so much that any scenes with them showing the possibility of them being hurt tends to upset me a lot. so NO, i won't be seeing it.
    the things we do to animals for War is horrid all over the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday View Post
    I wonder how many horses were hurt making the film.
    My guess is that the ASPCA or other animal rights groups is involved. There is always a disclaimer at the end of the movies with animals that they are protected. That being said, I don't want to see the movie because even if those movie horses weren't injured, there were real horses that were and that is just an image I don't want in my head.

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    War is not pretty, no matter if you're animal or human. Unfortunately, it's a fact of life...
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    It is hard to enjoy all the freedoms that have been defended by our valiant warriors but not be able to watch a make-believe movie about that defense.

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    Someone said, "War is hell" and I totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    Someone said, "War is hell" and I totally agree.
    General William Tecumsah Sherman said that.

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    I read the book and did like it. That said did you know that the war dogs of Viet Nam were either left to go on their own or were shot instead of bringing them back to the states after serving to protect our forces from mines and booby traps? After the Civil war was over most of the horses no longer needed were trapped into canyons and shot to death! Yes man is a selfish species when it comes to saving those inocents that risked their lives to save the humans that used and abused them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I don't want to see the movie because even if those movie horses weren't injured, there were real horses that were and that is just an image I don't want in my head.
    I'm with you there, and probably wont watch the movie even when it comes on HBO. I cant even watch the ASPCA commercials.

    I'm sitting here and on the love seat opposite me are mother and daughter dogs, snoozing butt to butt like book ends. This is what I like to watch.

    Oops!, dad rustled a chip ag in the other room and sleeoing dogs vacated faster than you can say "chip bag"!!
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    I thought it was an excellent movie. War is not pretty. Actually, I had misgivings about seeing it because I am an animal lover (I even cry watching Lassie). But, when the movie was over...I was very glad I had gone to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam B View Post
    I thought it was an excellent movie. War is not pretty. Actually, I had misgivings about seeing it because I am an animal lover (I even cry watching Lassie). But, when the movie was over...I was very glad I had gone to see it.
    I saw the movie, too and thought it was great. It does awaken us to the horrors of war; but it ended on a happier note.

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    If politicians and rulers of countries were in the front lines there would be no wars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    If politicians and rulers of countries were in the front lines there would be no wars!
    That's not exactly true. When kings led their own armies to war, there were as many wars or more than now. Mankind does not practice peace on a national level.

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    Although exceptions don't make the rule, my DH is making a civil war quilt that commemorates a Civil War Dog, "Sally." There's also a monument for her in PA.

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    If there were no professional soldiers there would be no wars.
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    Do you think the draft can not be reinstated? I think that if there were no evil there would be no wars.

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    I was also hesitant to see the movie, and a couple of scenes shocked my 'ignorance' of war. It is my understanding that 14 different horses were used to make the film, none of them injured in any way. It's not just Germany that can be evil, look what we did to the Indians. The movie was great, I'm glad I went to see it.

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    I saw the movie. It was a terrible war with a lot of lives lost. As for the horses they were expendable. Not my way of thinking. Wish I could afford to have more thatn I already do. In WW2, dogs was the expendale commondity. Many where left or shot when no longer needed and they didn't want to bring them all back home
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday View Post
    I wonder how many horses were hurt making the film.
    None! ASPCA where there all the way.
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    Millions of horses died during WWI and were slaughtered for food after the armistice. The War marked the end of "horse power" for the developed nations as mechanization advanced. Some men volunteer--some men are drafted but the animals wereallconscripts.

    Our ancestors came to America for religious and economic freedom, yes, but we forget that many came to escape the unending wars of Europe in which they were unwilling participants or innocent victims. During our Revolutionary War, peasants from Hess were forced into uniform by their overlord and then sent as mercenaries to America for no reason than to line his pockets.

    The official line about the executed dogs was that they were considered too dangerous to be returned to civilian homes. A tragedy, but they were trained to kill.
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    I haven't seen the movie yet but will. I hate war movies however... I strongly believe we need to be reminded of the horrors that have happened in our past so we don't keep repeating them. People don't like to see pictures of the dogs harmed in fighting either. Too graphic. I say show it till everyone says its HAS to stop. Most horrific things that people do to animals and to other humans is based on greed.

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    I saw the play and the movie. Cried through both, despite the outcome.

    The horrors of war continue to this moment.

    The BEST ever "allegory" that I saw was an original Star Trek episode, where war was "sanitized" by giving everyone a number and when your number was called, you left what you were doing and just "disappeared" (were killed humanely)

    That way, there was no injury, no property destruction. In some ways this is the best way to "go" but ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasovasz View Post
    I saw the play and the movie. Cried through both, despite the outcome.

    The horrors of war continue to this moment.

    The BEST ever "allegory" that I saw was an original Star Trek episode, where war was "sanitized" by giving everyone a number and when your number was called, you left what you were doing and just "disappeared" (were killed humanely)

    That way, there was no injury, no property destruction. In some ways this is the best way to "go" but ........
    Hmm .. I vaguely remember that one.. Come to think of it I don't remember seeing it on any of the marathons. Does any one remember the commercial from the 70's where the leaders had to fist it out on a hillside. I always did like that one. :-)

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