Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia-The best Country!
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In Australia, it's in fact, illegal to eat horse meat and illegal to have a slaughter house in the country. Some slaughter houses I know, kill horses by slitting their throat open and skin them. (I however, do not know if it's true. I have just heard this!). I would much rather if the horses somehow had to be killed, I would prefer them to be shot in the head. That way, they wouldn't feel any pain or emotion, it would cause no misery and they would be dead straight away. Wouldn't you rather be killed quickly then slaughtered slowly?
As for all the people saying that, "Slaughter houses are alright because we are getting overruled by pets..." You may not have said that exact phrase but, my idea is, if you can't look after an animal, why get it in the first place? I mean, yeah sure, they might be fun but if you cannot afford a pet, then don't buy one! Anyway, when a male, (dog) is not desexed, (In Australia anyway,) they have a more higher risk in getting cancer around that area. The same might go for the females but I don't know.
If they are 'unwanted' horses then they should try and send them to their local, RSPCA, where they will get fed and watered and put up for adoption. Or they should sell it for free or try and just find some sort of home for them.
If people breed animals, (or horses as someone said before) for slaughtering, I think they should be more then ashamed of themselves! Those people breed horses for slaughtering, is like just saying, "Those horses were born to die so I can make money."
Now, to me, I think it is weak, shameful, selfish, just plain cruel and words I can't even describe! Yes, some horses do get abused, but normally they are rescued by the local RSPCA. If horses do get abused and are not rescued then I rather them being shot in the head then be sent to a slaughter house.
When horses get slaughtered, they get sent to Europe so they can eat the horse meat.
When someone said, when a horse dies, we have to burry their bodies underground and if we keep doing that there will be no more room. Well, horses do rot into the ground an do not stay like they are alive for ever!
I am totally against slaughtering and I hope, one day, all the slaughter houses in the world could be shut down and the horses could be sent to an shelter or loving home. You might be thinking that shelters 'put the animals down' when they haven't found a home for them. But do they kill the animals slowly? No, they do it quick so the animals feel no pain.
Of anything I said just then, does anyone agree?
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