Originally Posted by smorzie
...I see at least three stock trailers going to the slaughter house near or in crawford county ohio when Im leaving school and I see more later in the day when Im out running around. I understand that not only horses are slaughtered but no animal should be slaughtered...NO animal should know that pain.
Since I'm an omnivore, I can't complain much about animals being killed. It is hard to eat them when they are alive. There are no horses being slaughtered in Ohio. They may be transported to Canada for slaughter, and those in Arizona can be transported to Mexico for slaughter. I'd prefer they be slaughtered in Arizona under US law and inspectors.
Frankly, I doubt an animal dying in a slaughterhouse knows any more pain than my Mom had when she died of a heart attack at 85. I was told she had some hard convulsions just before death. My Dad was killed in a helicopter crash when the rotor came off. His death was undoubtedly quick, but the final fall couldn't have left much doubt in his mind about what was going to happen. There are not a lot of people who die painlessly, and even fewer wild animals do.