All horse slaughter closed down in Mexico and Canada today
Yes! It is just what the title says. The European Union has shut down all of its slaughter facilities in Canada and the Mexico until all animals can be tested and traced to their origin prior to slaughter. I have been told that this will be possible before the first of the year. Meanwhile, all the killer buyers will stop buying a single horse.
Since the feed prices have gone up and the drought has been so severe, thy have been shipping 3500 to 4000 horses per week across both borders straight to the processing facilities in Canada and Mexico. 2500 a week have been going into Mexico. All of the horses leaving our local sale barn have been micro chipped and identified for about 2 months now.
While all of the animal rights nut jobs may think this is great, I am waiting for the neglect and abuse to rise to levels we have never seen before. If you think rescues have been overwhelmed before, wait and see just how bad it gets.
Last edited by Cherie; 10-13-2012 at 05:33 PM.