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    11-21-2012, 08:49 PM
  #91
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I found this article:
AA Investigation: Mexico Horse Slaughter Plants Continue to Be Non-Compliant with EU Standards


Animals’ Angels investigators observed harsh conditions in EU approved Mexican slaughterhouses during an intensive investigation conducted in September 2012. The goal of this follow up investigation was to check if any improvements had been made since the 2007/2008 investigations had revealed abhorrent conditions. Animal welfare investigators are accustomed to observing the most egregious treatment of animals. Even the slightest improvements are welcome, but do not bring a cease fire to the battle for humane treatment of all animals transported to slaughter.
EU inspections of Mexican slaughter houses are scheduled in advance, clearly giving notice to the slaughterhouses to comply with regulations on that one day of inspection.
Animals’ Angels arrived unannounced at several of the EU approved plants as they observed multiple trucks carrying horses from the US to slaughter. Horses were jammed into transport trailers, resulting in biting and fighting among them. The common use of trailers with no roof is cruel as the intensive sun in the transport areas beats down upon horses already over-heated due to over-crowding and long waiting times inside parked trailers at US broker offices and the border. (Please read more about this issue here…)
One transport trailer observed arriving at the Inter Meats plant contained many emaciated horses and others with snotty noses and discharge-clotted eyes. After traveling at least 16 hours with no food or water, they were unloaded in pens with no food or water during observance by the investigators.
Alarmingly, amongst them were BLM branded horses. These mustangs were shipped by Triple Crown Ranch from Meeker,OK. Examination of owner/shipper paperwork by Triple Crown Ranch reveals identical information as to previous certificates, as if Triple Crown has shipped the same group of horses over and over again. This is in clear violation of paperwork intended to track contaminated meat. Investigators left when told by slaughterhouse personnel to cease filming.
The following day, investigators arrived at Carnicos de Jerez slaughterhouse in Jerez, MX observing that a solid block wall and manned security gate had been erected around the premises blocking all view from outside the premises.
Investigators proceeded to Empacadora de Ganadera de Camargo, the newest EU approved plant. The horses were held in open pens at the Carmargo plant, exposed to the hot Mexican sun, with limited access to food and water. Many of the horses were extremely emaciated and investigators found a downed horse that slaughterhouse staff did not check during the time of the observation.
A large pit holding horse carcasses was found. The bodies were left uncovered for vultures to eat. There were bones and body parts scattered throughout the area. The smell of decomposition filled the air. Horses’ tails and hair could be seen drying on wooden planks with the USDA tags still attached, some stuffed into feedbags.
While being moved the horses were forced to walk through areas with no bedding or traction. The slippery floors caused several to fall with full force.
Prior to entering the killbox, horses are subjected to a pressurized water shower resulting in one horse to panic during our time of observation. The horse tried to jump the chute’s concrete wall; workers forced him back into the chute, but he obtained a bleeding face injury in this struggle.
Our investigators were able to obtain documentation of the slaughter process. Led into a kill pen, the horse is stunned by a captive bolt. The left hind leg is secured with a chain in order to hang the horse from a beam. Blood is drawn for testing. They are then cut open and bled out.
As explained in our full investigative report (Warning – report contains graphic images) , the investigation revealed several areas of concern.
Council Directive 2002/99/EC states that third countries importing meat into the European Union have to comply with Community Legislation.Obviously this is not happening. Specifically, animal welfare requirements at slaughter must be met in accordance with Council Directive 93/119/EC.
Observations at the Camargo plant show that horses slip and fall during movement to the plant due to slippery surfaces. Additionally, one horse panicked after being showered and tried to escape over the concrete wall of the chute obtaining a bleeding face injury. A non-ambulatory horse was observed which did not receive immediate attention. Observations at the Camargo plant as well as the Aguacalientes plant show that horses did not have access to water at all times.
Horses are transported to the plant in open roof trailers that offer absolutely no protection from the desert sun. Loaded trailers are parked for an extended time at border crossings and checkpoints, causing overheating.


Evidence obtained by Animals’ Angels shows that the paperwork used to identify the horses in the individual shipment is often falsified and therefore not reliable. The information regarding sex, breed and age of the horses in different shipments is identical on multiple owner/shipper certificates. Consequently, it can’t be determined where the horses in such shipments originated.
Slaughterhouses and suppliers are in clear violation of EU standards yet the violations continue unabated with no repercussions. Animals’ Angels investigations are used to educate consumers in the EU, citing mistreatment and possible contamination of the American horse meat they pay a premium for.
Link to the full investigation report…
(Warning – report contains graphic images)


Watch the undercover video from the Camargo plant investigation..
(Warning – video contains extremely graphic images that might the disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised)



     
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    11-21-2012, 08:50 PM
  #92
Foal
Mex. Slaughter House Investigated

I found this article:
AA Investigation: Mexico Horse Slaughter Plants Continue to Be Non-Compliant with EU Standards


Animals’ Angels investigators observed harsh conditions in EU approved Mexican slaughterhouses during an intensive investigation conducted in September 2012. The goal of this follow up investigation was to check if any improvements had been made since the 2007/2008 investigations had revealed abhorrent conditions. Animal welfare investigators are accustomed to observing the most egregious treatment of animals. Even the slightest improvements are welcome, but do not bring a cease fire to the battle for humane treatment of all animals transported to slaughter.
EU inspections of Mexican slaughter houses are scheduled in advance, clearly giving notice to the slaughterhouses to comply with regulations on that one day of inspection.
Animals’ Angels arrived unannounced at several of the EU approved plants as they observed multiple trucks carrying horses from the US to slaughter. Horses were jammed into transport trailers, resulting in biting and fighting among them. The common use of trailers with no roof is cruel as the intensive sun in the transport areas beats down upon horses already over-heated due to over-crowding and long waiting times inside parked trailers at US broker offices and the border. (Please read more about this issue here…)
One transport trailer observed arriving at the Inter Meats plant contained many emaciated horses and others with snotty noses and discharge-clotted eyes. After traveling at least 16 hours with no food or water, they were unloaded in pens with no food or water during observance by the investigators.
Alarmingly, amongst them were BLM branded horses. These mustangs were shipped by Triple Crown Ranch from Meeker,OK. Examination of owner/shipper paperwork by Triple Crown Ranch reveals identical information as to previous certificates, as if Triple Crown has shipped the same group of horses over and over again. This is in clear violation of paperwork intended to track contaminated meat. Investigators left when told by slaughterhouse personnel to cease filming.
The following day, investigators arrived at Carnicos de Jerez slaughterhouse in Jerez, MX observing that a solid block wall and manned security gate had been erected around the premises blocking all view from outside the premises.
Investigators proceeded to Empacadora de Ganadera de Camargo, the newest EU approved plant. The horses were held in open pens at the Carmargo plant, exposed to the hot Mexican sun, with limited access to food and water. Many of the horses were extremely emaciated and investigators found a downed horse that slaughterhouse staff did not check during the time of the observation.
A large pit holding horse carcasses was found. The bodies were left uncovered for vultures to eat. There were bones and body parts scattered throughout the area. The smell of decomposition filled the air. Horses’ tails and hair could be seen drying on wooden planks with the USDA tags still attached, some stuffed into feedbags.
While being moved the horses were forced to walk through areas with no bedding or traction. The slippery floors caused several to fall with full force.
Prior to entering the killbox, horses are subjected to a pressurized water shower resulting in one horse to panic during our time of observation. The horse tried to jump the chute’s concrete wall; workers forced him back into the chute, but he obtained a bleeding face injury in this struggle.
Our investigators were able to obtain documentation of the slaughter process. Led into a kill pen, the horse is stunned by a captive bolt. The left hind leg is secured with a chain in order to hang the horse from a beam. Blood is drawn for testing. They are then cut open and bled out.
As explained in our full investigative report (Warning – report contains graphic images) , the investigation revealed several areas of concern.
Council Directive 2002/99/EC states that third countries importing meat into the European Union have to comply with Community Legislation.Obviously this is not happening. Specifically, animal welfare requirements at slaughter must be met in accordance with Council Directive 93/119/EC.
Observations at the Camargo plant show that horses slip and fall during movement to the plant due to slippery surfaces. Additionally, one horse panicked after being showered and tried to escape over the concrete wall of the chute obtaining a bleeding face injury. A non-ambulatory horse was observed which did not receive immediate attention. Observations at the Camargo plant as well as the Aguacalientes plant show that horses did not have access to water at all times.
Horses are transported to the plant in open roof trailers that offer absolutely no protection from the desert sun. Loaded trailers are parked for an extended time at border crossings and checkpoints, causing overheating.


Evidence obtained by Animals’ Angels shows that the paperwork used to identify the horses in the individual shipment is often falsified and therefore not reliable. The information regarding sex, breed and age of the horses in different shipments is identical on multiple owner/shipper certificates. Consequently, it can’t be determined where the horses in such shipments originated.
Slaughterhouses and suppliers are in clear violation of EU standards yet the violations continue unabated with no repercussions. Animals’ Angels investigations are used to educate consumers in the EU, citing mistreatment and possible contamination of the American horse meat they pay a premium for.
Link to the full investigation report…
(Warning – report contains graphic images)


Watch the undercover video from the Camargo plant investigation..
(Warning – video contains extremely graphic images that might the disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised)



     
    12-03-2012, 03:45 PM
  #93
Foal
Oh no...this makes me sick. If they are going to shut down horse slaughter they need to enforce animal cruelty laws. I feel sorry for every unwanted horse this winter :( We frequent the Kalona Sale Barn here in Iowa, it has been in the news many times because of the kill pens. Last month when we went there were a ton of horses that were no sale and some that went for $25 to the "kill pen buyers". I try not to think about what happened to the horses that were no sales.
     
    12-07-2012, 02:57 AM
  #94
Green Broke
     
    12-07-2012, 03:02 AM
  #95
Green Broke
Canadian Slaughter Plant Shooting Horses - YouTube
     
    12-07-2012, 03:06 AM
  #96
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsms    
A 90 lb bale never dropped below $17 this year. I won't be surprised if it hits $25 this winter. At 3, I have one more horse than I use, but I'm sure I could get a bunch for free this winter...

:>(
Holy Smokes! I paid $9 a bale for the same size, and I thought that was a lot.
     
    12-07-2012, 09:05 AM
  #97
Super Moderator
Cat and Nokota - Why are you posting this? You will find that AA and PETA have no friends here. If either of you own or ride horses, they are not your friends either.

Why don't you work instead to get slaughter plants opened in many places here in the US where they can be monitored and the whole process can handle horses more humanely and safely?

The only other solution is for the 2 of you to go out and buy them all, feed them for the next 1 to 20 years, care properly for them and give them homes. Even billionaire Madelyn Pickens can't do that. So get real. Stopping slaughter now will only result in more horses starving to death or being neglected to the point that they would be better off dead.

Just think about it. Just look at what plan you have [NONE] for the replacement of slaughter as it stands now.

There are ALWAYS going to be unwanted horses. Just WHAT IS YOUR PLAN for them????
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    12-07-2012, 09:27 AM
  #98
Trained
Cherie, it is simple. Kiss them on the nose and turn them loose in a remote valley in Utah. It is the Hollywood way...

The Electric Horseman - The release of Rising Star (HQ) - YouTube

Of course, if anyone turned my horses loose in a place with grass, they'd just drop their heads and graze. My formerly wild mustang doesn't exactly look like they do in the movies, either. Hmmm...is something wrong? How many generations does it take for "Rising Star" to turn into "Stubby Pony" (aka Cowboy)? Although "Stubby Pony" would probably last longer in the wild! He knows how to eat and conserve energy.

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    12-07-2012, 09:42 AM
  #99
Trained
I suppose, in fairness to little Cowboy, I ought to admit that very few people mistake me for a younger Robert Redford. Or even an older one. It's probably the helmet. Or the glasses. Or the extra pounds. Or the odd tan on my arms. Or....



Life. It just isn't much like the movies...
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    12-07-2012, 12:48 PM
  #100
Foal
It's illegal to release non-native animals into the wild. Livestock is not a native species.

It's a great idea in theory, and yes some people are doing it, but it's dangerous to the horse and people. Imagine hitting a horse while your driving down the highway in an area that should not have wild horses. Releasing non-native animals into the wild seems to be something that is enforced, not feeding livestock doesn't hold much ground unless you have a rescue group on your side.

I wish I still had the pictures I took at our local sale barn. It was disgusting. People were bringing in horses that should have been put down months ago, but there they were, laying in the kill pens waiting for a long time coming death. I got in trouble for taking pictures, but I would love to do it again some day to show why we have slaughter houses. For example, there was a horse that was litterally drug by the leg into the kill pen because at least one leg was broke. He had raw flesh from laying in feces for far too long. There was another horse whose face looked like it was peeled off and hanging from his chin, it was dry other than the puss dripping off. Many other horses laying around with what I would call feces burns because they couldn't stand up, or horses with flesh hanging from their shoulders/chests/etc. Old bandages on their legs that had grown into their flesh. It's disgusting. These horses do not go through the regular kill pen auction, they stay in the back and are bought directly from those pens. You have to go through gates, crawl over fences, and sometimes through other loose pen horses just to get to the really bad ones. They know better than to put those horses where people can see. We have stayed after dark -when they load up these horses- just to see how bad it is.

I'll try to get pictures of horses like this again and show you why I think slaughter houses are helpful. Unless we change the laws and actually send people to jail for not caring for their horses, then there HAS to be horse slaughter. It's only fair to the horses.
     

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