Here is the link to the research and he position of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). It goes into great detail and answers ALL of the questions and accusations made by Animal Rights organizations. Of course, they ignore all of them and just make accusations to the AVMA. https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/FA...slaughter.aspx
The entire paper is quite long, but I have copied the part that says the AVMA contacted Temple Grandin and it quoted word for word below. I have bolded the first two sentences of her reply to being asked if horse slaughter could be made humane. PLEASE, PLEASE read this entire paper in the link if you actually want to be objective. The animal rights nuts DO NOT want to be objective and they just dismiss everything that does not agree with their one and only firm position. The AVMA and the AAEP BOTH think that it can be made humane if managed correctly and is done here in the US.
Q: I've heard that Temple Grandin, a world-renowned expert on slaughter and animal welfare, has said that it would be impossible to make horse slaughter humane. Is that true? |
A: We've heard conflicting statements that have been attributed to Dr. Grandin, so we went "straight to the horse's mouth," so to speak, and asked her. Her reply was:
"It is possible to make horse slaughter humane. The problems I have seen on the various undercover videos are correctable. The two most important design features are a non-slip floor in the stun box and solid sides to prevent the horse from looking out onto the slaughter floor.
Handling and stunning works best if two people are employed. One person drives the horse into the stun box and shuts the door and the other shoots it. This enables the horse to be shot before it has a chance to get upset.
I am a big proponent of video auditing by a third party auditor over the internet. This prevents the problem of people acting good when they are being watched, and then engaging in rough handling when nobody is watching. Horse slaughter can be done humanely, but it will require the commitment of management to good animal welfare."
So now, no one can say that they have NEVER seen anything that says it can be done humanely and it has come straight from the AVMA and TEMPLE GRANDIN directly!!!